Centre for Comparative Studies

November 7, 2016

A Stagnant Agriculture in Kerala: The Role of the State

Given the significant decline in agricultural production in Kerala in the last few decades, this paper elucidates how government policies and protective practices have created distortions in the agricultural market, hampering the growth of agriculture in the state. The distortions […]
November 3, 2016

Making Sense of Ease of Doing Business Rankings

The latest of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Rankings has given a rude shock to the Government of India. It has belied the Centre’s year long efforts to improve things on the ground especially since it has been […]
October 31, 2016

Interaction with Students on: “Effective Public Policies for Effective Governance”

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research had an interactive session with Post Graduate students of Economics Department of St Albert’s College, Ernakulam, on “Effective Public Policy for Effective Governance”. The session was on 28 October, 2016 […]
October 28, 2016

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting ready for distribution in Kerala.Taking into account the […]
October 7, 2016

Study suggests grading of autonomous colleges; The Hindu, 7 October, 2016

Special Correspondent |The Hindu | 7 October 2016 A study done on autonomous colleges by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) here has recommended grading of such institutions to improve their overall performance. The functioning of four autonomous colleges […]
October 6, 2016

Autonomous Colleges in Kerala: An Evaluative Study

Kerala has ushered a new paradigm in higher education sector by granting autonomy to a few colleges in the recent times. Though it has been in the practice only for the last two years, CPPR finds it is important to […]
October 3, 2016

High chance khadi will become extinct, if KVIC’s patriarchal view continues

Authors Lekshmi R Nair (Centre Manager, CPPR- Centre for Comparative Studies) and D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) respond to the KVIC’s objections to the article they wrote in  GOVERNANCEnow- Khadi: Time to revive the nation’s cloth (1) The figures of khadi production […]
September 14, 2016

Why prohibition makes no sense; The Hindu Business Line, 12th September 2016

The reason why prohibition as a political tool evokes curiosity is that it has historically proven to be unsuccessful. Whether it is the case of the 18th amendment of the US constitution or the silently thriving industry in the so-called […]
September 9, 2016

Who Takes a Call on Price Stability, the Government or the RBI?

The conjecture surrounding who will succeed Raghuram Rajan ends. Inflation hawk, Urjit Patel took over as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 5 September 2016. Urjit Patel is a well-known face, being the Deputy Governor […]
September 8, 2016

“The time has come to open up khadi sector”: Dr Lekshmi R Nair

Dr Lekshmi R Nair, Centre Manager, CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies, talks about opening up of Khadi sector to overcome the inefficiencies associated with sector based on recent study conducted by CPPR “Evaluation of Govt interventions in Khadi sector”
September 8, 2016

Developing Commercial Dispute Resolution in India

Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) as part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has received renewed interest in India after Singapore International Arbitration Centre entered the Indian space through the Gujarat International Finance Tech-city (GIFT), Gujarat. India is yet to take […]
August 31, 2016

Fall of Remittance Economy ?

The South Indian state of Kerala is often slated for its low level of industrialisation and deteriorating agriculture sector, subduing employment generation in the state. The unemployment rate of Kerala stands at 7.4%, which is more than three times the […]
August 22, 2016

Re-examining the roots of the stray dog menace

Discussion on Stray Dog menace is back in Kerala. Albeit, it has become a threat to the safety of the children and elderly. Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at CPPR on his blogpost discusses the negative externalities that would have […]
August 16, 2016

‘Price stability is important for economic growth,’ Dr D Subbarao

‘Price stability is important for economic growth,’ said Dr. D. Subbarao, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He was speaking at the 12th CPPR Quarterly Lecture held in Hotel Grand, Ernakulam, on 9 th August. The lecture […]
August 12, 2016

“Demystify the RBI” Dr D Subbarao speaking at CPPR’s 12th Quarterly Lecture

“I tried to demystify the RBI, to do away with the central bank’s image as a killer of growth”; said Dr. D Subbarao at the Centre for Public Policy Research’s 12 Quarterly Lecture on “Who Moved my Interest Rate?”. The […]

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