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How robots could hurt jobs in developing Asia

Mumbai, March 19 -- Asia's participation in global value chains has been critical for job creation in the continent. However, these jobs could now be under threat from technology. According to new res... Read More


From Tata to Ambani, investments by Indian conglomerates are on the wane

Mumbai, March 12 -- India's largest conglomerates are investing far less in the country than they used to. The top 20 conglomerates, based on aggregate turnover, contributed less than a third to overa... Read More


How economists get taken seriously

Mumbai, March 6 -- Over the last few years, the government at the centre has employed several prominent economists, including Raghuram Rajan and Arvind Subramanian, to provide policy advice. However, ... Read More


How pending cases in courts hurt Corporate India

Mumbai, March 6 -- Indian courts are notorious for taking time to deliver verdicts. Beyond delaying the delivery of justice, a slow legal system can also hurt Corporate India's productivity, according... Read More


What drives companies to hire women

New Delhi, March 4 -- In India, female employment rates are persistently low despite improving female literacy. Many commentators blame cultural factors such as poor treatment of women at the workplac... Read More


The economics of alcohol control policies

New Delhi, Feb. 28 -- Alcohol consumption has been growing in India, especially among the young male population. Not only is alcohol a serious health threat, as the recent events of spurious liquor de... Read More


Do celebrity endorsements sway public opinion?

Mumbai, Feb. 28 -- Earlier this month, a sting operation by an investigative journalism outlet claimed to have 'exposed' several Indian celebrities for accepting money to promote campaigns of politica... Read More


The incentive problem behind groundwater overuse in India

New Delhi, Feb. 27 -- Over the past decade, India has faced increased variation in rainfall, frequent droughts and rapidly depleting groundwater. A new study by Susan Stratton Sayre and Viz Taraz of S... Read More


How India investment map has evolved in the last 20 years

Mumbai, Feb. 27 -- The story of investments in India over the past few years has largely been one of gloom, with the gargantuan pile up of toxic assets taking a toll on the capex cycle. However, there... Read More


NDA-II HAS BEEN MORE LIKE UPA, AND LESS LIKE NDA-I

Mumbai, Feb. 8 -- When the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government rode to power with a thumping majority in 2014, the expectation was that Modi-who had promised the electorate... Read More