June 21, 2015
Why Real Estate Prices In Mumbai Remain Sky High
The economics of rent-seeking help explain the strident opposition to Mumbai's new development plan.
June 16, 2015
The 5% Poison Pill For Lalu Yadav
There is a clear decline in percentage of voters choosing the RJD or JD(U) or Congress combined in every election since the 2005 October Vidhan Sabha elections.
June 08, 2015
A political gridlock in India
The ordinance route or a joint session of Parliament is a legitimate response to the conundrum that our founders bequeathed us
June 03, 2015
How IPO rules are linked to job creation
IDFC Institute Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes with Mohandas Pai in Business Standard: "The current regulatory framework for initial public offerings is incompatible with today's venture capital-backed start-ups."...
May 28, 2015
The queen needs allies
"Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties."
May 11, 2015
Cracks begin to show
A number of worrying missteps by Arun Jaitley could undercut Modi’s efforts to jumpstart the Indian growth story.
May 07, 2015
The mystery of inflation expectations
It is time the central bank comes up with a better framework for measuring inflation expectations
May 03, 2015
Greece, Germany and the Economics of Currency Unions
Greece and Germany face conflicting incentives which threaten the currency union.
May 02, 2015
AMRUT And The Smart Cities Initiative
IDFC Institute's Komal Hiranandani writes in Swarajya: "[JNNURM and Smart Cities] lend themselves to fundamentally different ways of presenting and defining success."
May 02, 2015
Fighting yesterday’s war
"The land market crisis is actually a labour market crisis. The problem is our inability to create enough non-farm jobs".