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Who's Manipulating China's Exchange Rate?
11 September, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Contrary to western perceptions, the Chinese government’s attempts to manage the exchange rate over the past few years have actually been directed to shoring up its value, rather than forcing depreciation.
Shopping frenzy in the new China
24 November, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba creates a startling sales record on this year’s Singles’ Day, tapping into the rising consumerism of the upper middle class. The surge may not yield the home market growth needed to rebalance the country’s growth.
No Case for Complacence
05 October, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The yuan depreciation can trigger a chain of events that would convert the creeping world recession into another full-fledged crisis and India cannot be immune from contagion.
The Devaluation of the Yuan
08 September, 2015, Prabhat Patnaik
With the depreciation in the Chinese yuan, the world economy in all probability is going to face a deflation and a "debt-deflation" syndrome.
Workshop on "Gender dimensions of paid and unpaid work in China and India", Kunming, China 26-28 September 2014, organised by Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi and Tsinghua University, Beijing, with support from Ford Foundation
30 September, 2014,
To specifically examine the gender-specific patterns of paid and unpaid work in China and India, Economic Research Foundation in collaboration with Tsinghua University, Beijing, organised a workshop in Kunming, China over 26-28 September 2014, with support from Ford Foundation.
Workshop on feminist economics in China and India, India International Centre, New Delhi, 11-12 November, 2013
30 October, 2013,
Economic Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre for Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad and with support from Ford Foundation and UN-Women, is organising a two-day workshop to bring together feminist economists from China and India, including senior and younger scholars and researchers as well as those involved in policy making in both countries.
How Little can a Person Live on Today?
03 October, 2011, Utsa Patnaik
The Planning Commission's laughable estimates of the ''poverty line'' follow from a mistake in method which it made thirty years ago and has clung to ever since. On the basis of the officially accepted nutritional norms, the true poverty lines show that 75 percent of the population is in poverty. With this high level of destitution, the sensible policy is to revert to a universal distribution system with an urban employment guarantee scheme.
Chinese Banking: The New Frontier for Global Finance
30 September, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Till recently China's banks were described in terms that made them global pariahs. They were not seen as banks that mobilised savings for investment, but agencies for channelling State subsidies (named loans) to sate-owned enterprises with soft budget constraints.
New ''Knowledge'' and the Farming Community
01 August, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
These days there is much talk of transforming India into a ''knowledge society'' producing goods and services rich in explicit and implicit knowledge. Even farmers are to be empowered into becoming ''knowledge workers'' using the latest available information and knowledge about cultivation practices, inputs and output markets.
China's Extraordinary Export Boom
09 May, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The story of the expansion of China's exports is a remarkable one by any standards. In 1978, China's exports were valued at around $20 billion, and its rank among world exporters was 32nd. Since then, exports have grown at an average annual rate of 30 per cent, such that in 2004 China overtook Japan to become the world's third largest exporter, with exports of nearly $600 billion.
The Tired Old Subsidies Debate
27 December, 2004, C.P. Chandrasekhar, Jayati Ghosh & Smitha Francis
The National Common Minimum Programme of the UPA government promised many things, and on some of the more crucial issues (such as on the Employment Guarantee ACT) the current central government has shown itself to be less than enthusiastic in terms of fulfilling the true spirit of its promise.
The Dollar vs. the Chinese Yuan
25 December, 2004, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The dollar is on the decline, with its value having fallen by around 30 per cent relative to other major currencies since 2002 and by close to 20 per cent in trade-weighted terms. Yet, the US government feigns being unconcerned with the problem.

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