Past Events

ORF roundtables encourage voices from all quarters, geographies and gender to furnish engaged discussion between policymakers and audiences across the globe. Details and brief reports outlining resultant debates and policy recommendations can be found here.

Mumbai, demonetisation, Bombay Stock Exchange

Understanding GDP

Gross National Product (GDP) has been the key indicator of measuring India’s economic growth since the liberalisation policy of 1990s. Post-demonetisation, GDP has become a political issue. This event will examine the concept of GDP in the background of demonetisation, its applications and evaluations.


M.R. Sivaraman (retd. IAS) was the Revenue Secretary, Government of India. He was also an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund.

Conference Hall, ORF Chennai

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