January 8, 2016

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Explaining urbanisation and localisation economies

Industrial diversity within cities leads to urban growth. One of the biggest advantages of cities is that they help in generating agglomeration economies, that is, production is easier because more activity is going on nearby. This phenomenon is usually explained...

The Chinese Debt Burden

By Anupam Manur There is a bond market bubble brewing in China as investors seek a safe haven.  The global financial markets did not enjoy a particularly happy new year. Most markets across the world tumbled on news of Chinese...

On setting wrong precedents

If we agree that the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is a world-class institute then we must continue to act in a manner that preserves that image and abstain from acts that do the contrary and denigrate the...

Drug-Terror Nexus: Pathankot attack

The recent terror attack at Pathankot has raised a concern over the imminent drug-terror cartel in the region. There is a  likelihood  of  arms and ammunitions pushed across the international border before the terror strike. The terrorist have entered the...

Policy Advisory — Quality of Service Based Differential Pricing for Data Services

Quality of Service Based Differential Pricing for Data Services In response to comments sought by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Differential Pricing for Data Services Sudeep Divakaran, Pranay Kotasthane and Pavan Srinath, The Takshashila Institution Takshashila Policy Advisory 2016-01...

Why second best can be perfect

Buying business through the equity market can be overwhelming due to endless choices that are on offer. Common sense will tell us that one can just go with the market leader which guarantees past proven track record of growth and...

TAPI : Light at the end of the tunnel ?

On Dec 14th , Turkmenistan’s Mary city witnessed launch of a multilateral , multi country gas pipeline project that will deliver natural gas from central Asia to Pakistan,India and Afghanistan. This pipeline is expected to be operational by 2019. Starting from the...

The push and the pull of Central Business Districts

Central Business Districts need to be decongested using tools like relocation, ICT and incentive based pricing to reduce the congestion in Indian cities.  As Delhi tries to solve the problem of congested traffic and pollution using the odd and even...