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Working part-time or full-time, Takshashila fellows, scholars and interns conduct research into emerging issues.

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  • Potential Output – Importance and Estimation

    Potential output is of vital importance in macroeconomic policy making, despite imperfections in its estimation. In order to have an effective monetary and fiscal policy, policy makers need to gauge the level of economic activity in the economy and whether this level is consistent with the potential level. In economic terms, policy makers look at […]

  • China-Zimbabwe Relations

    In addition to trade, aid, and diplomatic ties, China – Zimbabwe relations are strengthened by a mutual desire for development By Fraderick Mujuru Zimbabwe is located in the southern part of the African continent, immediately north of South Africa. The country has a population of 13 million and an area of 151,000 square miles. Zimbabwe […]

  • Mantra for Narendra Modi’s second year

    The government needs to make productivity its central theme as India lags behind several Asian nations in this respect

  • A tempting minefield

    By finding the right balance between instinctive antagonism and acquiescence, Modi could do better on the foreign policy front

  • A luxury called BCD nexus

    RBI and the ministry of finance have to find ways to ensure that Indians do not gorge on debt for unproductive purposes

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Welcome to Takshashila

We are an independent, non-partisan and networked institution of public policy. We are engaged in policy research and advocacy and are pioneers in policy education in India.

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Rakhal Dave - Charter Donor

Rakhal Dave grew up in Mumbai in the 1960s and 70s attending St. Marys School and Jai Hind College, and went on to do a PhD in theoretical physics from Washington University in St. Louis. Rakhal then worked in Zurich as a senior researcher in high frequency finance, before starting and running his own firm in the 2000s, supplying financial data services. Rakhal supports organisations which show promise of bringing systemic change in India.

"I believe that Takshashila is an organisation which can help bring an intellectual dimension and academic scrutiny to governance and policy grounded firmly on concepts of freedom of thought, freedom of speech, openness and tolerance."