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क्या वित्तीय पहुंच से भारतीय अनौपचारिक क्षेत्र में उद्यमिता को बढ़ावा मिल सकता है?

विकासशील देशों में साख बाजारों की व्यापक विफलता के परिणामस्वरूप उत्पन्न हुई साख संबंधी बाधाओं को व्यापक रूप से उद्यमिता के लिए एक प्रमुख बाधा के रूप में माना गया है। यह लेख वर्ष 2010-11 और 2015-16 के ...

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Can access to finance spur entrepreneurship in Indian informal sector?

Credit constraints, a consequence of the widespread failure of credit markets in developing countries, are widely regarded as a key constraint to entrepreneurship. Using 2010-11 and 2015-16 National S...

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Grandads, dads, and sons: Examining multigenerational mobility in India

While studies have examined the association in socioeconomic status between parent and offspring, there has been relatively little research on multigenerational mobility, especially in the developing ...

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‘मेक इन इंडिया’ में अवरोध

वर्तमान सरकार ने, सीमित सफलता के साथ, वर्ल्ड बैंक के डूइंग बिजनेस संकेतकों में भारत की रैंकिंग को सुधारने का प्रयास किया है। यह लेख बताता है कि राज्य और कारोबारों के बीच 'सौदे' - नियमों के बजाय - राज्...

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Unmaking ‘Make in India’

The current government has attempted to improve India’s ranking in the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators, but with limited success. This article shows that ‘deals’ between the State and b...

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जनसंख्या की आयु संरचना और कोविड-19

नए कोविड-19, विकासशील देशों की तुलना में पश्चिमी विकसित देशों को अधिक प्रभावित कर रहा है। इस पोस्ट में, बसु और सेन ने दिखाया हैं कि कोविड-19 से हुए हताहत लोगों की संख्‍या उन देशों में अधिक है जहां बुज...

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Age composition of population and Covid-19

The novel Covid-19 is affecting the advanced countries in the Western Hemisphere disproportionately more than developing countries. In this post, Basu and Sen show that Covid-19 casualty is higher in ...

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Rags to riches? Understanding social mobility in India

To what extent is an individual’s status in society determined by the position of his or her parents? Analysing data from the Indian Human Development Survey, 2011-2012, this column finds that the p...

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Do Gram Panchayat leaders favour their own constituencies in MNREGA fund allocation?

Political incentives are known to play a role in the allocation of public resources from upper- to lower-tier governments. This column seeks to examine whether ruling parties in local governments favo...

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MNREGA, 10 years on: Glass half-full or half-empty?

In this article, Kunal Sen, Professor of Development Economics and Policy at the University of Manchester, evaluates whether MNREGA has achieved its broader development objectives. He further analyses...

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Boom and Bust: Institutional causes of India's growth slowdown in 2011

The slowdown in India’s growth in 2011 is generally attributed to the global financial crisis and domestic policy paralysis. In this article, Kunal Sen argues that the high growth rates in the 2000...

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What explains the increasing use of contract workers in Indian manufacturing?

Contract workers constituted about one-fourth of all workers in formal manufacturing in India in 2008. This column analyses the extent to which trade liberalisation and lack of labour reforms explain...

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