The Quarterly Agricultural Outlook provides an overview of agricultural trends both globally and at the national level. Agriculture continues to be critical to India’s economy given its role in meeting the food and fibre needs of over a billion people and providing livelihoods to millions of households in rural areas. India is a major producer... Read More
The report of the Working Group on Agriculture1 sets out the overall framework for assessing outlook for agriculture over a medium term perspective of the twelfth five year plan.
This report provides a longer term perspective for the food sector. The study reports under this series will present an analysis of alternative scenarios of output and consumption for food crops taking into account the available information and based on the suitable economic models that permit longer term projections.
The India Policy Forum (IPF) is an annual publication dedicated to analyzing contemporary trends in the Indian economy. Its objective is to carry out theoretically rigorous yet empirically informed research on current issues related to India’s economic policy. A joint publication of NCAER and the Brookings Institution, IPF serves as a forum for a global... Read More
This paper examined the impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax efforts of Rural Local Governments in India using ARIS/REDS panel data. We estimated the system as a whole via three stage least squares, where the first stage equations are the ones predicting the grants in order to deal with the simultaneities of... Read More
Given that the phenomenon of capture of public programs by sections the population is rampant in developing countries, households can indulge in a strategy to improve their participating in public programs by bribing the suppliers of such programs. This is an important issue affecting both the supply of local public goods and the incidence of... Read More
Identity based voting is a second best solution adopted by households to minimize the negative effects of one’s own identity and (or) identity based coalitions. If a significant source of household welfare is one’s identity or, membership in ethnically defined groups, then politics that results will be parochial in nature. In parochial politics voting along... Read More