Op-Eds and Essays
Please click here for all essays organised in chronological order
Pricing Social Returns in Economic Growth, Business Standard, October 19, 2018.
Poverty and Inequality in a ‘Principles of Economics’ Textbook, (web version), Economic and Political Weekly of India, Vol. 53, Issue No. 24, 16 Jun, 2018
Nobel prize in Economics 2016: The economy as a nexus of contracts. Ideas for India, October 20, 2016 (shorter version co-published in Business Standard).
Not long-term solution to poverty but useful ‘first-aid’, NYAY e-Symposium, Ideas for India, May 1, 2019.
How the Congress can make the minimum income guarantee scheme a reality, in CNBCTV18.com, March 27, 2019.
Can Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income guarantee proposal work? Ideas for India, February 7, 2019, the original version was published in NDTV.com on January 30, 2019.
India needs to create greater economic opportunities for all, The Economic Times, October 9, 2017.
Review Of Jean Dreze's Book, Jholawala Economics For Everyone, in NDTV.com, October 03, 2017.
Combating poverty in developing countries with a universal basic income, VoxDev.org, July 17, 2017 (shorter version in The Wire, July 21, 2017).
A Universal Basic Income Scheme for India? in Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Economy Watch, April 2017, Issue 14.
Is India ready for a universal basic income scheme? NDTV.com, August 27, 2016 (longer version published in Ideas for India).
Yes, a Land Acquisition Act Can Address Both Justice and Prosperity (with Parikshit Ghosh), The Wire, June 1, 2015.
India has more than its fair share of super-rich and it isn’t a good thing (with Debraj Ray), The Economic Times, September 4, 2014. Click here for the longer Ideas for India version.
The Land Acquisition Bill: A Critique and a Proposal, (with Parikshit Ghosh), Economic and Political Weekly of India, October 8, 2011, Vol. XLVI, No 41. (Click here and here for shorter versions, and here for press coverage).
Economic Growth under Modi and UPA I and II, in NDTV.com, August 30, 2018
Did India Grow Slower than the World when the Nehru-Gandhis were in power? in NDTV.com, March 13, 2018.
Budget Signals No Achhe Din For Those Looking For Jobs, in NDTV.com, February 2, 2018.
Why So Many Economists Are Disillusioned With the ‘Gujarat Model’? (with Sanchari Roy), The Wire, November 29, 2017
Gujarat’s growth rate of income stayed the same before and after Modi, The Print, November 9, 2017
Economists against demonetisation - Firing cannonballs to kill mosquitoes, The Tribune, December 5, 2016.
Media fumbles as NOTA wins US elections with 42% evading polls, Business Standard, 16 November 2016.
"Mann Ki Baat" Or "Ban Ki Baat"? Government Must Back Off, NDTV.com, August 31, 2016.
Congrats, Britan, you've likely voted for a recession, in NDTV.com, June 25, 2016.
No hope left? Interpreting the West Bengal election results, in NDTV.com, May 24, 2016.
Spare Some Change: Mamata Hasn't Delivered Much For Benga,l in NDTV.com, April 19, 2016.
Response to the Bhagwati-Panagariya rejoinder on MNREGA, Ideas for India, December 14, 2014 (See shorter version in The Times of India).
From ‘Mess in India’ to ‘Made in India’ as a global brand?, The Economic Times, October 13, 2014. Click here for the longer Ideas for India version.
India needs more than Narendra Modi's trickle-down model, The Guardian, July 14, 2014.
Did Gujarat Switch to a Higher Growth Trajectory Relative To India under Modi? A Rejoinder (with Sanchari Roy), Economic and Political Weekly of India, May 3, 2014. A comment on this piece.
Growth in the time of UPA: Myths and Reality (with Parikshit Ghosh & Ashok Kotwal), Economic and Political Weekly of India, April 19, 2014. (Reprinted in Economic Growth and its Distribution in India (ed.s) Pulapre Balakrishnan, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2015.)
Winnowing fact from rhetoric: A look at what figures tell of UPA's regime (with Parikshit Ghosh & Ashok Kotwal), Economic Times, April 15, 2014.
Growth is Not the Victim of the UPA, it is the Other Way Round, (with Parikshit Ghosh), Hindustan Times, April 3, 2014.
Gujarat Model of Development and Other Growth Stories, (with Sanchari Roy), DNA, March 31, 2014.
Modinomics: do Narendra Modi's economic claims add up? (pdf version) (with Sanchari Roy), The Guardian, March 13, 2014.
The Chit fund crisis: Should not put all financial intermediaries in the same bracket, (with Abhijit V. Banerjee), Ideas for India, May 3, 2013
Beyond Nandigram: Industrialization in West Bengal (with A.V. Banerjee et al), Economic and Political Weekly of India, April 28, 2007.
At the moment, the GDP growth is at a four-year low, Interview in The National Herald, September 17, 2018.
`Meghnad Badh Rahasya’ Evokes Memories of a Movement That Continues to Haunt Bengal’s Imagination, (with Manishita Dass), The Wire, September 5, 2017.
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