Buckling under Pressure
Jan 18th 2017, Jayati Ghosh
There has been a depressing erosion in the credibility of the major institutions that in different ways are vital for the functioning of our democracy as they are bent to the will of the ruling dispensation.
The Demonetization Fiasco
Jan 16th 2017, Prabhat Patnaik
Demonetization has been a fiasco in achieving its stated objective, apart from being a disaster for the people.
Barbara Harriss-White on Demonetisation
Jan 16th 2017. Barbara Harriss-White
The notable political economist Barbara Harriss-White, in her interview with Madras Courier has painted a comprehensive picture of what demonetisation has done to India's democracy, agriculture, the 'black economy' and society.
The Pursuit of Unreason
Jan 9th 2017. Prabhat Patnaik
Modi's demonetization can be compared with Idi Amin's fiat in 1972 as both are instances of extreme unreason. But while Amin's was an untenable and extremely inhumane solution to the problem it addressed, Modi's is a complete non-solution to the problem it addresses which is also inhumane, and hence constitutes an even greater act of unreason.
 
Waning Stimuli
Jan 17th 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
Banks strapped with stressed assets are holding back on lending, dampening in the process the principal stimulus to growth in recent years. And there are no alternative routes to growth in sight.
The Growth of Digital Payments
Jan 3rd 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
In the context of the failed demonetisation and continued shortage of currency, the government continues to push cashless digital payments. What are the implications for Indians?
The Tenuous Relationship between Make in India and FDI Inflows
Dec 29th 2016, K.S. Chalapati Rao and Biswajit Dhar
This policy brief looks at the magnitude and nature of FDI inflows into India since the Make in India programme was initiated. In the process it raises serious doubts about the reliability and suitability of the official data.
It's the Private Debt, Stupid!
Nov 15th 2016, T Sabri Öncü
The global debt of the non-financial sector has reached an all-time high in 2015 and two-thirds of this debt, amounting to about $100 trillion, consists of liabilities of the private sector.
 
Finance Capital and the Nature of Capitalism in India Today
Nov 25th 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
This article explains how the growing dependence on foreign finance capital has distorted India's growth. Due to the accumulated presence of foreign capital in the country since liberalisation, it is turning moribund and losing sovereignty.
 
Call for applications for Ph.D Scholars and Faculty in Social Sciences for participating in the Research Methodology Workshop on "Using Large-scale Survey Data", December 16-23, 2016
Nov 18th 2016
 


Jayati Ghosh speaks on two years of Modi Government
Aug 18, 2016 

On the completion of two years of the Modi government, Prof. Jayati Ghosh speaks about their original promises and how far they have been successful in keeping those promises.
 
National IPR Policy and Innovation
Jul 18th 2016, Reji K. Joseph
This article seeks to analyse critically the relationship between innovation and IPRs with a view to understand the implications of the IPR Policy for India.
Budget 2016-17: Signs of paralysis
Mar 16th 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The divergence between the rhetoric and the actual allocations in the Budget 2016-17 depicts the ruling party's inability to use the fiscal lever to push for growth and welfare.
 
 

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