December 21, 2015
Why RBI is Watching Currency Derivatives
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty explains why the RBI is watching the currency derivatives market, in this article in the Hindu Business Line. He is reminded of a recent lunch conversation with Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary of the US, during B...
December 14, 2015
Decline of Rental Housing in India: the Case of Mumbai
This paper assesses the impact of rent control for Mumbai, where it has created a shortfall in formal, affordable rental housing and contributed to distortions in the land market.
December 12, 2015
IDFC-U Roundtable on “Facilitating an Easy Market for Affordable Housing Development”
The paper recommends regulatory changes to promote affordable housing in India
December 07, 2015
Slow and Steady at Midway
The BJP has sensed a shift in the political economy, and has reacted with an increased urgency to pursue reforms.
December 04, 2015
Different Vote for State and Centre?
The inference that people deliberately vote differently in the national and assembly elections is a bit trite.
November 30, 2015
Do Indian Voters Really Care for Economic Growth?
The evidence is mixed on whether the country's electorate rewards parties that deliver high economic growth.
November 23, 2015
Hold Your Ground in Paris
For an economy still one-third the size of China’s, any realistic emissions peaking date for India is decades in the future.
November 14, 2015
It’s dissonance, stupid
District-wise analysis of how the voters of Bihar voted for the BJP and Modi in this election
November 14, 2015
A Reverse Swing
Exactly why did the BJP suffer such a brutal reversal?
November 08, 2015
Bihar results: The buck stops with Narendra Modi, Amit Shah
Vivek Dehejia writes in Mint: "Modi projected himself as the BJP’s electoral face in Bihar, he campaigned tirelessly, and the campaign was masterminded by his trusted aide, Amit Shah—and they lost".