Tag Search: “growth”
“New Welfarism”: Old wine, new bottles?
Commenting on the recent policy paper by Subramanian and Felman, R Nagaraj contends that the authors imaginative re-branding of the erstwhile ‘populist schemes’ as “New Welfarism of the Right” is an e...
- R. Nagaraj
- 28 January, 2021
Import competition, formalisation, and role of contract workers
Given the recent expansion in the participation of developing countries in global trade, it is important to understand the role of trade in the composition of employment in these countries. Analysing ...
- Pavel Chakraborty Rahul Singh Vidhya Soundararajan
- 27 January, 2021
Covid-19 crisis: Response should not undermine institutions
The unprecedented economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in calls for drastic actions on part of the government and RBI. In this post, Sengupta and Vardhan content that these ...
- Rajeswari Sengupta Harsh Vardhan
- 15 December, 2020
Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Foreign trade, capital flows, and India’s growth
The Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) policy was announced by the central government, along with the economic package, as a response to the crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this pos...
- Partha Sen
- 27 November, 2020
A ten-point programme for economic recovery
The Indian economy has been experiencing a slowdown in growth of GDP in general and investment in particular, with the Covid-19 crisis being the last (big) straw. In this post, Gurbachan Singh present...
- Gurbachan Singh
- 20 October, 2020
What would make India’s growth sustainable?
Much of the discussion on the economic slowdown in India in recent years – as well as on the government’s measures to tackle the present economic crisis due to the Covid-19 lockdown – is focused on th...
- Maitreesh Ghatak Ashok Kotwal Bharat Ramaswami
- 14 August, 2020
The macroeconomic benefits of gender diversity
The persistent gap between female and male labour force participation comes at a significant economic cost. This article argues that because women and men complement each other in the production proce...
- Christine Lagarde Jonathan D. Ostry
- 04 January, 2019
Are women politicians good for economic growth?
There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last two decades, but there is no evidence of how this influences economic performance. This article investiga...
- Sonia Bhalotra
- 05 December, 2018
Nobel laureate Paul Romer’s contribution to endogenous growth theory
What motivates people like Steve Jobs to spend time, money, and effort in developing new ideas despite the implicit hazard that ideas can easily be copied later? In this post, Mausumi Das contends tha...
- Mausumi Das
- 24 October, 2018
Two views on fighting world poverty
In the previous article, Lant Pritchett critiqued Chris Blattman’s proposal to compare interventions that provide chickens rather than cash, and the view that the answer is the best investment we cou...
- Chris Blattman
- 05 May, 2017
On India's latest GDP numbers
India’s latest GDP data shows that the economy grew at 7% in the previous quarter, despite demonetisation. In this article, Abhijit Banerjee discusses why the new numbers are likely to be an overestim...
- Abhijit Banerjee
- 25 March, 2017
Getting kinky with chickens
In the context of Bill Gates’ commitment to chickens as a high-impact poverty intervention, Chris Blattman recently proposed a study to compare interventions that provide chicken rather than cash, an...
- Lant Pritchett
- 04 March, 2017