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.
June 26, 2020
Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among workers returning to Bihar gives snapshot of COVID across India
In light of the Indian lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many migrant workers outlfew from cities. This research tests the prevalence of the virus among returning laborers to Bihar as a snapshot across the country.
June 23, 2020
Opinion | Corona has put new forms of economic data into play
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha discusses disruptions to traditional national statistics amid the pandemic and the promise of and concerns with alternate high frequency data.
June 15, 2020
How Centrally Sponsored Schemes becoming a hurdle to Covid-19 fight
In this Financial Express article, IDFC Institute's Sharmada Srinivasan and Prakhar Misra discuss the shortcomings of centrally sponsored schemes in delivering COVID-19 response...
June 13, 2020
Dadabhai Naoroji: A new life for the grand old man of India
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha reviews the new biography of Dadabhai Naoroji, written by Dinyar Patel.
June 10, 2020
Opinion | The great inflation conundrum that the Indian economy faces
Is India facing a supply or a demand shock right now? Unpacking this question is at the heart of understanding India's inflation. Niranjan Rajadhyaksha writes in his column for Mint...
June 07, 2020
Growth interrupted: The visible hand
After India’s announcement of ‘One Nation, One Market’ in the agricultural sector, Shankkar Aiyar, in the New Indian Express, reflects on the mechanics of policy reforms in India, where problems and solutions for economic growth are known. ...
June 05, 2020
Covid is India’s big chance to fix police – from blunt force instrument to civilian service
The COVID-19 outbreak has provided an opportunity to reimagine police, which requires a focus on transformation of police-public relations and improving inter-agency coordination. Avanti Durani and Priya Vedavalli write in The Print about India...