July 28, 2020
Press Release: SARS-CoV2 Sero-prevalence study in Mumbai: NITI-Aayog-BMC-TIFR study
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Prof. Anup Malani, Manoj Mohanan, Anu Acharya, Sofia Imad and Pritika Hingorani conducted a sero-prevalencce study in Mumbai. This survey was led by the BMC, Niti Aayog, and TIFR. The first round report shows 57% of ...
July 22, 2020
Opinion | The return of workers to cities isn’t a sign of normalcy
In this article, Anup Malani and Vaidehi Tandel discuss the return of migrant workers from rural areas and its likely implications on the spread of COVID and the urban economy.
July 19, 2020
Covid-19 has exposed India's failure to deliver even the most basic obligations to its people
In his column for CNN, Shankkar Aiyar discusses how India's fragile public healh system has struggled with consequences of the pandemic.
July 16, 2020
Why India must remain vocal for global
Embracing economic isolation at this point will be a strategic mistake. India must seize global opportunities, must avoid the middle-income trap and should not be afraid to engage with the world
July 15, 2020
Don’t blame dense cities. They have been resilient
Vaidehi Tandel and Reuben Abraham explain that it is not density, but socioeconomic factors, state capacity, and lack of experience which explain case load...
July 14, 2020
A look back at earlier debates may guide our economy ahead
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha makes a case for revisiting the economic discourse of the 1970s that proved seminal for later reforms and could help us address current problems
July 12, 2020
Data is the new oil…also the new snake oil
In his column for The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar discusses COVID19 testing data and what it means for perceptions of political success.
July 09, 2020
How can the BMC help Mumbai recover?
Isalyne Gennaro and Harshita Agrawal write about how raising revenues from sustainable sources, reinforcing financial literacy, the autonomy of local administrations, and revising the current approach in planning expenditure form the heart of good ...
July 08, 2020
Opinion | India’s fiscal responsibility rules for states might need a relook
In this week’s column for Niranjan Rajadhyaksha makes a case for a relook at Indian states' fiscal responsibility laws.
July 05, 2020
Fund brick and mortar to construct growth
In The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar discusses the strategy for reviving the Indian economy. He suggests investments that will enable employment.