December 01, 2020
Taiwan's COVID-19 Response Strategies
Taiwan has been singularly successful in designing and implementing effective COVID-19 policy responses. As the pandemic draws on -- these are early days yet -- observing, analysing and learning from the strategies adopted by the governments that hav...
November 22, 2020
Data harvest demands data protection law
Considering "the reality of India as a “data rich” economy", Shankkar Aiyar reinforces the need for an adequate regulatory system to protect and support it.
November 20, 2020
Devise an India-specific Covid vaccination plan
Anup Malani argues that India’s vaccine deployment strategy requires customisation and careful planning to be successful.
November 18, 2020
Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in slums versus non-slums in Mumbai, India
Sero-surveillance provides estimates of antibody levels against infectious diseases and is considered the gold standard for measuring population immunity due to past infection or vaccination. This research estimates the seroprevalence of SARS CoV-2 (...
November 17, 2020
Expand the ‘missing middle’ to fix our problem of job creation
In LiveMint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha argues that Indian policy makers must encourage the creation of small and medium entreprises to generate 100 million plus jobs over the next decade....
November 09, 2020
American Democracy: Trial by Trumpism
In this piece for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar examines how the reputation of the oldest democracy is on trial due to Trump and notes that the crux of the problem is in the complex nature of the US electoral process....
November 04, 2020
Fiscal policy must play a bigger role to keep our economy going
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha discusses the balance and coordination between fiscal policy and monetary policy needed to keep the economy going in his weekly column for LiveMint.
November 03, 2020
RCTs for policymaking: Ethical and methodological considerations
The last decade has seen an increased adoption of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for answering policy questions in developing countries. RCTs are being preferred over other research methods mainly for their reduced risk of bias. However, multipl...
November 01, 2020
Evolution of monetary policy approaches: A case study of Indian economy
This paper analyses the different monetary policy approaches adopted in India over the years.
November 01, 2020
Schadenfreude and spectre of COVID-19 second wave