May 22, 2014
Modi win shows path to Parliament is through 11 states
The difference in the seats won by BJP in Hindi and non-Hindi states is the highest in India's electoral history
May 21, 2014
India’s first past the post election myths
IDFC Institute CEO Reuben Abraham and Resident Fellow Vivek Dehejia write in Mint: "BJP’s 31% vote share in the polls has been dubbed as too low for legitimately ruling India. This is a dubious claim."...
May 15, 2014
Will states matter on May 16?
Since the 1996 election, regional and smaller parties have held sway over government formation in New Delhi, and its continuity
May 14, 2014
Vulnerabilities Of Institutional Checks In The Indian Federalism: The Case Of The Adarsh Society Scam In Mumbai, India
This paper examines the vulnerabilities of institutional checks in the Indian federal system
April 28, 2014
The missing economic model?
IDFC Institute CEO Reuben Abraham and Visiting Fellow Mudit Kapoor write in Mint: "The story of poverty reduction in Andhra Pradesh is about two chief ministers with vision and execution skills."...
April 27, 2014
The mysteries of 'dead' and 'deleted' voters
The election day debacle in Mumbai shows that the Election Commission's voter list data have long been suspect. Aadhaar would be a great solution for second-level authentication.
April 01, 2014
Re-Thinking Urban Planning in India: Learning from the wedge between the de jure and de facto development in Mumbai
This paper shows the wedge between planned and actual land use and discusses the reasons for this dichotomy through an empirical study of an area in Mumbai
March 20, 2014
Indian elections: Debunking the debunked myths
An analysis of vote share data and pre-poll alliances shows India is keeping true to its diverse federalism
March 03, 2014
The mathematics of the 'Modi Wave'
Data suggest that the BJP will have to deliver five per cent more seats than its best-ever performance to achieve 'Mission 272+'
February 25, 2014
Why Urban Administrators are Poor Service Providers
In this Business Standard article, IDFC Chairman Rajiv Lall explains: “Our administrative machinery was designed to serve only two tiers of government: the Centre and state."...