December 02, 2019
GDP: How deep is the slowdown?
A closer look at the recent GDP data and core sector growth rates to highlight implications for government spending.
March 20, 2019
Big Data Economists and their Role in Shaping the Future
In this Mint article, Niranjan Rajyadhyaksha, Research Director and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, writes about the growing use of digital data in economic analysis and how it will revolutionise public policy in the coming future...
January 31, 2018
Ten Things I Learnt From The Economic Survey
The Economic Survey of 2017-18 was presented recently by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian, who said that he learnt 10 new things while preparing this survey.
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...
July 08, 2017
Has 70 Years Of Redistribution From Rich States to Poor States Worked?
Praveen Chakravarty, in this piece for Bloomberg Quint explores the data on per capita income, literacy rate, median age and life expectancy, to see if redistribution from richer to poorer states has helped in reducing the gap between the state's ...
March 30, 2017
Looking Back at Demonetisation
Looking back at demonetisation: The concerns of its legion of critics have all been proven plain wrong.
March 29, 2017
The Rental Housing Approach for India
The potential of rental housing to meet the housing conundrum of a rapidly urbanizing India should not be ignored.
March 28, 2017
Dismantling the Permit Raj in Housing
Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of housing market distortions in Indian cities.
March 22, 2017
Income Divergence: Governance or Development Model?
Within most of the large states, the economic gap between richer and poorer districts is widening, not narrowing.
March 07, 2017
All Those Who Are Out of the Tax Net
It is not surprising that only 3% of Indians pay income tax.