Reports & Papers

September 4, 2019

India–US Economic Relations: A “Trumped” Challenge

Trade relations have always been a major factor in international relations. Some of the policy changes like trade embargoes, sanctions, etc. have dominated recent headlines, especially the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. Amidst the “trade war” between […]
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 […]
March 19, 2019

Economic Empowerment of Kerala’s Fishermen: Need for Change in the Role of Matsyafed

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
March 8, 2019

A Chinese Solution to Kerala’s Tourism Sector Woes

(Photo Courtesy – picswe.com) Since the later part of 2014, China has replaced developed nations as home to the largest number of outbound tourists. Nearly 12.2 crore Chinese tourists visited various foreign destinations and spent US$ 110 billion overseas in […]
November 26, 2018

Economic costs of diseases and deaths attributable to bidi smoking in India, 2017

Abstract Objective To estimate the economic burden of diseases and deaths attributable to bidi smoking in India for persons aged 30–69 years. Objective To estimate the economic burden of diseases and deaths attributable to bidi smoking in India for persons aged 30–69 […]
August 31, 2018

An Assessment of the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) Sector in India

The improvements in infrastructure coupled with the growth in population has created tremendous demand for transportation services. The city buses and other mass transit systems often fall short in meeting this demand, resulting in people relying on alternative modes like […]
August 10, 2018

Relevance of Supplyco and its Operations in Kerala’s Current Scenario

Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation, otherwise known as Supplyco, is a popular household name across Kerala. Supplyco was formed in 1974 with the primary objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. However, very few know about this […]
August 1, 2018

Relevance of Small Private Medical Institutions to Sustain the Health Care System in Kerala

The outstanding achievements in the health sector of Kerala amidst its low economic growth remain to be a paradox. The corroborative role of private sector in achieving this high health status cannot be sidelined. The study examines the contribution of […]
July 4, 2018

ANALYSIS OF CONNECTIVITY FROM KAKKANAD BOAT TERMINAL

The Vyttila- Kakkanad ferry service is a relief from the traffic congestion on the roads for the public commuters between Vyttila and Kakkanad mainly consisting of Infopark employees, staff and students of Rajagiri educational institute and commuters to the civil station […]
May 14, 2018

Less Regulations for a Better Commute- A Case Study on Taxi Aggregators in Kerala

 Click here to read the study: Less Regulations for a Better Commute- A Case Study on Taxi Aggregators in Kerala EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Taxi businesses faced a major threat from online taxi aggregator companies in the recent past. Though different state governments […]
May 9, 2018

India’s Trade and Maritime Policy in the Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Ocean Region has always played a vital role in India’s foreign policy strategy and successive Prime Ministers have attempted to ensure that India remains the dominant regional power in the area. Maintaining freedom of navigation and ensuring a […]
April 25, 2018

Mobility and Mode Distribution in Kochi

Kochi agglomeration is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in southern India.With most of its commercial establishments and government offices located in a 94.88 sq. km area1 , a robust public transport framework is the key for a sustainable […]
March 23, 2018

Draft of the Proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960

In the background of the Model Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 2016, approved by the Government of India, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) initiated a project in October 2016 to contextualise the reforms proposed in the Act in Kerala. […]
January 19, 2018

Kerala Tourism – The Role of the Government and Economic Impacts

Executive Summary Kerala tourism has won several national and international recognitions, mainly due to the region’s picturesque beauty and state’s responsible tourism projects. Based on the tourism policy documents of the central and state governments, the Kerala tourism model is […]
October 30, 2017

Defending Decentralisation in Kerala: Probing the Autonomy of Kerala’s Urban Local Bodies

Kerala is one of the few states in the country considered to have taken serious efforts in transferring powers to Local Self Government (LSG) institutions for strengthening the decentralisation process. The high rate of urbanisation in the state calls for […]