International experience suggests that the rates of fatality on account of Covid-19 vary across the world. In this post, Jain and Chatterjee seek to estimate the fatality rate of the pandemic in India...
There is great uncertainty around the spread and eventual end of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the possibility of extended or intermittent lockdowns. Besides the immediate health crisis and loss of liv...
- Anirudh Shingal
- 30 April, 2020
Since the lockdown was announced in India, many migrants have undertaken the difficult journey to their place of origin. However, millions of them are still in cities, and some are expected to return ...
- Clément Imbert
- 01 May, 2020
In India’s battle against Covid-19, we are inevitably confronted by the choice between social distancing on the one hand, and denying people their livelihood on the other. Recognising the unsustaina...
In the last two weeks, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world economy upside down, and all indicators point to one of the sharpest economic contractions in modern times. In this post, Ram Singh di...
- Ram Singh
- 25 March, 2020
Estimating the effects of physical infrastructure investments on economic growth has remained challenging, especially in rural settings. This article studies the effects of a rural infrastructure gran...
Infrastructure development remains a key constraint in India’s economic development. Given the budgetary constraints of the government, private financing for infrastructure provisioning through publ...
- Meenakshi Sinha
- 19 February, 2020
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 pl...
In this post, Nirvikar Singh discusses what we can learn from the recently presented Union Budget about the possible direction of India’s economy. He contends that, though the Budget is positive in ...
- Nirvikar Singh
- 07 February, 2020
Union Budget 2020: Preference for infra spending, divestment, and directing resources to middle class
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for 2020-21 on 1st February – at a time when economy is facing an economic slowdown. In this post, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha contends that ...
- Niranjan Rajadhyaksha
- 03 February, 2020
The Indian economy is currently experiencing a sharp slowdown, and the government has reacted with corporate tax cuts and a large infrastructure initiative. Using annual data from 1987-2017 for six So...
Do tax systems distort firm-to-firm trade? This article considers the effect of tax policy on supplier networks in the state of West Bengal in India. It finds that on average, firms buy 12% more from ...
India’s GDP growth has slowed sharply from 8% per annum last year to 5% in the second quarter this year. In this post, Ashoka Mody contends that the ongoing slowdown is not a short-term disruption; ...
- Ashoka Mody
- 22 November, 2019
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council met in Goa in September 2019 to find a way to boost the weakening Indian economy. The Council recommended reductions in GST rates for certain categories of goo...
- Abheek Barman
- 20 November, 2019
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