The disruptive market power of foreign portfolio investors in the face of tax threat
Foreign portfolio investors in emerging markets are known to exit host capital markets promptly if any policy changes impose additional costs. Based on an analysis of daily trading data during a perio...
- Hisham Farag Andrew Marshall Biwesh Neupane Suman Neupane Chandra Thapa
- 02 November, 2022
The low productivity trap of collateralised lending for MSMEs
The share of bank credit extended to MSMEs increased dramatically during the pan-demic. In this post, Harsh Vardhan discusses the the government guarantee of bank loans as a possible driver of this gr...
- Harsh Vardhan
- 07 October, 2022
How NBFCs are reinventing MSME finance
Even though micro and small enterprises make up over 99% of MSMEs in India, they receive a relatively small proportion of bank credit. Chandra and Muthusamy look at how lending to MSMEs has evolved ov...
- Rohit Chandra Nishanth Muthusamy
- 15 September, 2022
Demonetisation and agricultural markets
In this article, Aggarwal and Narayanan contend that demonetisation alone cannot turn agricultural markets cashless. Such a shift would require sustained and focussed effort to expand the reach of for...
- Nidhi Aggarwal Sudha Narayanan
- 30 November, 2016
Consequences of the demonetisation shock
In this article, Sudipto Mundle, Emeritus Professor at NIPFP, contends that we are likely to see a significant dip in economic activity till January 2017 or even till the end of the current financial...
- Sudipto Mundle
- 29 November, 2016
Notes ban: Modinomics vs. Moditics
Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, contends that while the ban on high-denomination currency notes is bad economics, it is a brilliant political move.
- Maitreesh Ghatak
- 23 November, 2016
Demonetisation and rural cooperative banks
The RBI has barred rural cooperative banks from exchanging or accepting the denotified Rs. 1,000 and 500 notes. In this article, Ajay Vir Jakhar of Bharat Krishak Samaj - a non-partisan association of...
- Ajay Vir Jakhar
- 22 November, 2016
- Notes from the Field
A monetary economics view of the demonetisation
The demonetised Rs. 1,000 and 500 notes were 86% of the total volume of cash in India. In this article, Ajay Shah, Professor at NIPFP, argues that if a significant scale of firm failure were to come a...
- Ajay Shah
- 21 November, 2016
Going cashless but thinking cash?
In this article, Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay, Professor of Economics and Finance at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, contends that switching from a predominantly cash-based to cashless economy nee...
- Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay
- 20 November, 2016
Picking up the pieces
In an earlier article , Pronab Sen, Country Director, IGC India Central, examined some of the economic consequences of the recent demonetisation of Rs. 1,000 and 500 notes in India, and concluded that...
- Pronab Sen
- 18 November, 2016
Policymaking in the ‘grey zone’
Prerna Mukharya, Founder of Outline India – a social enterprise that focuses on data collection, impact assessments and evaluation studies, predominantly working with rural populations in remote are...
- Prerna Mukharya
- 17 November, 2016
- Notes from the Field
Currency shock: Does the gain justify the strain?
On the evening of 8 November, PM Modi announced that 1,000 and 500 rupee notes will cease to be legal tender post-midnight. In this article, Parikshit Ghosh, Associate Professor of Economics at the D...
- Parikshit Ghosh
- 11 November, 2016
Kisan Credit Card programme: Expanded access to credit or expansion of credit?
Kisan Credit Card programme - a key reform in agricultural lending in India - has been operational for almost 20 years now. However, there is little empirical evidence of its impact on intended benefi...
- Somdeep Chatterjee
- 03 November, 2016
Assessing the impact of listing on access to finance for small and medium enterprises
Small and medium enterprises are globally viewed as an engine of economic growth. However, growth in this sector is often limited by access to external finance due, in part, to SMEs being informationa...
- Nidhi Aggarwal Susan Thomas
- 30 October, 2016
- IGC Research on India
Public sector banks: The more things change, the more they stay the same
Banks Board Bureau has been set up to help the government appoint heads of public sector banks (PSBs) and to advise on important issues in banking. In this article, Gurbachan Singh asks basic question...
- Gurbachan Singh
- 21 July, 2016
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