Centre for Comparative Studies

June 2, 2020

Rethinking Kerala Model of Development

With 59% of the state revenue dependent on just 4 items (petrol, alcohol, lottery and motor vehicles), Kerala is a dismal failure in public resource mobilization. In this article published in Madhyamam weekly, Senior Fellow Dr Jose Sebastian takes a […]
May 5, 2020

Securing Livelihoods during COVID: Lessons from Previous Pandemics

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a webinar on ‘Securing Livelihoods during COVID’ with a special focus on Kerala’s economy and drawing lessons from previous pandemics. The topic was chosen prudently to capture the current and dire situation […]
May 4, 2020

Webinar on Securing Livelihoods During COVID

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a webinar on May 1, 2020 on the topic Securing Livelihoods during COVID with a distinct focus on Kerala’s economy and drawing lessons from previous pandemics. The webinar was a conversation between Dr Dhanuraj, […]
May 2, 2020

Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

Pessimism and uncertainty looms as India is going to face a reverse migration as a result of the global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the article looks at the history, trends in migration and inward […]
April 7, 2020

Will the salary challenge push kerala economy to a demand slump? | #PoliciesonCOVID

When Kerala emerges from the Lock-down, will the salary challenge push the service-sector driven Kerala economy to a demand slump? In the context of the COVID 19, Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR discusses some key facts regarding Kerala Economy.
April 2, 2020

Time right for fresh survey of guest workers, say experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India on the guest workers in Kerala. He comments “This is a golden opportunity to improve their living standards. We can also conduct a survey to […]
March 19, 2020

Impact of COVID 19 on Kerala Economy | #PoliciesonCOVID

In this video CPPR Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick talks about the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on Kerala’s Economy.
March 19, 2020

SARS-Cov-2: Impact on Kerala Economy

The outbreak of SARS-Cov-2 Virus in China and across the world have already affected the global economy adversely. Corona is a Latin word which means ‘crown’. The novel virus has a crown (long club-shaped projections that collectively resemble a crown) […]
March 25, 2019

Time to turn around Kerala’s loss-making PSUs: Paul Antony

Cutting non-plan expenditure can solve fiscal crisis’ There is an urgent need to turn around Kerala’s loss-making Public Sector Undertakings by strengthening them with a qualified board of directors and through hard budget restrictions. Public-private partnership could be a way […]
March 24, 2019

Call for sustainable revenue mobilization

KOCHI: Experts called for a sustainable and practical way for fund mobilization in the aftermath of the August deluge that ravaged the state.  The demand was put forth at the two-day international round table ‘Vikasarth’ on ‘Rebuilding Kerala economy: Time […]
December 11, 2018

Revival of Kerala Economy: Is Agriculture given due relevance?

The aura around Kerala model of development often appears to be pretentious, considering the macro economic factors of the state which is a remittance economy piloted by the service sector. The survey of India’s inward remittances[1] in 2016-17, states that […]
November 12, 2018

After The Floods: Micro-Managing The Revival Of Kerala Economy

Snapshot The service sector is the backbone of the Kerala economy and restoration of this sector is critical to the rebuilding of the state Kerala has been reeling under the effects of the worst natural calamity to hit the state […]
November 12, 2018

Rebuilding Kerala: A Cumbersome Task for the Government

The question that arises at this is juncture is whether Kerala enjoys the fiscal space confirming a huge government investment considering that the Rs 6 lakh crore economy stands on Rs 2 lakh crore debt. The aftermath of Kerala floods […]
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 […]
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 […]

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