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Book Review: Fiscal Consolidation, Budget Deficits and the Macro Economy

11/10/2017

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Dr. Lekha Chakraborty’s new book, Fiscal Consolidation, Budget Deficits and the Macro Economy, adds new insight to the venerable topic of how to conduct fiscal policy in the context of a developing economy. Her specific applications to India’s complex case is especially welcome, in the face of India’s rapidly changing ...

Fiscal Consolidation, Budget Deficits and the Macro Economy

04/10/2017

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For close to twenty five years now the fiscal deficit has had a central place in the economic policy of the central government in India. In particular, as Lekha Chakraborty in her book titled, Fiscal Consolidation, Budget Deficits and the Macro Economy puts it “fiscal consolidation has become the norm” ...

Fiscal Consolidation, Budget Deficits and the Macro Economy

19/12/2016

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The 2016 book titled “Fiscal Consolidation, Budget Deficits and the Macro Economy”, by Lekha Chakraborty,  is a welcome addition to the growing literature that deals with fiscal policy in specific countries, focusing on the longer run and on fiscal consolidation, rather than on a short run and countercyclical perspective. The ...

Empire and extraction

15/11/2016

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Indian history has been well documented by great writers like Dadabhai Naoroji, Romesh Chander Dutt, Jawaharlal Nehru and others.  Shashi Tharoor has turned the same material into a gripping page turner. With his characteristic wit, biting sarcasm and gifted writing, he has produced a bestseller that will re-ignite thinking and ...