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India Policy Forum 2016-17

This 13th India Policy Forum 2016–17 Volume comprises papers and highlights of the discussions at the India Policy Forum (IPF) held in New Delhi on July 12–13, 2016.

Shekhar Shah, Barry Bosworth, Karthik Muralidharan
Jul 2017
Money's Causal Role in Exchange Rate: Do Divisia Monetary Aggregates Explain More?

We investigate the predictive power of Divisia monetary aggregates in explaining exchange rate variations for India, Israel, Poland, UK and the US, in the years leading up to and following the 2007-08 recessions. One valid concern for the chosen sample period is that the interest rate has been stuck...

Taniya Ghosh, Soumya Bhadury
Feb 2018
Demographics and FDI: Lessons from China's One-Child Policy

Lucas (1990) argues that the neoclassical adjustment process fails to explain the relative paucity of FDI inflows from rich to poor countries. In this paper we consider a natural experiment: using China as the treated country and India as the control, we show that the dynamics of the relative FDI...

John Donaldson, Christos Koulovatianos, Jian Li, Rajnish Mehra
Jan 2018
A Pilot Impact Assessment of the Digital-India Land Records Modernisation Programme - Himachal Pradesh

This report focuses on assessing the performance of the Digital India-Land Records Modernisation Programme (DI-LRMP) scheme in the state of Himachal Pradesh, and the achievement exhibited by the state in computerising and modernising land records. It is part of a study in which pilot impact...

D B Gupta, Prerna Prabhakar
Nov 2017
A Pilot Impact Assessment of the Digital-India Land Records Modernisation Programme

This is the overall synthesis report of the pilot impact assessments of the Digital India-Land Records Modernisation Programme (DI-LRMP) scheme carried out by NCAER in Himachal Pradesh, NIPFP in Rajasthan, and IGIDR in Maharashtra. It presents the overall policy and programme design...

D B Gupta, Prerna Prabhakar
Nov 2017
The NCAER State Investment Potential Index (N-SIPI) 2017

The NCAER State Investment Potential Index 2017 (N-SIPI 2017) is the second edition in the annual series of rankings of states on their growth and investment potential. It is a systematic and evidence-based index that assesses the competitiveness of states on 50 parameters grouped under six broad...

Indira Iyer, Mythili Bhusnurmath, Anjali Tandon, Tarujyoti Buragohain, Anusha Avyukt, Prerna Prabhakar, Anupma Mehta, Asrar Alam
Jul 2017
Building Synergies: Matching Business Reforms to Improved 'Ease of Doing Business'

The study explores ground-level realities linked with initiatives on tax administration, construction permits, transparency, compliance with environmental and labour laws and regulations, and inspection reforms. For this NCAER undertook two special purpose surveys covering state-level officials and...

Anushree Sinha, A C Kulshreshtha, Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Pallavi Choudhuri, K Subbaraje Urs, Sumit Aggarwal, Gurpriya Sadana, Supreet Kaur, Mihir Milind Wadekar, Poonam Dhawan, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Anupma Mehta
Apr 2017
Post-launch Survey Report of IRDAI's Insurance Awareness Campaigns (2010-2015)

This NCAER report presents findings of a survey carried out in 2015 across 30 states and Union Territories (UTs) in both rural and urban areas to evaluate the effectiveness of IRDAI’s nation-wide awareness campaigns and a special initiative in Tripura. The study compares current findings on...

Anushree Sinha, Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Ramamani Sundar, Avantika Prabhakar, Radhika Piplani, Yashpal, Jyoti Yadav, Poonam Dhawan, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Anupma Mehta
Feb 2017
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