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About Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Bharti Institute of Public Policy aims to lead education and research in the domain of public policy. The Institute’s flagship program Advanced Management Program in Public Policy (AMPPP) is an inter-disciplinary course that caters to mid-career government and private sector professionals.

Our Quest for a Circular Economy
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By | July 21, 2021|Uncategorized|

Ankit Anand (Student of AMPPP Class 2021) Deputy general manager – strategic initiatives and regulatory policy, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited   In most countries, the focus of major economic actors has generally been to increase the revenues and the profits, that would catalyse their long-term [...]

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Sugarcane production in Maharashtra: Issues of concern
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By | July 5, 2021|Uncategorized|

Sridhar Kundu : Sr. Research Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy I. Introduction Sugar is a daily consumable commodity in every household.  Demand for sugar comes from both domestic consumption and exports. In 2018-19, the total export earnings from sugar were INR10,000 crore for meeting [...]

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आईडीपी: ग्रामीण भारत और कृषि व्यवस्था को समझने का उपयोगी माध्यम
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By | June 10, 2021|Uncategorized|

उपेंद्र सिंह, कंसलटेंट, इंडिया डाटा पोर्टल बेहद पुराना जुमला है - भारत एक कृषि प्रधान देश है, एक जमाने में इस देश की 85 प्रतिशत आबादी गांवों मेँ निवास करती थी और भारत जैसे विशाल देश की अर्थव्यवस्था अधिकांशतः  इन गावों पर ही निर्भर थी। [...]

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Can we still save our ‘lost’ world?
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By | June 5, 2021|Uncategorized|

Ankit Anand (Student of AMPPP Class 2021) Deputy general manager – strategic initiatives and regulatory policy, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited   Boris Yelstin once said, “We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, [...]

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Put wind beneath your wings!
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By | May 21, 2021|Uncategorized|

Neetu Kapasi (Student of AMPPP 2021 Class) Leading Policy Advocacy, Corporate Affairs, Stakeholder Relations for IKEA India.     Take time to upskill and bring spring into your career and life You may be a director, head of a department, CEO, CFO, police officer, government bureaucrat, team [...]

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Economics of Resource Redistribution – Through an Individual Initiative
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By | April 26, 2021|Uncategorized|

Sridhar Kundu : Sr. Research Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy Context How sensitive are you about the poor in our country? Can you give up one meal in a week? If yes, you can help more than 100 million people stuck below poverty line [...]

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Gender Equality Starts With You
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By | April 22, 2021|Uncategorized|

Neetu Kapasi - AMPPP Batch 2020-21 Why equality is important at home, workplace and society Women characterise roughly half of the world’s population but merely 26.5 per cent are part of the workforce globally, as per ILO World Employment Social Outlook Study, 2018. The situation [...]

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Comments on the Revised Draft Financial Code
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By | January 8, 2021|Uncategorized|

Business Insider published Mandar Kagade’s op-ed on "Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea" as part  of series on "Expectations from the Budget". Mandar is an  Analyst at  the Bharti Institute of Public Policy. DISCLAIMER : Any comments, speeches, articles, blogs, podcasts, videos/vlogs, opposite the [...]

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Challenges of Unemployment: A Deep Dive
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By | October 19, 2020|Public Policy|

According to Periodic Labour Force Survey,2017 and 2018, India’s unemployment rate in 2017-18 was 6.07% and it came down to 5.8% in the 2018-19. This declining trend may not continue further because of the slowdown of economic activities that occurred in the last quarter of [...]

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Time for Nature – Time for Sustainable Agriculture: New India Farming
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By | June 5, 2020|Uncategorized|

Nature’s dangerous decline is dotted with recurrent catastrophes of epic proportions. Unprecedented rate of species extinction, nearly 10 lakh species threatened with extinction, breakdown and decline of indigenous communities, it is now time to focus on and to restore nature. ‘Time for Nature’ has come [...]

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Lockdown: A threat to livelihood
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By | May 4, 2020|Public Policy|

Covid19’s spread has become a major threat not only to life but also to livelihood. The Government of India and the State Governments have undertaken several measures to check Covid’s spread since the first confirmed case on 30th January 2020. One crucial and significant decision [...]

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Why Studying Public Policy Matters – A Uniform(ed) Perspective!
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By | August 1, 2019|Public Policy|

It is a no-brainer that policy impacts our lives in countless ways. However, not many of us are willing to go that extra mile - efforts to understand the broader imperatives of policies and the impact they have on our day-to-day as well as future [...]

