Economic Studies
Memo to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Memo to FM: An education bank, easy loans to India Uninc, tax breaks for savers – and my dog Since it is customary to give unsolicited advice to the finance minister in the run-up to the budget, here are some. In order to make it easy for....

Interaction with TN Ninan, author of ‘Turn of the Tortoise’

While the jury may still be out debating whether India’s economy has really taken off under the new political dispensation in New Delhi, members of the VIF faculty, General NC Vij, Director VIF, Amb PP Shukla, Adm KK Nayyar, among others, engaged T....

Interaction with Dr. Anantha Nageswaran on ‘Chinese and Indian Economies’

Amid growing international concern over China’s unrelenting economic slump, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on Aug 21st 2015 invited Dr. Anantha Nageswaran, a well-known economist and investment strategist, for a talk on ....

Transnationals/Tax Havens/Terrorism - How the TTTs destroyed Westphalian consensus on National Sovereignty

In the context of the strikes made against terror camps on the border of Manipur/Nagaland by the Indian Army; there has been number of discussions about national sovereignty and the role of individual States. Actually in the last few decades the acti....

Indian Economy: Myth and Reality with Dr. R Vaidyanathan

Dr. R Vaidyanathan, Professor of Finance, IIM-Banglore and Dean, Centre of Economic Studies at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), delivered a perceptive talk, titled ‘Indian Economy: myth and realty’ on 30 June 2015, under the aegis of V....

Smart Cities to Enrich Urban Life

In a landmark decision, the Indian Government has given a green signal to the ambitious project of turning 100 urban centres spread across the country into smart cities ,the need for which has been vigorously espoused by the tech savy Indian Prime ....

Indo - Lanka Economic Relations: Potential for A Transformative Leap Forward

Indo – Lanka economic relations are on the cusp of a transformative leap forward. Mr. Modi’s bilateral visit to Sri Lanka, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 28 years, highlighted the role India can play in boosting Sri Lanka’s developmen....

First Year: Modi Invigorates Indian Economy and Foreign Policy

Marking one year in office this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets high marks for reviving India’s foundering economy and energizing foreign relations with global powers and regional neighbors. The government has experienced some setbac....

NITI Aayog

In an effort to restructure the growth vehicle of the nation, Sh. Narendra Modi has announced a paradigm shift from the erstwhile Planning Commission to a new institution named ‘NITI Aayog’ or the National institute of Transforming Indi....

Expectations from the Union Budget 2015-16

It is said that no success is final, nor failure fatal- it is the courage to continue that counts. The Delhi electoral outcome has rekindled a fresh debate on the preferred model of development. Apart from other factors, some analysts argue tha....

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