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No Clue to the Future
27 April, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The failure of the G20 countries to agree to an action plan not just to ensure recovery but prevent a second slump, may lead to countries adopting beggar-thy-neighbour policies.
Banks and the New Asian Tigers
30 March, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Substantial accumulation of bad debt in the domestic banking systems of India and China seems to be proving too heavy a burden to bear when the good times are disappearing.
The Continuing Debt Problem in Asia
08 December, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Private household debt is going to be a major concern for many Asian economies as excessive household debt and falling realty prices combine to create a potentially potent mix.
The Shrinking of Global Imbalances
10 November, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Global imbalances in the current account do appear to have come down in the aggregate but the pattern and the outcomes are different from what was anticipated.
Debt and Asia's Success
03 November, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
An improved dataset from the Bank of International Settlements reveals that the post crisis 'success' of Asia in terms of growth was built on a pile of debt.
Understanding "Secular Stagnation"
15 October, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
This article discusses the issue of the "new normal" of low or stagnating output growth that the analysts and reports of international organisations are talking about.
When Will the Next Financial Crisis Start?
15 June, 2015, Sabri Oncu
The global financial crisis that started in 2007 has never ended and now there are warnings of a looming market liquidity crisis, but when this will hit remains to be seen.
Software Services: Some cause for comfort
11 March, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The success of India's software services export industry is built on the ability to maintain its leading position among the top players, which is indeed some cause for comfort.
Ever Expanding Debt Bubbles in China and India
03 March, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Even though China appears to have a much higher levels of debt- GDP ratio, India’s debt situation with much lower levels of corporate debt may prove to be more problematic.
Greece, its International Creditors and the Euro
20 February, 2015, Sabri Oncu
The Greece crisis resolution depends on whether the EU sees itself as a progressive project based on liberal market principles or as an imperialist project of finance capital.
Passing the Buck
19 September, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Instead of looking at developed countries' monetary easing, the RBI should explore policy alternatives to restrict capital inflow and reduce India's external vulnerability.
On the Economics Nobel Prize
19 October, 2013, Jayati Ghosh
The Global Financial Crisis notwithstanding, the Economics Nobel Prize shows that the power of finance remains undiminished.
Microfinance and the Challenge of Financial Inclusion for Development
13 September, 2013, Jayati Ghosh
The author reviews the effectiveness of microfinance in developing countries by studying the experience of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
The Sensex and the Economy
08 April, 2013, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The central bank's cheap credit and easy money policies have helped the Indian stock market to remain reasonably positioned even when the economy sinks.
China's Exploding Debt
12 March, 2013, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Amidst the ongoing global financial crisis, a potential financial market threat is looming in China which is based on “shadow banking” lending to real estate sector.
Economic Crises and Women’s Work: Exploring progressive strategies in a rapidly changing environment
11 March, 2013, Jayati Ghosh
Analysis of women’s employment and decent work in the context of the global economic crisis shows that gender sensitive policy responses are more likely to be successful.
Hawking the Deficit
08 January, 2013, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
While the government proclaims the need to reduce fiscal deficit, its actual performance in recent years has been well below projections, especially due to lower receipts.
Financial Convergence in Asia
05 September, 2012, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Even as there are dissimilar financial structures, the recent Asian experience with financial convergence suggests that financial proliferation largely facilitates new lines of business in financial services and affects the real economy more from the demand side by the debt-financed household expenditure it promotes. Thus excessive exposure to retail markets is becoming a source of fragility in these countries just as it did in the developed countries.
How Wage-led Growth has Powered Argentina's Economic Recovery
31 August, 2012, Jayati Ghosh
The manner in which Argentina has been able to generate more genuinely inclusive growth, through the promotion of productive and fairly remunerated employment and a different approach to social protection, sets a bright example of alternative strategy. This could be a learning lesson for all other countries trying to come out of the current recessionary trends.
Pranab Mukherjee as Finance Minister
26 June, 2012, Jayati Ghosh
Although he has been awarded as the best Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee has failed to manage the economy that has been reeling under decelerating growth, rising prices of essential goods and stagnant employment along with high youth unemployment. He did little or nothing to ameliorate any of these problems instead in some cases he exacerbated them.

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