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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Financial reforms : What should the next government do?

Think India Foundation is setting up a series of TV shows on various aspects of public policy. Percy Mistry, Rashesh Shah, Dhiraj Nayyar and I were on their Financial Policy show, which was shot in English and Hinglish. I was impressed at the quality of the show; I had not thought this possible on television. And, my new ambition is to speak in Hindi like Dhiraj does.

It will air on the coming weekend (22 and 23 March, Saturday and Sunday), as follows:

Sat – 12pm & 8pm
Sun – 10pm

Sat – 10am & 8pm
Sun – 11am & 6pm

Sat – 7:30pm
Sun -1pm

Sat – 8:30pm
Sun – 8pm

ETV UP, ETV MP and ETV Bihar
Sat – 6pm
Sun – 5pm

ETV Rajasthan and ETV Urdu
Sat – 5pm
Sun – 5pm

Monday, March 17, 2014

CBI preliminary enquiry on MCX-SX becoming a stock exchange

This is a good time to ruminate on the notion that CBI or Lok Pal should have independence. Underdevelopment is where the police are more dangerous than the criminals. Coercive power coupled with independence is a recipe for trouble. What is needed is far more thinking on how to do sound public administration, on the right mix of independence and accountability. Anger about corruption is not a useful source of good thinking in public policy.

This is also a good time to ruminate on the lack of rule of law in the determination of fit & proper.

Human capital will fuel high Indian GDP growth for the coming 40 years

In a recent column in the Economic Times -- My generation -- I argue that the outlook on human capital in India is bountiful for the coming 40 years.

Friday, March 07, 2014

12th research meeting of the NIPFP-DEA Research Program (correction)

The 12th Research Meeting of the NIPFP-DEA Research Program will take place at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi on 13 and 14 March.

The program design is up on the website.

The previous post which stated this had a mistake on the URL. Please ignore it.