Current Issues
Focus on Inequality
18 October, 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
While in its publication tracking progress towards poverty removal and curtailment of inequality, the World Bank expresses optimism over the fact that two-thirds of the countries it examined showed a positive shared prosperity premium, the author here explains why this optimism is misplaced.
Agribusiness: Consolidating against the farmer
04 October, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
American seed major Monsanto’s aggression shows that the mega merger movement in the global agribusiness area is less about cutting costs and more about protecting profits.
The Pulses Conundrum
29 September, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
As inflation in the prices of pulses gives way to a price decline, a misplaced argument that the government should not regulate the private trade to curb speculation and stabilise prices is being expressed.
India and Indians at Seventy Plus
08 September, 2016, Jayati Ghosh
For most of the Indian people aged 70 or more, their sheer survival may be the most positive aspect of their lives since the state instead of taking any measures of social protection puts the burden of their care on families without considering their own economic situation.
Policy Watch
National IPR Policy and Innovation
18 July, 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.
Revised Version of India's New Model Bilateral Investment Treaty
12 July, 2016, Andrew Cornford
The revised version of India's model bilateral investment treaty has introduced greater flexibility and has included some extensions of rules contained in the initial 2015 draft.
Capitalism and the Oppressed Castes
29 April, 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
The development of capitalism in any society brings about a complete transformation in the way we look at all social questions including the question of caste oppression.
What can Corporate Planning Learn from National Planning
29 December, 2015, Pronab Sen
This paper examines the historical development of national planning in India and identifies the lessons that corporate planning can draw from the long and varied experience.
Special Feature
Budget 2016-17: Signs of paralysis
16 March, 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.
Budget 2016-17: Hype is all
15 March, 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
Behind all the hype about a pro-poor budget, the actual provisions of the government for the major social sectors are found to be too paltry to improve the lives of the poor.
Wages Specialists in New Delhi, Moscow and Cairo
06 January, 2016,
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is recruiting 3 specialists on wage policies who will be located in New Delhi, Moscow, and Cairo to provide high level technical advisory services in South Asia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia and Africa respectively.
Ideas towards a New International Financial Architecture?
23 December, 2015,
The book is the outcome of an e-conference held between May and July 2015 on ideas towards the new international financial architecture (IFA) with the people from the World Economics Association. It reviews the need for a new international financial architecture understood as the sum of institutions, instruments, rules and practices.

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