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The declining share of manufacturing jobs in overall employment has been a concern for policymakers and the broader public alike in both advanced economies and some developing economies. This concern stems from the widely-held belief that manufacturing plays a unique role as a catalyst for productivity growth and income convergence and a source of well-paid jobs for less-skilled workers.
Against this backdrop, Bertrand Gruss of the International Monetary Fund will present a chapter from the IMF’s World Economic Outlook report aiming to provide new evidence on the role of manufacturing in the dynamics of output per worker and in the level and distribution of labour earnings.
Gruss is an economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he works on the World Economic Outlook. Prior to that, he worked in the Fiscal Affairs, European, and the Western Hemisphere Departments of the IMF, and at the Central Bank of Uruguay. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute. His research interests include macrofinancial linkages, monetary policy, commodity prices and the effects of sudden stops in capital flows.
Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; and Ajit Ranade, President & Group Economist, Aditya Birla Group, were the discussants.
Moderated by Shamika Ravi, Research Director, Brookings India.
Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India
The Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India is a platform for global scholars to present their work to a curated audience of senior government officials, politicians, journalists, academics and policy enthusiasts. The format of the seminars includes a senior researcher as a lead presenter and a government/industry expert to discuss the results and relevance within the Indian context. The fundamental focus of the seminar series is to draw research-based insights to shape and influence policy dialogues in India, through purposeful and pointed discussions.
Previous Development Seminar Series Photographs
Previous Development Seminars
- Regulating a Digital Economy, with Joshua P. Meltzer, Asoke Mukherji, Mudit Kapoor and Avik Sarkar
- The brave new world of low inflation, with Surjit Bhalla and Sajid Chinoy
- Digital India sounds lovely, but do you trust the digital planet?, with Bhaskar Chakravorti
- Who benefits from college and the stock market?
- Indian migration to the United States, with Neil G. Ruiz
- The real effects of unconventional monetary policy, with Viral Acharya
- Immigration and its discontents, with Neeraj Kaushal
- America’s economic anxiety, with Jonathan Murdoch
- Using technology to strengthen democracy, with Shamika Ravi and S.Y. Quraishi
- The online education revolution and India, with Alex Tabarrok
- Environmental challenges in India, with E. Somanathan
- Corporate social responsibility in India: Law, implementation and evidence, with Shivaram Rajgopal
- Pathways to reducing poverty and sharing prosperity in India, with Rinku Murgai
- Launch of paper ‘Building Smart Cities in India’, with Shamika Ravi and Amitabh Kant
- D. Subbarao on leading the RBI through 5 turbulent years
- Disguised corruption: Evidence from consumer credit in China, with Sumit Agarwal
- Transporting India to the 2030s by Rakesh Mohan