Dharmakirti Joshi

The writer is chief  economist, CRISIL.

Articles By Dharmakirti Joshi

Maintaining adequate domestic savings is essential to sound macroeconomic management

Focus should be on lifting savings rate, else there is a risk of private investments being crowded out.

India can benefit from the US-China tariff war if it plays its cards well

If this trade war continues over a longer horizon, it could even result in shift of production bases and restructuring of global supply chains. Chinese firms are already moving production to their plants in other countries. India figures in the list of such probables.

The new public investors

With the Centre focusing on fiscal consolidation, public investments by state governments spur infrastructure development

Look beyond Mint Road

More needs to be done to reduce the delay in interest rate transmission in India.

Make the cut

A waning supply shock in an environment of tepid demand affords RBI elbow room to wield the knife.

States are able

They must also be willing to do the heavy lifting to kickstart the investment cycle.

Unspectacular, but in the right direction

For the budget to succeed, government needs to build institutional capacity to carry through proposed public investment, step up divestment.

A cut in time

Low rates will help. But sustainable higher growth requires the government to debottleneck sectors and push through pending reforms.

Fools rush in

RBI is right to hold off on rate cuts. Inflation must hit a sustained low first.

Mining a slow death

To keep CAD in check, India needs to pay attention to the rising trade deficit in mining, not focus on gold imports.

Agriculture can’t wait

While RBI is holding rates steady, government needs to overhaul food markets.