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Wednesday 11 April, 2018
The 2008 economic crisis, which often is appraised only as a “financial crisis”, has in fact acquired a manifold character involving the socio-economic structures at worldwide level. Indeed, the crisis was triggered in the financial sector ─ in particular, with the crisis of the subprime mortgage market in the US, which ended up in a general banking crisis and the bankruptcy among many other institutions, and of the investment bank Lehman Brothers.
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Thursday 14 September, 2017
A brief decline in portfolio inflows into equity markets has raised the question whether foreign investment flows into India have peaked. The evidence of investments in debt markets suggest otherwise. That, however, need not be all good news.
Prasenjit Bose,Zico Dasgupta,Rohit Azad
Monday 07 August, 2017
The Indian growth story of the 2000s’ cannot be over-simplistically explained as a result of “market-oriented” reforms. Public sector bank credit-financed investments, particularly in the infrastructure sector, played a significant role in sustaining growth, most crucially after the global economic crisis. Such a growth trajectory, however, proved to be unsustainable with the expansionary phase coming to an end in 2011–12 and bad loans piling up in the banking system.
Andrew Cornford
Thursday 18 May, 2017
Banking reforms to regulate the financial sector have broadly remained inadequate. In the book reviewed, Shirreff proposes the legal separation of banking activities into three groups, a return to unlimited liability for partners in investment banks and caps on total remuneration as the radical and effective steps needed to stabilise the sector. He also favours scrapping of Basel I and II norms and the application of a financial transaction tax. The global applicability and acceptance of these proposals, however, remains uncertain.
Felipe Rezende
Friday 06 November, 2015
The author examines the role played by the BNDES in financing long term development, how to finance it, and the government’s role in the direct provision of financial services.
Andrew Cornford
Tuesday 22 September, 2015
This article reviews the Indian model bilateral investment treaty and the major provisions of international investment treaties, often with special attention to their historical development.
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Wednesday 15 April, 2015
Official satisfaction with the decision by Moody’s to raise India’s sovereign rating may be ignoring the possibility that the agency missed an important source of vulnerability.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Wednesday 15 April, 2015
Despite active opposition by the US, China-floated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank attracted important countries as founder members and seems to be well on course.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Thursday 13 November, 2014
Instead of resorting to measures like incentivising NRI deposits, Indian central bank and government will do better by introducing capital control to insulate the economy.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Friday 25 July, 2014
The Union Budget for 2014-15 is a deflationary budget in the name of "fiscal consolidation," and chalks out a strategy to make India a labour-intensive manufacturing hub.



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