About Anupam Manur

Research Fellow

Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, after completing his Masters in International Business (Economics) from Lancaster University.

His research interests lie at the intersection of economics, technology, and public policy. He is currently working on platform economics, India’s ongoing jobs crisis, digital payments, and the New World Order. He has published several editorials in the Mint, Financial Express, The Hindu, NDTV, Scroll, Deccan Herald, Bloomberg Quint, AsiaGlobal Online and others. He has also edited three books under the Takshashila Institution Press.

Anupam teaches economic reasoning and macroeconomics in all of Takshashila’s public policy programmes and is responsible for designing the curriculum for the educational programmes.

Podcasts & Videos
Talks and panels

India needs to urgently address its investment problem [Deccan Herald]

Delhi must wake up and smell the opportunity [Deccan Herald]

We need more trade, not trade war with US [Deccan Herald]

Lies, damned lies and statistics during ‘Achhe Din’ [Deccan Herald]

The folly of breaking up big tech [Factor Daily]

Go Easy on Amazon and Flipkart [Pragati]

How to Regulate Internet Platforms Without Breaking Them [Asia Global Online, Honk Kong University]

The addictive nature of bad policies [Mint]

The Fallout of US Tariffs [Pragati]

Having a minimum wage law is a mistake [Mint]

How to fix competition in a market owned by Google, Facebook, Amazon and other digital platforms [Factor Daily]

But What About the Jobs Crisis [Pragati]

With its Rs 59,000 Crore Budget, Transport Ministry Should now Focus on Safety, Speed Over New Roads [News18]

A Year of Missed Opportunities [Pragati]

An Unwillingness to Die [Pragati]

This medicine kills the patient [Pragati]

The irony of Indira[Pragati]

क्या खतरे की घंटी है आईटी सेक्टर में घंटनी [Naiduniya]

ಬಡವರ ಪರ ಅಂದರೆ ‘ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ’ ಅಲ್ಲ! – ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ [Prajavani]

Price cap on movies is a bad move. Here’s why! [Citizen Matters]

Don’t Stunt the Stent Market [Pragati]

Unburden Our Banks [Pragati]

Drivers benefit from Surge Pricing [Kannada Prabha]

Abolish the MRP [Pragati]

Mr Jaitley’s cashless dreams are a little problematic. Here are the reasons [Factor Daily]

Why Portugal can be an attractive investment destination for Indians [Mint]

Where Demonetisation Falls Very Short Of Tackling Black Money [NDTV]

India must seize the small opportunities in a Trump Presidency [Bloomberg Quint]

Currency Clean-Up: Will It REALLY Curb Black Money & Other Queries (Q&A) [The Quint]

Rs 1000, Rs 500 notes scrapped: What it means for you, me, and the guy who sells tea on the pavement [Factor Daily]

How will the US Presidential Elections Outcome impact India [Bloomberg Quint]

Yes, India is not creating enough jobs. But, it is not apocalyptic – Yet. [NDTV]

When the watchdog didn’t just bark: Competition Commission shows the way against cement price fixing [Scroll]

We are trying to become a cashless society — but is that a great idea? [Factor Daily]

By capping movie tickets at Rs 12 0, Karnataka will stifle the very industry it seeks to revitalise [Scroll]

Chronicles of Crises [The Hindu]

Of Mountains and Monasteries [Deccan Chronicle]

Uber, please don’t pretend hiding the surge is for our benefit [Factor Daily]

Brexit: Bad For Britain, But Potentially Good For India [NDTV]

Why India’s swelling fintech industry has a lot to thank Raghuram Rajan for [Factor Daily]

ಸೌರ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಖರೀದಿ ಗೊಂದಲ [Prajavani]

Harnessing the Strengths of each State [The Hindu]

Time to Abolish the MRP [The Hindu]

Maximising the Post Office [The Hindu]

The Return of the Tantrum [Pragati]

On a Mountain high [Deccan Chronicle]

The Curious Case of the Policy Rate Cut [The Hindu]

Inflation is High, not just Food [Financial Express]

Procurement Price Inflation Bogey [Financial Express]

Why do Liberals Drink Lattes?

Are EU Markets More Competitive than Those in the U.S.?

UDAN May Come Crashing Down

What Explains the High Demand for Low Paying Government Jobs?

Copping out on Privatisation

Why Won’t You Accept My 10 Rupee Coin?

Consumer Confidence in the Economy has Diminished

Payment Chaos After Visa Card Crashes

The Indefatigable Chinese

India’s Economic Growth Rate is Overstated

Elections and Rupee Volatility

The Cost of Privacy

The Logistics of Cash

Do Coasian Solutions Work in Real Life?

Dealing With Construction in Your Neighbourhood

The Ten Commandment for Economists and Non-Economists

Election Manifestos and Cow Dung

Should GDP be Value-Neutral?

