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Arjun Kumar is the Director of Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With a training in development economics, he has a specialisation in econometrics and use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) and has been associated with many think tanks and research institutes. He has also taught economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in housing, basic amenities, urban and regional research, gender justice, sustainable development and, data and research methods. He has several publications to his name and experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute.
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Posts by Arjun Kumar
After around 36 hours of the lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in India, the Finance Minister announced a slew of welfare measures amounting to Rs. 1.7 trillion to support the vulnerable popu...
Property tax, levied on ownership of any real property, is a significant source of revenue for city-level municipal governments in India. However, revenue collections from it are quite low as it is po...
The latest jobs data released by the government showed a record high unemployment rate of 6.1% in 2017-18, but a rise in the share of workers with a regular job in urban areas. In this post, Mehta and...