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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Interesting readings

An idea whose time has come by Somasekhar Sundaresan in The Business Standard, 6 June.

Why India needs a new FDI regime by Bhargavi Zaveri and Radhika Pandey in The Business Standard, 4 June.

We Indians should not fall for the same politicised traps of deifying our heroes by Paroma Roy Chowdhury in The Economic Times blogs, 4 June.

Discrepancies' drive GDP growth by Manas Chakravarty in The Mint, 1 June.

No, Mr Modi, you are not yet transforming India by Mihir S. Sharma in The Business Standard, 30 May.

Prioritise banking reforms by Ajay Shah in The Business Standard, 29 May.

I wish the Prime Minister had said by P. Chidambaram in The Indian Express, 29 May.

RBI's Luddite licensing by Debashis Basu in The Business Standard, 29 May.

The fall guy by Ila Patnaik in The Indian Express, 28 May.

Narendra Modi and India's Dashed Economic Hopes by Aatish Taseer in The New York Times, 27 May.

Demographic dividend is under way with collapse in fertility by Sanjeev Sanyal in The Economic Times blogs, 26 May.

Why the new BIT may not work by Sumathi Chandrashekaran and Smriti Parsheera in The Hindu Business Line, 25 May.

People of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales-study by Harriet Sherwood in The Guardian, 23 May.

A good new book: Fraud, Manipulation and Insider Trading in the Indian Securities Markets by Sandeep Parekh in The Wolters Kluwer.


  1. Sir, also list name of some good books which you find scholars of Economic discipline should read. Regards, Ajit, JNU

  2. Thanks Ajay.
    Can you also suggest books for non-scholars.
    I am reading Why Civilizations Fail?. It affirms your writings about public goods.

    1. Abhishek, the first link is books to read *before* Economics Ph.D. :-) All of them will be accessible to you. The second list is harder but worth fighting. Many of them are accessible.


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