It has been hectic over the last couple of weeks in New Delhi after the 2018 budget was presented following up on the Economic Survey.
While the former didn’t seem to pay too much attention to it, it was heartening to see a novel dimension in economic surveys with a discussion on the abysmal rates of R&D (research and development) spending …Read More »
Could a macroeconomic policy shock like the 2016 Indian demonetisation have microeconomic implications for firms? The authors investigate this question in the context of the Indian mobile phone industry. They find that in the post-demonetisation period, Chinese smartphone manufacturers gained unintended advantages in the market relative to Indian and global firms.
On November 8, 2016, the Indian government announced that currency …Read More »
Hospitals across India set up many free health check-ups every year. Health activists often run campaigns on ways to screen diseases such as breast cancer and cervical cancer. Despite such efforts, awareness about many diseases remains low. Uptake of necessary treatment is also therefore poor. On the other hand, mortality rates in India for life threatening diseases are high. World …Read More »