Archived Articles (November 2019)

  • Viewpoint: Globalization and Inequality

    MEDC | 25 NOV,2019

      There are increasing debates about the merits and demerits of globalization at the national level. Politics in many democracies has turned against globalization as the... Read more

  • India's employment challenge

    MEDC | 25 NOV,2019

      India’s unique demographic dividend is its greatest potential resource for ensuring rapid and sustainable economic development. Unfortunately, there is now a dan... Read more

  • India and FTAs

    MEDC | 25 NOV,2019

      India needs to accept that mega regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are going to become an inevitable part of Asia’s evolving economic landscape. These agreeme... Read more

  • Dealing with the economic slowdown

    MEDC | 25 NOV,2019

      The Indian economy has traditionally had a poor record of job creation. For the majority of the organized workforce, labour-intensive manufacturing has been the only s... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Protectionism and Economic Competitiveness

    MEDC | 18 NOV,2019

      India’s withdrawal from the RCEP has rekindled the debate of how far protectionism serves large economies attempting to integrate with the emerging international... Read more

  • Data as an engine of national economic growth

    MEDC | 18 NOV,2019

      India is rapidly becoming the largest data-rich democracy in the world. That is a fact we need to use to our advantage. In no other major economy is data available so ... Read more

  • Structural changes needed

    MEDC | 18 NOV,2019

      India needs fundamental structural changes in practically every aspect of its economy. Reform in the land and labour markets could be a good starting point to enhance ... Read more

  • Emerging from the slowdown

    MEDC | 18 NOV,2019

      Moody’s decision to lower India’s credit rating outlook from stable to negative is just another reminder of the deteriorating economic situation in the cou... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India's Air Emergency

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      Delhi has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the world’s pollution capital. It is a public health emergency situation as pollutants in the atmosphere h... Read more

  • Addressing workforce productivity issues in India

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      Analysis of the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) data shows that India’s workforce productivity has fallen significantly over the past eight years. Of course, t... Read more

  • India's RCEP retreat

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      The government has done wisely by deciding not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the current juncture. Of course, at some point in the ... Read more

  • South Asia becoming the world's growth engine

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      According to the latest research by the IMF, led by India, South Asia is poised to become a centre of global economic growth. The region is expected to contribute abou... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Contract Enforcement

    MEDC | 04 NOV,2019

      India has moved upwards to the 63rd position (out of 190 countries) in the latest Ease of Doing Business rankings of the World Bank. However, in two key areas, enforci... Read more

  • Declining labour productivity in manufacturing

    MEDC | 04 NOV,2019

      There has been a slowdown in the labour productivity growth in the organized manufacturing sector, according to an analysis of Annual Survey of Industries data by Indi... Read more

  • India and RCEP

    MEDC | 04 NOV,2019

      India needs to balance its foreign ties with its domestic concerns, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will help India expand its economic foot... Read more



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