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India's Electronics Manufacturing Sector: Getting the Diagnosis Right
07 September, 2018, Smitha Francis
The Indian electronics industry’s high dependence on imports is a direct outcome of the trade and investment liberalisation that was carried out by successive governments without putting in place the necessary industrial policy support for maintaining and improving domestic linkages and indigenous capabilities.
Capital Goods Conundrum
24 November, 2015, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
While the Government appears to recognise the importance of expanding and strengthening India's capital goods industry, the policy signals it sends seem contrary and confusing.
Make in India
29 December, 2014, Jayati Ghosh
The new ambitious "Make in India" initiative is based largely on bluster, bravado and marketing hype that lacks any clear strategy for proactive trade and industrial policies.
Where's the "Missing Middle" in Indian Industry?
09 December, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
While the problem of missing middle is taken for granted in the Indian industry, official data reveal that medium sized firms actually dominate in both employment and output.
India's Proposed FTAs with EFTA and the EU: Complicating a myopic policy regime
31 January, 2014, Smitha Francis
India should put on hold the signing of further bilateral and regional trade agreements and strive for a trade policy compatible with a strategic industrial policy.
The Allocation of Coal Blocks
03 September, 2012, Prabhat Patnaik
The allocation of captive coal blocks to private parties raises a number of issues, which includes the fact even the auction route does not recoup the entire loss to the exchequer on account of the handing over of exhaustible resources to the private sector. Further, by handing over coal blocks that constitute stocks, the government is not just assuring the private players of flows, it is actually promoting monopoly. This is the larger loss to the nation.
Markets and the Role of Law?
02 July, 2012, Bikku Kuruvila
While law is presented within the dominant policy discourse as a source of transaction costs and bureaucracy, markets simply could not exist without the rigorous enforcement of rules and contracts that allow the much-celebrated moments of ''free exchange'' to proceed with any certainty. In this light, it is very important to look at the political compromises, policy resolutions and distributional consequences created by market-oriented state intervention. To this view, India in 2012 is already largely integrated into the global economy with the growth, volatility and inequality that such integration entails.
The Continuing Need for Industrial Policy
07 May, 2012, Jayati Ghosh
The 13th UNCTAD conference held recently in Qatar discussed industrial policies as the significant yet unsung force behind the much trumpeted emergence of some developing economies as major players in the global stage. Despite liberalisation in the '90s, much of India's success too lies in the industrial policies that preceded it. Moreover, India has much to learn from its counterparts like Brazil on how to utilise industrial policies even in largely market-driven economies.
Industrialising India’s Food Flows: An analysis of the food waste argument
23 May, 2011, Rahul Goswami
From the mid-term appraisal of the Eleventh Five Year plan onwards, central government ministries have been telling us that post-harvest losses in India are high, particularly for fruits and vegetables.
From Field to Fork: Obama's agri recipe for India
03 December, 2010, Rahul Goswami
The signing of the ‘India-US Agriculture Dialogue’ is not about food security and fair trade but about support to the USA's National Export Initiative. US President Obama's farm mission has been a very important part of his India visit. The implications for India's food sovereignty and food flows must be fully known.
Patents and the Public Interest
08 September, 2010, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The discussion paper on the Compulsory Licencing of Patents is significant because it spells out the circumstances in which the compulsory licencing option is available to the government. The paper makes an important contribution by seeking to illustrate the implications of the flexibility available in the case of drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Mining as Primitive Accumulation
20 July, 2010, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The mining sector is increasingly seen as one in which the worst features of capitalism as a profit machine combine with illegality and corruption to provide a site for primitive accumulation based on plunder and unequal exchange.
NAMA: Downplaying the Danger
18 November, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar
In the run up to the Hong Kong WTO Ministerial, the focus of attention is the deadlock over liberalisation of agriculture. This is not surprising, given the fact that the unwillingness of EU members, especially France, to agree to ''adequate'' concessions on agricultural tariffs and subsidies, has stalled negotiations on further liberalisation of trade in areas outside of agriculture.
Neoliberalism, Investment and Growth in Latin America
28 October, 2003,
Despite the relatively poor growth record of the era of corporate globalisation, there are many who continue to believe that corporate globalisation and greater liberalisation of economic policies do deliver higher investment and more economic growth, even if there are other less benign effects - such as greater inequality or inadequate "social sector" expenditure – which then need to be separately addressed.
The Churining of The Chaebol
17 November, 2000, Jayati Ghosh
It has been broadcast as an impressive, almost spectacular recovery from the financial crisis. From the beginning of 1999, the South Korean economy appeared to show extraordinary potential for bouncing back from the major recession into which it had plunged over 1998.

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