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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Rohini Pande

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Rohini Pande is the Henry J Heinz II professor of economics and director of the Economic Growth Centre at Yale University.

In times of pandemic, PDS shops should provide rations to all
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

India should not allow one emergency — the pandemic — to turn into another. Food security problems are not abating and there are clear steps that should be taken before it is too late.

Food before cash: Because PMJDY cash transfers will exclude many of India’s poorest
Mon, May 11, 2020

Cash is easy to carry and widely accepted. But, our analysis of nationally representative survey data, described below, suggests that these transfers will exclude many of India’s poorest and, for others, come too late.

The budget relegated women’s economic participation to secondary importance
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Pulling women into the economy isn’t a function of budget alone, but also policy design, political will.

How India can use better data and regulations to stop industries from choking its cities
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Why does India have 14 of the world’s 20 cities with highest air pollution when it has set limits and stipulated strict criminal punishments to enforce them? And what's a possible solution?

For a house to become a home
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

The poor often spurn government housing programmes because they do not want to risk losing their social networks.

April wasn’t January
Fri, May 13, 2016

Neither pollution nor congestion significantly decreased as they did during the January experiment. An enduring solution lies in scaling up the smaller, successful programmes.

Impersonal government is good
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Automating systems for disclosure may be the best option to strengthen transparency.

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