• Op-Ed

    Politics Can Distort the Intent and Value of a Universal Basic Income Scheme

    Several commentators have remarked that Universal Basic Income functions as a Rorschach test for the welfare state, given that it draws its support from a diverse ideological coalition that sees it as mediating their own preferred versions of an ideal society.

    • Report

    India’s Universal Basic Income: Bedeviled by the Details

    The idea of a universal basic income (UBI)—periodic and unconditional cash payments to all citizens—has gained renewed attention amid growing concerns about technological unemployment in advanced economies.

    • Event

    Cinema, Culture, and Policy: Entrepreneurship in India

    • Ananth Padmanabhan, Sundeep Khanna, Tanvi Ratna, Yatin Thakur
    • December 20, 2017
    • New Delhi

    Building a more conducive regulatory environment for businesses has been a critical reform area for India, particularly in an innovation-led economy increasingly dependent on entrepreneurship.

    • Op-Ed

    The Confluence of Two Seas

    The Indian, Japanese, and U.S. effort to connect the Pacific and Indian Oceans could be an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative and enhance the bargaining power of small countries vis-a-vis Beijing.

    • Op-Ed

    Doing Business in India: Myths and Realities

    When the Doing Business report comes out this month, the nuances inherent in the data will likely be neglected by commentators looking to score points for one side or the other. Calmer heads should keep certain points in mind.

    • Op-Ed

    Andaman and Nicobar as India’s Smart Islands

    Having drawn up the intent and will to develop the Andamans, New Delhi will now have to build its smart islands with cooperation from its maritime partners. The strategic development of these islands is no longer an option but a necessity.

    • Op-Ed

    Time for Auto Industry to Go All Electric

    The government has been working to effect a radical shift in Indian energy production and consumption patterns to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

    • Event

    Cinema, Culture, and Policy: Swades and the Diaspora

    Brain gain—the phenomenon of Indians returning from work and study abroad, and the government initiatives designed to encourage their return—has contributed significantly to the growth of the Indian economy.

    • Paper

    India’s Post-Demonetization Policy Agenda

    • V. Anantha Nageswaran, Gulzar Natarajan
    • September 25, 2017

    Given the mammoth scale and extraordinary nature of the November 2016 demonetization in India, it is almost an obligation on the government’s part to reap a wider range of economic benefits from it.

    • Op-Ed

    The Admirable Success of the Jan-Dhan Yojana

    The government’s flagship financial inclusion drive, the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, is one of the grandest policy initiatives of its kind by virtue of sheer scale.

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