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  • 10-Nov-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    Dualism and its discontents

    Employed vs jobless, formal vs informal, urban vs rural-the pandemic has exacerbated the divide, with lasting consequences for the economy

  • 22-Sep-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    The VW recovery and beyond

    Covid scars may outweigh growth gains from reforms in the medium term

  • 19-Aug-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    Vajpayee yrs set ground for UPA era economic growth: Shankar Acharya's book

    Vajpayee's political achievement in greatly advancing economic reforms was perhaps even more admirable than Rao's, writes Shankar Acharya in his new book

  • 08-Jul-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    The greatest general of the 20th century

    His name doesn't crop up in readily available rankings, but his under-resourced and underfed army prevailed over the world's mightiest super power

  • 10-Jun-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    'Winners' and 'losers' from Covid-19

    China is a clear winner; US a distant second; Europe and the UK are among the losers; India an also-ran

  • 12-May-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    Economic Outlook for 2021-22

    Outlook beset by uncertainties, but GDP in 2021-22 likely to be lower than in 2019-20

  • 21-Apr-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    Fifty years ago…

    How a briefing paper from Harvard nourished the seeds of an independent Bangladesh in the US

  • 10-Feb-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    A decent Budget but big challenges remain

    Budget assures double-digit growth in FY22, but does little for unemployment, inflation, foreign trade and medium-term growth

  • 13-Jan-2021 | Shankar Acharya

    2021: Dark clouds and silver linings

    Fresh hopes on the economic, health and political front temper the grim legacy of 2020

  • 10-Dec-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    Towards Budget 2021-22

    The budget-making exercise offers golden opportunities despite challenges

  • 26-Nov-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    A subsidy-tariff-permit raj?

    If each PLI scheme is to be run by different ministries it's easy to envisage a hydra-headed bureaucracy

  • 27-Oct-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    Through a crystal ball, darkly

    Likely slow economic growth in the medium term will be bad for jobs, social harmony and defence capabilities

  • 09-Sep-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    India's road to economic recovery will be a long, hard and painful one

    Real GDP in 2021-22 will be lower than in 2019-20 and the economic, social and strategic consequences will be profoundly negative

  • 09-Sep-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    Recovery: A long hard road

    Real GDP in 2021-22 will be lower than in 2019-20

  • 03-Jul-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    China's India strategy

    This piece, carried in Business Standard 14 years ago on May 9, 2006, made certain forecasts which have proved correct. We are republishing the article

  • 11-Jun-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    GDP: Growth vs levels

    India's GDP is unlikely to recover to its 2019-20 level until the second half of 2021-22

  • 14-May-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    The lockdown hammer

    Keeping the economy locked costs lives too and it may not be a price worth paying

  • 08-Apr-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    End lockdown or not?

    Extending the lockdown could lead to more deaths

  • 12-Mar-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    Travels with Montek

    An absorbing account of India's economic policies over the last 40 years

  • 12-Feb-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    Some thoughts on the Budget

    The four key features of the Budget: Context, transparency, expansionary and protectionist