March 03, 2021
Judicial Delays: ‘Tareek Pe Tareek’ And The Tryst With $5 Trillion GDP
Shankkar Aiyar discusses the supply and demand of justice delivery in India, and systemic issues of litigations in Indian courts.
February 28, 2021
PSU privatisation: Why now and why it matters
The words didn’t quite translate into privatisation. Indeed, for the 34 entities identified by the Niti Aayog, the phrase used was strategic disinvestment. The number of operating CPSEs has gone up from 236 in 2014 to 249 in 2019 — and since 2016...
February 25, 2021
The relevance of a century-old Indian report on protectionism
In LiveMint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha discusses how the 1922 Indian Fiscal Commission report provides lessons about protectionism and tariffs.
February 23, 2021
Fiscal marksmanship: A look at budgets of states over 15 years shows they consistently overestimate revenues
In the normal course of things, the marksmanship of central government budgets has quite consistently been off the mark. Second, the centralised design of grants, especially those of centrally sponsored schemes, are such that they impose numerous exa...
February 14, 2021
New world Order: Forget G20, Form G2Trillion
In The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar argues that the challenge and opportunity for India is to build a coalition of similarly placed economies and like-minded democracies. ...
February 12, 2021
A Study of Internal Communications, Motivation, and Agency in the Police Force
A study of police constables on COVID-19 duty in Madhya Pradesh
February 09, 2021
Modern Monetary Theory: Let’s look at it from India’s perspective
As the advocacy for modern monetary theory grows louder around the world, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha discusses whether it is viable in a country like India.
February 08, 2021
Budget 2021-22: A macroeconomic overview
In a macroeconomic overview of the Union Budget 2021-22, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha and Sharmadha Srinivasan contend that its emphasis on fiscal expansion sets the stage for higher public debt ratios....
February 08, 2021
How India can improve urban public health with lessons from COVID-19
Harshita Agrawal and Suchi Kedia recommend certain steps that India can take to improve public health in its cities.
February 02, 2021
A credible budget in an extremely tough environment
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha comments on the Union budget of 2021. He reviews it in context with the third stage of the Modi government's support to the economy.