24 September, 2018
Milken Institute Asia Summit 2018
As the world's fastest-growing major economy with a large, young, and intelligent workforce, India is often posited as an emerging superpower. With rapidly developing private sector industries, especially its technology sector, and progressive regulatory policies, India is attracting larger capital ...
30 July, 2018
Modi courts Indiaâ€™s farmers with higher prices
Vivek Dehejia, Resident Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, is quoted in a Financial Times article on how Narendra Modi is trying to shore up his flagging support among farmers, before next year's election. Excerpts:
"It is the triumph of populism over good economics,â...
06 October, 2017
Modi Defends the Economic Slowdown
Hindustan Times reports on Narendra Modi's defense of the economic slowdown and steps he will take to ensure growth revives. Modi listed his governmentâ€™s reformist initiatives (87 reforms across 21 sectors), and pointed to recent data that shows the emergence of green shoots in the economy.
04 October, 2017
Praveen Chakravarty in conversation with Rajiv Kumar, Chief of NITI Aayog on the economy
Praveen Chakravarty, Senior Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute interviews Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog for BloombergQuint. In the interview the VC stresses the need to improve business and agriculture to make India globally competitive. On stimulating the economy, Kumar notes...
20 July, 2017
Dichotomy of the Indian Economy
Sajjid Chinoy, in this Livemint opinion piece, elaborates on the two competing economic narratives on India and suggests reformative policies.
The first centres around the improvement in macroeconomic stability, with decreasing CAD and inflation rates, and structur...
22 December, 2016
Cross Border Trade and Ease of Doing Business
In this Indian Express article, Bibek Debroy, explains some of the reasons why India's performance in cross border trade as per the World Bank Ease of Doing Business report is poor.
"The logistics story isnâ€™t that good. Broadly, major problems are too many unorganised and unregistered pla...
25 November, 2016
Montek S. Ahluwalia, in this Livemint article, explains why demonetisation is only a piece of the puzzle to tackle corruption and black money, and is likely to have an adverse effect on GDP and low-end employment. Moreover, Ahluwalia advises several steps to significantly improve the proce...
24 November, 2016
Currency Reform and the Economic Process
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, in this Livemint article, discusses some broad issues that deserve immediate attention in the wake of the currency reform. Shedding light on the economic processes that result from this exogenous shock, Rajadhyaksha cautions against jumping to quick conclusions,...
14 September, 2016
Indiaâ€™s Interstate Disparity
This Livemint article talks about how Vivek Dehejia and Praveen Chakravarty, Senior Fellows at IDFC Institute, have thrown Indiaâ€™s inter-state income disparity into 'sharp relief'. It highlights certain exemplary points from Dehejia and Chakravarty's recent briefing paper on the top...
23 August, 2016
Vivek Dehejia Speaks to BBC News on the Appointment of Urjit Patel as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
Vivek Dehejia, Resident Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute is quoted in a BBC News article by Leisha Chi on the promotion of Deputy Governor Urjit Patel to Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Chi uses the word 'continuity' to describe Mr Patel's appointment a...