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The Role of Public and Private Healthcare services in Covid Testing and Treatment

23/10/2020

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In a public health emergency, the role of the government is expected to be dominant as private provisioning is likely to be sub-optimal. Yet, in a health system, which is largely dominated by the private sector, a public-private interplay is inevitable. In this article, we explore the testing and treatment ...

Nudge towards formalisation

16/10/2020

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(Co-authored with Amrita Pillai)
 
Registering MSMEs could help them access formal credit channels
 
The costs of formalisation and compliance are high and onerous in many states in India. In such an ecosystem, there are perverse incentives to remaining small and informal.
 
A new process of classification and ...

In the interest of Indian banks and borrowers

12/10/2020

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(Co-authored with Radhika Pandey)
 
India’s economy contracted by 23.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic severely hampered economic activity. To support growth, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut official interest rates by 115 basis points in 2020. A slew of ...