Centre for Comparative Studies

March 2, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the talk on ‘Reforms for Better Public Services Delivery‘

Centre for Public Policy Research organises a talk on ‘Reforms for Better Public Services Delivery‘ by Bhuvana Anand (Payments and Governance Research Unit, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)) The talk will focus on public services delivery and the reforms […]
February 28, 2017

Doubling Farmers’ Income – Are the Claims True?

Agriculture provides the principal means of livelihood to around 58 per cent of rural households and contributes to 18 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in India. However, agricultural production has been stagnant in the country for the […]
February 22, 2017

Punjab Assembly Election 2017-An analysis based on the previous elections

Punjab Election 2017 presents an unprecedented challenge to pollsters. On the one hand, there are issues like anti-incumbency factor and corruption charges against the Badal Government (SAD) and the fight for survival of the Congress Party. On the other hand, […]
February 7, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Analysis of Union Budget 2017-18

Team CPPR analyses how Union Budget 2017-18 would affect the country’s infrastructure, political economy, agriculture, public finance and defence. Come join us on February 7, 2017; 5:00 pm at CPPR office in Kochi, to be part of the discussion.   […]
January 31, 2017

Fiscal Stimulus or Fiscal Discipline?

The Union Budget 2017–18 is unique in many ways. It will be the first budget after the unprecedented demonetisation and will be presented on the first working day of February. The assembly elections scheduled in five states also give a […]
January 30, 2017

Demonetisation, Budget and Expectations

The Central Government will present the budget for 2017–18 on February 1, 2017. The decision to present the budget a month in advance is praiseworthy; normally the budget is presented on the last day of February. Another salient feature of […]
January 28, 2017

Taxing Capital Gains in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi signalling the introduction of capital gains tax on equities has caused a tremble in the stock market. He puts forward the argument that profits from the capital market should make a fair contribution to nation building […]
January 11, 2017

Governments Are Banning A Product That Could Save Millions Of Lives

Governments around the world are hotly debating whether e-cigarettes and vaping products are valuable tools to help people to quit smoking, or a harmful menace that may lead to more tobacco use and cause other health problems. Even the United […]
January 7, 2017

Demonitisation haunts Kerala’s employment sector; The New Indian Express, January 6, 2017

  By Pramod Thomas | Express News Service | January 6, 2017 KOCHI: Demonetisation has jolted the employment sector in Kerala massively. As per the latest unemployment data of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the rate stands at […]
December 21, 2016

“Demonetization won’t help to curb corruption”: Deepthi Mary Mathew

Deepthi Mary Mathew, Research Associate, CPPR- Centre for Comparative Studies; speaking at the seminar on ‘Myths and Realities of Demonetization’ organised by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Centre for Economy Development and Law (CEDL).
December 21, 2016

“Demonetization in India is conceptually flawed”: Dr Martin Patrick

Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR; speaking at the seminar on ‘Myths and Realities of Demonetization’ organised by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Centre for Economy Development and Law (CEDL).
December 21, 2016

“Whole demonetization is going to put a dent on fiscal deficit”: Dr N R Bhanumurthy

Dr N R Bhanumurthy, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy; speaking at the seminar on ‘Myths and Realities of Demonetization’ organised by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Centre for Economy Development and Law (CEDL).
December 21, 2016

“Complex tax structure is leading to unaccounted transactions in the country”: Jomon K George

Jomon K George, Founder and Managing Partner, JVR Associates; speaking at the seminar on ‘Myths and Realities of Demonetization’ organised by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Centre for Economy Development and Law (CEDL).
December 21, 2016

“There is no sector that is free from black money”: PR Devi Prasad, IES

PR Devi Prasad IES, Formerly of Indian Economic Service and Founder Director of Fiscal Policy Institute, Begaluru; speaking at the seminar on ‘Myths and Realities of Demonetization’ organised by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Centre for […]
December 21, 2016

Is Left govt in Kerala playing the Right tune to cater to state’s hyper nationalists?; The News Minute, December 19, 2016

Criticism pours in for the state government’s targeting of those who supposedly dishonour the national anthem. Chintha Mary Anil| Haritha John| The News Minute | Monday, December 19, 2016 Left sympathizers in Kerala are a surprised lot these days with […]

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