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Opinion: Sonalde Desai: Population growth and the changing geographic and generational balance of power The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. Our minds had barely wrapped around a global population of 7 billion in 2011, and now, only 12 years later, we are looking at a...   Read More

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  • Can plastic money replace cash?

    Given the level of indirect taxes there’s an incentive to evade them. The proposed tax breaks for using e-money may not help The objective of the proposed policy on facilitation of electronic transactions is to replace cash transactions with e-transactions. These have several advantages including macroeconomic effects and benefits to merchants and consumers. Macroeconomic benefits...   Read More

  • Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 Unveiled

      THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 an initiative of the State Planning Board aimed at prudent long-term development strategies over a two-decade period was unveiled here on Monday. First of its kind in the country the Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 aims at facilitating the state to attain developmental parameters of high-income countries. Handing over...   Read More

  • Greece Financial Crisis

      ग्रीस के आर्थिक संकट को लेकर चिंता की लकीरें पूरी दुनिया में दिखाई पड़ी हैं। भारत पर इसका बहुत ज्यादा असर शायद न पड़े, लेकिन ग्रीस के इस संकट में बहुत सारे सबक जरूर हैं, जिनमें भारत ही नहीं, दुनिया के तमाम देशों के पास सीखने लायक बहुत कुछ है। लेकिन इन बातों पर...   Read More

  • NCAER’s Business Confidence Index falls sharply in the fourth quarter of 2014-15

    Press Release Highlights of NCAER’s most recent Business Expectation Survey for Quarter 4 2014-15 The 92nd round of Business Expectations Survey (BES) carried out in March 2015 reveals that business sentiment has fallen sharply.  The BCI decreased by 6.9 per cent over the previous quarter. All components of BCI declined between January and April 2015....   Read More

  • Business confidence falls sharply in March quarter: Survey

    NEW DELHI: Business sentiment fell sharply in the March quarter due to concerns over investment climate amid "patchy" and "uneven growth" said a survey today. "The 92nd round of Business Expectations Survey (BES) carried out in March 2015 reveals that business sentiment has fallen sharply. The BCI decreased by 6.9 per cent over the previous quarter" said a...   Read More

  • Inflation targeting is not a good idea

    This article published in BusinessLine is written by Dr Kanhaiya Singh a Senior Fellow at NCAER. The Centre and the Reserve Bank of India signed an agreement on February 20 2015 which intends to put in place the inflation targeting framework (ITF) as the preferred monetary policy approach to be operated by the RBI. The...   Read More

  • Smoking kills – in India too

    The following article in The Hindu is written by Sonalde Desai a Senior Fellow at NCAER & Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland and Debasis Barik an Associate Fellow at NCAER. The article features important evidence gathered from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) conducted periodically by NCAER in collaboration with the University of...   Read More

  • The elusive quest for freedom

    The following article in The Hindu by its the National Data Editor Rukmini S features important evidence gathered from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) conducted periodically by NCAER in collaboration with the University of Maryland. IHDS is India’s only national longitudinal panel data set and provides considerable opportunities for researchers to generate high quality...   Read More

  • Railway Budget: Missed opportunity for big-bang reforms

    This article published in  Deccan Herald is written by Dr Saurabh Bandyopadhyay an Associate Fellow at NCAER. The expectations of a huge policy-based turnaround in the Railway Budget proposal for 2015-16 has turned out to be dismal in substance. The Indian Railways (IR) is a distinctively Indian institution with an amazing legacy and record that the...   Read More

  • Proposed gas price pooling policy of NDA government to boost GDP by up to 0.88%

    NEW DELHI: The proposed gas price pooling policy of the government is expected to increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 0.50-0.88 per cent says a study. "The gas price pooling policy would lead to an increase in GDP of 0.50 per cent or Rs 69431 crore with a plant load factor of 30 per...   Read More

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