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Union Budget 2019 is a prudent one and I'm very happy about that: PMEAC member Rathin Roy

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A silent fiscal crisis?


The ability of government to shrink the expenditures in 2019-20 would severely strain attempts to maintain fiscal discipline.


This year’s Budget speech was the first I have seen that, in my memory, has no paragraphs on the fiscal situation which, along with the tax proposals, is at the core ...

Adequate Budgets for Children is key to sustainable development


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Adequate Budgets for Children is key to sustainable development 
Modi 2.0 Budget: Good initiatives; More needed for Every last Child
Amarnath Habbar Kalle, NIPFP, Alka Singh, Save the Children
With Inputs from Rohit Dutta,  NIPFP and Shivani Bhaskar, Save the Children
2019 marks completion of 30 years ...

The Economics of Government: Key Issues that Budget 2019 must tackle


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The prime focus of Union budget 2019 would be the need to strengthen economic growth. A deviation from the path of fiscal consolidation may be essential to spur growth. A strict adherence of threshold fiscal deficit ratio of the GDP may not be feasible at this point as more public ...

Hunting the Heffalump


Hunting the Heffalump
Rathin Roy and Amey Sapre
The analytics used by Arvind Subramanian to argue over-estimation of GDP is flawed on a number of counts
Arvind Subramanian (AS) has written a working paper  in which he argues that “actual GDP growth” may have been 4.5 per ...