Interim Budget 2019-20
Did the States get short-changed under Modi Government?
Feb 15th 2019, Prasenjit Bose

With the increase in cess and surcharges under the NDA regime, States have been deprived of their share of Central taxes.

The great Budget "Cash for Votes" Scam - and other Cash Transfer Schemes
Feb 15th 2019, Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh argues that a combination of universal basic services, universal employment guarantee and universal pensions to ensure a minimum income is more workable and desirable rather than cash transfers to individual households.

Budgetary Sops Will Do Little to Fix Unemployment and Poverty in India
Feb 5th 2019, Sunanda Sen

The Budget sops will not provide a solution to problems of poverty and unemployment in India, which result from structural changes creating a mass of unutilised and underutilised labour force.

Housing Market Mayhem
Mar 12th 2019, C.P. Chandrasekhar

C.P. Chandrasekhar argues that the reduction in GST rates for the housing sector is primarily directed towards addressing the concerns of real estate developers who have generated excess inventories because of easy excess to credit and high profit expectations.

The Use and Misuse of Economics
Mar 5th 2019, C.P. Chandrasekhar

C.P. Chandrasekhar examines how problematic research driven by partisan biases gets academic sanctity through publication in "prestigious" journals - and then is used by policy makers to push anti-worker policies.

Migration and Remittances: The gender angle
Mar 7th 2019, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
The gender distribution of migrant workers has a macroeconomic impact - it affects both the level and the volatility of remittance inflows, as the Asian experience shows.
Is the Banking Sector out of the Woods yet?
Feb 26th 2019, Prasenjit Bose and Zico Dasgupta
The NDA regime has been characterised by a steep rise in NPAs and frauds, and a misguided view of ‘corrective action'.
Can Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission protect health of India's Poor?
Feb 20th 2019, Subhanil Chowdhury and Subrata Mukherjee
The recently introduced Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission has been projected as a big public intervention in the health sector for protecting the health of India's poor and vulnerable.
Can the RBI's open Market Operations help the Rupee?
Oct 10th 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
The rupee's slide raises the question of whether India's central bank should intervene by selling dollars to prop up the currency. But past experience of such efforts has yielded mixed results, so other measures may be necessary.

Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture 2019
Mar 15th, 2019

Prashant Bhushan speaks on Current Threats to the Constitution at Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture 2019 jointly organised by Faculty of CESP JNU and JNUTA at SIS New Building, JNU on Thursday, 14 March 2019, 4-30 p.m.
The Strange form of "Disinvestment"
Jan 30th, 2019, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Under the NDA government disinvestment is increasingly turning out to be a process in which surpluses are wrung out of PSEs or government linked institutions to support the budget, instead of the usual route of sale to private buyers. Apart from adversely affecting the modernization and expansion plans of PSEs, this change in the nature of disinvestment does not enable the government to raise its expenditure to the desired levels in a pre-election year.
The Mistaken Obsession with the Fiscal Deficit
Jan 29th, 2019, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh

The central government regularly fudges fiscal data, to pretend to meet the FRBM Act targets. This messes up public companies, but does it really matter for the macroeconomy?

A Memorial for Dr. Vineet Kohli, Assistant Professor at TISS and a Former CESP Student
Aug 13th 2018.
Job Opening at Economic Research Foundation
Jan 31st 2018.

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