October 06, 2019
Public properties, private profiteering
During the Monsoon Session of Parliament, on July 15, 2019, the government revealed that over 9,622 acres of defence land was under encroachment in 30 states.
October 04, 2019
In the AI era, privacy and democracy are in peril
In this article for The Hill, Vasant Dhar discusses the threat of AI to democracy and how the U.S. regulators should look at Europe and India’s models of data protection....
October 01, 2019
Opinion | The economic consequences of Trump’s Twitter-happy ways
In this article for Mint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha examines how Trump's use of social media to fire missives has driven policy and economic uncertainty in the US to record highs. ...
October 01, 2019
Creating jobs with infrastructure investment
This article on the Business Standard discusses how spending on infrastructure should be directed to have the most impact on India's current jobs scenario. ...
September 29, 2019
Hard road beyond corporate tax cut
In this article for The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar analyses the recent corporate tax rate cut and the need for continuous reforms. ...
September 27, 2019
Aim for a lower cost of capital to gain from global trade shifts
The case for a GST cut is stronger than an income tax cut, although we need comprehensive tax reforms in the years ahead.
September 25, 2019
Infrastructure Priorities for Job Creation in India
The Infrastructure Priorities for Job Creation in India report attempts to understand the impact of infrastructure investment on economic activity. It is an extension of IDFC Institute's work on India's socio-economic transition: from rural to urba...
September 17, 2019
Even sectoral solutions call for a broader economic outlook
The Modi government should not limit itself to sectoral policy responses each time there is trouble in one part of the economy.
September 10, 2019
Opinion | How low can interest rates go in addressing the downturn?
In this Mint article, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha writes on how the monetary policy can be used to reduce interest rates to tackle the ongoing economic slowdown.
September 08, 2019
Rats, crabs, potholes and wasted taxes
In this article, Shankkar Aiyar writes on the quantum of taxpayer money wasted and the need for efficiency.