August 09, 2019
Lessons for Kashmir’s economic integration with the rest of India
It will be a slow process and the Centre may have to take the lead by increasing infrastructure investment to boost tourism.
January 02, 2019
Palanpur, a fascinating story of income growth, social change
The research on Palanpur tells us that thick data from ethnographic or microeconomic studies can also tell policymakers a lot
November 06, 2017
India is Right to Focus on Ease of Doing Business
Resident Senior Fellow, Vivek Dehejia, quotes the NITI Aayog-IDFC Institute joint Enterprise survey on the ease of doing business and its importance to a country's economy.
April 10, 2017
Will the GST Increase Political Fragmentation?
Whether the GST has the potential to exacerbate the growing economic divergence in the country.
September 12, 2015
The India of Towns
Mihir Sharma asks: "Why is it that so many of India’s cities, which could be locations for the dissolution of the many barriers that divide us, instead replicate and strengthen them?"; cites IDFC Institute research
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."...
May 03, 2007
Can India afford its villages?
IDFC Institute CEO Reuben Abraham and Atanu Dey write in Mint: "Clearly, anyone who lives in the average Indian village and has access to information and money would like to leave for towns and cities."...