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How open is India's capital account?

Although India began opening up its capital account in the mid-1990s, the approach towards financial liberalisation has been cautious. Tracing changes in the de-facto openness of the country’s capi...

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India’s service-led economic growth

Structural transformation that involves a shift from agriculture straight to services, is a cause of concern to many scholars as an expanding service sector might be a pale substitute to technical pro...

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Business sentiments and labour markets

The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns have had a significant adverse impact on jobs and livelihoods. Using 2006-2021 data from a survey on business sentiments, this article examines fluctuati...

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Painful spillovers from slowing BRICS growth

A synchronous growth slowdown has hit emerging markets, especially the BRICS, since 2010, with the potential for significant adverse spillovers to the rest of the world. This column estimates that a ...

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Does democracy cause growth?

Many analysts view democracy as a neutral or negative factor for growth. This column discusses new evidence showing that democracy has a robust and sizeable pro-growth effect. It finds that a country ...

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Can Governments Increase Revenues By Lowering Taxes? A Study of Competing Policies To Reduce Tax Evasion During House Purchase in India

In the specific context of India, this project studies which of the two tools – the stamp duty or the guidance value – leads to higher truthful reporting of property prices. Using a hedonic model ...

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Why outward FDI should be encouraged

The ‘Make in India’ programme seeks to incentivise global investors to manufacture in India. In this article, Natasha Agarwal, an independent research economist argues that efforts should also be ...

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Union Budget 2016: Will it support India's economic transformation?

In this year’s Budget speech, the Finance Minister articulated the government’s agenda to ‘Transform India’ through a set of economic reforms framed in terms of ‘nine pillars’ - agricultur...

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Union Budget 2016: A UPA-III Budget

In this article, Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, contends that the Modi government presented a reasonably good United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-III Budget ...

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Union Budget 2016: Focus on reforms and fiscal commitments

The Union Budget 2016-17 was presented by the Finance Minister earlier this week. In this article, Rathin Roy, Director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, applauds the Budget for ...

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Land in India: Market price vs. fundamental value

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015, is focused on protecting the few home buyers who can afford to buy homes but does not address the issue of high land prices, which is a very se...

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Growth, Urbanisation and Rural-Urban Linkages in Bihar

The project aimed to explore the reasons for low urbanization in the state and identify its regional pattern across the State and its economic and social characteristics. The findings of the study ind...

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Can India beat this slowdown?

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has cautioned the government against seeking to generate economic growth by increasing public spending and hence, adding to the fiscal deficit. In this article, Jayan Jose ...

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Fiscal deficit and growth slowdown

Ahead of the Union Budget, several policymakers and economists in India have advocated increasing public spending to spur economic growth. In this article, Gurbachan Singh argues that even if India is...

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A conversation on development - I

Parikshit Ghosh (Member of the I4I Editorial Board & Associate Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics) speaks with Kaushik Basu (Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank and fo...

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Land records and titles in India

Land ownership is broadly determined by access to a land title, which protects the rights of the title-holder, and impacts livelihoods, and industrial, economic, and social growth. However, land title...

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Covid-19: Macroeconomic implications for India

Due to the measures adopted to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19), especially social distancing and lockdown, non-essential expenditures are being postponed. This is causing...

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