Projects

  • Monthly Review of Economy

    In the Review, we summarise the economic and policy developments in India; monitor global developments of relevance to India; and showcase the pulse of the economy through an analysis of high-frequency indicators and the heat map.

  • Planning for Economic Recovery of South Asia from COVID-19- “Strengthening General Equilibrium Modelling Capacity in India”

    NCAER will partner with ADB to build cutting-edge CGE modelling capacity in India in collaboration with the world’s leading CGE centers. Building on past CGE work and existing modelling capacity, the research institute will build dynamic, quarterly, and regional model variants to serve the policymaking community with economic policy simulations that enable better policy, program...   Read More

  • A Study on Evaluation of Price Stabilization Fund and Price Support Scheme

    The present evaluation study will evaluate the Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) and Price Support Scheme (PSS) schemes through a Primary survey to assess how these schemes are meeting the objective. This Evaluation study will cover Onion and five Pulses (namely Moong, Masur, Gram, Toor and Urad) to evaluate these schemes.

  • Designing and proposing the revised fares for the L&T Metro Operations in Hyderabad

    The Concessionaire set the initial fare structure of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR), and any subsequent fare revision needs to be approved by a Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) appointed by the Government of India. The purpose of the study is to arrive at a revised fare structure for Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR). Study will conduct passenger...   Read More

  • Privatization of Public Sector Banks in India: Why, How and How Far

    Banks play a critical role in economic growth. In India, the banking sector, dominated by public sector banks (PSBs), has underserved the economy and their stakeholders. The under-performance of PSBs has persisted despite several policy initiatives during the past decade. Meanwhile, private banks have further improved their performance and have gained significant market share. In...   Read More

  • India Human Development Survey, Round 3 (IHDS-3)

    India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5), II (2011-12) and the present IHDS-III form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid...   Read More

  • Improving Economic Viability of Gaushalas for Production and Promotion of Bio-Fertilisers

    To devise innovative ways and policy to promote cattle economy and use of cow manure as bio-fertilizer and bio-energy especially for Gaushalas to convert cattle into economic assets and to explore Public Private Partnership model with various stakeholders including Gaushalas, Dairy cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organization for production of enriched solid and liquid bio-fertilizer and...   Read More

  • Study to Assess the Demand for the Fisheries Sector in India

    The major objective of this study is to assess the demand for fish across species in 24 states of India and project demand for the same until 2031. The primary survey has started and the result is yet to be analysed.

  • A Central Bank Digital Currency for India?

    We review arguments for CBDC issuance in India. These include facilitating payments, enhancing financial inclusion, enabling the central bank and government to retain control of the payments system, facilitating cross-border payments, reducing dependence on the dollar-dominated global payments system, providing an encompassing platform for digital financial innovation.  We then compare progress in India with other...   Read More

  • Slowdown of the Indian Economy during 2019-20:  An Enigma or an Anomaly

    In this paper, we analyze the deep and anomalous economic slowdown in 2019-20, when the Indian economy grew at a rate of 4 percent, the lowest in a decade. We argue that the slowdown was largely confined to one year, 2019-20. The growth rate in the prior years averaged at 7 percent a year, and...   Read More

  • International Comparative Study on Development of Strategic Framework for making the IFSC as a Re-insurance Hub

    The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) was established, as the financial regulator of the IFSCs. Within a short duration, IFSCA has undertaken a gamut of measures, including laying down a comprehensive regulatory framework for various financial services, with a focussed mandate of how to make GIFT IFSC a thriving financial hub. Becoming an offshore...   Read More

  • 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...   Read More

  • Third Party Evaluation of regulatory performance of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)

    A periodic evaluation of the performance of Statutory Regulatory Authorities (SRAs) is necessary to ascertain the quality of their governance arrangements, and the processes and procedures they use in the execution of statutory functions. Primarily, such evaluations allow the regulator to improve institutional capabilities and showcase their efforts in building professional competence and an enabling...   Read More

