Tag Search: “fiscal policy”
GST: A ‘good and simple’ tax?
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect in India on 1 July 2017. Even as it is too early to judge the performance of GST relative to the system of indirect taxation it has replaced, Gaurav D...
- Gaurav Datt
- 18 June, 2018
King Cash is back: Has informality increased?
Demonetisation and the introduction of goods and services tax were expected to accelerate the shift to formality in the economy. In this article, Renu Kohli contends that while currency in circulation...
- Renu Kohli
- 06 April, 2018
Union Budget 2018: The reality behind the rhetoric
In this article, Sudipto Mundle contends that given Union Budget 2018-19 was the current government’s last full budget before the next general election, headline-grabbing proposals were particularly i...
- Sudipto Mundle
- 16 February, 2018
Union Budget 2018: What will the pivot to agriculture cost?
The Union Budget 2018-19 focusses heavily on agriculture and rural development. In this article, Bharat Ramaswami analyses the key proposals pertaining to investment in agricultural markets and infras...
- Bharat Ramaswami
- 14 February, 2018
Union Budget 2018: Unpleasant arithmetic and the art of the possible
In this article, Maitreesh Ghatak contends that while the Union Budget 2018-19 deserves some praise for signalling priorities given the constraints, it disappoints in terms of its vision of reforms.
- Maitreesh Ghatak
- 13 February, 2018
Union Budget 2018: Some hits, some misses
In this article, Bhaskar Dutta critically analyses the Union Budget for 2018-19 in terms of announcements for the rural and agricultural sector, healthcare, and manufacturing, and implications for fis...
- Bhaskar Dutta
- 09 February, 2018
Union Budget 2018: Not as expansionary as appears at first blush
In this article, Ila Patnaik assesses the implications of the recently announced Union Budget for inflationary expectations and monetary policy.
- Ila Patnaik
- 05 February, 2018
Union Budget 2018: What's in it for women?
In this article, Nalini Gulati analyses the Union Budget 2018-19 through a gender lens. She emphasises the need to firmly institutionalise Gender Responsive Budgeting within the government at the nat...
- Nalini Gulati
- 02 February, 2018
Recapitalisation of public sector banks, and financial repression
Government of India recently announced its decision to infuse Rs. 2.11 trillion of fresh capital into public sector banks, financed partly through recapitalisation bonds. In this article, Dr Gurbachan...
- Gurbachan Singh
- 06 November, 2017
Production Responses and Tax Evasion with Limited State Capacity - Evidence from Major Reform in India
This project explores: what is the effect of switching from a retail sales tax to a VAT in a country with limited tax capacity and a large informal economy? The project explores this question through...
- David Agrawal Laura Zimmermann
- 31 October, 2017
- IGC Research on India
GST Explainer: Value Added Tax 2.0
Aprajit Mahajan (UC Berkeley) and Shekhar Mittal (UCLA) outline some features of the GST that attempt to address the challenges of implementing a VAT system in India
- Aprajit Mahajan Shekhar Mittal
- 17 October, 2017
GST Explainer: A legal scholar’s view
Arvind Datar, Senior Advocate and reputable legal scholar responds to the questions on GST posed in the introduction of this explainer.
- Arvind P. Datar
- 17 October, 2017