Centre for Comparative Studies

August 1, 2017
Dr Ila Patnaik delivering CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture on 'Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle'

India’s Growth Potential Untapped: Dr Ila Patnaik

“India is said to be the fastest growing economy in the world, next to China. However, India has seen no substantial growth in job creation, investments or bank credits. It is hard to believe that both stories coexist. Data, however, […]
November 18, 2016

Demonetisation: A Positive Step towards a Less Cash Society

The Prime Minister announcing the withdrawal of the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes was conceived as a surgical strike on black money. At the same time, the demonetisation of currency is intended to push the […]
November 10, 2016

Black Money, Corruption and Demonetisation

By Dr Martin Patrick* The demonetisation of currency[1] after a long period of 38 years was a welcome and bold step taken by the Government of India on November 8, 2016. The last demonetisation was implemented in 1978[2] by withdrawing […]
November 10, 2016

Understanding the Phasing Out of Higher Denomination Fiat Currency in India

The decision to phase out higher denomination currency notes in India is hailed by many as a bold move by the current Central Government. However, this moment should be considered as an opportunity to re-examine the inherent problems plaguing the […]
September 9, 2016

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

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* 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, […]
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 4, 2016

Watch Live Streaming of the 12th Quarterly Lecture by Dr D Subbarao

Centre for Public Policy Research’s 12th Quarterly Lecture will be delivered by Dr D Subbarao Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India. ?Venue : Grand Hotel, MG Road, Ernakulam-682011 Date   : Tuesday, 9th August, 2016? Time  😕 5:30 pm Onwards […]
November 23, 2015

Ambitious Government, Aiming for Realising Idle Gold

  By Dr. Martin Patrick* With the motto of realizing the idle gold reserves for productive purposes the Government of India recently adopted three gold schemes. It is estimated that there is 20000 tons of gold (to some experts, 22000 […]
November 12, 2015

Foreign Debt of India Inc and Currency Risk

By Dr. Martin Patrick* The latest RBI data shows that external commercial borrowings from March 2014 to March 2015 increased by 32 per cent to $ 181.9 billion. It has jumped by 21 per cent over 2013-14. This is 38 […]
October 10, 2015

Will the Indian real estate market bubble burst?

  By Pooja Sundaresh* The real estate prices in Indian Metros have soared in several cities in India; some cities have witnessed a ten-fold increase in property prices over the past decade. The period of great moderation in the western […]
October 5, 2015

Oil Price Crash – What’s in store for India?

  How India can gain from the reduced Oil Price? Should we reduce subsidies? Should we store more oil? Archana Mavanur, Research Intern at CPPR explore these questions in CPPR blog. Read more at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/oil-price-crash-whats-in-store-for-india.html
October 2, 2015

Should Common Man worry of India’s low inflation!

  By Dr Martin Patrick* India has been passing through a low inflationary regime for the past nine months. Still the RBI Governor mentions about the inflationary concern and hence an eligible rate cut was denied to the society. Common […]
September 1, 2015

Payment Banks: A Case of ‘Banks For The Unbanked’

By Dr. Martin Patrick* On August 19, 2015 Reserve Bank of India granted licenses for payment banks to 11 firms including Department of Posts. Aditya Birla Nuvo, Vodafone, Reliance industries, Airtel, Fino Paytech, Cholamandalam Distribution Services Ltd, NSDL, Vijaya Shekar […]
April 13, 2015

Evaluating India’s monetary policy: Looking for Market and Non-conventional Tools

By Dr.Martin Patrick* “Very cautious approach but not in line with market expectations.” Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR describes in these lines the first bi-monthly monetary policy for this year announced on 7, April 2015 in Mumbai. Dr Patrick […]
June 24, 2014

THE BANKING SECTOR

The global economy is recovering from the worst financial crisis since the great depression. The recovery, however, is fragile and uneven. The financial crisis has brought a number of lessons to the fore. First, financial regulation needs to stay ahead […]