March 20, 2019
Big Data Economists and their Role in Shaping the Future
In this Mint article, Niranjan Rajyadhyaksha, Research Director and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, writes about the growing use of digital data in economic analysis and how it will revolutionise public policy in the coming future...
March 14, 2018
WhatsApps for India from Maharashtra
The issues embedded in Maharashtra’s Economic Survey have a national resonance. It is verily a WhatsApp message for India.
January 31, 2018
Ten Things I Learnt From The Economic Survey
The Economic Survey of 2017-18 was presented recently by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian, who said that he learnt 10 new things while preparing this survey.
January 29, 2018
Lost miracle: How India wasted an opportunity to add $200 billion to its economy
The three stars— a ruling party’s Parliament majority, development agenda and low oil prices— may never align again, that is the biggest takeaway from Economic Survey 2018.
September 01, 2017
Analysis of Satellite Imagery for Volume II of the Economic Survey 2017
Excerpts of our work on mapping India's urbanisation over four decades using satellite imagery that was included in Volume II of the Economic Survey released by the Union Ministry of Finance in August 2017.
February 17, 2017
Urban Agenda 2017: Quiet but Provocative
The many roles played by cities and some caution on "proprietary cities".
February 08, 2017
Will GST Exacerbate India’s Income Divergence?
Why GST is likely to exacerbate the issue of income divergence between Indian states.
February 02, 2017
Union Budget 2017: A Routine Affair
With the 12th Plan passing into history when the current fiscal year ends on 31 March, India will, for the first time since the early years of independence, no longer be a planned economy, but a market economy.
February 29, 2016
Tax to GDP Ratio, Redux
In the long run, the government will choose to tax more, if it wishes to spend more. That appetite seems lacking at present.