Bhaskar Chakravorti

The writer is Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. He is author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change

Articles By Bhaskar Chakravorti

Budget’s blind eye

It fails to address dismal productivity, not just in agriculture, but across all workers.

Digital India versus Real India

In the run-up to the general election, global tech companies must find ways to live with populism, pandering and paranoia.

Digital dungeons & dragons

It is high time we held Zuckerberg and other digital dungeon masters to higher standards.

The end of digital history

The digital planet’s high points — US, Europe, India — are losing ground to China.

A lynching in Digital South

The companies that have got us hooked must be on the hook for better solutions

Growth in the machine

If done right, artificial intelligence can jump-start India’s productivity, help the country get out of the emerging economy trap, propel it into the ranks of nations that matter.

One misstep too many

Facebook has egg on its face again and this time it might stick

Three un-Davos men

The culture of contradiction infused the speeches of Modi, Trump and Xi at the World Economic Forum.

The Aadhaar opportunity

If UID project focuses on building a trustworthy system, India could be a leader in digital innovation

Memo to the World Bank

India should be rated even higher in the ease of doing business rankings the next time

Ig-Nobel mistakes

The complexity of human behaviour and systemic market factors can trip the finest economists, even Nobel laureates. Like Robert Thaler on demonetisation.

Beware the Trump effect

India does not need a tryst with Trump. Why the two 70 year-olds should not meet

If Trump, Modi talk climate

There will be awkward moments but India’s PM could return as a legitimate climate superhero

The art of curry diplomacy

But extravagant job-creation programmes in the US may not be the best use of Infosys’ scarce resources

The less cash budget

Proposals add up to a series of mutually reinforcing moves to build a digital payments ecosystem.

A new abnormal

Now let’s try demonetisation without denouement, perpetually preserve the uncertainty

Demonetiser’s dilemma

Switch to digital in a digitally under-evolved country such as India will be a journey of small increments.

Preparing for President Hillary Clinton

Trump’s improbable campaign has been outrun by Hillary’s preparation and poise under pressure, but, most significantly, it has been trumped by Trump himself.

Political and policy discourse in India and the US point to different futures

Even as the internet creates jobs, it makes other jobs obsolete.

Brexit: The return of boundaries

Nativist sentiments and a growing tendency towards looking inwards imperil globalisation.