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February 20, 2024

Indian Economy Development Strategy Governance & Politics

By Nitin Desai

In every large and diverse country, federalism matters not just for political stability but also for economic development. The decentralisation of authority to provincial and sub-provincial levels for designing development policies and programmes can....Read More

 

November 13, 2023

Social Justice

By Nitin Desai

The recent Bihar Caste Survey provides data about the links between caste and economic status that was not readily available earlier. It focuses on three measures: The incidence of income-linked poverty in a caste group, the proportioof the group hol....Read More

October 16, 2023

Natural Resources|Climate Change

By Nitin Desai

CARBON PRICING CHALLENGES by NITIN DESAI   Market-based solutions to carbon mitigation have spread rapidly, particularly since the Paris agreement of 2015. According to a recent World Bank report, they are now implemented or planned in 73 na....Read More

August 29, 2023

International Relations|Climate Change

By Nitin Desai

    RISING CLIMATE RISKS by NITIN DESAI The average global temperatures in June and July 2023 were the highest in recorded history.Forest fires are becoming more widespread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover today a....Read More

July 18, 2023

International Relations|Climate Change

By Nitin Desai

REIMAGINING CLIMATE FINANCE by NITIN DESAI     Climate change is once again emerging as the most critical challenge for global cooperation because of the widespread experience of adverse climate events. and the growing evidence of the ....Read More

June 20, 2023

Indian Economy|Development Strategy

By Nitin Desai

VISIBLE HAND by NITIN DESAI   This month marks the tricentenary of the birth of Adam Smith, perhaps the most influential economic theorist of the capitalist market economy.  His concept of the invisible hand has shaped the....Read More

May 23, 2023

Global Economy|Development Strategy

By Nitin Desai

The Challenge of Artificial Intgelligence Nitin Desai   The rapid emergence of usable artificial intelli- gence (AI) software has led to a widespread debate across the world on its potential impact on the economy and security. Normally ....Read More

April 25, 2023

Indian Economy|Development Strategy

By Nitin Desai

Next step for the infotech boom Nitin Desai The information technology service industry is facing headwinds because of the economic slowdown in the West and, perhaps, new developments in technology that are altering the balance between humans....Read More

March 28, 2023

International Relations

By Nitin Desai

Securing peace in Ukraine This requires a compromise on their current positions by both Russia and the US The one-year-old war in Ukraine is not just between Russia and Ukraine. It is also a conflict between Russia and the United States. The ....Read More

February 21, 2023

Indian Economy|Capital Markets

By Nitin Desai

Budget and the growth process Nitin Desai The government's command over household savings needs to be reduced for stimulating demand and private credit   The Union finance minister’s Budget speech indi....Read More