Articles by Ajay Shah
Jun 25, 2012
There is no tradeoff between growth and inflationSome people think that a little higher inflation is better than slower growth. But this is a fallacious argument
May 17, 2012
What security? Costs of KYC outweigh the benefitsWe in India have given up even an attempt at protecting civil liberties from an encroaching state that wants to know a lot about us.
May 07, 2012
A setback to public sector elementary educationThe RTE Act was an attack by public sector schools to hobble private providers of education. A discussion on pros and cons.
Apr 26, 2012
Delhi airport hike: precedent that will be closely watchedHow should tariffs be set for natural monopolies like airports? The recent tariff hike for Delhi airport will be closely watched
Apr 23, 2012
Welfare programmes change people's behavioursWelfare programmes everywhere change human behaviour. NREGA too has done so by preventing migration to cities - something that's needed for progress.
Apr 11, 2012
Gujarat innovates a new trail in Right to EducationGujarat's Rules for the Right to Education Act focus on outcomes rather than just inputs. Parents and children are also at the centre of the innovation.
Feb 03, 2012
Some interesting readingsA guide to some of the interesting articles of the last few weeks
Jan 27, 2012
The US takes to inflation targeting - and how!The US Fed has announced an official inflation rate it will be targeting - 2 percent. It proposes to make policy more transparent.
Jan 14, 2012
Land ownership as a curse: How India's landowners lost outIndia's landed gentry have lost out due to a lack of engagement with the market.
Dec 13, 2011
Business cycle effect: Why our growth will be volatileBad policy may be lowering the Indian economy's trend rate of growth, but the business cycle will give us more volatility in GDP growth.