What’s in a Definition? A Study on the Suitability of the ...

The Journal of Asian Economics has published a paper on urban definitions by Junior Fellow Vaidehi Tandel, Former Senior Associate Komal Hiranandani, and Former Visiting Senior Fel...

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SATARC: A Household Survey in Four Major Indian Cities

The inaugural National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) journal includes a chapter on SATARC, written by Assistant Director Neha Sinha and Senior Associate Avanti Durani. Excerpts: &nb...

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Will GST Exacerbate Regional Divergence?

Visiting Senior Fellow Praveen Chakravarty and Resident Senior Fellow Vivek Dehejia, write for the Economic and Political Weekly, where they extend their regional diversity researc...

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Decline of Rental Housing in India: the Case of Mumbai

The amount of rental housing in India has declined significantly over the years for various reasons, including the nature of the rent control laws. This paper assesses the impact o...

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Vulnerabilities Of Institutional Checks In The Indian Federa...

In developing countries, separation of powers coexists with corruption by the ruling elite. This can be attributed to informal institutions, which counter the formal checks and bal...

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Re-Thinking Urban Planning in India: Learning from the wedge...

Cities in the global south are undergoing changes in the production structure brought about by globalization and liberalization. These cities also witness significant informalities...

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Real Estate Prices in Mumbai: Does the Metro have an impact?

The paper estimates the impact of various neighbourhood, spatial, and externality factors on residential prices in Mumbai. We find that distance from the central business district,...

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Revisiting the Real Estate Bill 2013

The central government has introduced the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, which sets up a regulatory authority to protect consumers as well as promote the real...

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