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Adequate Budgets for Children is key to sustainable development

06/07/2019

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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

05/07/2019

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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

19/06/2019

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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 ...


Some medium-term fiscal arithmetic

07/06/2019

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A medium-term macro-fiscal exercise will make clear the analytical choices and trade-offs that the government faces.

 

There is little doubt that the central government is constrained for fiscal space and it is, therefore, important to think about solutions going forward. I offer a medium-term macro-fiscal exercise that makes clear ...