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Demand-side components of India’s GDP growth

As per the recently released first advance estimates of the Central Statistics Office, the real GDP growth for India is estimated at 6.5% in 2017-18, the slowest in the last four years. In this articl...

Self-employment: Elephant in the room

While nearly half of the labour force in India is self-employed, persistent low standards of living on a large scale imply that not many of these are ‘entrepreneurs’. Much of the self-employment ...

Labour market effects of workfare programmes: Evidence from MNREGA

India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MNREGA), the world’s largest workfare programme, provided employment to 51 million households in 2016. Assessing the impact of MNREGA on...

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A new voice

It is with some trepidation, but with huge excitement, that I present to you Ideas for India – a new voice in the cacophony of conversations on Indian growth and development. Hopefully, this will be...

Land acquisition: Is there a way out?

India is hungry for space to grow into a developed economy. Yet this hunger is increasingly raiding farmland and threatening traditional livelihoods. For some, this is a necessary evil, for others it...

Management practices in retail, education and healthcare sectors in India

This project presents an in-depth descriptive look at the state of management practices in India. Using a unique dataset measuring the quality of management practices across countries and sectors, it ...

Rapid Response on Setting Commercial Tax Targets

The project was carried out on the request of Principal Secretary, Department of Commercial taxes, Government of Bihar. It demonstrates what needs to be done to set district-wise commercial tax target...

Macroeconomic Takeoff and Distributional Churning in India

The past 25 years have witnessed a remarkable economic catch-up by the historically discriminated against scheduled castes and tribes (SC/STs) in India towards non-SC/ST levels in terms of their educa...

Status-based taxation: A proposal to increase tax revenue collection

This project explores whether concerns for social status can be exploited as a 'carrot' to encourage tax compliance and increase tax revenue collection in developing countries. The central idea is to ...

What do Indian CEOs do? Time Use of Indian Top Executives: Determinants and Implications for Growth

This project presents evidence on the labour supply of CEOs, and on whether family and professional CEOs differ on this dimension. It does so through a new survey instrument that allows it to codify C...

Understanding fiscal capacity in developing economies: Firms as third-party tax enforcers

The difference in tax revenues (as a percentage of GDP) between developed and developing countries has always been consistently large. An IMF report estimates it to be 10-15 percentage points.

Multinationals and growth in developing countries

Recent work has highlighted the incredible dispersion of productivity in developing countries and how this contributes to their lower aggregate productivity levels.

The Agricultural Productivity Gap in Developing Countries

According to national accounts data for developing countries, value added per worker is on average four times higher in the non-agriculture sector than in agriculture.

Does Foreign Institutional Investment in India Increase Financial Vulnerability? An Empirical Investigation Using an Event Study Approach

Emerging market policymakers are concerned about the effects of foreign portfolio flows on financial stability. Do tail events in the home country trigger off extreme responses by foreign investors an...

Setting Tax Targets: An Experiment for Government of Bihar

The project was conducted on the request of Principal Secretary, Department of Commercial Taxes, Bihar. The main aim of the project was to understand what needs to be done to set district-wise commerc...

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