IIM Nagpur welcomed Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian (Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India) for the inaugural address at the launch of the Economics and Public Policy Special Interest Group on August 2, 2021. Dr. Bhimaraya Metri (Director, IIM Nagpur) welcomed the eminent economist and shared a brief introduction about the Institute and its various activities.
In an engaging conversation with the students, Dr. Subramanian exhorted students to remain true to their ideals, as acceptance of the status quo in the name of practicality acts as a hurdle to evolution and progress. He also advised the students to inculcate rigorous thinking – questioning the origins of knowledge itself. Dr. Subramanian reminded them that the pursuit of wealth is a misplaced goal and that they should use their privilege to create value for the society at large.
Prof Ankita Dash (Faculty, IIM Nagpur) moderated a Q&A session following Dr. Subramanian’s address. In this session, Dr. Subramanian answered students’ questions about a range of issues such as ethical wealth creation, the impact of crises such as the pandemic to India’s vision of becoming a 5-trillion dollar economy, and organizational restructuring to make the public sector more efficient.