Archived Articles (February 2020)

  • Viewpoint: Why institutional reforms matter

    MEDC | 24 FEB,2020

      India’s GDP since 1950-51 has experienced four doublings – by 1969-70, 1987-88, 1999-2000 and 2010-11. For every successive doubling, the time period is re... Read more

  • Managing India's gig economy

    MEDC | 24 FEB,2020

    A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and where organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. With the gr... Read more

  • Simplifying GST

    MEDC | 24 FEB,2020

    GST is a landmark policy reform with huge innate potential. This levy is not progressive in nature, but it is necessary to expand the tax base which is abysmally low for a cou... Read more

  • The economic impact of coronavirus

    MEDC | 24 FEB,2020

    The coronavirus which has already claimed over 2000 lives in mainland China will undoubtedly affect many Asian economies and pose a serious threat to global growth. The only s... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Strengthening India's healthcare system

    MEDC | 19 FEB,2020

      The coronavirus has already claimed well over a thousand lives worldwide and the WHO has warned of a grave global threat in the time to come. It is worth noting that t... Read more

  • Why India needs the RCEP

    MEDC | 19 FEB,2020

      The latest Economic Survey has recommended that India follow a China-like labour-intensive export trajectory to create employment opportunities for its youth. It calls... Read more

  • Reaching fiscal deficit targets

    MEDC | 19 FEB,2020

      In almost every budget, deviations from fiscal deficit targets have become the norm. This is disconcerting as our fiscal deficit targets are now gradually losing their... Read more

  • Strengthening economic fundamentals

    MEDC | 19 FEB,2020

      The budget provided a glimpse to policy priorities in the coming decade, but the fact is that we can – and should – be doing much more to maximize our inna... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India's electric vehicle ecosystem

    MEDC | 10 FEB,2020

      Slowly but surely, the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem is taking strong roots in India. Given the magnitude of the health and productivity issues caused by pollution, ... Read more

  • RBI's policy interventions

    MEDC | 10 FEB,2020

      The RBI’s decision to leave the rates unchanged in its latest monetary policy presented on February 6, 2020, is compatible with market expectations. However, low... Read more

  • Strengthening the bond market

    MEDC | 10 FEB,2020

      The creation of a robust bond market is necessary to boost infrastructure development in the country. On this front, Union Budget 2020 has not disappointed. Both deman... Read more

  • India's progressive Budget

    MEDC | 10 FEB,2020

      The Union Budget presented recently by the Finance Minister has struck the right balance between incentivizing growth and promoting fiscal discipline. Macro stability ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Budget 2020

    MEDC | 03 FEB,2020

      Budget 2020 is a sincere attempt by the government to remove structural bottlenecks in the economy and bring in new energy into the system. It has echoed the themes of... Read more

  • Focus on export-led growth

    MEDC | 03 FEB,2020

      The ongoing US China trade war presents India an unprecedented opportunity to position itself strategically as a dependable export hub. In this regard, the vision of t... Read more

  • Enhancing the ease of doing business in India

    MEDC | 03 FEB,2020

      The ease of doing business in India has increased substantially in the past five years, thanks largely to reforms providing entrepreneurs greater economic freedom. Ind... Read more



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