Brush up on Your History, Mr. President

The Second Order Effects Have Begun

Karnataka’s electricity woes

The oil conundrum: Reduce taxes versus reinstate price controls

Closure of Bars on Election Day Reflects Failure of Democracy

Inefficiency in Toilet Construction

Banning Cryptocurrency is a Terrible Idea

Trade Barriers and Local Content Sourcing

Consumer abandonment due to annoying ads

Exclusion through Apps

The Indian (government’s) definition of luxury

What Will be done with the additional tax revenue?

BRO at your service

Is UPI a Public Good

Mr. Modi’s record breaking app!

Need for an Independent Fiscal Council

The Virtue of Cynicism

Lack of data will be the biggest hurdle for this year’s budget

The Disappearance of the Middle Ground

Boycotting Chinese Goods

Commercial models for Public Wi-Fi

Structural Reforms

Karnataka Vs. Cab Aggregators (Part II)

A Ban on Surge Pricing Will Create Shortages

8th Standard Pass Yaake?

Allocative Efficiency Vs. Social Welfare

Geoeconomics Round-Up

Why are Petrol Prices not Decreasing?

Growth, Urbanisation, and Poverty reduction in India

Price of Dosas

Aftermath of Venezuelan Socialism

Changes in FDI Regulations in 2015

Postcard From Kodaikanal

Time Lags in Price Mechanism

Has Modi Lost the Narrative Dominance

The Flavoursome Financial Instrument

Potential Areas for Reforms

Taking Advantage of Lower Commodity Prices

Helmets for Pillion

The Chinese Debt Burden

Brazilian Economy in the Doldrums

Ministry of Risk Management

Karnataka’s Confounding Solar Policy

Upholding Economic Freedom

A Primer on Deficits

Costly Holidays

Glittery Alternatives

Outrageous Outages

Random Observations from the BBMP elections

Good Intentions, Bad Implementation

The Need for Clarity in the Revised IFC

A Fiscal Lesson for Monetary Policy

The Macroeconomic Case for Central Bank Independence – I

The Macroeconomic Case for Central Bank Independence – II

Problems with Movement of Goods Within India

Divergence between Wholesale and Retail Inflation

Distortionary Public Policy

Snippets from the Greek Crisis

Deadly Taxes

The Economic Consequences of Debt Repayment

Demonetising a Currency

Narendra Modi’s One Year – A Review of Reviews

Potential Output – Importance and Estimation

The Pritchett Test For Evaluating Policy Programs

Why is the dollar the World’s Reserve Currency?

The Murky Connections Between Trade and Exchange Rates

Using Price Discrimination to Ensure Net Neutrality

Does a Strong Currency Mean a Strong Economy

Repo Rates

Making Sense of India’s Latest GDP Figures

Snapshot of India’s Export Industry

Deflationary Trend in the world economy

  1. PP231 – Microeconomics 1 – Post-Graduate Programme (PGP)
  2. PP232 – Microeconomics 2 – Post-Graduate Programme (PGP)
  3. CP2 – Economic Reasoning for Public Policy – 1 – Graduate Certificate Programme (GCP)
  4. CP4 – Economic Reasoning for Public Policy – 2 – Graduate Certificate Programme (GCP in Public Policy)
  5. CS3 – Strategic Economics – Graduate Certificate Programme in Public Policy (GCPP in Defence and Foreign Affairs)
  6. CT3 – Information Economics – Graduate Certificate Programme in Public Policy (GCPP in Technology and Policy)
  7. Economic Reasoning – Bangalore Civic Leadership Incubation Programme (B-CLIP)
  8. Takshashila’s Executive Programmes and Workshops
  9. Current challenges in Public Policy – MA in Public Policy at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  10. Microeconomics – MA in Public Policy at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (Discontinued)
  11. Macroeconomics – MA in Public Policy at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (Discontinued)
  1. Digitisation as a tool for Financial Inclusion, 25th World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) World Congress, Delhi, November 2018
  2. India’s job crisis, CCS Liberty and Society Seminar, Goa, July 2019
  3. The case for a liberal trade policy in India, CCS Liberty and Society Seminar, Goa, July 2019
  4. Biometric authentication for financial authentication, RBR, London. October, 2018
  5. Consequences of Demonetisation in India, presentation at ESTA conference, Budapest, Hungary, May 2018
  6. Book Lounge: Discussion with Ravi Agarwal on “INDIA CONNECTED: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy”, November 2018
  7. “Evolving Phase of Government Relations for Corporates in India”, Panel Discussion at the International Conference on Public Policy Affairs, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, September 2018
  8. “Competition in India’s Digital Economy”, Panel Discussion organized by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and FactorDaily, Bangalore, August 2018