Centre for Comparative Studies

August 28, 2019

TRIPS Agreement and Challenges

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement is a framework which brought a unified Intellectual Property standard across the globe. It is a complementary standard to the existing WTO regime, and tries to accommodate GATT principles in its text. […]
August 27, 2019

Estimated impact of the GST on tobacco products in India

Abstract Objective To examine the potential impact of the goods and services tax (GST) on price, consumption and tax revenue from tobacco products in India and across states. Methods Data on prices, tax rates and tax revenue are used to estimate a […]
August 26, 2019

Refugee Resettlement: Humanitarian Governance vs the Politics of Refugee Protection

The term ‘Refugee’ is one that is often misrepresented in political discourse. As per the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), a refugee is a person fleeing armed conflict or persecution. The situation in this person’s country of origin […]
August 24, 2019

Anti Defection Law: Role and Relevance in India | CPPR Political Observatory

CPPR Political Observatory is a video series which focuses on recent issues in India in the context of politics and governance.This episode will discuss the relevance of anti-defection law in the light of recent Political controversy in Karnataka.
August 19, 2019

Event Report: America with Kerala Kochi Workshop

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi with support from the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai and Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) organized a three-day event in Kochi from July 23–25, 2019, as part of a four-month project to […]
August 17, 2019

In-house talk on “Political Economy of Kerala’s Fiscal Stress” by Dr Jose Sebastian

CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies organised an in-house talk on “Political Economy of Kerala’s Fiscal Stress”, delivered by Dr Jose Sebastian, a seasoned writer and a retired senior faculty from Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, on August 8, 2019 from […]
August 16, 2019

Strengthening India’s Bond Market

The bond market in India is still not completely developed, even after several committees being formed throughout the years to augment the bond market. This means that the bond market is unable to share the credit burden that the banking […]
August 14, 2019

In-house talk on “Political Economy of Kerala’s Fiscal Stress”

The Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) organised an in-house talk on “Political Economy of Kerala’s Fiscal Stress”, delivered by Dr Jose Sebastian, a seasoned writer and a retired senior faculty from Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, on August 8, […]
August 14, 2019

Cryptocurrency – India’s fight for and against it

In the last few weeks, Bitcoin has burst back into the public discourse, following a huge surge in its price. The price, which began the year at under $4000 per bitcoin, reached $12,000 in June 2019. This has led many […]
August 13, 2019

Can Strict Laws Rein in Social Media during Polls?

In India, there are nearly 400 million Internet users who are easily accessible to the political party campaigners through Facebook and WhatsApp. There is a huge potential for social media to alter the course of election campaigns. A sensational content […]
July 18, 2019

Market Opportunities and Investments in the Domain of SDGs

By Namrita Shankar, Evolution of Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global development targets adopted by the member countries of the United Nations (UN) in September 2015. The SDGs aim to guide the global […]
July 13, 2019

Structural Reforms or over dependence on the budget; the road ahead for Kerala?

Dr Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR writes in Azhimukham regarding Budget 2019’s impact on Kerala. He stressed on the need for structural reforms in Kerala economy.  Click here to read
July 12, 2019

Post Budget Analysis 2019-2020 #BudgetWithCPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted a Post Budget Analysis on July 9, 2019. Researchers from team CPPR analysed the budget allocation for different sectors in the Union Budget 2019-2020. The session was moderated by CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj. […]
July 1, 2019

Equity and Alternative Capital Mobilisation by SMEs in 21st century

By Ragavi R Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) provide about 60 per cent of the overall employment globally and contribute about 50 per cent to the Gross Value Added. An effective funding environment is necessary for the growth of these […]
June 27, 2019

Governance challenges for Modi 2.0

Even though there may be no stated ‘allocation for better governance’ in the budget outlay, the intent and spirit of the budget speech for structural reforms will send the right signals to the electorate as well as to the markets. […]

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