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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

M. Govinda Rao

The writer is adviser, Centre for Public Policy, IIM, Bangalore.

Economist Richard Bird was a reservoir of knowledge on public finance
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

M Govinda Rao writes: He devoted much of his professional life on fiscal policy issues in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America

For the future of Centre-state relations, Centre should borrow to fund states’ GST loss
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

So far deliberations in the council have been carried out in the spirit of camaraderie. But pressuring states on the basis of political strength will have adverse consequences for the country’s federal structure.

No rescue in sight: Disconnect between Budget and Economic Survey is much greater this year
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

There was hope that the Budget will increase allocations in infrastructure, which in turn will trigger investment demand. But the numbers are not promising

Defence is a national public good; It’s the primary responsibility of the Centre
Tue, Sep 24, 2019

The constitutional assignments between the central and subnational governments in federations are done broadly on the basis of their respective comparative advantage.

Just keep it simple
Wed, Feb 16, 2005

Almost 50 years ago, Stanley Surrey, an eminent tax expert, cautioned that in developing countries too much preoccupation with what to do (t...

Tax the mind: think services
Wed, Jul 07, 2004

In the search for ways and means to arrest the declining revenue-GDP ratio at the Central level, extending the consumption tax to the servic...