February 08, 2021
Budget 2021-22: A macroeconomic overview
In a macroeconomic overview of the Union Budget 2021-22, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha and Sharmadha Srinivasan contend that its emphasis on fiscal expansion sets the stage for higher public debt ratios....
February 04, 2021
Overview of expenditure on police | Union Budget 2021-22
For those uninitiated into the world of police budgets, we have put together a primer to understand the various aspects of police expenditure at the Union level.
January 27, 2021
Budget 2021: The Case For Taxing Stock Market Gains Of Billionaires
The argument is that a small portion of the gains of private individuals be returned to the public exchequer – as a humanistic gesture in goodwill, in recognition of the humongous cost of the crisis on denizens and democracies and most importantly ...
January 31, 2019
BJP Budgets: Omissions and Expectations
How have the five budgets presented by the BJP-led NDA government fared? The anxieties around the 2019 exercise illustrate the saga of unfinished agenda.
January 15, 2019
Finance ministry has a poor forecasting record
Given the over-optimistic revenue estimates and under-budgeted expenditure, the FinMin’s budget projections should be taken with a pinch of salt
February 15, 2018
Budget 2018: Higher Import Tariffs And Make In India
Tariffs are about short-term breather, and do not amount to a credible strategy that will ultimately benefit India.
February 12, 2018
India’s protectionist folly
Tariff hikes in the Union Budget 2018-19 reflects an erroneously mercantilist mindset
February 02, 2018
Modi puts politics first
A budget of promises and missed economic opportunities
January 28, 2018
Social Fault lines: Ideas for Budget 2018
Nine ideas that may help heal socio-economic fault lines in India
February 17, 2017
Urban Agenda 2017: Quiet but Provocative
The many roles played by cities and some caution on "proprietary cities".