December 24, 2019
Opinion | Wakanda, Westeros, District 12 and the economics of progress
In this article for Mint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha looks the fictional worlds of Wakanda, Westeros, District 12 and their underlying economic structures.
December 21, 2019
Don’t just blame India’s courts, it’s the police that can’t solve criminal cases in time
In this article for ThePrint, Associate Priya Vedavalli and Senior Analyst Tvesha Sippy look into how unoccupied police posts, inhumane work hours and lack of investigative training affect police pendency....
December 17, 2019
Opinion | Caste barriers still play a big role in our economic choices
Though affirmative action has helped lift some of the barriers, caste continues to be a central fact of Indian economic life.
December 15, 2019
Meanwhile, what MPs learnt in Parliament
The rubric of politics suggests the winter session was a contest of persuasive arguments on citizenship. It was also a session where MPs learnt some arresting facts about governance.
December 08, 2019
Psychosis of the pending republic
Writing for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar deconstructs India's reaction to the extrajudicial execution of the four accused in the rape and murder of a young women in Hyderabad. He also discusses how India's flailing criminal justice syste...
December 08, 2019
Opinion | The microfinance mess
In this 2010 article, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha discusses the economics that come into play when interest rates on microfinance loans are capped.
December 05, 2019
Fiscal Modernisation: Lessons for India from the World
This paper approaches the issue of India's poor tax-to-GDP ratio by looking at how the developed economies of today built fiscal capacity over time — and then identifying broad policy lessons for India.
December 04, 2019
Opinion | Time for the orchestrated use of three different economic levers
A nuanced combination of lower interest rates, fiscal expansion and a cheaper rupee could help India’s economy recover.
December 02, 2019
GDP: How deep is the slowdown?
A closer look at the recent GDP data and core sector growth rates to highlight implications for government spending.
November 27, 2019
Opinion | The Indian consumer seems to have buckled under pressure
As growth slows, it seems that Indian consumers are contributing to the decline in aggregate demand.