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
Indian households tend to hold a high fraction of their wealth in non-financial assets such as real estate and gold. Tax policy has been used to incentivise saving in financial assets and encouraging ...
In July 2018, India released a draft national policy framework on e-commerce among its stakeholders. The ensuing debate led to the government announcing a revised draft policy. In this post, Rahul Cho...
- Rahul Choudhury
- 12 November, 2018
Aprajit Mahajan (UC Berkeley) and Shekhar Mittal (UCLA) outline some features of the GST that attempt to address the challenges of implementing a VAT system in India
Arvind Datar, Senior Advocate and reputable legal scholar responds to the questions on GST posed in the introduction of this explainer.
- Arvind P. Datar
- 17 October, 2017
Kavita Rao, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, responds to the questions on GST posed in the introduction of this explainer.
- Kavita Rao
- 16 October, 2017
Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha has trashed the present government’s track record on economic management. In a recent article, economist Surjit Bhalla refuted Mr. Sinha’s claims with a poin...
- Pronab Sen
- 13 October, 2017
Ever since the RBI switched to flexible inflation targeting with headline Consumer Price Index as the inflation anchor, inflation has witnessed a dramatic collapse. In this article, Renu Kohli contend...
- Renu Kohli
- 09 October, 2017
Homestead land rights, that is, the security a household enjoys over the plot of land on which its dwelling is built, shape livelihoods and living standards for poor and marginalised populations in ru...
Job growth is a key policy concern across developing countries and there are been an increased interest in the role of active labour market programmes that provide vocational training to job-seekers, ...
- David McKenzie
- 14 August, 2017
In May 2017, the Central Statistics Office released the new series of the Index of Industrial Production with 2011-12 as the base year, after a comprehensive revision of computation methods. The serie...
The ruling party at the centre won the Uttar Pradesh state election despite its demonetisation policy having some negative economic impacts on the Indian economy. By combining primary data from survey...
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