How Can We Rethink Police Accountability in India?

In this journal article, Priya Vedavalli and Tvesha Sippy undertake a temporal examination of police accountability measures in India. They discuss whether fixing the pol...

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The Practice of Flexible Inflation Targeting in India – A ...

This paper examines how the new flexible inflation targeting framework has worked in practice in India, five years after it was introduced. The policy decisions taken by the Reserv...

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RCTs for policy in India - Ethical Considerations, Methodolo...

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have become a popular methodological choice for policy analysis in the developing world. This paper describes the various ethical and methodolog...

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The Challenge of Measuring Governance at the Subnational Lev...

Reuben Abraham, Kadambari Shah, Vibhav Mariwala and Vaidehi Tandal argue that indices can provide metrics to gauge a country’s progress over time, but there are downsides to...

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in slums versus non-slums in Mu...

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 v...

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Evolution of monetary policy approaches: A case study of Ind...

The monetary policy framework of India has undergone several transformations reflecting underlying macroeconomic and financial conditions as also the dominant socio‐politico‐ec...

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Too slow for the urban march: Litigations and real estate ma...

In this report published by Brookings India, IDFC Institute Junior Fellow Vaidehi Tandel and alumni Sahil Gandhi, Alex Tabarrok, and&nb...

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Financing Urban Infrastructure for an Evolving India

The Observer Research Foundation's report, Financing Green Transitions, includes a chapter on infrastructure investment for the future growth of cities written by IDFC Institu...

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What’s in a Definition? A Study on the Suitability of the ...

The Journal of Asian Economics has published a paper on urban definitions by Junior Fellow Vaidehi Tandel, Former Senior Associate Komal Hiranandani, and Former Visiting Senior Fel...

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SATARC: A Household Survey in Four Major Indian Cities

The inaugural National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) journal includes a chapter on SATARC, written by Assistant Director Neha Sinha and Senior Associate Avanti Durani. Excerpts: &nb...

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Approaches to Justice in India - A Report by DAKSH

Assistant Director Neha Sinha, Associate Avanti Durani and Former Associate Rithika Kumar authored a chapter titled 'Judicial Budgets: From Financial Outlays to Time-bound Outcomes...

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Will GST Exacerbate Regional Divergence?

Visiting Senior Fellow Praveen Chakravarty and Resident Senior Fellow Vivek Dehejia, write for the Economic and Political Weekly, where they extend their regional diversity researc...

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Decline of Rental Housing in India: the Case of Mumbai

The amount of rental housing in India has declined significantly over the years for various reasons, including the nature of the rent control laws. This paper assesses the impact o...

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Vulnerabilities Of Institutional Checks In The Indian Federa...

In developing countries, separation of powers coexists with corruption by the ruling elite. This can be attributed to informal institutions, which counter the formal checks and bal...

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Re-Thinking Urban Planning in India: Learning from the wedge...

Cities in the global south are undergoing changes in the production structure brought about by globalization and liberalization. These cities also witness significant informalities...

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Real Estate Prices in Mumbai: Does the Metro have an impact?

The paper estimates the impact of various neighbourhood, spatial, and externality factors on residential prices in Mumbai. We find that distance from the central business district,...

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Revisiting the Real Estate Bill 2013

The central government has introduced the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, which sets up a regulatory authority to protect consumers as well as promote the real...

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