September 19, 2017
Seductive economics: The theory that 2017 is like 2002
Comparison of 2002 Indian economy to that of the present.
September 18, 2017
Will Rera embolden powerful builders?
If state authorities significantly increase the costs of regulatory compliance under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, or Rera, it may lead to consolidation in the property market
September 15, 2017
Decoding PMJDY, an intriguing work in progress
The Prime Minister's People Money Scheme is not the first financial inclusion scheme, but is the first of its kind to gain major traction. How has it been able to achieve its considerable footing in India's financial inclusion discourse?
September 12, 2017
The task of job creation and the test for task forces
Depending on who is telling the story the perception about job creation is—jobs are not being created or more jobs need to be created.
September 11, 2017
The ‘3-3-3’ puzzle and what to do about it
The ‘3-3-3’ puzzle is nothing but a theory that the three richest states in India are three times as rich as the three poorest states.
September 07, 2017
Handle With Care
Kadambari Shah, Senior Analyst at IDFC Institute and Prakhar Misra in this Pragati article argue that FRBM Act essential for maintaining fiscal prudence and should not be diluted.
September 06, 2017
RBI data isn’t enough: It’s Premature to Argue if Demonetisation was a Success or Failure
In this Print article, Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Law and Economics, at Columbia University, Vivek Dehejia, Resident Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute and Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung distinguished professor of international economics at...
September 04, 2017
How to Kill Cities: A Primer on Unsmart Policies
In this New Indian Express article, Shankkar Aiyar, Visiting Fellow, IDFC Institute talks about the key issues in urban governance that plague Indian cities, using the backdrop of the recent flash floods that brought life in the country's financial c...
September 01, 2017
RBI data reveals demonetisation was the epitome of whimsical, illogical policymaking
Praveen Chakravarty, analyses the three problems meant to be solved through demonetisation in this article.
August 29, 2017
Calls to Weaken Rupee are Misguided
This article talks about the need for India to allow the market to freely determine the value of the Rupee while focussing on its inflation-targeting monetary policy regime.