28 results found

Tax-fruits of demonetisation

A direct outcome of demonetisation is a sharp increase in 2017-18 in tax buoyancy (revenues per unit of growth). Given this ‘unexpected’ result, will the knee-jerk critics of demonetisation please stand down?

Demonetisation and its contents

It was about both politics and economics. It is an acknowledged political success and early ‘returns’ indicate an economic success story as well.

Demonetisation dispassionately demystified

Politicians shouting shrill about demonetisation augur well for the prospects of a new demonetised India. It indicates that the initiative is working

Demonetisation’s short-term cost

Ideologies are determining politicians’ assessment of the costs of the policy. Amid the commotion, food prices have been stable

World economy: Looking up

The world is on course for good growth, low inflation, lower taxation and increased income support for the needy. And yes – declining global inequality.

Gujarat 2017, lessons for all

This election was the first since slow economic growth was apparent and in the data. A slow economy, however, was not the only factor — after all, in Himachal Pradesh, the BJP won by a large margin.

Gujarat 2017- A turning point?

For whom will the Gujarat election toll – a confident BJP or a reviving Congress? The opinion polls suggest that Gujarat may not be a Rahul Gandhi moment.

Making RBI accountable

The first year of operation of the Monetary Policy Committee has imposed considerable costs on the economy with very few benefits. What explains its decisions?

Looking for honesty in the wrong places

We all have a choice — we can either debate evidence, or manufacture conclusions

Data vs gossip: Who should win?

The incomes of the poorest are rising at a faster pace than any time since January 2015. That could be the reason for Modi winning elections and why the growth slowdown will soon reverse.