NCAER in the News

Opinion: Poonam Gupta and S Priyadarshini. The real growth rate of the Indian economy in the April-June quarter of 2023-24 (Q1, FY24), according to the latest data released by the Central Statistical Office (CSO), stood at 7.8 per cent. Market economists embraced this data as reflective of their own projections, and in line with their...   Read More


  • India’s difficult transition from fossil fuels to net-zero emissions

    Opinion: Sudipto Mundle Challenges abound in reducing dependence on coal and oil but the greater use of gas in our energy mix could ease the way. Ironically the coal crisis has forced the Indian government to ramp up domestic production and imports of coal the dirtiest fossil fuel while the world focuses on net-zero carbon...   Read More

  • Full capital account convertibility: Will merits outweigh the risks?

    Opinion: Mythili Bhusnurmath RBI (not GoI) announcing a push towards CAC - widely seen as increasing the vulnerability of emerging market economies to global macroeconomic shocks - on the day the Global Hunger Index (GHI) showed India slip three ranks to fall below Pakistan Bangladesh and Nepal marks a seismic shift in India's macroeconomic policies. India...   Read More

  • Indian Education and Innovation Culture

    Opinion: Sanjib Pohit and Jaideep Ghosh In the latest Global Innovation India India’s rank is 46. The good news is that she has climbed 2 spots over the previous year’s standing and the performance is labelled as above expectations against the yardstick of the level of development. The bad news is that Asian countries like Malaysia...   Read More

  • Could inflation in developed countries have a spillover effect on India?

    Opinion: Poonam Gupta Overall the best way to keep prices competitive and inflation low in any economy is by ensuring efficient production structures resulting in low cost of production continuous innovation leveraging of scale economies better integration within domestic and with international markets and implementation of sustainable fiscal and monetary policies. Inflation is making a...   Read More

  • Women and mental health morbidities

    Opinion: Anupma Mehta Especially since the COVID-19 pandemic women have exhibited higher levels of depression and anxiety than men across nations and social classes On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day on October 10 it’s time to put under the spotlight issues pertaining to gender and women’s mental welfare. With the theme this year...   Read More

  • Government may be third time lucky to say ‘Tata’ to Air India

    Opinion: Sudipto Banerjee Privatisation may not ensure redemption for the loss-making airline but it still is high time the government gets this done The much-delayed privatisation of Air India has suffered from several false take offs. Since the interim Budget of 1991-92 India has followed a policy of disinvestment with regards to Central Public Sector...   Read More

  • Lessons from the death of the ease of doing business index

    Opinion: Sonalde Desai  The economic consequences and political benefits associated with it encouraged many countries to try and “game” the system by making superficial improvements on indicators being measured and when that failed by putting explicit pressure on the World Bank research team. “The much-touted Ease of Doing Business Index (EoDB) is dead. The flagship...   Read More

  • Digital Land Records: How Can it Help The Common Man and Where Does India Stand?

    1st episode of Land of a Billion Season 2! by the Quint This podcast features Mr Deepak Sanan  NCAER and Vivek Kumar Singh the Additional Chief Secretary Revenue and Land Reforms in the Government of Bihar. Mr Sanan speaks extensively about NCAER’s work- Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI). The episode explores various questions and...   Read More

  • Why despite being impacted by tapering, India doesn’t need to overly worry about the Fed decision

    Opinion: Poonam Gupta India should maintain an appropriate level of reserves avoid excessive volatility of the exchange rate and prepare banks and firms to handle greater volatility. In recent months tapering seems to have become the buzzword again.'Tapering' refers to the phenomenon when the central banks of advanced countries particularly the US Federal Reserve Board...   Read More

  • North-East can be a window for service export

    Opinion: Bornali Bhandari With better transport and communication facilities this region has the potential to grow trade with bordering nations. The ‘Look East’ policy of 1991 gave way to the ‘Act East’ policy” of 2015. The objective of the latter is to promote economic cooperation cultural ties and strategic relationship with countries in the Asia-Pacikc...   Read More