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कृषि कानून: कृषि विपणन निजीकरण के लिए कार्य-योजना

कृषि विपणन में मुक्त बाजार प्रतिस्पर्धा को कथित रूप से बढ़ावा देने वाले कृषि कानूनों के सार पर ध्यान केंद्रित करते हुए दिलीप मुखर्जी एपीएमसी (कृषि उपज विपणन समिति) मंडियों के सुधार की आवश्यकता पर जोर ...

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Farm laws: Roadmap for agricultural marketing privatisation

Focussing on the essence of the farm laws, which purportedly seek to promote free market competition in agricultural marketing, Dilip Mookherjee emphasises the need for reform of APMC (Agricultural P...

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ड्यूएट: रोजगार सृजन को शहरी स्थानीय निकायों में विकेंद्रीकृत करना

दिलीप मुखर्जी रोजगार सृजन को शहरी स्थानीय निकायों में विकेंद्रीकृत करने के ज्यां द्रेज़ के सुझाव का समर्थन करते हैं और कहते हैं कि अभी तक शहरी स्थानीय सरकार के अशक्‍त स्वभाव के कारण शहरी नवीकरण, स्वच्छ...

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DUET: Decentralise employment generation to urban local bodies

Dilip Mookherjee supports Drèze’s suggestion to decentralise employment generation to urban local bodies, and contends that the moribund nature of urban local government is a key reason for the neg...

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Using intermediaries to deliver credit

Communities are monitoring service providers, and local governments are delivering development and welfare programmes in developing countries. This article indicates the potential value of enlarging t...

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Community networks and the growth of private enterprise in China

China has witnessed the same degree of industrialisation in three decades as Europe did in two centuries – without the preconditions that are generally believed to be necessary for economic developm...

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Do property rights exacerbate son preference?

While land reform has been shown to have benefits like increased agricultural productivity and access to credit, not much attention has been devoted to investigating its impact on gender inequality wi...

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On research in development economics

In an interview with a student at Fudan University, China, Dilip Mookherjee (Member of the I4I Editorial Board) discusses Chinese growth; India-China comparison; and research in development economics.

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Middleman margins and market structure in West Bengal potato supply chains

Potato farmers in West Bengal sell to local middlemen because they lack direct access to wholesale markets. Middleman margins are large and there is negligible pass-through from wholesale to farm-gat...

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Community origins of industrial entrepreneurship: Theory and historical evidence from India

The transition from agriculture to trade and the subsequent transition from trade to manufacturing are key stages in the development process. In countries where a substantial manufacturing sector exis...

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An economist’s view on recent domestic and world events

Dilip Mookherjee spoke to Hindu Business Line at length on a variety of issues including demonetisation, the upcoming Budget, and the Trump Presidency’s impact on the world economy.

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Moving past the mandis: A revolution waiting to happen

A revolution in agricultural marketing organisation in Gansu province in China led to a 50% increase in potato yields within the past 15 years. In this article, Dilip Mookherjee, Professor of Economi...

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