NCAER in the News

Opinion: C.S. Mohapatra. Policies have sought to promote participation in financial markets, but investor ignorance and negligence as well as fraudulent activities are impediments to growth. India’s financial sector has grown exponentially over the past two decades. One major contributor to this is the rising participation of private investors in financial markets coupled with digitalisation....   Read More


  • When incomes grow, but jobs elude: Sonalde Desai

    The latest NSSO data also underlines the increasing absence of women from the labour market Every time results from one of the "thick" rounds of the National Sample Survey come out we get into a feeding frenzy trying to slice and dice the statistics for changes since the previous round. Since NSS large rounds are...   Read More

  • NCAER-MASTERCARD Worldwide Index of Business Confidence

    After the dismal gross domestic product (GDP) numbers released last week and the fall in the Purchasing Mangers' Index for manufacturing announced by HSBC yesterday the economy has received another setback. In the quarter ended March the Business Confidence Index dropped 4.5 per cent compared to the previous quarter according to a National Council of...   Read More

  • Quarterly Review of the Economy (QRE) Seminar Coverage

    The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in its April 2013 Quarterly Review of the Economy has projected that the Indian economy would grow at 6.2 per cent in 2013-14 led by a reasonable growth in agriculture. For this year the think tank projected agriculture sector growth at 3.2 per cent against a growth...   Read More

  • Kerala state development might soon have to deal with Dutch Disease

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Perspective Plan-2030 prepared by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) raises a concern. The Kerala state might soon have to deal with the Dutch Disease a negative development trend pushed by several positive development indicators. Dutch Disease is defined as development that results in a large inflow of foreign currency...   Read More

  • Plan draft placed before stakeholders

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The draft of the State Planning Board ’s ambitious Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 was presented before vital stakeholders of the future namely students here on Thursday. Around a 100 post-graduate students and researchers from various institutions across the state including those from the universities of Kerala and Calicut Central University at Kasargod College of Engineering...   Read More

  • State for consensus on growth plan

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The State government is for consensus on the problems being faced by the people Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. Inaugurating an interaction session with selected college students from across the State on the Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 at the Old Assembly Hall here on Thursday Mr. Chandy said the government was for consensus on...   Read More

  • Dynamic Knowledge Driven Economy mooted for state

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A prosperous dynamic knowledge-driven competitive and ecoefficient economy in the distinguished league of the world’s advanced economies with spirit of entrepreneurship innovation tolerance and diversity has been envisaged for the State in the Kerala Perspective Plan 2030. The New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) that has prepared the report for the State Planning Board...   Read More

  • Will strive for consensus: Chandy

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The government will strive for a consensus for implementing the Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 being formulated for comprehensive development of the State Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. Inaugurating a discussion organised by the State Planning Board and the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs on the plan at the Old Assembly Hall here on Wednesday for...   Read More