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 2001 and 2006, India introduced the automatic approval of foreign direct investments of up to 51% of domestic firms’ equity to industries in which foreign investment was initially restricted. Thi...
The Indian economy is going through an economic slowdown. Several economists have made a case for an expansionary fiscal policy to deal with the slowdown. In this post, Gurbachan Singh argues that it ...
- Gurbachan Singh
- 04 November, 2019
Property tax, levied on ownership of any real property, is a significant source of revenue for city-level municipal governments in India. However, revenue collections from it are quite low as it is po...
‘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 combin...
- Gabriel Chodorow-Reich
- 18 October, 2019
In the previous part of this series, Ashok Kotwal and Pronab Sen traced the genesis of the present economic slowdown. In this part, they discuss the way forward to arrest the slowdown. They suggest a ...
In the previous part of this series, Ashok Kotwal and Pronab Sen presented an export-led development strategy employed by successful Asian countries and why India failed on this front. In this part, t...
In the previous part of this series, Ashok Kotwal and Pronab Sen described the generic process of development in a dual economy. In this part, they present the strategies employed by successful Asian ...
The Indian economy, one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the last three decades, today shows telltale signs of an economic slowdown. In this four-part series, Ashok Kotwal and Pronab...
Government recently announced its decision to borrow in foreign currency from abroad to finance part of government’s fiscal deficit. In this post, Renu Kohli discusses some key fiscal preconditions ...
- Renu Kohli
- 06 September, 2019
‘Ideas for India’ is hosting a panel discussion on ‘Financing development in India’ on Monday, 9 September 2019, at Desire Hall, Le Méridien Hotel, New Delhi at 6:30pm. The panellists are Pra...
- Ashok Kotwal
- 05 September, 2019
The history of sovereign debt evolved over time along with the purposes for which governments borrowed: first State-building, then public-good provision, and most recently social welfare and entitleme...
The 'Asian miracles' and their industrial policies are often considered as statistical accidents that cannot be replicated. This article argues that we can learn more about sustained growth from these...
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