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Do 'jobs' even matter in politics?
May 22, 2019

Do 'jobs' even matter in politics?

Some conventional wisdom about how economic outcomes affect politics will be tested on May 23.

Economics, geopolitics, and the impact on G20
Jul 30, 2022

Economics, geopolitics, and the impact on G20

Between the data, the risks, and the narratives lies an uncertain future that will test the intellectual leadership of India’s G20 presidency.

Economy at a critical juncture
Jan 10, 2013

Economy at a critical juncture

The main culprit for the sharp rise in the current account deficit is the increase in gold imports and the hefty payment for oil imports. People are buying gold because they are apprehensive about the outlook on inflation. They think of gold as a reliable asset whose value has appreciated the most in the past few years.

Ensuring food security: Will it be for all or only a few?
Jan 17, 2011

Ensuring food security: Will it be for all or only a few?

HOW to ensure food security and control inflation has emerged as a major challenge for the government in the New Year. The hangover of food inflation from 2010 cannot be ignored as it is still in double digits.

EU परिषद आणि स्वीडनचे अध्यक्षपद
Dec 28, 2022

EU परिषद आणि स्वीडनचे अध्यक्षपद

स्वीडनचे 2023 चे अध्यक्षपद हे एका गंभीर टप्प्यावर आले आहे कारण युरोपला अनेक आव्हानांचा सामना करावा लागत आहे.

FDI opening timed wrongly
Dec 05, 2011

FDI opening timed wrongly

Opening up retail trade should not have happened at a time when inflation is high, GDP growth rate is falling, industrial growth and exports are declining. Unfortunately, it would take a long time for the multi-brand retailers to establish their own supply chains and hence inflation is unlikely to come down in the near future.

GDP growth impacts voter behaviour
Dec 06, 2013

GDP growth impacts voter behaviour

The GDP growth does not mean much to the average voter. But prices do that matter as inflation cut into the budget for healthcare and education for children. Thus what will ultimately decide the outcome of the elections will be inflation and the government's inability to control it.

Green lighting growth
Jun 09, 2023

Green lighting growth

Dialling down the tax and public debt-driven, active industrial policy model could greenlight private demand-led consumption and private investment-le

Historic support to PM Prachanda in the Parliament: Will he give a new direction to Nepal?
Jan 16, 2023

Historic support to PM Prachanda in the Parliament: Will he give a new direction to Nepal?

A period of instability continues to loom large over Nepal as, despite the overwhelming support garnered by PM Prachanda, it won’t translate into re

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges
Apr 17, 2024

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges

The changes brought to the Consumption Expenditure Survey have raised concerns over comparability with previous rounds of surveys

How the pandemic is an opportunity to create a ‘more equal’ world
May 12, 2020

How the pandemic is an opportunity to create a ‘more equal’ world

A new “more equal” world has to replace the old unequal world with a paradigm propagating equality from spatial and temporal dimensions.

Increasing Women’s Economic Productivity: The Case for Gender Lens Investing
Jan 27, 2023

Increasing Women’s Economic Productivity: The Case for Gender Lens Investing

The year 2022 saw the global economic outlook deteriorate amidst high inflation, fiscal tightening, and supply chain uncertainties arising from both the Russia-Ukraine war and the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), after expanding by some 5 percent in 2021, contracted in the first half of 2022. This brief makes a case for gender lens investing (GLI) as a means to boost women’s participation in economic act

India is still healing – growth momentum to follow
Dec 06, 2021

India is still healing – growth momentum to follow

The government has to choose in a trade-off between nurturing medium-term growth via cheap credit and compromising the political present if inflation

India's 2022: Capacity utilisation and economic revival
Dec 29, 2021

India's 2022: Capacity utilisation and economic revival

With the looming third wave, the Indian government would have to revive consumption demand and control inflation simultaneously.

