May 22, 2019
The immediate challenges for the next finance minister
The country’s current macroeconomic indicators should not cause any alarm but the economy’s direction is worrisome.
May 20, 2019
Exit polls and the X-factor fog
The commentary on the accuracy and credibility of exit polls depends on the ‘who’ factor—entrenched emotions of identity and ideology rather than the matrix of mathematics.
May 13, 2019
Numbers portability and political risotto
In this article today, Visiting Senior Fellow Shankkar Aiyar draws a parallel between political strategy of alliances, telecom services and financial markets.
May 07, 2019
Why the RBI needs more data scientists and farm economists
Inflation forecasts need to be accurate for right monetary policy decisions. It’s time RBI enlists experts to get them right
May 05, 2019
Unpaid salaries despite 44 labour laws
The inability of India's labour law regime to redress issues in an effective and timely manner.
May 03, 2019
Economic geography central to India’s regional inequality woes
Policymakers would do well to look at the issue through the prism of economic geography—density, distance, division.
April 30, 2019
Meanwhile...issues lost in din and dust
At the halfway mark of the 2019 elections, Shankkar Aiyar reminds readers of the pressing problems plaguing India, including construction non-completion, banking sector mishaps, and the ever-present danger of drought. ...
April 26, 2019
More creative destruction and less regulation would help India
Jet’s woes reflect poor management and stiff competition. Neither warrants government intervention to keep a zombie alive.
April 25, 2019
Hubris & its Political Consequence
The trouble with victory, rather a string of victories, is that it catalyses and nurtures hubris.
April 25, 2019
The ongoing churn in Indian capitalism and the Sensex
The frequent churn in the Sensex is as much a testament to the dynamic nature of the Indian economy as the decline of a once-dominant airline, Jet Airways, which suspended operations last week.