Centre for Comparative Studies

May 7, 2016

Alcohol Prohibition- Future Dilemmas

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes about the alcohol prohibition public policy being experimented across states in India. He answers two questions in this blog,  What could be the purpose for prohibiting alcohol? Will prohibition […]
May 5, 2016

Google Hangout with Senator Curtis Bramble (Republican) from Utah and Representative Jay Kaufman (Democrat) from Massachusetts

CPPR in  association  with The U.S.Consulate Chennai will be hosting a Google Hangout with Senator Curtis Bramble (Republican)  from Utah and  Representative Jay Kaufman (Democrat)  from Massachusetts. They  will be discussing the ongoing US Presidential elections 2016. The session is […]
May 3, 2016

Freedom and the Role of Libertarian Think-tanks in India

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes on Freedom and the Role of Libertarian Think-tanks in India Read more about this in our blog Freedom and the Role of Libertarian Think-tanks in India   
May 3, 2016

On the Question of State Debts and Intergenerational Transfers

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes how when the question of intergenerational transfers is raised in the context of debt, especially unsustainable debt of the state, the natural response from supporters of debt is […]
April 28, 2016

Evaluation of Government Interventions in Khadi Sector

Khadi sector is an over-regulated one in India, where the entire production process, sales, distribution, and marketing is fully regulated by the government through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) . The paper examines the growth of Khadi market in […]
April 25, 2016

Winning Policy Briefs of Public Policy Challenge 

CPPR once again congratulates the winners of the CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge 2015. The winners of the CPPR Policy Challenge, Ranjeet Rane and Mathew John, competed against 68 other participants from across India. The 10 top participants were shortlisted for a training workshop […]
April 5, 2016

‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary: Geographies in the making (Kochi)’ talk by Dr. Mathew A. Varghese

Dr. Varghese, who has a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Bergen, Norway, spoke on the logic of urbanization that governs city planning in Kerala. He started the talk by defining the key terms used in the title […]
April 4, 2016

Talk on ‘Issues of Land Laws in Kerala’

Suhas.S IAS, Sub Collector, Revenue Divisional Office, Fort Kochi; will deliver a talk on ‘Issues of Land Laws in Kerala’, on  19th April 2016 at 5 pm onwards. The talk is organised by CPPR- Centre for Comparative Studies. Date: 19th April, 2016 Time: 5 pm […]
March 31, 2016

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary By Express News Service Published: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM Last Updated: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM KOCHI:  The rules pertaining to environmental clearance for facilitating industrial projects have been […]
March 31, 2016

Human Resources reform for India’s Industry and Business

With the world’s fourth largest economy and with the strongest potential to be the third largest over the next decades, India is poised to take a leadership role in international business. In fact, with an impressive 7.4 per cent[1] economic […]
March 23, 2016

Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A Way Forward

  Date: 22/03/2016, Tuesday Venue: BTH,Kochi   “I feel private universities must be allowed in Kerala,” says TP Sreenivasan, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Higher Education Council. He was speaking at a panel discussion session titled Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A […]
March 19, 2016

Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward

Centre for Public Policy Research and Centre for Economy, Development and Law will be conducting a Seminar on Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: Way Forward. This event is organised as a part of the Centre’s initiative known as […]
March 19, 2016

Semester at Sea – 2016

For the sixth time in a row, the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) successfully hosted the students of the Semester at Sea programme. The theme for this year’s introductory lecture presented by CPPR was on Globalisation of trade from India’s perspective, and the sessions were on […]
March 19, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: South India Conclave day 2

Date: March 12 Organizers: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR); British High Commission (BHC); and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) Venue: Radisson Blu, Kochi Kochi: “Kerala’s LSG’s are the most powerful in the country,” claimed PH Kurian, Principal […]
March 13, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: South India Conclave

Date: March 11 Organisers: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR); British High Commission (BHC); and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC). Venue: Radisson Blu, Kochi Kochi: Regulatory terrorism is the prime reason for restricting businesses from flourishing in India, claimed K Saraswathi, Secretary […]