September 07, 2020
Why the economy can’t wait any more
In this article for The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar urges for immediate economic reforms, in the light of contraction of GDP by 23.9% in Q1 of FY 2020-21.
September 01, 2020
There’s a way out of India’s GST compensation impasse
August 30, 2020
One nation, one tax, one act of God
In his column for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar comments on the Indian government's discourse on the economic slowdown. He urges for addressing State's due compensations and highlights a few solutions that the central government can a...
August 25, 2020
Our corona crunch is quite unlike any other crisis in recent times
In Mint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha compares the macroeconomic variables of India’s previous economic crises with the current shock. He argues that the COVID-19 crisis is different, and calls for developing a new policy response.
August 24, 2020
Containing Covid-19 in megacities: Japan’s thoughtful urban planning has a lesson for the world
Kadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal share their experience in visiting Japan. In this article, they highlight three key characteristics of the Japanese urban planning: maximising space, integrating public transport systems and focusing on quali...
August 20, 2020
Will our economic recovery be led by better profits or wages?
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha explores which stakeholders will help absorb the pain as the economy hobbles back to normal in the coming quarters.
August 17, 2020
RCTs for policy in India - Ethical Considerations, Methodological Concerns and Alternative Approaches
A critical analysis of the ethical and methodological suitability of RCTs to inform policy in the Indian context.
August 17, 2020
NEP 2020: Piety demands educated outcome plan
In this opinion editorial, Shankkar Aiyer discusses the cues that we can take from historical champions of education policy in India including M C Chagla and Daulat Singh Kothari....
August 14, 2020
The definitions of community and community data are too broad
In this piece for The Financial Express, Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha Srinivasan argue that the current framework for community data in the Non-Personal Data report needs rethinking as the definition is too broad to be practically implementable....
August 12, 2020
Questions that still hover around our monetary policy framework
The first MPC has ended its term and the inflation target has to be reset in April 2021. In this context, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha raises three questions about the road ahead for the Indian monetary policy framework....