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The tyranny of a level playing field
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By | April 20, 2017|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade Analyst at the Bharti Institute expresses his views in the context of the recent proposal by transport regulators in Karnataka to prescribe both a floor and a cap price for cab aggregators operating in the state. Mandar feels the impact of minimum price [...]

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Sovereign digicoin: a road map for RBI
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By | January 30, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thu, Jan 19 2017. 04 31 AM IST Sovereign digicoin: a road map for RBI By pushing banks to issue wholesale debt on the capital markets, a central bank digital currency may induce market discipline The emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have led central banks [...]

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Rethinking Performance Audit Methodology in Government
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By | January 20, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the last two decades there has been an exponential growth in “Performance Auditing” in governments around the world, a phenomenon often characterized as an “audit explosion.” Increasingly, Supreme Audit Institutions in most countries (e.g., the US Government Accountability Office, the UK’s National Audit Office) [...]

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Commercial Surrogacy in India
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By | December 28, 2016|Uncategorized|

In a time when developments in science and technology are far outpacing human evolution, ethical dilemmas crop up with the commercialization of each new phenomenon. Surrogacy in India has recently emerged as a battleground for fierce debate on gendered ethics, morality, exploitation, rights, regulation and [...]

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Using interoperability to become cashless
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By | December 28, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade, Analyst at Bharti Institute of Public Policy has an Oped co-authored with the erudite Sakshi Chadha of Microsave, arguing for Interoperability of wallets. Swift action will be needed to put in place infrastructure facilitating digital transactions. Photo: PTI Debates in the aftermath of [...]

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Resolving Financial Bankruptcies: A Case of Government Overreach?
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By | November 17, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Indian finance ministry recently put up a draft Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill for public comments. The Bill proposes to establish a comprehensive framework for resolution of financial firms (founded on the premise that bankruptcy of a financial firm can have implications that [...]

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Flaws in the Bankruptcy Code
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By | May 10, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade, Aalayst at Bharti Institute points out certain fundamental issues with the design of the proposed Bankruptcy Code drawing on economic principles, empirical evidence and Bankruptcy frameworks in US and UK. The article was published on livemint.com on May 10, 2016. To start with [...]

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Mint publishes the views of Mandar Kagade,​Analyst at Bharti Institute.
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By | May 3, 2016|Uncategorized|

RBI and peer-to-peer lending: One step forward, two steps back Regulating P2P companies as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and requiring them to adhere to commensurate minimum capital requirements will merely act as an immense market barrier for new start-ups. In the C.D. Deshmukh memorial address [...]

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MPPP students interacted with President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on April 18,2016
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By | April 20, 2016|Uncategorized|

Participants of founding Class of Management Programme in Public Policy at Indian School of Business, called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (April 18, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Addressing the participants of the course, the President said the scale and speed of [...]

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Graduation of founding Batch of MPPP, April 17, 2016
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By | April 20, 2016|Uncategorized|

The graduation day event was organized on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Diwan-I-Am,The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh [...]

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“Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea” as part of series on “Expectations from the Budget”.
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By | March 8, 2016|Uncategorized|

Business Insider published op-ed on "Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea" as part of series on "Expectations from the Budget" authored by Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute Of Public Policy. The mainstream business media is abuzz with reports that Finance Minister Arun [...]

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“Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea” as part of series on “Expectations from the Budget”.
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By | March 8, 2016|Uncategorized|

The article is authored by Mandar Kagade, Policy Analyst with the Bharti Institute of Public Policy ("Bharti") at the Indian School Of Business Going against the expectations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not allocate more than the proposed Rs 25, 000 crore towards public sector [...]

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Minimum Government Maximum Governance; Fixing Deliverables
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By | September 30, 2015|Accountability, Policymaking, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Ritvik Mishra, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB We were all exhilarated with the wave of change that the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government promised to bring with it after winning the 2014 elections with a thumping majority. What followed was a string of [...]

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Who Gains from Parliamentary Disruptions?
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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 [...]

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Comments on the Revised Draft Indian Financial Code
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By | August 10, 2015|Financial Policy, Public Policy, Regulations|

The Ministry of Finance had recently  released the Revised Draft Indian Financial  Code ("Code") for  public comments. Mandar Kagade, Analyst at  the Bharti Institute of Public Policy submitted his comments on some of the salient proposals of the Code  with suggestions for reform. Please the [...]

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The Indian Financial Code Draft II: Catalyzing “Too Big to Fail” In India?
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By | August 4, 2015|Financial Policy, Law|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy The Indian Financial Code has proposed to constitute the Financial Stability & Development Council (“FSDC”) pursuant to Chapter 76 of the Code with the objective of fostering the stability and resilience of the financial system by identifying and [...]