  • An Integrated Modelling Approach for Assessing the Macroeconomic Costs and Benefits of Low Carbon Pathways

    An Integrated Modelling Approach for Assessing the Macroeconomic Costs and Benefits of Low Carbon Pathways Incorporating specific strategies for achieving defined carbon emission reduction goals in the economic development agenda is crucial for India, given its development imperatives and consequences of its choice to the world. Choice of specific strategies in this context will have...   Read More

  • Impact of Taxation on Auto Sales

    Impact of Taxation on Auto Sales The objective of the study is to estimate the impact of tax rates on automobile sales and tax revenue. This study will include the following: (i) estimation of price and tax elasticity of demand for auto industry including passenger vehicles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers and commercial vehicles; (ii) study of taxation...   Read More

  • NCAER Gig Economy Initiative

    The programme seeks to research and highlight the socio-economic impact of platform work and platform companies in India. The study will progress on two tracks: Track I, spanning over 6-months, will focus on platform agents in the food delivery sector. We will survey delivery partners to analyse their options, preferences and choices that are enabled...   Read More

  • The Taper This Time

    On November 3, 2021, the Federal Open Market Committee announced that it would reduce the scale of its asset purchases by $15 billion a month starting immediately. Do emerging markets, such as India, need to prepare for a replay of the taper tantrum of 2013? We show that emerging markets, including India, have strengthened their...   Read More

  • White Paper on Farm Mechanisation in India

    NCAER will prepare a white paper that will focus on recommendations for creating an industrial and trade Policy to make India a powerhouse in the farm machinery sector. The overall objective of this paper is to recommend policymakers, key strategic actions to be taken to foster the growth of the Farm Machinery Industry (other than...   Read More

  • Contribution to Overall Employment by the Auto industry: Jobs and Skills

    The present proposal is intended to study the contribution of the automobile sector to the overall quantity and quality of Indian employment in the auto industry. This study is being sponsored by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. The specific objectives of the project are to estimate contribution of both direct employment in the manufacturing sector...   Read More

  • NCAER India Land Portal

    NCAER India Land Portal is a repository of all the databases related to Land Records and Services Index that has been developed under N-LPI (NCAER’s Land Policy Initiative). In addition to the results of N-LRSI: its components, sample and methodology, the portal also provides land-related information available from various other sources. The N-LRSI has been...   Read More

  • Present and Potential Contribution of Microfinance to India’s Economy

    Financial inclusion, or empowerment of all citizens with access to financial resources through formal financial institutions and systems, has been advocated by many as an effective vehicle for economic development and poverty alleviation. Microfinance has emerged as a major instrument of meeting the needs of lower income households by linking them to the financial resources...   Read More

  • Evaluation of India’s Faceless E-Assessment Tax Scheme

    The Central Board of Direct Tax’s ‘Faceless E-assessment of Tax Returns’ (now referred to as the Faceless Assessment Scheme (FAS) was notified on 12th September 2019 to facilitate a simple, transparent, efficient and accountable way of carrying out and concluding income tax assessment proceedings. The scheme is implemented by CBDT in the Department of Revenue,...   Read More

  • Integration of NCAER Land Records and Services Index & Prindex : Combining land records and property rights perception

    NCAER has launched two editions of supply side NCAER Land Records Services Index in 2020 and 2021. While expanding and improving quality of land records reflects the efforts on the supply side of these services, how are they perceived and used by the users? To address this question, it was felt that a demand side...   Read More

  • An Evaluation of India’s Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA)

    An important concern regarding the devolution of funds to Panchayati Raj Institutions by the Centre and State is whether they have sufficient administrative and technical capacity, as it has been found lacking in many cases. As an outcome of this, the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme was launched in 2018 by the Government of...   Read More

  • District-driven Growth – A Pilot study for Making India a $5 trillion Economy – Phase II

    The Government of India’s Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT, originally known as the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, or DIPP) set a goal in early 2018 of making India a US$ 5 trillion economy by 2025. It was proposed to prepare strategic plans for the districts centred around their local...   Read More

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