September 29, 2019
Hard road beyond corporate tax cut
In this article for The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar analyses the recent corporate tax rate cut and the need for continuous reforms. ...
July 02, 2019
Note to the FM: India needs a new fiscal policy framework
Such a structural revamp can help rectify the use of fiscal policy, which has been pro- rather than counter-cyclical too often.
May 22, 2019
The immediate challenges for the next finance minister
The country’s current macroeconomic indicators should not cause any alarm but the economy’s direction is worrisome.
January 22, 2019
Budget 2019 must focus on diversifying sources of govt revenue; over-reliance on taxes is axing benefits of welfare schemes
Usually, governments around the world have a wide array of revenue generating options at their disposal. However, the nature of the economy and administrative capacity may constrain, either by choice or compulsion, the government's revenue generating...
December 20, 2018
Why expanding India’s direct tax net is relevant
India is trapped between nations that get a lot of foreign aid and the ones with strong tax collections.
March 20, 2016
What Explains the Great Global Slowdown?
Vivek Dehejia writes in Mint about "arcane economics concept from the 1930s" that "occupy centre stage in economic policy debates today".
March 04, 2015
Rate Cut an Endorsement by RBI of Government's Fiscal Strategy: Interview
"In a chat with ET Now, Rajiv Lall, IDFC, shares his views on the latest rate cut by the RBI."