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
It is widely agreed that China has grown much faster than India, and that India has finally taken over in recent years. In this piece, Martin Rama benchmarks the growth performances of the two countri...
- Martin Rama
- 04 June, 2019
Recent statistics have drawn attention to the turning of India’s investment cycle since the second half of 2017-18. In this piece, Isha Gupta examines the different components of investment demand a...
- Isha Gupta
- 27 May, 2019
Does service quality predict households’ willingness to pay for electricity connections in rural India?
While rural electrification has been a high priority for governments in the developing world, the factors that make individual households more likely to pay for electricity have received insufficient ...
In this Perspectives piece, Prof. Nagaraj contends that ‘Make in India’ has failed to meet its objective of turning industry around. The government has seemed more concerned with improving India's...
- R. Nagaraj
- 08 May, 2019
Research shows that entrepreneurship or new firm formation can be an important driver of economic development. This article studies the extent of new firm formation in India over the last 40 years and...
A quarter-century after the empirical growth literature set out to explain why poor countries are not catching up with rich ones, cross-country regressions have mercifully gone out of fashion. In this...
In this article, Rajeswari Sengupta analyses various nuances of the recently announced Union Interim Budget, including the deviation from the targeted path of fiscal consolidation. In a world of Aadha...
- Rajeswari Sengupta
- 04 February, 2019
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
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
With 99.3% of banned currency returning to the banks, it is clear that demonetisation’s primary objective of nullifying ‘black money’ was not achieved. In this post, Dr Renu Kohli contends that ...
- Renu Kohli
- 12 October, 2018
Between 1985 and 2018, the global average statutory corporate tax rate fell by more than half. This article uses new macroeconomic data to argue that profit-shifting is a key driver of this decline. C...
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