Asking the right questions

Bibek Debroy December 12, 2016

Just as non-cash shouldn't mandatorily be imposed, neither should cash. Why has this not figured on a reform agenda between 2004 and 2014, or much earlier?...

Demonetisation: New black money window IDS-2 will do well; here's why

PRICE December 12, 2016

Though the actual position will only be known at the end of the year, chances are the new black-money window IDS-2 will do well since, for those who have not already laundered their black money post-demonetisation, it would make more sense to give up 55-56% of it to the government instead of losing it all...

How many Indians travel?

Pramit Bhattacharya December 9, 2016

You may think that eating out and taking a holiday trip are some of the simpler pleasures of life, but fresh data on household spending across India shows that an overwhelming majority of families in India may find such pleasures beyond their reach...

Let the numbers speak

Bibek Debroy December 8, 2016

The discussion on the fall in employment after the November 8 demonetisation relies on anecdotal evidence. It is not backed by data...