Quoted in this article in The India Today, December 12, 2018 

The Devil's in the Data

 

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India Today

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A column by senior journalist Abheek Barman refers to paper on the correlates of Maoist violence in India with Oliver Vanden Eynde, November 18, 2018

 

Nature abhors a vacuum

Economic Times (blog)-18 Nov 2018

In a 2017 EPW paper, economist Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics and Oliver Vanden Eyende of the Paris School of ...

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Interviewed in this article in The India Today, October 19, 2018 

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On shaky ground

India Today-19 Oct 2018

Back in the last general election, in 2014, nothing helped the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi more than his promise to root out ...

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Interview in the National Herald, September 16, 2018

 

Economist Maitreesh Ghatak: At the moment, the GDP growth is at a four-year low

National Herald-16 Sep 2018

Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics at London School of Economics, interviewed by Tathagata Bhattacharya on the state of the Indian economy

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Quoted in this article in The Telegraph on demonetisation, September 13, 2018 

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Destructive? Yes. Creative? Ahem

The Telegraph India-13 Sep 2018

Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics in London School of Economics, was more forthcoming. "Creative destruction has two parts - the creative part and the destructive part....."

 

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Interviewed in this article in The India Today, September 7, 2018 

 

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Show me the black money

India Today-7 Sep 2018

"It (demonetisation) has been a complete failure," says Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics at the London School of Economics.

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Interview by economist and film-director Suman Ghosh in The Telegraph, September 2, 2018 

 

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'Stormy times, but stay optimistic'

The Telegraph India-2 Sep 2018

Maitreesh Ghatak makes a point during the adda at The Bengal Club as (right) Suman Ghosh listens in rapt attention. 

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TV interview in Scroll.in about the Gujarat model before the recent state elections, February 7, 2018

The Gujarat Model of Growth: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  

Scroll.in

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Interview in BBC about the Gujarat model before the recent state elections, December 14, 2017

 

India: Is Gujarat synonymous with development thanks to Modi?

 

BBC News

Prof Maitreesh Ghatak, from the London School of Economics, and Dr Sanchari Roy, from King's College London, have put this to the test.

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TV Interview by Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV about the Gujarat model (between 6-10 minutes in the clip below) before the recent state elections, November 21, 2017

Gujarat Model: Fact Or Fiction?

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TV Interview by Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV about the Gujarat model before the National elections, May 11, 2014

Truth vs Hype - Contenders 2014, The Making of 'Modi Wave'

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Discussion of an auction-based proposal for land acquisition I made with Parikshit Ghosh in The Economist

 

The fight over India's land laws

 

The Economist-21 Apr 2015

A suggestion by Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics and Parikshit Ghosh of the Delhi School of Economics is to invite offers ..

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An essay by Sasha Volokh on prison privatisation that discussed my work on ownership of public goods with Tim Besley.

How do we choose proper performance measures for prisons? (link to pdf)

 

Washington Post -27 Feb 2014

 

And Timothy Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak show that, when both a provider and the government can make productive investments in a project, and when the provider is altruistic, then the provider should own the project if it values it more than the government does. Privatization can thus be more beneficial in the presence of altruistic providers.

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Archive

 

 

Why So Many Economists Are Disillusioned With the 'Gujarat Model'

The Wire-28 Nov 2017

For example, Ghatak and Roy and Nagaraj and Pandey looked at if there were trend breaks in Gujarat's path of growth relative to India, before ...

Poor social indicators must make Gujarat rethink its growth model

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)-18 Dec 2017

Four years later, Maitreesh Ghatak of London School of Economics writes about Gujarat's development model: “When it comes to social ...

Opinion: Deconstructing development in Gujarat

WION-20 Nov 2017

In a recent article well-known economist, Maitreesh Ghatak evaluated Gujarat's performance on various economic indicators and found it to be ...

Why Manmohan Singh Was the Most Appropriate Leader for the Top Job

The Quint-17 Oct 2017

While commenting on the ten years of the Manmohan Singh government, London School of Economics professor Maitreesh Ghatak and two ...