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India needs a realistic debt restructuring framework
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By | July 23, 2015|Financial Policy|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently announced the Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR) scheme in furtherance to the framework for revitalizing distressed assets in the economy that was notified in February this year. The SDR [...]

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Repeal of the “Swaps Push Out” Rule— An Evaluation
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By | December 25, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The United States Congress recently passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 that made headlines for reasons not at all related to appropriations; it was in the news rather for including provisions that repealed the [...]

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Sex Work and the Law: A Case for Nuanced Debate
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By | December 22, 2014|Law, Policymaking, Social Entrepreneurship|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The debate over legalization vs decriminalization of prostitution is in the public domain with reports that the National Commission for Women has recommended legalization to the Supreme Court appointed panel for rehabilitation of sex [...]

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The right reforms to pursue for growth
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By | December 1, 2014|Economic policy, Law, Legislature, Policymaking, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Prof Rajesh Chakrabarti and Dr Kaushiki Sanyal, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB It was reassuring to hear the Union finance minister Arun Jaitley emphasize the government’s commitment to reforms across a range of sectors at the World Economic Forum’s recent India Economic Summit [...]

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Importance of Public Policy In Indian Business Context
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By | November 11, 2014|Budget, Economic policy, Executive, Policymaking, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB Public policy making in India in recent times epitomizes the famous opening lines by Charles Dickens.  Forces shaping policy are much more inclusive, thanks to a politically conscious youth and an accessible social media with [...]

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Corporate Governance of Banks- About Time for Some CoCo?
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By | August 4, 2014|Economic policy, Policymaking, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The recent report of the RBI committee to review governance of boards of banks (the P.J. Nayak Committee) recommends that non-executive directors at private-sector banks should be paid profit-based commissions so as to enable the [...]

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Strengthening Corporate Governance — A Proposal for the New Companies Act, 2013
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By | July 28, 2014|Economic policy, Law, Policymaking, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy Principle 1 of the National Voluntary Guidelines states that businesses ought to conduct and govern themselves with Ethics, Transparency and Accountability.  One of the ways in which the law monitors that businesses actually conduct and govern [...]

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Policy Workshop on Understanding Governance
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By | April 22, 2014|Executive, Institution, Judiciary, Legislature, Policymaking, Public Policy|

The Bharti Institute and the office of Shri Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (MP), Kendrapara (Odisha), jointly organized a Policy Workshop in association with Young Indians (Yi), Chandigarh Chapter on February 15, 2014 at ISB's Mohali campus. The workshop aimed to provide a platform for youngsters [...]

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Why India needs a PBO
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By | April 16, 2014|Budget, Economic policy, Public Policy|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB This article was first published in Financial Express on April 11, 2014. The requirement for legislative approval of financial measures is a democratic instrument enshrined in the Indian Constitution. This allows the legislature to [...]

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Enhancing stakeholder participation in the policy-making process
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By | April 4, 2014|Law, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB This article was first published in Responsible Business India on April 4, 2013 Given the diversity of our country, how can we ensure that citizens have a say in the laws and policies that [...]

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It’s The Incentives, Stupid!
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By | March 26, 2014|Economic policy, Law, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB This article was first published in Moneycontrol.com on March 25, 2014 In a recently held Board meeting, the Securities & Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has decided to amend the Listing Agreement and disallow public listed companies [...]

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Wind energy auctions in India
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By | January 13, 2014|Energy, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Prof. Gireesh Shrimali, Energy Economics and Business, Monterey Institute of International Studies; and a Fellow at Climate Policy Initiative’s CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program at ISB Auctions for wind energy have the potential to bring down the costs of wind energy in India. However, these [...]

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A parliamentary budget office for India
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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 [...]

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Let the public participate
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By | November 5, 2013|Law, Public Policy, Regulations|

Given the failure of many government legislations in achieving the objectives for which they were formulated, a case for institutionalising deeper public consultations in the legislative process has been made in the recent past. Currently, there are four entry points where citizens can participate in [...]

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Coal block allotment: Getting the auctions right
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By | October 31, 2013|Economic policy, Energy, Regulations|

By Rajesh Chakrabarti, Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB This article was first published in the Economic Times on Oct 31, 2013 The current controversy over the coal block allotment is perhaps the latest and one of the most sordid examples of inefficient [...]

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Good economics is good politics
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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 [...]

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The Green Channel to Global Growth
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By | October 28, 2013|Economic policy, Energy|

By Rajesh Chakrabarti, Executive Director, The Bharti Institute of Public Policy Hello and welcome to the Bharti Institute’s blogspace! Special thanks to my colleagues at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy led by Dr. Kaushiki Sanyal and the ISB communications team for making this blog [...]

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