March 25, 2021
Why fiscal federalism in India appears to be a zero-sum game
In this piece for the Mint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha examines the importance of a buoyant tax system to ease the battle for resources and help minimize Centre-state mistrust. ...
June 11, 2018
The 15th Finance Commission and Economic Divergence
IDFC Institute CEO and Senior Fellow, Reuben Abraham, in conversation with Resident Senior Fellow, Vivek Dehejia, and Former Resident Senior Fellow, Praveen Chakravarty, on Economic Divergence...
January 17, 2018
Can Municipals raise funds through bond issues?
Urban local bodies are being urged by the government to improve revenue collection and raise additional funds through municipal bonds, to make development of smart cities a viable proposition.
November 23, 2017
Catalonia’s lessons for India
The ongoing crisis in Catalonia region is a salutary reminder to India of what can go wrong when regional grievances are allowed to fester
August 11, 2017
The ‘One Nation’ Fallacy in a ‘New’ India
The paper makes a case for greater autonomy of states and argues that a one-size-fits-all model in terms of policy does not work for India's diverse states
May 31, 2017
The Protesting Tamil Farmer Pays For The UP Farmer’s Loan Waiver
If strong regional political parties that cater exclusively to voters of their own state held forth in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka, like they do in Tamil Nadu, India’s economic union can be severely tested.