January 18, 2016
Testing Direct Democracy
The notion of direct democracy is being challenged—not in the name of liberalism, but of technocratic efficiency.
January 16, 2016
Public Sector Start-ups?
Government funding of start-ups, either directly or indirectly, in the midst of a thriving venture-capital industry, is ill advised.
January 11, 2016
Vivek Dehejia quoted in Open magazine to explain the gradualist approach to economic reform in the context of the performance of Narendra Modi's government.
December 28, 2015
Douglass North and the Importance of Institutions
Unlike the prevailing fashion then or now, North focused on perennial, grand questions of political economy
December 23, 2015
Misdiagnosis of the Rajya Sabha Malfunction
Praveen Chakravarty and Tathagata Satpathy explain "Why we must be very cautious of the current effort to reduce the powers of the Rajya Sabha and to dilute the provisions of the anti-defection legislation."...
December 22, 2015
Message from Nairobi
Vivek Dehejia in his Livemint article, writes about the 'fog of spin and counter-spin' that has accumulated around the outcomes of the recently concluded 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held in Nairobi....
December 21, 2015
Why RBI is Watching Currency Derivatives
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty explains why the RBI is watching the currency derivatives market, in this article in the Hindu Business Line. He is reminded of a recent lunch conversation with Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary of the US, during B...
December 14, 2015
Decline of Rental Housing in India: the Case of Mumbai
This paper assesses the impact of rent control for Mumbai, where it has created a shortfall in formal, affordable rental housing and contributed to distortions in the land market.
December 12, 2015
IDFC-U Roundtable on “Facilitating an Easy Market for Affordable Housing Development”
The paper recommends regulatory changes to promote affordable housing in India
December 07, 2015
Slow and Steady at Midway
The BJP has sensed a shift in the political economy, and has reacted with an increased urgency to pursue reforms.