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How deep is India's fiscal hole?

Mumbai, Jan. 20 -- As India's economic slowdown has intensified, so has the debate on whether the government should stick to fiscal consolidation or run a higher deficit to push growth in the upcoming... Read More


FALSE ALARM OVER DOMESTIC SAVINGS?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- As the Indian economy continues to slow down, there is growing fear about a lack of resources in the economy to fund a revival in investments and commercial activity. The dramati... Read More


Why economic activity is concentrated in cities

Mumbai, Jan. 15 -- Even as the world has become more connected, regional differences in economic development within countries have been increasing. This is partly because economic activity is now incr... Read More


How to restore the credibility of Indian statistics

New Delhi, Jan. 14 -- The credibility of India's statistical system, and especially the methodology used to estimate GDP growth, has come under intense scrutiny in recent years. While it will be impor... Read More


False alarm over domestic savings in India?

Mumbai, Jan. 13 -- As the Indian economy continues to slow, there is growing fear about a lack of resources in the economy to fund a revival in investments and commercial activity. The dramatic fall i... Read More


Is India's education spending efficient?

New Delhi, Dec. 30 -- India's public spending on education at about 4% of GDP is lower than that of most middle-income and low-income countries. However, when it comes to using these funds effectively... Read More


THE ECONOMIC REPORT CARD IS GRIM

New delhi, Dec. 27 -- India's economic report card continues to be in the red as the year draws to a close, with 10 of the 16 high-frequency indicators below the five-year average trend as of November... Read More


Behind the saffron surge in Haryana

New Delhi, Dec. 26 -- From being a bit player in Haryana's politics ten years ago, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has today become the dominant force in the state. Although the party suffered losses... Read More


India's economic report card remains grim

New Delhi, Dec. 24 -- Despite marginal improvements in a few indicators of economic activity, India's economic report card continues to be coloured in red as the year draws to a close, the latest edit... Read More


When is corruption good for growth?

New Delhi, Dec. 5 -- Many economists have argued that the issue of corruption is not black and white with some forms of corruption actually good for the economy. According to new research, the ultimat... Read More