Macro Economy

Rolling like a coin: the evolution of money down the ages
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By | November 26, 2013|Interview, Macro Economy|

by Nupur Pavan Bang1 This book review was first published in The Hindu on November 26, 2013 http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/rolling-like-a-coin-the-evolution-of-money-down-the-ages/article5391773.ece  Easy Money: Vivek Kaul Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd. B 1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044 Rs 395   I wish somebody had told [...]

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Superman or not, Raghuram Rajan has indeed made a difference
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By | October 29, 2013|Macro Economy, Regulations|

by Puran Singh[1] and Nupur Pavan Bang[2]   This article was first published in the business section of www.rediff.com on October 28, 2013 http://www.rediff.com/business/special/special-superman-or-not-raghuram-rajan-has-indeed-made-a-difference/20131028.htm   "I am not a superman", he says, but the reaction of markets to his initiatives has been super indeed. He [...]

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Where angels fear to tread
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By | September 19, 2013|Macro Economy, Regulations|

by Kaushiki Sanyal[1]   This article was first published in the Times of India, The Crest edition on June 29th, 2013 http://www.timescrest.com/opinion/where-angels-fear-to-tread-10620 The government is rushing to allow foreign universities to set up campuses here without really debating the move or even framing guidelines the [...]

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Duvvuri Subbarao: Green Horn that Locked Horns
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By | September 12, 2013|Macro Economy, Regulations|

by Puran Singh[1] and Nupur Pavan Bang[2] This article was first published in the business section of www.rediff.com on September 11, 2013 http://www.rediff.com/business/slide-show/slide-show-1-special-duvvuri-subbarao-green-horn-that-locked-horns/20130911.htm "May you live in interesting times. I can hardly complain on that count. I had come into the Reserve Bank five years [...]

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Punishing India’s love of gold will not yield result
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By | September 11, 2013|Investment, Macro Economy, Regulations|

by Puran Singh[1] and Nupur Pavan Bang[2]   This article was first published in the Financial Times, Beyond Brics, on September 10, 2013; http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/09/10/guest-post-punishing-indians-love-of-gold-will-not-yield-results/?#axzz2eZQyQtBv     "Getting married this year would be very costly for me. With gold prices at all-time high, jewellery shopping will [...]

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A bit on the virtual currency
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By | September 10, 2013|Macro Economy|

by Nupur Pavan Bang[1] and Khemchand H Sakaldeepi[2] This article was first published in the Hindu Businessline, Investment World, September 07, 2013; http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/investment-world/market-watch/a-bit-on-the-virtual-currency/article5104362.ece   The first time I heard of a currency issued by an institution, apart from the Government or the Central Bank of [...]

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Why is Gold so dear to everyone?
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By | September 2, 2013|Business General, Macro Economy|

by Puran Singh[1] and Nupur Pavan Bang[2]   This article was first published in the business section of www.rediff.com on August 28, 2013 http://www.rediff.com/business/slide-show/slide-show-1-special-why-is-gold-so-dear-to-everyone/20130829.htm#1   'Dear' to people, but not so ‘dear’ to Indian Government at the moment. Or rather, too ‘dear’ for Indian government. [...]

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The Falling Rupee
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By | June 17, 2013|Macro Economy|

This article was first published in the business section of www.rediff.com on June 14, 2013 http://www.rediff.com/business/slide-show/slide-show-1-special-the-falling-rupee/20130614.htm#1 Slowdown in the Economy The issue of the relationship between development of financial systems (including currency markets) and economic fundamentals has been a much studied topic. The numerous studies [...]

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In Conversation with a Macro Hedge Fund Manager
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By | May 28, 2013|Interview, Macro Economy|

This article was first published in ISB Insight, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2013, pp48-50 Vilas Gadkari, founder of the Nilgai group of companies, was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Salomon Brothers Asset Management from 1992-1999, a co-founder of Rubicon Hedge Fund [...]

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The Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission: Financial Liberalisation, Law and Market Architecture
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By | April 10, 2013|Macro Economy, Regulations|

The Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission[i] (“FSLRC”) submitted its report to the Ministry of Finance at the end of March.[ii] The report is significant both for its composition and mandate.  The FSLRC was chaired by renowned Supreme Court Justice, B.N. Srikrishna,[iii] and had a broad [...]

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Is Inflation Good for Growth?
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By | September 21, 2012|Macro Economy|

This article was first published in the business section of www.rediff.com on 21 September, 2012 http://www.rediff.com/business/slide-show/slide-show-1-column-is-inflation-good-for-growth/20120921.htm In a G-24 Policy brief (2012), Anis Chowdhury (UN-DESA) and Iyanatul Islam (ILO) sum up the Inflation Targeted as well as non-targeted)-Growth debate. From their brief, it can be [...]

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