State's Tuberculosis Rampage Exemplifies the Failure of the 'Gujarat ...

The Wire-27 Nov 2017

As economist Maitreesh Ghatak describes it, Gujarat is a “classic case of a corporate-led development model which involves increasing ...

Gujarat Model's Failure Explains Why the Economy Is a Significant ...

The Wire-26 Nov 2017

Other work, including by Maitreesh Ghatak, has also highlighted the growing gap between income growth and conditions of life, including the ...

Modinomics loses urgency at worst moment

Nikkei Asian Review-1 Oct 2017

The risk, warns Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics, is that "Modinomics has turned into muddlenomics." Growth slowed to

Can India implement Universal Basic Income?

Moneycontrol.com-30 Jan 2018

When asked this to Maitreesh Ghatak, an Economics Professor at London School of Economics, he too pointed that the amount is not sufficient.

Fifteen Years Since Muthanga, Promise of Land to Kerala's Adivasis ...

The Wire-18 Feb 2018

Can a Land Acquisition Act address both justice and prosperity? Maitreesh Ghatakand Parikshit Ghosh think it can ...

Only 6- 10% of the black money is kept in cash: Suman Ghosh

Times of India-27 Nov 2016

Ghosh points out that there have been a chorus of economists of the stature of Amartya Sen, Larry Summers, Kaushik Basu, Maitreesh Ghatak, ...

'Auction land instead of compensating farmers'

Rediff-25 Jul 2012

Parikshit Ghosh, Associate Professor at Delhi School of Economics, and Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics at London School of ...

Economists speak up on demonetisation

Chandigarh Tribune-5 Dec 2016

Maitreesh Ghatak (Professor, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London). The demonetisation policy, at best, is a ...

Universal Basic Income is neither desirable nor practical

Economic Times (blog)-30 Aug 2016

It has been advocated by economists like Pranab Bardhan and Maitreesh Ghatak. Many leftists welcome UBI as a fundamental right, and an ...

Modi's reputation for governance miracles is built on shaky ground

The Conversation-21 Apr 2014

Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics at the LSE and Sanchari Roy, a research associate at the Department of Economics, at Warwick ...

Why India fails to deliver health and education

Livemint-23 Aug 2017

In a 2005 paper, Timothy Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak established that matching the missions of citizens (principal) with those of the public ...

Is free speech under threat in Modi's India?

Aljazeera.com-3 Aug 2017

Maitreesh Ghatak, a professor of economics at the LSE who has written about freedom of speech, points to a trend of extreme polarisation in ...

Does black money boost economic growth?

Livemint-17 Nov 2016

Another paper by Maitreesh Ghatak, Parikshit Ghosh and Ashok Kotwal, economists at London School of Economics, Delhi School of ...

INDIA: Member of Parliament Jay Panda expresses support for basic income.

Basic Income News-3 Dec 2016

... Berkeley), Vijay Joshi (Oxford), and Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics) for additional support. (One might additionally mention ...

The great Gujarat growth debate

Livemint-11 Apr 2014

In a sharply worded critique of the 'wild euphoria and exuberant optimism about (Narendra) Modi's economic leadership', Maitreesh Ghatak of ...

 

The Gujarat muddle
Opinion-The Hindu-10 Apr 2014

Is it time for a universal basic income in India?

Livemint-27 Aug 2016

In a recent Indian Expressarticle, Maitreesh Ghatak, professor at the London ... Ghatak points out that the current welfare spending of the ....

Universal basic income: To go beyond political gimmickry, here's what ...

Firstpost-23 Jan 2017

... the Business Standard newspaper this morning says UBI, based on existing definition of the poverty line, as calculated by Maitreesh Ghatak, ...

'UPA's decade wasn't all that dark'

Business Standard-14 Apr 2014

Written by Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics, Parikshit Ghosh of the Delhi School of Economics and Ashok Kotwal of the ...

Indian land bill: 'We're losing not just land, but a whole generation of ...

