Task Force On Improving Employment Data - A Critique

The absence of reliable data on employment was well known in India. For ensuring that the sample sizes for its estimates from its annual employment and unemployment sur...

Category: Employment: Non-Farm

by T.N. Srinivasan | On 01 Aug 2017

Energy Productivity And Energy Demand: Experimental Evidence From Indian Manufacturing Plants

This paper studies a field experiment among energy-intensive Indian manufacturing plants that offered energy consulting to raise energy productivity, the amount plants can produce with e...

Category: Industry

by Nicholas Ryan | On 01 May 2018

Global Inequality When Unequal Countries Create Unequal People

Current global inequality measures assume that national-mean income does not matter to economic welfare at given household income, as measured in surveys. The paper questions...

Category: Development Studies

by Mada Ranjith | On 01 Dec 2017

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

India introduced the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 1 July 2017 after a decade of preparation. Ideally, GST should reduce tax driving the market by enabling businesses to invest, reflecting...

Category: Indian Economy

by Parthasarathi Shome | On 01 Oct 2017

Growth, Inequality, Poverty and Urbanization

The focus in this paper is on growth, inequality and poverty, particularly in relation to urbanization. The analysis is pursued at three levels of disaggregation: states, districts and the million-plu...

Category: Poverty and Inequality

by Arup Mitra | On 01 Aug 2017

Country Origin of Foreign Direct Investment in Indi an Manufacturing and Its Impact on Productivity of Domestic Firms

The paper investigated the productivity enhancing e ffects of FDI in Indian manufacturing firms, with a particular focus on the differences in FDI i mpact according to the county of origin of FDI....

Category: Industry

by Bishwanath Goldar | On 01 Oct 2017


We analyse the evolution of the Indian economy over the past six decades, particularly identifying structural breaks. We find that usually there has been a gradual change in the indicators of the ec...

Category: Development Studies

by Lindsey Jones | On 01 Nov 2015

Informality, Governance and Growth

This paper develops a growth framework of a typical developing and democratic setting with formal and informal sectors, which faces trade-off of redistribution through either direct subsidy or strat...

Category: Development Studies

by Dibyendu Maiti | On 01 Mar 2018


The anxiety that technology will displace jobs on a large scale in the near future is flooding both academic and public debates, primarily in the developed world. The recent publication of a study b...

Category: Development Studies

by Sunil Mani | On 01 Dec 2017

Can Mandated Political Representation Increase Policy Influence for Disadvantaged Minorities? Theory and Evidence from India

A basic premise of representative democracy is that all those subject to policy should have a voice in its making. However, policies enacted by electorally accountable governments often fail to refle...

Category: Development Studies

by thiruppathi P | On 01 Apr 2003