The German Patent (Utility Model) has been granted for a System to Account for the Impact of COVID 19 on the Household Economy.

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The German Patent (Utility Model) has been granted for a System to Account for the Impact of COVID 19 on the Household Economy.


The German Patent (Utility Model) has been granted for a System to Account for the Impact of COVID 19 on the Household Economy. Our innovation has two components. First, it integrates the household data and macroeconomic accounting to compute the wage loss and the earning loss. Second, there is a formula to compute the employment transition probability over a window of seven days. And it is based on the paper "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Household Economy of India" (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8596369/)

The patent was issued in May 2022.

The team

It is the culmination of efforts by Prof Bino Paul (Professor, School of Management and Labour Studies, TISS), Dr Unmesh Patnaik (Associate Professor, School of Habitat Studies, TISS), Dr Kamal Kumar Murari (Assistant Professor, School of Habitat Studies, TISS), Dr Santosh Kumar Sahu (Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras), and Muralidharan (Managing Director, TMI Group, Hyderabad.)

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