August 27, 2019
Opinion | It’s time for a direct tax regime that’s growth-focused and fair
A more efficient direct tax system can create space for a lower and less complicated GST that could boost economy activity.
February 18, 2019
The Art of Selling Reforms
In this Pragati article, Associate, Sharmadha Srinivasan shares her analysis on how we can bridge the gap between the need for long-term reforms and the push and pull of short term populism....
January 11, 2019
Moving from chaos to order: The overdue step to a simpler GST
The next government should plan to eventually move to a lower standard rate.
October 01, 2018
Cess, Excess and the Profligate State
There is a pantheon of cess and surcharges imposed on taxpayers.
July 05, 2018
The challenge of formalizing the Indian economy
The government is still too prominent at the “commanding heights” of the economy and it must recede further, making room for a rejuvenated private sector.
April 09, 2018
Would Chandrababu Naidu have quit NDA had there been no GST?
Had there been no GST regime, could Chandrababu Naidu possibly have resorted to other sources of revenue through state-specific taxes and not severed ties with the NDA?
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
The Myth of the Myth of ‘Jobless Growth’
We cannot say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet been successful in his promise to boost job creation in India.
January 22, 2018
A Misleading Story of Job Creation
The op-ed talks about the grim situation in the job market as it stands
November 09, 2017
Demonetisation: Manmohan Singh To Modi - Time For Politicking Over, Let’s Rebuild The Economy
Visiting Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, Praveen Chakravarty, interviewed former Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh one year after the Modi Government announced demonetisation, in this BloombergQuint article....