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Analysis and CommentaryEconomy

In India, Trump Sounds Like Obama

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 24, 2020

He preaches pluralism to the country’s less-tolerant nationalists.

Analysis and Commentary

‘New Kings Of The World’ Review: Hollywood, The Sequel

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Movies from India, soap operas from Turkey, bands from Korea—their avid global fan base threatens America’s pop-culture supremacy.

Analysis and Commentary

The Cow Dung Cure For Coronavirus

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 10, 2020

Indian nationalists peddle something worse than snake oil.

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President Trump’s State Visit To India

by David C. Mulfordvia Analysis
Thursday, February 6, 2020

President Trump’s state visit to India in late February is being hurriedly put together, reports the NY Times, because “Mr Trump is apparently eager to get out of the Washington cauldron and as far away from the impeachment debate as possible”.

In the News

Digital Technology Raises Optimism In World: Michael Spence

quoting Michael Spencevia Devdiscourse
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Noted economist and Nobel laureate Michael Spence on Tuesday said the digital technology developed in the last 25 years has changed the world in countless ways. He also said the use of digital technology has raised optimism in the world as economies and parts of societies are in the process of being built on a digital foundation, which will result in more equitable wealth distribution.

In the News

India’s ‘Make Or Break’ Budget 2020⁠— Once-In-A-Career Crisis Offers Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman A Fertile Ground For Creativity

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Insider
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

India went from being the world’s fastest-growing economy to the fastest-slowing economy in just a matter of months. With the upcoming Budget 2020 on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may not be able to revive economic growth in one stroke, but she can definitely restore confidence among all stakeholders — the consumers, the businesses, and therefore, the investors.

In the News

India’s Economy Risks Swapping Stagnation For Stagflation

cited Raghuram Rajanvia The Economist
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mumbai’s chefs were quick to spot the latest threat facing India’s economy. As they foraged for ingredients in Crawford market, where hawkers sell fruit, vegetables and other kitchen staples, they began hearing prices quoted not per kilogram, but per quarter-kilo—a forlorn attempt to mask price increases. 

In the News

India Loses 10 Places On World Democracy Index 2019, Ranks 51 Globally

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Telegraph
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Two developments find specific mention in the Democracy Index – the abrogation of Article 370 and the NRC.

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Trailer: Economics, Applied

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphyvia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Steven Davis here. Kevin Murphy and I are launching a new podcast called “Economics, Applied.”

In the News

Doctors Bypassing Open-heart Operations Post Stent Price Curbs

quoting Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Times of India
Friday, January 17, 2020

In February 2017, the government of India took a major step in capping retail price of coronary stents at just over Rs 30,000 slashing costs by 85%.