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Missing women in India’s labour force

The Financial Express Over the past seven years, India has strongly economically implemented a minimum-wage regime via MGNREGA: We hypothesise that this may have driven rural women out of the workforce leading to jobless growth. Basic economics tells us that an artificial floor or cap on prices leads to the misallocation of resources: minimum-wage regulations drive out workers from the labour market whose productivity … Read More Missing women in India’s labour force

Time ripe for agriculture

The Economic Times The outlook for agriculture in India is changing: price rises are lifting realisations , which are being reinvested in productivity growth. The outlook for agriculture in India is changing: price increases are lifting realisations, which, in turn, are being reinvested in productivity enhancements. Small changes in the agricultural value chain can add up to a substantial improvement in yield and productivity. … Read More Time ripe for agriculture

Two articles in the India Infrastructure Review 2004, 3i Network (IDFC, IIM-A, IIT-K)

Swapnil Pawar and I wrote two articles in the India Infrastructure Review in 2004 while we were second-year students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). You can read the articles here: Book (from page 270 of the printed book; page 298 of the pdf) A Faster Road on the Periphery of a City Sprawl … Read More Two articles in the India Infrastructure Review 2004, 3i Network (IDFC, IIM-A, IIT-K)