Tag Search: “political economy”
Farm laws: Liberalisation of agricultural marketing is necessary
Providing his perspective on the farm laws, Bharat Ramaswami contends that the liberalisation of agricultural marketing is the necessary direction – a view endorsed in the past across the political sp...
- Bharat Ramaswami
- 12 October, 2020
Introduction to e-Symposium: Understanding the new farm laws
Would the farm laws help increase farmers’ incomes? Could farmers benefit from an expanded access to markets? Would they be more willing to engage in contracts with urban firms because of the law on c...
- Ashok Kotwal
- 12 October, 2020
DUET: The industrial policy angle
Providing her perspective on Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Swati Dhingra contends that addressing the immediate, monumental problem of joblessness arising from the Covid-19 pandem...
- Swati Dhingra
- 08 October, 2020
DUET: Flexible implementation is key
Commenting on Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Yamini Aiyar contends that it is a welcome opportunity to reclaim the importance of robust social protection for urban India, while deb...
- Yamini Aiyar
- 07 October, 2020
Citizen-State relations: Countryside and city
To what extent do citizens expect officials to respond to local problems, and how do they make demands on the State to advance their well-being? Based on surveys in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, this ...
- Adam Auerbach Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner
- 24 August, 2020
Does political reservation work, and for whom?
Does political reservation undermine or promote development, and for whom? This article presents an analysis of India’s Scheduled Areas, which reserve political office for the historically disadvantag...
- Saad Gulzar Nicholas Haas Ben Pasquale
- 11 August, 2020
The politics of post-retirement appointments: Corruption in the Supreme Court?
The Indian judiciary bats for judicial independence. Wary of executive interference, judges ferociously protect their institutional turf. But does India’s judicial system suffer from an underhanded br...
- Madhav Aney Shubhankar Dam Giovanni Ko
- 15 June, 2020
Populism: Why in rich countries and in good times
Economic anxiety and insecurity are often cited as drivers of populism, so why has populism emerged over the past few years in rich countries and in good times? This article argues that when the econo...
- Lubos Pastor Pietro Veronesi
- 26 February, 2020
The electoral consequences of India’s demonetisation
It is widely believed that there may have been little or no electoral consequences of India’s demonetisation in 2016. This article analyses voter behaviour following demonetisation. It finds that plac...
- Gaurav Khanna Priya Mukherjee
- 12 February, 2020
RCEP trade agreement: The road not taken?
Prime Minister Modi recently announced that India would not be joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement between Southeast Asian Nations and its free-trading partners. I...
- Sarthak Agrawal Madhav Malhotra
- 15 November, 2019
Cash and the economy: Evidence from India’s demonetisation
‘Demonetisation’ announced in India in December 2016 made 86% of cash in circulation illegal tender overnight, with new notes gradually introduced over the next several months. This article combines n...
- Gabriel Chodorow-Reich
- 18 October, 2019
How democratic are the states of India?
India is often credited for its success as the world’s largest democracy – but does the degree of democracy vary across Indian states? This article develops an index to map the development of subnatio...
- Jos Bartman Imke Harbers Enrike van Wingerden
- 13 August, 2019