In this episode, Akrur Barua, Economist and Executive Manager with Deloitte, discusses the current outlook as well as the evolving structure of the Indian economy. After commenting on the slowdown in India’s economic growth, Akrur responds to questions about development issues. In doing so, he discusses the role of the manufacturing sector in India’s longer-term picture. Other interview topics include demographics, the challenge of bureaucracy, and entrepreneurship.
Akrur Barua is an economist with the Research & Insights team. As a regular contributor to several Deloitte Insights publications, he often writes on macroeconomic trends that have global implications, such as monetary policy, real estate cycles, household leverage, and trade. He also studies the US economy, especially its demographics, labor market, and consumers.