December 02, 2019
GDP: How deep is the slowdown?
A closer look at the recent GDP data and core sector growth rates to highlight implications for government spending.
November 17, 2019
Moody’s and the mood of the economy
A comprehensive look at the various factors responsible for the present downturn, in the light of Moody's recent downgrade of India's outlook.
November 12, 2019
Opinion | There’s more that RBI needs to think about than just rate cuts
Given the economic slump, it should review whether its neutral real interest rate and inflation target need to be recalibrated.
October 29, 2019
Opinion | The relevance of an old debate to the economic scenario today
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha discusses the relevance of the insights from Sukhamoy Chakravarty’s paper titled "The Question Of Home Market And The Prospects of Indian Growth” in the context of India’s current economic scenario.
September 06, 2019
The LIC card and two more tricks that can get our economy humming again
India is caught at the intersection of a promise of a $5 trillion economy and the reality of a slowdown, between hope and despair.
September 06, 2019
A key piece in India’s slowdown puzzle that has gone unnoticed
While the slump debate has focused mostly on monetary and fiscal policies, our monetary dynamics offer a crucial insight.
August 14, 2019
The great growth story of China awaits a modern-age epilogue
With China in the midst of a profound change in its economic model, India needs to work out how to make the most of it.
July 17, 2019
The 1969 bank nationalization did India more harm than good
It was the pivot of a political economy strategy of the 1970s—when economic growth barely outpaced population growth.
July 15, 2019
Free market politics, defection economics
The only homage paid to virtue, Lord Byron once said, is hypocrisy. The Indian political class has internalised this in letter and in spirit. Every party has a stance on defection and the stand depends on where they sit.
June 19, 2019
Five policy reforms to jump-start growth
How can India put in place policy reforms to raise GDP growth without creating macroeconomic instability?