February 27, 2015
Railway Budget: Not just pragmatic but reform Budget
According to Rajiv Lall, the Railway Budget intended to transform railways over the next five years.
January 10, 2015
The Gujarat Model
Reuben Abraham, CEO of IDFC Institute, is quoted in an Economist article on the "Gujarat model" of development.
January 03, 2015
Turn the PPP model on its head
In retrospect, private sector participation in infrastructure was a case of too much too soon. Now, govt should build assets, and then sell them to private operators.
December 29, 2014
Looking for a non-Dravidian answer
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: " detailed analysis of nearly 25 years of electoral data, in each of Tamil Nadu’s 234 assembly constituencies in the last 10 elections (Lok Sabha and assembly) since 1991, provide...
December 29, 2014
Rebuild Trust in Capital Markets
Recognizing the immense trust deficit in equities is vital to the productive use of India’s large household savings.
November 29, 2014
Guilty of not voting
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: "The Gujarat government promulgated an amendment to its Local Authorities Laws Bill that now makes it mandatory for voters in Gujarat to vote in local body elections." ...
November 18, 2014
IDFC CEO sees 'devastating reaction' if Budget disappoints
Rajiv Lall, the chairman of IDFC, spoke about issues plaguing the power sector, and on markets and the economy.
November 17, 2014
Housing For All: The Way Forward
A multi-pronged approach to simultaneously cater to different aspects of affordable housing is crucial.
November 04, 2014
India’s Labour Law Problem Can Only Be Fixed In Phases
IDFC Institute Advisory Council Member Manish Sabharwal writes in Quartz: "It is futile to hurry. India’s labour law problem can only be fixed in phases."
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...