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Arvind Virmani

Smart policies for redistribution
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

India can, and must, reform its welfare system. More efficient redistribution is desirable for ethical and political reasons

What schools have to do with health
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Public health and education programmes are the best way to tackle India’s hunger problem.

No proof required: Taxing your way to popularity
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The finance minister can cut everyone’s tax burden, even pay the poor, and be revenue neutral by cutting sops

No proof required: Towards an Income Tax Revolution
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The economy provides scope and demonetisation, the rationale for a flat income tax rate and a negative income tax for the poor and the needy.

Gross Domestic Perplexity
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The variation in GDP estimates is mainly due to the varying inflation levels being used in calculations.

Race to the top
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Budget 2016 promotes inter-state competition in reforming laws to generate employment.

Some home economics
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

India needs to pursue reforms more effectively if it wants to benefit from the decline in China’s economy.

No Proof Required: An ideal MPC for India
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

The most desirable monetary policy committee will be one that gives primacy, but not total control, to the RBI.

Trojan loans
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The Troika’s overemphasis on austerity distracted attention from the reforms needed in Greece

Inside, outside
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

The external environment has had both a positive and negative effect on India’s economy.

Union Budget 2015
No clean slate
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Budget 2015-16 will be watched for how much it breaks from the past.

The wrong end of the right debate
Mon, Aug 25, 2014

‘Neo-liberals’ emphasise sewers, sanitation and toilets, not ‘neo-communists’.

A right to growth
Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Don't people in a democracy have a right to good governance?

An interest rate pivot
Fri, Aug 09, 2013

The challenge is to increase short-term rates,while keeping long-term rates low

Unlucky dip
Wed, Jun 26, 2013

The triggers for the rupee fall are external. The solutions lie within

How to anticipate China
Wed, May 08, 2013

The timing of the Chinese incursion may have been related to Xi Jinping’s need to establish his hardline credentials and Li Keqiang’s forthcoming visit

Two stories of the economy
Wed, Mar 13, 2013

It is not as bleak as investors think,nor as rosy as politicians project it to be

Reform,phase two
Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Budget 2013-14 carries forward the process started in the last quarter of 2012

A unipolar to tripolar world
Wed, Aug 10, 2005

In a recent research paper forecast, I had argued that the world will become bipolar in 25 years and tripolar by the middle of the 21st cent...

Poised for the jump
Fri, Jul 15, 2005

US President Nixon transformed US relations with China with his breakthrough trip to China. This led after a decade or so to a transformatio...

Cut Theft and Dacoity losses
Sat, May 21, 2005

Oil Prices touched $50 a barrel last year while the International Energy agency confidently forecast that prices could go below $25 a barrel...

From ‘Bhai-Bhai’ to ‘Buy-Buy’
Wed, Apr 13, 2005

Everybody is talking about an India-China Free Trade Agreement(FTA). The discussion reflects a confusion between the need for increasing Ind...

Chidambaram, on balance
Tue, Mar 01, 2005

When Dr Manmohan Singh became prime minister last year, the middle class by and large was very happy that an educated professional had taken...

EGS demands other reforms
Thu, Jan 20, 2005

A basic objective of economic and social policy is to ensure that all able-bodied citizens are provided a job at the prevailing market wage ...

Tax reform returns
Wed, Jul 28, 2004

The report of the task force on Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act was made public last week. The report discusses the fiscal c...