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The Latest GDP Estimates
13 March, 2017, Prabhat Patnaik
The article discusses the possible reasons for the latest GDP estimates provided by the CSO not capturing the recessionary impact of demonetization which is an indisputable and established fact.
Quarterly GDP Estimates: Curiouser and curiouser
02 March, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
CSO's latest GDP estimates for the third quarter throw up some real surprises as these run counter to all the evidence of depressed demand, of massive drops in sales, of job losses and of a significant hit especially on small scale and informal manufactured goods producers following demonetisation.
Buckling under Pressure
18 January, 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 Political Economy of Demonetising High Value Notes
15 November, 2016, Jayati Ghosh
The November 8 announcement by the Prime Minister is an ill-conceived and even more poorly executed move that appears to be an attempt by the government to display a lot of sound and fury, but signifying very little.
On Data and Decision-making
13 April, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Wide differences in official data based on series with different base years or from alternative sources lead to questions about their relevance for decision making.
The Economy: The end of euphoria
27 May, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Despite having a good fortune of lower international oil prices, the Modi government failed to deliver growth in its first year while the expectations are still very high.
Result: Latin America/Africa/Asia/Scholarly Collaborative Programme, Research Grants 2015.
25 May, 2015,
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), executants institutions of the Latin America, Africa and Asia Scholarly Collaborative Program (2013-2015), notify the general results of the South-South Scholarships Award 2015 for research on the theme "Education, public policy and rights: Challenges for the South".
Call for Applications for the Eighth South-South Institute on "Inequality and Social Justice: Perspectives from the Global South", September 11-18, 2015, Durban, South Africa.
16 March, 2015,
CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs are pleased to announce, within the framework of the third three-year phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Programme, the call for applications for participation in the Eighth South-South Institute on "Inequality and Social Justice: Perspectives from the Global South".
Questioning India's GDP figures
16 March, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The "too good to be realistic" growth estimate for India put forward by the CSO has been the result of the changes adopted in the data sources and methods.
Call for Applications for the Latin America/Africa/Asia/ Scholarly Collaborative Programme, Research Grants 2015
11 February, 2015,
CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs announce the launch of the South-South Scholarships 2015 for research on the theme "Education, public policy and rights: Challenges for the South" aimed at social scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The goal of this award is to encourage original research on the subject and to promote the final work through presentation at an international seminar. Nine (9) scholarships will be awarded, three (3) for each region.
South-South Tricontinental Collaborative Programme - Seventh South-South Institute "Inequality, Democracy and Development under Neoliberalism and Beyond", 3- 8 November, Bangkok, Thailand- Result
22 July, 2014,
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), executant institutions of the Latin America, Africa and Asia Scholarly Collaborative Programme (2013-2015), notify the general results of the call for applications to participate in the Seventh South-South Institute ''Inequality, Democracy and Development Under Neoliberalism and Beyond''.
Result: South-South Collaborative Programme - Comparative Research Workshop: "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South", 24 - 25 July, 2014, Dakar, Senegal
17 July, 2014,
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and theLatin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), executant institutions of the Africa, Asia and Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Programme (2013-2015), notify the general results of the call for applications to participate in the Comparative Research Workshop on the theme "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South".
Call for papers for South-South Collaborative Programme - Comparative Research Workshop: "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South", 24 - 25 July, 2014, Dakar, Senegal.
25 February, 2014,
Within the framework of the third phase of the Africa, Asia and Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), are pleased to announce the next Comparative Research Workshop on Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South. The Workshop will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 24th and 25th of July 2014.
Animal Spirits
24 December, 2013, C.P. Chandrasekhar
As GDP growth slows, the government focuses on ways of raising investment in the economy. But evidence from the CSO suggests that the source of the problem may lie elsewhere.
Growing Differences in State Per Capita Incomes
15 May, 2012, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The period of economic liberalisation has been marked by growing differences in per capita incomes across states, although the trend has varied across decades. In this article, the authors examine the evidence on per capita Net Domestic Product at the state level since 1980, and consider some possible explanations for the observed trends.
Revisiting the Growth Story
29 March, 2010, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Although the official statement of the Economic Survey 2009-10 that the economy is set to return to the pre-crisis trajectory of 9 per cent growth per annum has generated much optimism with regard to GDP growth, there is reason to be sceptical about the growth story being told.
Who is Doing the Saving and Investing?
11 May, 2007, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Since the turn of the century, the Indian economy is widely perceived to be on a rapid growth trajectory that is significantly faster than that of the previous decade. Certainly, the National Accounts Statistics of the CSO show that in the period 1999-2000 to 2006-07, GDP in constant prices increased at an average annual rate of nearly 7 per cent.
India's Savings Rate Surge
24 February, 2006, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The domestic savings rate or the ratio of gross savings to GDP is estimated by the CSO to have touched a record level of 29.1 per cent in 2004-05. This implies an increase of 5.5 percentage points since 2001-02, before which the rate had remained stagnant and even declined since the mid-1990s. The recent revision of the weighting system and revision of the base year from 1993-94 to 1999-00 has made a difference to the savings rate estimates for individual years for which estimates for both series are available. But the trend remains broadly the same.
Exploiting a ''Heady Mix''
20 February, 2006, C.P. Chandrasekhar
It is boom time for the Indian economy, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram periodically reminds us. He has figures to back his case. Most recently, the CSO has released ''advance estimates'' of national income for 2005-06, which place GDP growth at 8.1 per cent as compared with 7.5 per cent in 2004-05.
Jobs and Elections across the World in 2004
11 February, 2004, Jayati Ghosh
This is a momentous year for electoral politics, not just in India, but in the world. Along with national elections here in India, there are important elections due in other parts of the world - most notably in the United States. We have all learned the unfortunate truth that the outcome of the US elections matters to all of us and can even change the course of global politics and economics, not to mention destroy the lives of innocent people in the opposite part of the globe. So we are forced to give it some attention.

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