India's balancing act: Navigating the global energy markets
May 16, 2024

India's balancing act: Navigating the global energy markets

India's pragmatic approach to resilience and adaptability in the face of geopolitical upheavals positions it as a key player in shaping the future of

India-Nepal relations soar high
Jun 07, 2023

India-Nepal relations soar high

Prachanda’s visit highlights the two countries willingness to move beyond contentious issues and focus on mutually beneficial aspects

Indian Consumption Expenditure Survey: Focusing beyond the trends
Mar 29, 2024

Indian Consumption Expenditure Survey: Focusing beyond the trends

By studying India’s consumption patterns over time, effective policies can be undertaken to boost India’s economic growth

Indian economy — Struggling towards recovery
Sep 02, 2021

Indian economy — Struggling towards recovery

Breaking down the journey towards the high GDP growth in Q1FY22.

Indian economy: 2023 wrapped
Jan 02, 2024

Indian economy: 2023 wrapped

To ensure organic, responsible growth in 2024, India will have to implement a policy structure which is unique to a developing nation in the current g

Indian economy: All is not well
Feb 25, 2019

Indian economy: All is not well

Agriculture remains stressed as food inflation remains low. India Inc. is not doing well either.

India’s “big government” targets high growth
Mar 11, 2024

India’s “big government” targets high growth

Making the correct trade-offs can support higher growth over the long term as can implementing a foundational reform agenda

Leveraging the Global Macroeconomic Environment for Recovery and Growth: Opportunities for G20 Under India’s Presidency
Aug 04, 2022

Leveraging the Global Macroeconomic Environment for Recovery and Growth: Opportunities for G20 Under India’s Presidency

The global macroeconomy has undergone unprecedented change in recent years, particularly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the G20 had an effective coordinating role in steering the global economy through the 2008 global financial crisis, its role in engineering an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the pandemic has been more mixed. Incomes in the advanced G20 economies are on track to return to pre-pandemic levels by end-2022 but have

Modi's first priority should be reviving economy
May 19, 2014

Modi's first priority should be reviving economy

Indian industry stalwarts have welcomed the arrival of Narendra Modi. The first priority of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be to ensure the revival of economic growth, which has gone below 5 per cent in the past two years and also tackle food inflation and price rise.

Now stagflation at the door
Nov 08, 2013

Now stagflation at the door

How far inflation control will be successful, only time can tell and we have to wait and watch. Inflation is very bad especially for the poor. But inflation cannot be controlled by interest rates alone. By being overly hawkish, the RBI Governor is not going to help industry which is starved of investment.

Oil shock: Entry point for deepening reform
May 25, 2018

Oil shock: Entry point for deepening reform

The oil shock poses two risks for India. First, the fear that it will increase the current account deficit. Second, it poses a conundrum of navigating conflicting objectives — preserve the market-based retail oil price mechanism whilst graduating the price shock for consumers and containing inflation.

On the whole a positive Budget
Mar 05, 2011

On the whole a positive Budget

The Finance Minister has addressed the various deficiencies in agricultural production which are responsible for high food inflation. But the actual measures announced are not enough to shake up agriculture and as Dr MS Swaminathan pointed out - it will not make the youthful population take up farming.

Pakistan: Persisting instability
Dec 19, 2023

Pakistan: Persisting instability

Going into 2024, Pakistan remains in the throes of a polycrisis, without a clear roadmap on how to navigate it

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama
Feb 10, 2024

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama

No matter the winner, Pakistan’s economy will make it difficult for the incoming government to meet election promises

Pakistan’s rupee volatility: A bumpy ride to the bottom
Jun 27, 2023

Pakistan’s rupee volatility: A bumpy ride to the bottom

Pakistan should be cautious of the excessive IMF lending as the large capital inflows can undermine the BoP viability in the long run

Pinning hopes on the next PM
Mar 21, 2014

Pinning hopes on the next PM

Why has the UPA been so ineffective in pushing GDP growth in its second term? Why has it not been able to tame inflation? Looking back, it was the three stimulus packages that the UPA government gave that was responsible for much of what is wrong today.

