Study of the Impact of Parallel Imports of Books, Films/ Music, and Software on the Indian Economy with Special Reference to Students
The Indian Copyright Act (1957) prohibits parallel imports of books, films/music and software. The copyright (Amendment) Bill 2010 seeks to insert the following proviso to section 2 of the IPA (1957): “provided that a copy of a work published in any country outside India with the permission of the author of the work and imported from that country into India shall not be deemed to be an infringing copy”. The study undertook cost-benefit analysis for producers and consumers of these products as a consequence of parallel imports being allowed in India.

Macroeconomic Modelling of Emerging Scenarios for India's Twelfth Five Year Plan
The objective of this project is to analyze three alternative growth scenarios for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–13 to 2016–17). These three scenarios present the expected GDP growth rates of the Indian economy under various policy actions and institutional and regulatory frameworks. The updated macro econometric model developed at NCAER was used to provide emerging scenarios. The results indicate that GDP growth rate is expected to be around 8 per cent for the Twelfth Five Year Plan period under the "flotilla" scenario, 5–6 per cent under the "muddling along" scenario and below 5 per cent under the "falling apart" scenario. The study also found that poverty reduction is expected to be high under the first scenario and would be low under the other two scenarios.

Evaluation Study on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
The objectives of the project were threefold: (1) to assess the implementation process, flow of funds, quality of assets, coverage of scheme, impact on livelihood, convergence issues, migration issues, extension of scheme to urban areas, record maintenance, capacity of implementing authorities, norms followed and involvement of PRIs; (2) to examine post construction maintenance aspects, different wages in different states and gender issues in payments; and (3) to review implementation of rules and regulations, and monitoring aspects.

Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts for all States of India
The aim of the study is to prepare a set of 10 comprehensive tourism-specific tables/accounts, based on international guidelines. These tables will help in estimating the contribution of tourism to the 35 states and UTs of the Indian economy in terms of GDP and the employment it generates. The indirect contribution, using the input-output model,will also be taken into account.

Macroeconomic Modelling for the Eleventh Five Year Plan and Beyond
The objective of this project is to develop capacity for analysing issues on economic growth and welfare under a variety of policy choices in government spending in the provision of public goods and other measures that influence the course of the economy. The macro econometric model developed under the project has been used to provide simulation scenarios relating to impact of international oil prices, worsening global economic growth, a managed current account and fiscal balance and the impact of Middle East crisis on economic growth prospects of the Indian economy.

Study on Unaccounted Income and Wealth Inside and Outside India
The objective of the programme is to analyse the extent of unaccounted income and wealth inside and outside the country, the quantum of non-payment of taxes due to evasion of registered corporate bodies and the nature of activities that engender money laundering and to make substantive policy recommendations that would enable detection and prevention of unaccounted money as well as mainstream such activities into the economy.

South Asian Perspective on South-South Cooperation
The key objectives of this study are to bring about conceptual clarity by demystifying South-South Cooperation (SSC) in terms of its context, objectives, scope and policy framework. The study will explore the practicalities of SSC in South Asia by assessing their modalities and instruments and their effectiveness. Specific experiences of SSC through empirical evidence and case studies will be revisited and will consider how existing cooperation frameworks support learn from and build on these experiences. Another important aspect of the study is to contribute to the first Ministerial meeting of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Mexico.

Preparing a Model Engineering and Procurement Construction Contract for the Dedicated Freight Corridors in India
NCAER will provide consultancy services for preparing Model Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contracts for Dedicated Freight Corridors . The objectives are to moderate and balance the complexities of the present Planning Commission document on the Engineering and Procurement Contract (EPC). In the present document there is a lack of coordination with respect to the areas related to (1) civil works, (2) electrical/mechanical portion and (3) signalling. The basic purpose of this study will be to combine all these areas into a unified model to expedite the work for the dedicated freight corridors in India

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