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Analysis and Commentary

‘Indian Sun’ Review: The Virtuoso Becomes A Celebrity

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 29, 2020

If Mahatma Gandhi is unarguably the Indian most famed in the world in the past 100 years, there can be little doubt that the musician Ravi Shankar is next in the pecking order of renown. Unlike the celibate Mahatma, however—whose idea of pleasure was a mouthful of goat’s milk—the sitar maestro was a charismatic sensualist whose girlfriends “numbered 186 in all.”

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Will Trump Be Able To Bring Us Troops Home From Afghanistan By Election Day?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses whether the US should be able to leave Afghanistan under a reasonable timeline.

Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: Covid-19 Will Be A 'Crushing Blow' For Emerging Markets

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia BBC
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses the world post-COVID-19 and notes that many developing countries will struggle to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

In the News

Rate Cut No Panacea For Virus-Hit India

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Asia Times
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Reserve Bank of India cuts key lending rate to record low of 4% as pandemic squeezes economy.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Says Migrant Workers Need Money For Vegetables, Cooking Oil, Shelter; Foodgrains Not Enough

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Calling India's ₹20.9 lakh crore stimulus inadequate in providing for recovery of an economy pummelled by covid-19, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said the package gives free foodgrains but migrant workers, rendered jobless by lockdown, need money to buy milk, vegetables and cooking oil and pay rent.

In the News

Rahul Gandhi And Raghuram Rajan Discussed Economic Situation In India Via Youtube

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia India Herald
Monday, May 18, 2020
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to discuss the economic crisis looming over India due to the ongoing lockdown and measures to tackle the problem.

First-Mover Advantages Before and After TRIPS: Evidence from the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

by Ajay Bhaskarabhatla, Chirantan Chatterjeevia IP2 Working Paper Series
Friday, December 18, 2015

Scholars argue that the presence of persistent first-mover advantages obviates the need for relatively long-lived patents as incentives for innovations. What then is the impact of the strengthening of patent protection, particularly in developing economies, on non-patent-based first-mover advantages? We investigate this question by estimating the extent of erosion of firstmover advantages in the Indian pharmaceutical industry due to the introduction of a stronger product-patent regime in January 2005. 

In the News

COVID-19 Has Pushed India's Already Suffering Tea Plantation Workers Into Deeper Crisis

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Wire
Monday, May 11, 2020
Tea workers are forced to live hand-to-mouth under normal circumstances. They will not be able to fight the consequences of contracting COVID-19.
Analysis and Commentary

‘Naoroji: Pioneer Of Indian Nationalism’ Review: Portrait Of An Independent Mind

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 9, 2020

A member of the British House of Commons at a time when Indians in India couldn’t vote, he argued that the empire was impoverishing his homeland.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Clears The Air On How To Fund Stimulus

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Times of India
Saturday, May 9, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has crippled the economy and there’s little choice for the government but to provide a stimulus to revive demand.

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