14 September, 2017
India's Growth Slowdown: Praveen Chakravarty in Conversation with Sajjid Chinoy and Ajit Ranade
Is India's economic slowdown a passing phase or the new normal? Praveen Chakravarty, Visiting Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, Sajjid Chinoy, Chief Economist at JPMorgan India, and Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group debate the issue. Excerpts:
"Export Hit to Ma...
14 September, 2017
There could soon be a big change in the India strategy of SoftBank, Alibaba and Tencent, here's why
This Economics Times article quotes Praveen Chakravarty, Visiting Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, on the investment strategy of old and new online retailers.
“I think that was always the plan with them. It was never to just write big cheques and stay quiet, and certainly ...
01 September, 2017
Work on State Divergence mentioned in The Economist article
Visiting Senior Fellow and Resident Senior Fellow, Praveen Chakravarty and Vivek Dehejia, were quoted in The Economist article for their work on the widening gap between the different states of India.
"[In 1990] India’s three richest large states had incomes just ...
20 July, 2017
Dichotomy of the Indian Economy
Sajjid Chinoy, in this Livemint opinion piece, elaborates on the two competing economic narratives on India and suggests reformative policies.
The first centres around the improvement in macroeconomic stability, with decreasing CAD and inflation rates, and structur...
25 November, 2016
Montek S. Ahluwalia, in this Livemint article, explains why demonetisation is only a piece of the puzzle to tackle corruption and black money, and is likely to have an adverse effect on GDP and low-end employment. Moreover, Ahluwalia advises several steps to significantly improve the proce...
24 November, 2016
Currency Reform and the Economic Process
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, in this Livemint article, discusses some broad issues that deserve immediate attention in the wake of the currency reform. Shedding light on the economic processes that result from this exogenous shock, Rajadhyaksha cautions against jumping to quick conclusions,...
15 November, 2016
Demonetisation: Fact and Fiction
Vivek Dehejia, Resident Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute deconstructs the debate on government's demonetisation move by separating facts from fiction.
"First, given that the old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes are being replaced with new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes, what is involved is, i...
15 November, 2016
Vivek Dehejia Speaks to BBC News on Indian Government's Move to Scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes
Vivek Dehejia is quoted in a BBC News article on the macroeconomic impact of scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by the Indian Government. Dehejia says:
"India now operates under a monetary policy regime known as inflation targeting. If a portion of the stock of currency in circul...
10 November, 2016
Baby Bank, Big Steps: Rajiv Lall's Game Plan for IDFC
Forbes India features Rajiv Lall, MD and CEO of IDFC Bank. It traces the genesis of IDFC Bank, its growth in the last one year, and its strategy for future expansion.
"In its first year, IDFC Bank has taken more than baby steps. Its moves have been firm and well-calculated, which...
19 October, 2016
GST Council Discusses a Four-Tier Rate Structure
The GST Council discusses a four-tier rate structure and agrees on compensation to the loss-incuring states for the first five years of the tax regime. With a peak rate of 26 percent plus cess on ultra-luxury and demerit goods, lower slabs are set at 6, 12 and 18 percent. Read more on...