October 10, 2017
No Need to Panic, No Time for Complacency
It is true that GDP growth has been decelerating, but it is also true that the recent fluctuations are much smaller in amplitude than we have observed in earlier years
October 09, 2017
GST, Khakhra Economics, Babel of Politics and Context Blindness
Revision of rates and compliance structures by the GST council reveals a systemic dissonance with logic
October 05, 2017
Waiting for Godot? What Are States Doing to Drive Growth?
The article stresses on the need for states to push the envelope to help accelerate India's growth rate
October 03, 2017
Post-Elphinstone: Urban Upgrade to Smart Governance
The article talks about the failing infrastructure of Mumbai and steps that should be taken in order to remedy the situation
September 28, 2017
Why 87% Of Delhi Homes Start Worrying If Women Are Not Home By 9pm
This article on crime and safety in India looks at households’ perceptions of safety in the four cities and behavioural changes they may have adopted to keep themselves safe.
September 27, 2017
Slowdown and the Perils of #hashtag Economics
The slowdown in the economy has afflicted people with a ‘let us do something’ attitude, triggering a string of suggestions from abandoning fiscal restraint to lower interest rates to a weaker rupee, as if costs and consequences do not matter. ...
September 27, 2017
Why 92% Thefts In Indian Metros Are Not Reported
Only 6-8% of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged a first information report (FIR) with the police, according to a new study. The remaining 92-94% are not reflected in any official record.
September 26, 2017
Job Creation? How About Filling 20 Lakh-Plus Vacant Government Posts?
While there is a flurry of activity to enable enable policies and conditions for job growth, why aren't lakhs of vacant state and central government jobs being filled in the first place?
September 25, 2017
Narendra Modi Needs to Press the Gas Pedal on Reforms
The Modi government's resolve on petrol prices hopefully is a harbinger that it is getting ready to press the gas pedal on the unfinished reforms agenda
September 19, 2017
Seductive Economics: The Theory That 2017 Is Like 2002
Comparison of 2002 Indian economy to that of the present.