An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Ongoing projects

What is the quality of governance across Indian states, and does it matter?

  • Sponsor Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada
  • Project leader Stanley L. Winer
  • Other faculty Rathin Roy, Pinaki Chakraborty, Bharatee Bhusana Dash
  • Consultants/Other authors J. Stephen Ferris
  • Focus

    This project will investigate the relationship between competitiveness in Indian state elections and the structure of the fiscal choices made by state governments. To do so, this project propose to: (i) construct a complete record of constituency level electoral data for major Indian states; (ii) measure political competitiveness in state elections using a variety of indexes; and (iii) use measures of competitiveness, along with other political and economic factors, as part of a dynamic empirical model of state fiscal policy choices. This work will contribute to the study of the relationship between governance and public policy in India.

Public Finance Information System

  • Sponsor State Finances Unit, NIPFP
  • Project leader Amar Nath H K
  • Consultants/Other authors Diwan Chand, Gita Bhatnagar
  • Focus

    Comprises of Budgetary information sourced from Finance Accounts of various states for historical data and from Budget Documents for the current period. Disaggregated information on State Finances is maintained at the Institute for time series starting from 1987-88.

Approaches for Controlling the CAD during 12th Plan Period

  • Sponsor Planning Commission, Government of India
  • Project leader Sudipto Mundle
  • Other faculty N.R. Bhanumurthy
  • Consultants/Other authors Sukanya Bose
  • Focus

    This attempts to analyse the impact of high CAD and various rates of WPI inflation on growth and other macro variables in the 12th Plan period as well as in 2013-14.

Governance as Service Delivery: Performance of Indian States

  • Start date Jan., 2011
  • Sponsor NIPFP Sponsored Study
  • Project leader Sudipto Mundle
  • Consultants/Other authors Samik Choudhury and Satadru Sikdar

The Review of Compliance of the provisions made in Odisha FRBM Act for the year 2015-16

  • Sponsor Government of Odisha
  • Project leader Pratap Ranjan Jena