Who Gains from Parliamentary Disruptions?

By | September 7, 2015|Executive, Law, Legislature, Policymaking, Political|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The end of the 2015 Monsoon session of Parliament with one of the worst records in its history—productivity of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were 9% and 48% respectively—has resulted in the usual hue and cry over such disruptions (PRS Legislative Research 2015). But [...]

A parliamentary budget office for India

By | November 20, 2013|Budget, Institution, Law, Political|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy and Sruti Bandopadhyay, Independent Researcher based in Washington D.C. This article was first published in the Mint on November 20, 2013 At a time when India is going through an economic slow down, it seems counter-intuitive to enact legislation such as the National Food Security [...]

Good economics is good politics

By | October 30, 2013|Economic policy, Political|

Guest post by Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Assistant Professor, Finance, ISB and Prasanna Tantri, Associate Director, Centre for Analytical Finance, ISB This article was first published in the Times of India on Oct 30, 2013  Does good economics make for good politics? Historically, in India, good economics hasn't been considered good politics. However, recent experiences in Gujarat, [...]

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