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  • 30-Nov-2020 | Indira Rajaraman

    Governance at close quarters

    Book review of Portraits of Power: Half a Century of Being at Ringside

  • 22-Sep-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Transparency as cure

    Transparent disclosure of project clearances and delays is needed to restore the health of the banking system

  • 25-Aug-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Replacing the Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission needs to be replaced by institutions prescribed under the Constitution for the functions it usurped

  • 22-Jul-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Dismantling food inflation

    The most important features of the Union and Rail Budgets for 2014-15 are the micro-interventions that address food inflation

  • 23-Jun-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: The fiscal middle distance

    We need to anticipate the negative fiscal fallout of the Seventh Pay Commission, appointed by the UPA three years before it was due

  • 26-May-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Look past 100 days

    The first 100 days of any government should be a period when it is allowed to get its act together, with no media pressure for faster, higher

  • 21-Apr-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Fiscally induced investment

    We need to ensure that our tax structure encourages both investment and the production of output from that investment

  • 24-Mar-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: More complete financial inclusion

    The report on financial inclusion focuses on expanding access for deposits, but not enough on expanding access to credit

  • 24-Feb-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Targeting only inflation?

    A central bank derives credibility from the financial stability it is able to deliver by responding flexibly to the need of the hour

  • 27-Jan-2014 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Working on the fine print

    The incident with the Indian consul in New York should be used to work out the legal minutiae of the mutual diplomatic engagement between India and the US

  • 23-Dec-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Inequality within states

    Intrastate inequality can only be corrected through reform of budgetary allocation formulae between districts within states

  • 25-Nov-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Voting for governance

    Candidates in the current state elections must be made to offer specific promises against which their performance can be measured

  • 21-Oct-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Funding states

    Any quantification of relative state shares in development funding based on outcome deficits carries perverse incentives

  • 23-Sep-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Indira Rajaraman: Not high fives

    The land Bill will markedly slow down the pace of land acquisition and lead to further escalation in the price of land

  • 19-Aug-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Neglecting the key issue

    Neither side in the face-off between Sen-Dreze and Bhagwati-Panagariya addresses the key issue of supply-side constraints in food production

  • 22-Jul-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Gold and the CAD

    Along with short-term measures to curb gold imports, address the structural drivers of the demand for gold

  • 24-Jun-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Financing urban infrastructure

    Property taxes are the only feasible payback stream for private capital going into urban infrastructure not amenable to user fees

  • 13-May-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Monetary levers big and small

    When monetary transmission through the big levers is obstructed, other small levers may work to curtail inflation and enhance growth

  • 22-Apr-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    The economic vision of Margaret Thatcher

    We need politicians like Margaret Thatcher, who can articulate their economic solutions for the country

  • 25-Mar-2013 | Indira Rajaraman

    Jobs, jobs, jobs

    The growth path going forward has to absorb the new entrants into the labour force, estimated at 4.5 mn annually in the 12th Plan document