The Post Graduate Department of Economics of St. Albert’s college (Autonomous) Ernakulam, conducted the second day of its virtual conference as part of Albertian Knowledge Summit 2022, on 7th March 2022. The event had two lectures and paper presentations.

The morning session started at 11:00 AM. Dr. Alok Kumar Mishra, Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India, delivered the special lecture on “Urbanization and City Policy Responses to Covid- 19”. The talk discussed about the impact of Covid-19 on Urbanization, city policy, planning and development.

The afternoon session started at 1:30 PM with the paper presentations. There were three presentations. The paper presentations focused on the broad areas of self-reliance and economic development, entrepreneurship development, urbanization and inequality.

The evening session began at 5:30 PM with the lecture by Dr. Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, on  “Indian Inequality Since Independence: A Tale of Two Classes”.

The event concluded by 7:00 PM. The day had attendees from academia, industry and business in addition to the three UG and two PG classes of the Department.