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Bhaskar Dutta

The writer is professor, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, UK

How Jaitley squared the circle
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

There were complex and conflicting demands on the budget. It resisted the temptation to take the blatantly populist route.

By the states, for the states
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

The Planning Commission has increasingly become an anachronistic behemoth, although it did play a crucial role in the initial years.

What the budget didn’t say
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The PPP approach, for instance, hasn’t taken off in India so far. How can that be remedied?

It’s not the nuclear deal
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The UPA has done well to bring rights-based social welfare schemes to the forefront.

Thinking backwards
Sat, Oct 05, 2013

Using the Rajan index to fix allocations will distort states’ incentives

A domestic problem
Thu, Sep 05, 2013

New RBI governor must change policy. Government must also get its act together.

What the poverty numbers don’t say
Thu, Jul 25, 2013

What caused the steep fall in poverty reported by the Planning Commission? The evidence is mixed

We shale overcome
Fri, Jun 28, 2013

A shale oil and gas revolution will lower energy costs,rearrange global geopolitical equations

Why higher education is sinking
Mon, May 27, 2013

An insistence on uniformity and a mechanical imposition of rules are weakening the university system

Talking back to the Centre
Tue, Apr 09, 2013

As regional parties demand radical changes for greater fiscal decentralisation

Dull is good
Thu, Mar 07, 2013

In this economic,political climate,the budget couldn’t have announced big bang reforms