Devashish Mitra

The writer is professor of economics and Cramer professor of global affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, US

Articles By Devashish Mitra

A minimum framework

For now, NYAY scheme presented by the Congress is bare bones. A lower target minimum income and a smaller transfer amount could make it viable

Language is no zero-sum game

For India, learning English does not come with costs — it only brings benefits.

The new protectionism

There will be retaliation from China, EU to Trump’s tariffs. India stands to lose relatively little.

What the Union Budget must bring

It must increase rural investment, rationalise GST, income and corporate taxes to improve incomes and create jobs.

Reversing the reforms

Import duties on electronics could spiral into a return to the days of protectionism

Promises yet to keep

Other than the bankruptcy law and GST, NDA government’s record on economic reforms needs improvement and fine-tuning.

High costs, meagre gains

Far from curbing black money and corruption, demonetisation has disrupted the economy.

Riding the Pacific trade winds

Labour, environment and IPR standards in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will influence future Indo-US agreements.

Give and trade

The TFA aims to remove red tape in customs procedures in all 160 WTO member countries.

Protecting to hurt

Our labour laws are a barrier to entry into the select class of workers in the formal sector.