The Guardian-12 May 2015

This exceptionally vulnerable group is, according to developmental economist Maitreesh Ghatak, also likely to get hardest hit by the sort of ...

Expert Gyan: Nine Economists on the Costs of Demonetisation

The Wire-8 Dec 2016

Huge collateral damage: Maitreesh Ghatak, professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Credit: lse.co.uk.

Ashok Lahiri: Continuing challenges for West Bengal

Business Standard-23 Dec 2014

In March 2014, before the Lok Sabha elections, Professors Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy compared the Gujarat economy under ...

ART BRIGADE

Calcutta Telegraph-27 Jun 2009

Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, sees the Lalgrah visit as an encouraging sign of civil society ...

UPA Shambling on Communication, not Economy: Study

India.com-2 Apr 2014

Despite, various scams, Maitreesh Ghatak, of the London School of Economics, Parikshit Ghosh of the Delhi School of Economics and Ashok ...

NDA's performance on overall economic parameters worse than ...
International-Daily News & Analysis-1 Apr 2014

Modi's math is wrong: Only 8% of projects are actually held up ...

Quartz-5 May 2015

“It's a classic underreporting problem,” said Maitreesh Ghatak, a professor at the London School of Economics who has studied land acquisition ...

Razing Presidency University Gate Reflects Malignant Mind at Work

The Quint-21 Dec 2016

Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, who learnt the subject at Presidency during the late 1980s, says ...

Can laissez faire exist in a welfare state?

Daily News & Analysis-9 May 2016

Maitreesh Ghatak, Economics Professor at London School of Economics says, “Ola and Uber are using a basic pricing model where they ...

Mihir S Sharma: Farewell, a golden age

Business Standard-11 May 2014

As the economist Maitreesh Ghatak and collaborators concluded after carefully evaluating the UPA's numbers: "This manufactured reality ...

The problem with land ceilings  

Politicsweb-15 Dec 2016

Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy in an article entitled “Land reform and agricultural productivity in India: a review of evidence” in the Oxford ...

India's demonetisation gamble backfires on Modi, say analysts

Irish Times-5 Jan 2017

... example of firing cannonballs to kill mosquitos, with huge collateral damage,” said Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics.

In Five Years, Mamata Changed From Face of Hope to Ugrachandi

The Quint-2 Apr 2016

Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics at the London School of Economics responded to this on March 15 in the same paper. He showed ...

Continue with NREGA, economists urge Modi

The Hindu-13 Oct 2014

In a letter to Mr. Modi, Dilip Abreu, Pranab Bardhan, V. Bhaskar, Ashwini Deshpande, Jean Dreze, Maitreesh Ghatak, Jayati Ghosh, Dilip ...

UPA's 10-year averages are just statistical spin

Economic Times-6 Apr 2014

Independent observers (like economists Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy) repeat this, and add that poverty declined by an averag

Did bad politics do UPA in or bad economics? Or both?

Firstpost-24 May 2014

According to this MoneyControl article, Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics, Parikshit Ghosh of the Delhi School of ...ersity of ...

Is transparency in lobbying the silver bullet for controlling corruption?

Livemint-23 Mar 2016

In a paper written before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Maitreesh Ghatak, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, and his ...

Dodgy data: Farm suicides dropped 67% in five years

Scroll.in-21 Jul 2015

That leaves out farmers whose land title is in their fathers' names, said Maitreesh Ghatak, a professor at the London School of Economics.

Cycle of change

Calcutta Telegraph-17 Oct 2015

In a paper that he has co-authored with Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics and Sandip Mitra of the Indian Statistical Institute, ...

How the Biharis saw through Modi's rhetoric

DAWN.com (blog)-11 Nov 2015

Professors Maitreesh Ghatak of the London School of Economics and Sanchari Roy of the University of Warwick are also interested in the ...

A simple proposal on food security

The Hindu-11 Mar 2012

Jean Drèze (Allahabad University);. Bhaskar Dutta (Warwick University);. Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics);. Deepti Goel (Delhi ...