Economic Studies
Time to Bid Adieu to World Bank

India has been one of the largest beneficiaries of World Bank assisted schemes in the last few decades and due to this, several health and educational schemes were implemented. But in the life of every society and country, there comes a time to sa....

Vimarsha on ‘Science’ of Economics - Dr. Rathin Roy, Director & CEO, NIPFP

Vimarsha, VIF’s monthly series of talks, was held on 18 Dec 2014 with Dr. Rathin Roy, Director & CEO, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) and Member, Seventh Central Pay Commission, Government of India, speaking on the ‘Scienc....

India Should Leverage the Tectonic Shift in the Global Economic Order

As per Angus Maddison’s pioneering OECD study, India and China had nearly 50 percent of the global GDP as late as the1820‘s.1 Hence, India and China are not emerging or rising powers. They are merely retrieving their original position ....

A Good Budget, Devoid of Populism, Dramatics and Fudged Accounts

Mr.Narendra Modi is perceived as a tough Prime Minister who will take tough decisions. He is also seen as one who will even take harsh decisions if need be. In the run up to his government’s first budget, Mr Modi reinforced this image by warni....

India Budget 2014: An important Step in the Right Direction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was voted into power on the basis of some very clear ideas and promises of getting the economy back on track, creating lots of jobs and on making India an easier place to do business for both Indian and foreign companies....

Shooting for a Century; Stephen P. Cohen; HarperCollins 2013;PP 318: Price: Rs 599

Interest in India is growing within America. This is a welcome trend, and one that began in the late 1990’s, particularly after the nuclear tests. Among the most prolific of writers is Stephen Cohen, who is also among the few in the US who have bee....

Seminar on Indian Economy

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a day long seminar, critically examining various aspects and undercurrents of the Indian Economy, on 10th December 2013. The main speakers at the seminar included Shri Vijai Kapoor, former....

China and the United States – Big risks to the Global Economy and Markets

US stocks reach all-time high as government shuts down George Orwell is reported to have remarked famously that telling the truth would be a revolutionary at a time of universal deceit. It cannot be more apt than now when financial markets ....

Why the Indian Economy is in a Mess?

Up to the election of 2004, it was ‘India Shining’ all the way. Glasnost and Perestroika had removed the Soviet Union as a serious player on the world stage and the new Russia had not yet taken root. Rajiv Gandhi had come to power riding a wave ....

Talk by Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran on Recent Developments in the Indian and Chinese Economies

VIF welcomed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran, noted economist, author and its Visiting Fellow, on 1st August 2013 to speak on the myths and realities of China’s growth story and the Indian economic situation. Pointing out that it was China’s economy tha....

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