Tag Search: “fiscal policy”
NYAY e-Symposium: Four concerns around cash transfer policies
Bharat Ramswami (Professor of Economics, Ashoka University) discusses four sets of caveats in implementing NYAY as an add-on cash transfer. He contends that the emergence of cash transfers as a sustai...
- Bharat Ramaswami
- 01 May, 2019
NYAY e-Symposium: Doing justice to NYAY
Jean Drèze (Visiting Professor, Ranchi University) discusses the role of NYAY in the larger context of social security in India, and proposes some tentative principles for the scheme
- Jean Drèze
- 01 May, 2019
NYAY e-Symposium: The case for a universal basic income supplement
Pranab Bardhan (Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley) argues in favour of an income supplement, albeit one that is universal.
- Pranab Bardhan
- 01 May, 2019
India's farm crisis: Decades old and with deep roots
In this Perspectives piece, Prof. Himanshu argues that the crisis in Indian agriculture today is not a new one; it goes back many years. Therefore, the problems of farmers cannot be addressed by the b...
- Himanshu .
- 12 April, 2019
Interim Budget 2019: Rising fiscal deficit in a 'booming' economy
In this article, Rajeswari Sengupta analyses various nuances of the recently announced Union Interim Budget, including the deviation from the targeted path of fiscal consolidation. In a world of Aadha...
- Rajeswari Sengupta
- 04 February, 2019
How tax incentives influence household financial saving
Indian households tend to hold a high fraction of their wealth in non-financial assets such as real estate and gold. Tax policy has been used to incentivise saving in financial assets and encouraging ...
- Radhika Pandey Ila Patnaik Renuka Sane
- 28 January, 2019
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...
- Pronay Sarkar
- 31 December, 2018
- IGC Research on India
Indian economy: High performer or Potemkin village?
The recent schizophrenic commentary on the health of the Indian economy raises questions on the true state: Is India doing really well or are we just seeing an impressive facade? In this post, Amartya...
- Amartya Lahiri
- 14 December, 2018
Demonetisation’s multiple failures
With 99.3% of banned currency returning to the banks, it is clear that demonetisation’s primary objective of nullifying ‘black money’ was not achieved. In this post, Dr Renu Kohli contends that it is ...
- Renu Kohli
- 12 October, 2018
The missing profits of nations
Between 1985 and 2018, the global average statutory corporate tax rate fell by more than half. This article uses new macroeconomic data to argue that profit-shifting is a key driver of this decline. C...
- Thomas Tørsløv Ludvig Wier Gabriel Zucman
- 10 October, 2018
Global financial crisis and India: A look at the decade gone by
The crisis that emerged in the US subprime mortgage market this month 10 years ago, not only engulfed the country’s financial system but the entire global economy. In this post, Vikas Dimble and Nalin...
- Vikas Dimble Nalini Gulati
- 14 September, 2018
GST Explainer: Introduction
Seventeen years after its framework was formed, India’s biggest tax reform – the goods and services tax – was rolled out on 1 July 2017. Some consider the ‘one nation, one tax’ system to be a game cha...
- Ashok Kotwal
- 30 June, 2018