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Event Report | Vikasarth 2022 | Session 2 | Emigration, Consumption Boom and the Service Economy of Kerala

The Session 2 of the Vikasarth Conversations by INET & Centre for Public Policy Research was held virtually on 22nd September 2022 at 6:00 PM IST. The Session discussed an overview of the migration and the service sector of Kerala economy. The Webinar brought light on the present scenario & challenges that the economy faces.

The distinguished speakers of Session 2 of the Vikasarth Conversations 2022 were Dr. Abdul A. Erumban and Professor K. P. Kannan. Dr. Abdul A. Erumban is assistant professor and
researcher at the University of Groningen, in Netherlands. He is a senior fellow at the Conference Board (Europe). His extensive research centres on the fields of productivity, technological change, structural change, digital transformation and its impact, globalisation, global value chain, and international comparisons of economic development. Professor K. P. Kannan is the chairman of the Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies. He is a well renowned development economist with numerous publications and books on development studies. Professor K. P. Kannan is member of the editorial advisory boards within two international professional journals, The International Social Security Review, and Globalizations as well as many national journals. He has contributed to multiple missions with the UN and international organisations, specifically operating in Asia and the Pacific region. The moderator for the event was Dr. Sumeetha Mokkil Maruthur, Research Fellow, Migration Studies, Centre for Public Policy Research, India and Senior Research Fellow, International Institute of Migration and Development.

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