Social Spending under the Modi Government
Jul 25th 2014, Jayati Ghosh
A decline in real terms in the budget allocations to the crucial areas of public spending is a sign of the new government's lack of respect for the rights of their citizens.
The Budget and BJP's Economic Policy
Jul 25th 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The Union Budget for 2014-15 is a deflationary budget in the name of "fiscal consolidation," and chalks out a strategy to make India a labour-intensive manufacturing hub.
How "Buoyant" are Central Government Taxes?
Jul 22nd 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
The authors here suggest that the fiscal optimism is misplaced while projecting substantial increases in tax revenues despite many tax sops in the Budget for this year.
How "Buoyant" are Central Government Taxes?
Jul 22nd 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
The authors here suggest that the fiscal optimism is misplaced while projecting substantial increases in tax revenues despite many tax sops in the Budget for this year.
Onward March towards Privatisation and Insecurity
Jul 21st 2014, Amiya Kumar Bagchi
The trend towards privatising public assets in order to augment private profits at public cost continues unabated, as is evident from the first budget of the Modi government.
Corporate Karza Maafi at Rs. 36.5 Trillion
Jul 21st 2014, P. Sainath
Since 2005-06 a cumulative amount of Rs. 36.5 trillion has been given away to corporate sector in terms of various sops in corporate income tax, excise duty and customs duty.
Union Budget 2014-15
Jul 15th 2014, Prabhat Patnaik
The basic fiscal strategy of the Union Budget 2014-15 is to increase transfers to the rich and the affluent, while reducing the outlays earmarked for the poor.
No Sign of Change
Jul 11th 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The people of India, who have voted for a change, are likely to be disappointed by the NDA government's first budget as it signals no change on the economic policy front.
Incentivising Risk-taking Abroad
Jul 28th 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Tax concession provided on dividends received by Indian firms from their foreign subsidiaries increases the foreign exchange risk exposure of the country.
BRICS Gains Currency in Brazil
Jul 25th 2014, Biswajit Dhar
BRICS is poised to make a mark in the global economic governance, if the NDB and the CRA turn into credible financial institutions as counterparts of the existing structure.
The BRICS Bank: Part of a new financial architecture (2)
Jul 25th 2014, Oscar Ugarteche
Given that the BRICS countries all have first tier development banks implies that they also have development bankers who can bring their expertise to the New Development Bank.
 
Money, Debt, and Deficit
Jul 30th 2014, Arnab K. Chowdhury
As debt is necessary to sustain the monetary system, hypothetical repayment of all debts can make the monetary system collapse and has the capacity to stall the real economy.
India as a Manufacturing Hub
Jul 8th 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
The strategy of the new government to revive India's manufacturing sector by exploiting global value chains is well known, but how much success this will bring is doubtful.
South-South Collaborative Programme - Comparative Research Workshop: "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South", 24 - 25 July, 2014, Dakar, Senegal: Result
Call for Applications for the Seventh South-South Institute on "Inequality, Democracy and Development under Neoliberalism and Beyond", 3 - 7 November, 2014, Chennai, India.
 

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