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  • 24-Sep-2020 | Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman

    Are intellectuals killing convergence?

    A historic process of deglobalisation is underway which can scuttle the growth of poor nations. Disturbingly, this shift has been met by silence or even encouragement by those who should know better

  • 04-Sep-2020 | Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman

    Post-Covid federalism: How Centre can build and keep trust with states

    Automatic, counter-cyclical transfers from the Centre to states can build trust and prevent trust from being corroded

  • 31-Aug-2020 | Arvind Subramanian

    The GST is at a crossroads, it needs a political fix, not a legal one

    Without doubt, negotiation on GST compensation will be contentious. Time for Centre and states to show true leadership and salvage it

  • 21-Jul-2020 | Arvind Subramanian

    China has blown its historic opportunity

    The Covid-19 pandemic offered China an opportunity to cement this strategy of remaking the world economic order on its terms

  • 07-May-2020 | Arvind Subramanian

    The threat of enfeebled great powers

    The United States' decline, meanwhile, is over-predicted and under-believed

  • 12-Apr-2020 | Devesh Kapur & Arvind Subramanian

    Solidarity today, new social compact tomorrow

    In the concluding part, the authors argue that to prevent India's social fabric from fraying, additional solidarity resources from the wealthy and secure to cushion the millions affected is imperative

  • 10-Apr-2020 | Devesh Kapur & Arvind Subramanian

    Creating fiscal space for the states

    In the second part of a series, the authors say the current uncertainties require room for discretion to serve as a necessary handmaiden of rules that cannot alone cater to all contingencies

  • 08-Apr-2020 | Devesh Kapur & Arvind Subramanian

    Fiscal space: Not if but how

    In the first part of a series, the authors argue the means must be found to avert potential economic and social collapse post-Covid

  • 20-Mar-2020 | Arvind Subramanian

    What COVID-19 means for international aid

    Despite the clear balance of evidence, an overwhelming proportion of aid is devoted to country lending, with only a fraction allocated to financing GPGs

  • 28-Feb-2020 | Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman

    Understanding Budget policy

    Its objectives are clear. But the reality in recent years has not cooperated with the government's plans

  • 26-Jan-2020 | Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman

    The next big development challenge

    The latest economic forecasts from the IMF and the World Bank are sobering, pointing to protracted slowdowns across the board

  • 24-Dec-2019 | Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman

    Addressing the Great Slowdown

    Here's a list of measures that will not help India overcome the slowdown

  • 10-Dec-2019 | Josh Felman, Justin Sandefur, Arvind Subramanian & Julian Duggan

    Could consumption really have fallen?

    The leaked NSS consumption numbers have provoked a debate. While arguments by various sides are not really convincing there are some broad lessons

  • 21-Nov-2019 | Arvind Subramanian

    Is Sri Lanka the next Argentina?

    Sri Lanka suffers from cleavages along many different lines, notably ideology, ethnicity, language, and religion

  • 22-Oct-2019 | Arvind Subramanian

    The battle of the fading hegemons

    The outcome of the China-US struggle is far from inevitable, because the powers of both the aspirant and the incumbent are eroding

  • 27-Sep-2019 | Arvind Subramanian & Dani Rodrik

    The puzzling lure of financial globalisation

    The intellectual hold of financial globalisation on policymakers is still strong, despite its history of failure

  • 24-Aug-2019 | Arvind Subramanian

    Arun Jaitley: A personal tribute

    The former finance minister's departure marks the end of an era, the age of moderation in civic life

  • 31-Jul-2019 | Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman

    The G-Minus-2 threat

    This discordant G2 world and the end of ideological convergence now threaten economic convergence, and thus developing countries' prospects

  • 12-Feb-2019 | Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman

    Losing steam: The coming China shock

    Its internal debts are mounting to unsustainable heights, and domestic investment levels have passed the point of diminishing returns

  • 27-Jan-2019 | Josh Felman, Boban Paul, M R Sharan, & Arvind Subramanian

    Quasi-universal basic rural income: The way forward

    The authors propose an alternative to build a new rural India where a basic income, regardless of agricultural vagaries, will be guaranteed

  • 04-Dec-2018 | Devesh Kapur & Arvind Subramanian

    Can the World Bank redeem itself?

    World Bank's leadership should empower new chief economist to lead the charge in making the intellectual case for open markets for goods, services, and people

  • 30-Nov-2018 | Arvind Subramanian

    'Of Counsel': Arvind Subramanian on how RBI missed 'Draghi moment'

    By not reacting faster to the 'twin balance sheet' crisis the RBI missed the opportunity to emulate the governor of the ECB's 'demarche of determination' in dealing with the European debt crisis

  • 30-Nov-2018 | Arvind Subramanian | The Wire

    Subramanian explains why note ban had to be draconian for political success

    The former chief economic adviser explains in his new book why vice became virtue when it concerned demonetisation

  • 18-Sep-2018 | Arvind Subramanian

    Deena Khatkhate (1926-2018): A personal tribute to economist, intellectual

    Deena was a passionate believer in research and in the life of the mind more broadly

  • 25-Jul-2018 | Arvind Subramanian

    Arvind Subramanian: Parting, departing reflections of a CEA

    Every Indian economist who has even a shred of policy pretension aspires to this job