Politics of a bailout: Lessons for Pakistan from the Sri Lankan crisis
Jun 09, 2023

Politics of a bailout: Lessons for Pakistan from the Sri Lankan crisis

Pakistan can draw crucial lessons from Sri Lanka’s success as the former continues to negotiate for a US$ 1.1-billion tranche from the IMF to stabil

Post-Budget uncertainty, global cues drives market sell-off
Feb 06, 2018

Post-Budget uncertainty, global cues drives market sell-off

Uncertainty in financial arrangements is crippling and its trauma lingers. The good news is that this sell off is temporary. Stock markets are now back to where they were just two weeks ago.

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures
Sep 14, 2021

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures

The pandemic has exacerbated the income and digital divide in Brazil, particularly amongst the children and youth demographic

Re-thinking India's monetary policy
Feb 14, 2014

Re-thinking India's monetary policy

Inflation targeting has become a bone of contention in India. While some economists say a certain level of inflation is a necessary evil, others argue RBI's target is very low and would require monetary tightening. What is required is a balance between fiscal and monetary policy.

Recapturing growth: What government should do
Sep 25, 2017

Recapturing growth: What government should do

Growth was bound to suffer because India depends significantly on private entrepreneurship and capital.

Rupee at risk: Woes of a falling rupee
Aug 22, 2022

Rupee at risk: Woes of a falling rupee

As the rupee loses its value against the dollar, what are the implications for the Indian economy?

Spring of hope in the winter of despair: Indian economy as the bright spot in the polycrisis
Aug 14, 2023

Spring of hope in the winter of despair: Indian economy as the bright spot in the polycrisis

India’s resilient economy has rebounded from pandemic-induced negative growth, making it a shining prospect in the gloomy global arena

Sri Lanka: Food security impacted by flawed economic policies
Jun 16, 2022

Sri Lanka: Food security impacted by flawed economic policies

The policy blunders by the Sri Lankan state have adversely affected the food security of the country.

Sweden’s presidency of the Council of the EU
Dec 21, 2022

Sweden’s presidency of the Council of the EU

Sweden’s 2023 presidency comes at a critical juncture as Europe confronts several challenges

The crisis-struck polity: Sri Lanka’s evolving structures
May 23, 2023

The crisis-struck polity: Sri Lanka’s evolving structures

The current Sri Lankan political environment is ripe for transformations in power structures, economic policy, and citizen involvement

The legitimacy of India’s grievance with the international rating triumvirate
Jul 27, 2023

The legitimacy of India’s grievance with the international rating triumvirate

While it might be tempting to dismiss the importance of international rating agencies based on periods of robust inflows of foreign investment, the im

The RBI has passed the baton of economic growth to the government
Jul 14, 2023

The RBI has passed the baton of economic growth to the government

A normal monsoon and the consequently softer inflation in food prices could force RBI’s hand on both its policy stance as well as on the policy rate

The state of India's pulses sector
Dec 08, 2016

The state of India's pulses sector

Pulses are the cheapest source of protein for Indians – and thus a favoured food item nationwide. The Indian pulses sector, however, faces numerous challenges. Scrutiny of the sector increased sharply after price fluctuations in 2015-16 and the increase in import of pulses. Government interventions, as part of the anticipated supply response to the shortfall in availability of pulses, did not entirely mitigate the problem. The sector stands at

Union Budget 2023: Five Stars for the Indian economy
Feb 02, 2023

Union Budget 2023: Five Stars for the Indian economy

The crisis in the South Asian neighbourhood is quite alarming, but India stands as a bright star in the region and on the global stage, despite inflat

Unravelling the current economic situation in Nepal
Jun 15, 2022

Unravelling the current economic situation in Nepal

Poor governance and flawed policies marred Nepal’s economic performance.