This economic outlook by NCAER, co published with India International Centre, New Delhi, analyses expected growth, inflation, balance of payments, fiscal balances, savings and investment trends, and covers the state of important sectors of the economy, including the financial and corporate sectors for that fiscal year. Long-term trends in the macro-economic performance of the Indian... Read More
This note summarises the findings of interviews with senior Indian policy-makers and FDI researchers to ascertain the adequacy of India’s FDI statistics in answering important FDI policy and research questions. The principal gaps identified are: lack of data on the operations of foreign firms in India, on the state and district break-up of FDI inflows,... Read More
This note summarises the findings from NCAER’s analysis of the written questions on FDI that Members of Parliament (MPs) submitted in Parliament between 2 July 2009 and 21 February 2014. While the purpose of this analysis was to understand the types of FDI-related information MPs typically seek when considering FDI issues in Parliament, it revealed... Read More
The NCAER study assesses the economic impact of Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, one of the largest airports in the country, on the regional and national economy. This has been done by analyzing the direct, indirect and induced impact of aviation sector in terms of value addition and employment generation, which will boost up the economy.... Read More
Poverty and environmental factors are interlinked and hold crucial importance for economic development. The poor depend so much on their natural resource base and primary production sources that the degradation of the environment has a disproportionately deleterious impact on their livelihoods. This book is a thematic collection of previously unpublished essays on the condition of... Read More
The research paper by the Chair Professor, Dr Anil Sharma on “Transformation in Indian Agriculture, Allied Sectors and Rural India: Is there less krishi in Bharat?” describe the work carried out by the NABARD Chair Unit at NCAER during August 2011 to July 2014.
This report has examined the effect of computerisation in district and subordinate courts across the country. The NCAER assessment study has found that the eCourts project has created awareness about computerisation among courts and about the application software, namely, Case Information System, among the important stakeholders; the project has achieved more than 90 percent in... Read More
The NCAER Gas Price Pooling Study captures the macroeconomic impact of the increased power generation and its multiplier effects as a result of greater availability of gas, as well as the total costs of such a policy in the form of subsidies and revenue losses to other sectors. The net benefits are analysed under different... Read More
Will limiting rural employment guarantees to the 200 poorest districts improve targeting? Probably not. Results from the India Human Development Survey suggest that targeting districts is likely to be ineffective—and that it may be better to target households.
In spite of the rising academic attention to path-dependency in social history, when it comes to the history of economic thinking, we seem to be stuck in a Markovian nirvana where debates of the past are forgotten under the onslaught of new ideas. Nowhere is this more evident than in the discourse on demographic dividend... Read More