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Nirvikar Singh

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Economic slowdown: Crisis or blip?

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Nirvikar Singh The Indian economy has been in the grip of a worrying slowdown, one which policymakers have been slow to acknowledge and to come to grips with. The year 2019 has been a momentous one for India. On the political and societal front, one has seen a... More »

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Explained: What will India’s bank mergers fix?

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Nirvikar Singh Will the costs of the mergers be worthwhile? It is hard to be sure The planned mergers of several of India’s public sector banks represent another bold move by the current government. It is hard to imagine previous governments acting so dramatic... More »

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The red herring in Jammu and Kashmir

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Nirvikar Singh What deserves a little more analysis are the implications for Kashmir’s and India’s development. (File) “Audacious” seems to be an appropriate word to describe the step that the Indian government took in early August, not only dispensing with Ka... More »

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Budget 2019: Surveying India’s economic strategy

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Nirvikar Singh The ESI makes only a beginning in understanding what will make Indian firms more productive. Budget 2019 India: My last column, on India’s Union Budget, attempted to bring out some general themes underlying the detailed revenue and expenditure p... More »