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Opinion | E-commerce: Don’t let protectionism drive policy

It is hard to imagine how prohibiting high discounts and attractive offers is supposed to protect consumer interests. It is easier, however, to imagine how this move can help the “offline” stores in their competition against the online ones The...

All Things Policy: Consumer Protection & E-commerce

 On 21 June, The Department of Consumer Affairs invited comments on draft amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020. Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth join Prateek Waghre to unpack the changes proposed and the impact they might have...

Can Petrol be bought under the GST Regime?

This is the English version of the article that originally appeared in Prajavani on 19 June 2021 Karnataka became the 7th state in India to record petrol prices crossing the psychological barrier of Rs.100 per litre on June 12th. Bidar,...

All Things Policy: Bring Petrol under GST

 Nearly 60% of the price you pay for petrol goes to the Union and State Governments as taxes. As petrol prices hover around Rs. 100 per litre in many cities, there is a call for bringing petrol under the...

Why e-cigarette ban in India will do more harm than good

 In September 2019, the Indian government banned e-cigarettes in the country citing the need to prevent potential health risks to India’s youth. But is a ban the most effective tool to achieve this objective? In this video, we examine...

All Things Policy: In Google We Antitrust

Antitrust investigations and lawsuits against Google continue to gather steam around the world. In this episode, Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre join Anupam Manur to discuss recent developments in France, Germany, and the US and Google’s dominance in online advertising...

All Things Policy: DeSWIFTing Russia?

SWIFT is the primary electronic fund transfer mechanism for the international banking system. Some in IR academia circles see the prospects of Russia being cut off from SWIFT as a new proverbial financial iron curtain descending upon the world. Aditya...

All Things Policy: How an FDI Hike Could Boost Pensions

 The Indian government is reportedly planning to hike the FDI limit in the pension sector from 49% to 74%. A bill to this effect is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the next session. Manoj Kewalramani speaks to...

All Things Policy: What Lies Ahead for Antitrust Reform

 The Democratic Party, which has strongly advocated regulation of large technology corporations, effectively controls Congress and the White House in the US. Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth join Prateek Waghre to discuss recent proposals for antitrust reform and the...

All Things Policy: Making the Net-work

 Why didn’t everyone switch from WhatsApp to the Signal messaging service earlier this year? Network effects, lock-in, and switching costs shape up our preferences every day. Anupam Manur talks to Rohan Seth about the different kinds of network effects...
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