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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Karan Bhasin

Bhasin is a New Delhi based policy researcher

There is limited evidence to suggest that electoral rallies resulted in spread of the pandemic
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Till then, armchair experts should introspect and appreciate India’s ability to conduct elections, with high voter participation, and do so in a pandemic.

Only India stands out with a flattening curve among those that had earlier experienced an explosion of infections
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Based on the available state-level data, some states in India have already achieved herd immunity while other states are catching up.

Rationalisation in tax rates is the surest remedy for revenue enhancement
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Forecast of most experts was that the bold corporate tax cut of September 2019 would lead to a decline in tax collections, would not help economic growth. The opposite seems to have happened.

Separating fact from economic fiction: Growth slowed beyond expectations starting late 2018
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Our very conservative estimate is that absolute poverty in 2017-18 was in the low to mid-single digits — a decline of 6-8 percentage points from the 14 per cent level in 2011-12. This is indeed a happy note as we celebrate 70 years of the creation of the Indian Republic.

The RBI and government must do whatever it takes to end the demand slump
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The RBI governor mentioned he’s willing to do “whatever it takes”. He has to follow this up. The government for its part has to nudge small savings and deposit rates lower to help transmission.

The making of history: Modi Econ 2.0 has started with a big bang
Sat, Sep 28, 2019

Modi Econ 2.0 has started with a big bang — the largest corporate tax cut in world history for new manufacturing firms. Surely this is just the beginning.

Maximise revenue, minimise tax
Sat, Jul 13, 2019

India has just one policy option to advance private investment and become a $5 trillion economy — reduce corporate tax rate for all firms to 22 per cent, reduce misguided rates of personal income tax.

Rethink poverty — and policy
Sat, Jun 29, 2019

Given the estimated poverty decline in India between 2011-12 and 2016-17, time has come to change our economic policies — concentrate on what causes growth, not what causes poverty to decline

Why chemistry trumps arithmetic
Sat, Jun 01, 2019

All indicators lead to the same conclusion: Modi’s BJP recorded a spectacular victory in 2019 due to its provision of inclusive growth — very close to the best in the world in 2014-18

The Great Facebook Heist
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Long before users, Silicon Valley saw the value in digital versions of real relationships

Net Neutrality
Why we need net neutrality
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

By trying to enforce old paradigms in a new marketplace, carriers will end up on the wrong side of history.