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Amandeep Kaur


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Amandeep Kaur is working with National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi as an Economist since 2016. She has worked in the areas of federalism particularly studying the pattern of federalism structures in India and other developed countries. Her recent research has focussed on issues related to Power sector debt and its impact on state finances with a broad ambit of issues related to evaluating the performance of scheme in states pre and post –UDAY.


Recent Publications

  1. Opinion Column
    UDAY isn't working, the old problems persist, Lekha Chakraborty and Amandeep Kaur, published in Financial Express, November 2018. Available at:
  2.             Analysis of State Budgets 2017-18: Emerging Issues (Impact of Power Sector Debt - UDAY on State Finances), 2018, Pinaki Chakraborty, Manish Gupta, Lekha Chakraborty and Amandeep Kaur, Published by the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, (NIPFP), New Delhi, as part of the IDRC project titled A Study of Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in India. Online link to the book:
  3. UDAY Power Debt in Retrospect and Prospects: Analyzing the Efficiency Parameters, November 2018, Amandeep kaur and Lekha Chakraborty, NIPFP Working Paper No. 244.Available at:
  4. Discussion Papers
    a)      Pinaki Chakraborty, Lekha Chakraborty, Manish Gupta, Amandeep Kaur, UDAY and Power Sector Debt: Assessing Efficiency Parameters and Impact on Public Finance. Available at: 
    b)      Pinaki Chakraborty, Manish Gupta, Lekha Chakraborty, Amandeep Kaur, Would UDAY brighten up Rajasthan finances? Available at:
  5. Environmental Federalism: A Roadmap for Climate Responsive Budgeting (CRB) in India, Lekha Chakraborty (co-authored with Amandeep kaur) blog


Research areas

Fiscal  Federalism, productivity and efficiency analysis, Climate Spending, Power Debt 

Current research

Public Financial Management, Nutrition, Ecological Fiscal Transfers

Recent publications