Tag Search: “fiscal policy”
Union Budget 2016: A UPA-III Budget
In this article, Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, contends that the Modi government presented a reasonably good United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-III Budget ...
- Maitreesh Ghatak
- 04 March, 2016
Union Budget 2016: Focus on reforms and fiscal commitments
The Union Budget 2016-17 was presented by the Finance Minister earlier this week. In this article, Rathin Roy, Director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, applauds the Budget for ...
- Rathin Roy
- 03 March, 2016
Can India beat this slowdown?
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has cautioned the government against seeking to generate economic growth by increasing public spending and hence, adding to the fiscal deficit. In this article, Jayan Jose ...
- Jayan Jose Thomas
- 24 February, 2016
Fiscal deficit and growth slowdown
Ahead of the Union Budget, several policymakers and economists in India have advocated increasing public spending to spur economic growth. In this article, Gurbachan Singh argues that even if India is...
- Gurbachan Singh
- 17 February, 2016
Charting a course for the Indian economy
Karthik Muralidharan (Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego) speaks with Arvind Subramanian (Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India) on a broad set of issues rang...
- Karthik Muralidharan Arvind Subramanian
- 05 August, 2015
Where is India's growth story headed?
The global financial crisis and domestic policy paralysis led to a decline in firms’ investment activities and investors’ business confidence in India. Could this have affected the economy’s long-ter...
- Ila Patnaik Madhavi Pundit
- 25 May, 2015
Incentivising states to conserve forests
Central tax revenues will now be shared among states not just on the basis of population, area, and income, but also forest cover. In this article, Jonah Busch, an environmental economist at the Cent...
- Jonah Busch
- 11 May, 2015
Responding to external shocks
Following the global financial crisis of 2007-08, the Indian economy was exposed to various shocks. While the major source of shocks was external, the effects were magnified by certain lapses in dome...
- Ashima Goyal
- 30 April, 2015
Promoting the use of a novel water-saving agricultural technology among Indian farmers
The Met Department has forecasted a below-normal monsoon in India this year. This column analyses the demand for a water-saving agricultural technology — laser land levelling — among farmers in Uttar...
- Anil Bhargava Kajal Gulati Travis J. Lybbert Nicholas Magnan David J. Spielman
- 28 April, 2015
14th Finance Commission: A trust-based approach towards local governments
The 14th Finance Commission has been hailed as ‘path-breaking’ for recommending larger fund allocations to state governments and giving them more autonomy in spending these funds. In this article, Me...
- Meera Mehta Dinesh Mehta
- 27 April, 2015
Getting centre-state relations right for health in India
The 14th Finance Commission has recommended devolving a greater share of revenues to states in order to give them more control over spending. In this article, Amanda Glassman and Anit Mukherjee exami...
- Amanda Glassman Anit Mukherjee
- 01 April, 2015
The 2015-16 Union budget and India's growth
The 2015-16 Union budget – the first full-year budget of the new government – was presented last week. In this article, Nirvikar Singh, Professor of Economics at the University of California Santa Cr...
- Nirvikar Singh
- 04 March, 2015