Archive for February 1st, 2013

Creating an economic constitution for India…

February 1, 2013

A superb article by one of my favorite columnists – Niranjan Rajadhyaksha of Mint.

It is partly in the memory of Prof. James Buchanan (Father of Public Choice theory) who passed away recently:

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Return of the city in international trade…

February 1, 2013

A nice piece by  of Brookings Institute.

Earlier cities dominated world trade  which was taken over by central governments overtime. Now cities are again making a comeback:

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Brookings comes to India..

February 1, 2013

Like most international rankings, India’s think-tanks rank dont’ really rank high in Thinktank ratings.

In the top 150 thinktanks worldwide, highest ranked Indian thinktank is Centre for Civil Society. There are a total of 6 thinktanks in a list of 150. For the sake of comparison, CHin’s highest ranked think tank (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) comes at 17 in the list. China also has 6 thinktanks in the top 150 list. So India’s thinktanks doing ok in terms of number of thinktanks in the list (if China is the barometer for comparison as is always the case).

Brookings tops the list and perhaps rightly so. Though on econ matters I prefer Peterson institute and in Europe it has to be Bruegel. Brookings however covers many areas and is not limited to economics alone.

Now Brookings recently announced it is setting an office in Delhi:

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RBI releases Financial Literacy Material…

February 1, 2013

RBI has released some interesting material for promoting financial literacy. Here is a guide to fin literacy, Financial Diary to calculate savings and expenses and 16 posters.

The press release says:

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