Articles by Madan Sabnavis
Jan 31, 2017
Economic Survey takeaways: What it really says about note ban impact, Union Budget 2017The survey is candid in pointing out that there will be a slowdown in growth this year too which will be between 25 to 50 bps lower than their baseline projection of 7%
Jan 20, 2017
From NREGA to Nabard: Here's how govt can redistribute note ban proceeds to poorIt is unlikely that there could be a direct transfer of money to Jan Dhan accounts which is reported to have seen some misuses. The government would want to use indirect transfer mechanisms
Jan 19, 2017
Davos 2017: World Economic Forum is losing relevance; here's what it means for global economyWhile Davos will continue to be conducted in future, the coverage in the media would tend to reduce as the relevance of these meetings diminishes over time unless there is a change of thinking and action at White House
Dec 28, 2016
Economy in year 2016: Brexit, Trump victory, demonetisation turn conventional wisdom aroundWe too are ending the year on an uncertain note, though there is the feel good factor that black money has been slayed or at least an attempt has been made to do so.
Dec 22, 2016
Demonetisation: Concerns on farm output minimal, but rural demand may feel the heat amid cash crunchThe demonetisation scheme has affected agriculture and linked activities not just in terms of affecting output at the margin, but also lowering potential income as this sector is almost fully cash driven
Dec 15, 2016
Fed hikes rate: Indian inflation may quicken, dollar inflows slow but growth is insulatedFed rate hike comes at a time when rates in India are falling. An analysis on what this means for the country
Dec 08, 2016
Demonetisation one month: What defines the success of note ban?How would we evaluate the success of the scheme? Will it be in terms of the gains in revenue relative to loss of GDP? Or will it be the measure of currency lost in the system?
Dec 08, 2016
RBI Monetary Policy: Here are the five key takeawaysArray
Dec 07, 2016
Jayalalithaa dead: How her policies made Tamil Nadu a successful welfare state with a differenceMs Jayalalithaa’s economic legacy will be more remembered in terms of what the government did for the alleviation of the poor, which has also been questioned by critics as being ‘populist’.
Nov 25, 2016
Demonetisation: Dodgy execution creates confusion but govt 'jugaad' may just workThe lesson really learnt is that if there is a strong scheme being implemented without much discussion, it has the advantage of using a surprise strike, but is bound to encounter several speed breakers as each issue involves a different authority which knows best how things work in the respective territory