January 15, 2019
Finance ministry has a poor forecasting record
Given the over-optimistic revenue estimates and under-budgeted expenditure, the FinMin’s budget projections should be taken with a pinch of salt
January 13, 2019
Quota policies, placebo politics
When Members of Parliament voted this week, they also, in a sense, certified the true state of the political economy.
January 12, 2019
India’s a Land of Cities, Not Villages
A prosperous future for India depends crucially on promoting well-planned urbanisation.
January 11, 2019
Moving from chaos to order: The overdue step to a simpler GST
The next government should plan to eventually move to a lower standard rate.
January 07, 2019
Rafale of rhetoric, indefensible delays
The delay in acquisition of Rafale jets represents systemic sloth.
January 03, 2019
Political Lessons for 2019 from 2018
The debacle in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh altered the political hues and the colours on the political map of India
January 02, 2019
Palanpur, a fascinating story of income growth, social change
The research on Palanpur tells us that thick data from ethnographic or microeconomic studies can also tell policymakers a lot
January 02, 2019
The Faustian bargain we have struck with ‘godless secularism’
When religion was forcibly ejected from the public sphere, what replaced it was a vacuum—a malaise or an ennui
December 20, 2018
Opinion | Why expanding India’s direct tax net is relevant
India is trapped between nations that get a lot of foreign aid and the ones with strong tax collections.
December 18, 2018
Of big Government and poll verdicts
Political parties have erroneously come to believe, a la Mao or Mahalanobis, that big government is the cure for ills afflicting the political economy.