With the right policies in place, India can create an entirely new generation of skilled citizens that drives export growth and job opportunities
The 2016-17 Budget needs to be a game changer but this calls for substantial political will
Remembering the early days of brain circulation between multilateral organisations and India
An apex entity mandated by the prime minister to decide on trade and investment strategy is needed
Data analytics and management will emerge as a huge area of opportunity in professional services exports for India
If India does not seize the opportunity to deal with outstanding trade issues, it will be left behind in the new global trade environment
If we want to be a major global player we need to conform to the highest standards of global trade policy, and not seek concessions. Trade facilitation needs top priority
How to embed India in global value chains. And why it matters
The Budget must feature key elements of the pending trade and business facilitation reforms to reduce the massive trade transaction costs plaguing the Indian economy
The Planning Commission played a major role in policymaking till the 1991 reforms. In the 1970s it attracted top economists and policymaking was in the most capable hands. But after the reforms, many felt that such top-down centralised planning had ...
The time is ripe for India to make a serious bid to become a critical player in global value-chains. But it would need to ensure minimal transaction costs within and across national borders
In my earlier pieces, I had highlighted the 21st century trade reforms that India needs to implement to solve the current CAD problems, and to help restore the economy back to a high growth trajectory. Unfortunately, trade policy does not feature ...
A major 21st century trade reform: to look for greater integration with the dynamic economies of Southeast Asia
India must diversify its services trade away from low-cost programming if it is to remain an IT-enabled hub
India needs to fix its connections to global supply chains, by investing in logistics and trade facilitation