November 03, 2014
FIIs Behind Boom in Markets Since 2000
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in Business Standard: "It's clear that behind the five-fold increase in Sensex and ten-fold increase in market capitalisation in the 21st century is actually the greenback, not the signature of our RBI gover...
October 22, 2014
The Mathematics of Maharashtra
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in Business Standard: "A summary of Amit Shah's master strategy that helped the BJP emerge victorious in the recent Assembly elections"...
October 10, 2014
Mumbai’s Towering Ambitions Brought Low by Legal Disputes
IDFC Institute's Vaidehi Tandel quoted in Financial Times article on legal wrangles stalling skyscraper projects in Mumbai.
October 08, 2014
Arithmetic, not ‘love jihad’
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: "Alteration in the electoral landscape had a larger impact on BJP’s UP bypoll performance than its Hindutva campaign"
September 09, 2014
Reduce Speculation in Derivatives
Speculators betting heavily on stock price swings add to and exacerbate perceived distrust in the market
August 22, 2014
No Facebook and Twitter election
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: "If, in 71 per cent of the cases, social media played no role and 70 per cent of the eventual winners had virtually no social media presence in constituencies that have the highest ...
August 01, 2014
AAP and the Politics of Urbanisation
IDFC Chairman Rajiv Lall writes in Business Standard about issues arising from India’s “Census Town” population, i.e. towns that the Census regards as urban, but are governed as rural by the Indian government....
May 22, 2014
Modi win shows path to Parliament is through 11 states
The difference in the seats won by BJP in Hindi and non-Hindi states is the highest in India's electoral history
May 21, 2014
India’s first past the post election myths
IDFC Institute CEO Reuben Abraham and Resident Fellow Vivek Dehejia write in Mint: "BJP’s 31% vote share in the polls has been dubbed as too low for legitimately ruling India. This is a dubious claim."...
May 15, 2014
Will states matter on May 16?
Since the 1996 election, regional and smaller parties have held sway over government formation in New Delhi, and its continuity