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  • 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

  • 09-Jan-2020 | Shankar Acharya

    The darkening sky

    Shadows of the events in 2019 will loom large over the world and India

  • 12-Dec-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Why neglect exports?

    India's exports are held back more by our inadequate policies than by any stagnation in world trade

  • 18-Nov-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    The jobs crisis worsens

    Economic slowdown is only partially to blame for the rise in unemployment. The principal reason is weak policies

  • 09-Oct-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Corporate tax cuts and growth

    Reduced rates will have little impact in the short run, but could have a significant positive impact on growth in the medium term

  • 11-Sep-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Growth prospects dim

    Given India's policy and institutional constraints, it will be difficult to significantly accelerate economic growth from present rates

  • 08-Aug-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    How fast is India growing?

    With corporate earnings not meeting expectations and automobile sales plunging in July 2019, the story could get uglier

  • 10-Jul-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Budget and macro challenges

    There is little in the Budget to provide the necessary growth impetus to take the economy to $5 trillion

  • 13-Jun-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Confronting macro challenges

    With key macro indicators flashing amber or red, business as usual is not an option

  • 08-May-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Populous Asia: A 40-year retrospect

    In 1980, Indonesia was the most prosperous. Today, China is streets ahead of the rest

  • 10-Apr-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Macroeconomic priorities for new govt

    It will have to contend with some key challenges that do not figure in the election manifestos

  • 13-Feb-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    India slips into a pre-Keynesian world

    We must improve our statistical systems or be condemned to make policy in the smoky haze of inadequate and politically filtered data

  • 09-Jan-2019 | Shankar Acharya

    Some macroeconomic musings for 2019

    The challenges of growth and job-creation in 2019 look quite daunting