July 30, 2020
Grants from Centre and States' Fiscal Marksmanship
We undertake a study of 28 states to establish the issues with their revenue budgets’ fiscal marksmanship.
July 29, 2020
Opinion | A century of education at the Bombay School of Economics
As Bombay School of Economics enters its centenary year, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha fondly reminisces and writes in LiveMint, about his alma mater, and how it has given the country some of the best of her Economists and shaped the country's economic thou...
July 22, 2020
Opinion | The return of workers to cities isn’t a sign of normalcy
In this article, Anup Malani and Vaidehi Tandel discuss the return of migrant workers from rural areas and its likely implications on the spread of COVID and the urban economy.
July 21, 2020
Opinion | Indian inflation and what the tea leaves have to say in a pandemic
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha discusses the case of Indian inflation—what explains its sharp spike when the pandemic struck and why in an economy expected to contract, it continues to be high.
July 19, 2020
Covid-19 has exposed India's failure to deliver even the most basic obligations to its people
In his column for CNN, Shankkar Aiyar discusses how India's fragile public healh system has struggled with consequences of the pandemic.
July 16, 2020
Why India must remain vocal for global
Embracing economic isolation at this point will be a strategic mistake. India must seize global opportunities, must avoid the middle-income trap and should not be afraid to engage with the world
July 15, 2020
Don’t blame dense cities. They have been resilient
Vaidehi Tandel and Reuben Abraham explain that it is not density, but socioeconomic factors, state capacity, and lack of experience which explain case load...
July 14, 2020
A look back at earlier debates may guide our economy ahead
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha makes a case for revisiting the economic discourse of the 1970s that proved seminal for later reforms and could help us address current problems
July 12, 2020
Data is the new oil…also the new snake oil
In his column for The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar discusses COVID19 testing data and what it means for perceptions of political success.
July 09, 2020
How can the BMC help Mumbai recover?
Isalyne Gennaro and Harshita Agrawal write about how raising revenues from sustainable sources, reinforcing financial literacy, the autonomy of local administrations, and revising the current approach in planning expenditure form the heart of good ...