February 13, 2018

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board: A Frankenstein’s monster or economy’s saviour?

Like the previous budget, the present budget can also be termed a ‘KIIFB budget’, as many of the proposed projects will be routed through KIIFB The Economic Review 2017–18 tabled in the Assembly on February 1, 2018, highlighted the critical […]
December 14, 2017

Ideal Money – Ideal or a Far Cry from the Idea?

As bubbles and bursts become a recurrent feature of the existing monetary system, the demand for an alternative gain traction. John F Nash proposes the concept of ‘ideal money’ to ensure stability in the currency market. Read the blog piece, […]
November 18, 2017

Recap Bonds To Save Ailing Banks – A Recap Of The Failed Saga From The 1990s?

The banking sector in India is passing through a tricky phase, with non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks registering a staggering Rs 8 lakh crore. The growing NPAs have deteriorated the capital base of banks, affecting their lending capacity, even at […]
October 12, 2017

Kerala Wants To Revive Its Failing Economy By Infrastructure Investment Fund Board. This Will Do More Harm Than Good

Kerala is known for its achievements in the fields of healthcare and education. With its health and education indicators on a par with the developed economies, the Kerala model of development has been acclaimed across quarters. The key aspect of […]
June 6, 2017

Public and Private Healthcare Institutions: Preference and Expenditure Pattern

Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, undertook a study titled ‘Public and Private Healthcare Institutions: Preference and Expenditure Pattern’ in an attempt to identify the extent of and reasons for the user preference for the type of healthcare service and its […]
March 5, 2017

Union Budget 2017–18: How Kerala Fared?

Kerala’s polity was highly critical of demonetisation, perhaps, more than that of any other state in the country. The fiscal situation in Kerala, already challenged by fiscal distress, worsened following the ban on Rs.1000 and Rs.500 notes announced on November […]
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 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 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 20, 2016

Myths and Realities of Demonetization

“Since India does not have a concrete GDP number, it is difficult to predict the decline in the country’s GDP due to demonetisation,” stated Dr N R Bhanumurthy, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. He was speaking at […]

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