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How China is managing capital flows - and why
24 November, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
China is seeking a more influential role in the global economy, and it hopes to achieve this through greater use of its currency by others.
Unbalanced global growth
08 November, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The distribution of the weak global economic recovery since the Great Recession provides little reason for optimism about the future.
Mixed signals from the external sector
28 September, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Large capital inflows have boosted foreign exchange reserves and resulted in the rupee strengthening. Although exports have not done badly, the widening trade deficit owing to a rise in the import bill can worsen the current account position and create a vicious circle.
The Demonetization Fiasco
16 January, 2017, Prabhat Patnaik
Demonetization has been a fiasco in achieving its stated objective, apart from being a disaster for the people.
Revisiting Rural Indebtedness
05 February, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The distribution of rural credit disbursement is skewed and biased towards the rich and warrants better access to all sections for improved capital formation in agriculture.
Perils of Borrowed Prosperity
22 August, 2013, Prasenjit Bose
There are structural aspects underlying India’s external deficit and financing this by attracting more capital inflows will imply growing external indebtedness for the economy.
On the Dollar's Decline
21 October, 2009, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The article investigates whether the IMF SDR can replace US Dollar as the global reserve currency in the wake of falling prices of the latter. The author concludes that US Dollar remains the primary global currency because there is no other to replace it.
Budget 2009-10: Why does it disappoint?
16 July, 2009, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The Budget 2009-10 has received a mixed and muted response because of the fact that this budget is not merely incoherent and self-contradictory, but also inadequate to meet its own objective of higher growth with a human face. The details of the budget were so obviously in variance with the rhetoric that preceded and accompanied it that it disappointed most, if not all.
The 2009 Lok Sabha Election: a Storm in the Teacup?
18 May, 2009, Mritiunjoy Mohanty
The 2009 Lok Sabha election has opened up an important space that was closed in the Yadav-Palshikar hypothesis. Even though there are conditions under which their hypothesis about ideological convergence in policy making might hold, in the current conjuncture with the breaking-up of the ideological convergence around neoliberal economic policy following the global financial crisis, the democratic upsurge might play a role in shaping policies.
Making the Poor Pay for Health
28 September, 2006, Jayati Ghosh
The inadequate level of public health spending, which has been a constant and unfortunate feature of Indian development in the past half century, has deteriorated further. If India is to achieve even a small part of the potential that our leaders are so proud of declaring, government health expenditure to be substantially increased from the current abysmally low levels
The Burden of Farmers' Debt
14 September, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The agrarian crisis that has rampaged through rural India for the past few years has been associated very clearly with a rising burden of indebtedness among farmers. The inability to repay past debt - and therefore to access fresh loans - has been widely accepted as the most significant proximate cause of the farmers' suicides that were so widespread in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, and are apparently continuing in areas as far apart as Wayanad in Kerala, Vidarbha in Maharashtra and some areas of Punjab and Rajasthan.
Insider Story on Crime and Empire
05 April, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Book buyers in the US have obviously been lapping up the hard-back authored by John Perkins titled Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The book, which was published in November last year has found, to the surprise and dismay of some, a place in the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list in 7 out of 10 weeks between weeks-ending January 8 and March 12.
The UPA Regime and Economic Policy
31 March, 2005, Prabhat Patnaik
The defeat of the NDA in the last elections was a source of consternation in international financial circles. The Wall Street Journal even asked editorially: "Why should developing countries like India have such frequent elections?"
Agrarian crisis in Andhra Pradesh
04 October, 2004, Jayati Ghosh & C.P. Chandrasekhar
The extreme agrarian distress in Andhra Pradesh achieved national prominence when it resulted in the dramatic increase in suicides by farmers in the region. These have occurred in substantial numbers for around seven years now, but the causes leading to such desperation have been documented by some sensitive journalists and local activists in the state relatively recently.
Budget 2004-05 and Agriculture: A betrayal of the electoral mandate
13 July, 2004, Sabyasachi Mitra
The results of the Lok Sabha elections in May 2004 left many psephologists wondering what had gone wrong with their predictions. While they were expecting that the alliance opposed to the National Democratic Alliance would give the latter a good fight, the fall of the NDA government was unexpected to the mainstream media.
Budget 2004-05 : Farmers are the new untouchables
12 July, 2004, Devinder Sharma
For the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, and now the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, farmers have become the new untouchables. If the two Budgets presented in 2004 are any indication – first the interim Budget by the outgoing Finance Minister Mr. Jaswant Singh, and then the Budget 2004-05 presented by his successor Mr. P. Chidambaram – agriculture has become a burden on an ungrateful nation.
Andhra Pradesh Elections: The CEO Confronts Reality
15 May, 2004, Jayati Ghosh
The overwhelming results of the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections seem to have left the English-language media in a state of shock. The self-proclaimed pundits of the electoral process appear bewildered and searching for answers. How, they ask, could such a ''development-oriented'', ''modern'' Chief Minister, who was so friendly to the markets and so open to foreign investment, be thrown out of office?

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