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Research Publication— Impact of Fourteenth Finance Commission on Karnataka Budget, 2015–16

Impact of Fourteenth Finance Commission, Karnataka Budget, 2015–16 Pranay Kotasthane and Varun K Ramachandra, The Takshashila Institution Commentary in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol – L No. 46-47, November 21, 2015 Download the full publication in PDF (146KB) Executive Summary This article identifies the Karnataka government’s responses and adjustments to the Fourteenth...

RQ | Comparing Airline Pricing across countries

The WSJ reports, based on a survey, that airline prices are cheapest in India (HT: Nitin Pai). They evaluate the cost of flying in terms of cost per 100 km. The usual ridiculous comparisons that go with any such article are present in full here – they compare the per kilometer...

Reforming the financial sector

Appointed by the Government of India in 2011, the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) submitted its report in March. Had this Commission completed its work before 2008, it might have stood a better chance of being taken seriously for its assumptions were valid in a world dominated by finance...

The Gold Standard | India’s monetary policy

Short, concise and good comment by Ajit Ranade in MINT on why RBI should hike rates today. 25-basis points is baked in the cake since that is what RBI’s review of macro-economic developments suggest, at the minimum. The central bank’s comments on the fiscal policy stance of the Federal government...
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