Articles by Ajay Shah
Jul 02, 2011
How India is losing the market for trading in rupeeEven while the Competition Commission is busy penalising the NSE for allowing trading in rupee derivates for free, the market for rupee trading have moved abroad. What are we fighting about?
Jun 30, 2011
Why NSE order has landed Competition panel in soupThe Competition Commission has placed itself in a piquant situation by fining the NSE Rs 55 crore for allowing trading in currency derivatives for free. Is offering something free anti-competition?
Jun 27, 2011
Will India go the Argentina way toward populist decline?Neither India nor China can take their growth and political transformations for granted. China may fail to build good institutions, and India may yet fall victim to the lure of mindless populism.
Jun 20, 2011
The Anna-Baba show is over, now let's deal with corruptionThe Anna-Ramdev spoilers are not the answer to corruption. Institutional reform is.
Jun 11, 2011
MTNL, BSNL, Air India: Why govt is bad owner of businessThe way government runs businesses into the ground, one wonders why they even bother trying to run them. But privatisation through strategic sales to one buyer may not be a good option. Best to sell public sector shares in bits through transparent stock exchange sales
Jun 10, 2011
Indian media is more complacent than Pakistan'sThe Indian media has become blase about free speech. India badly needs more journalists like Pak's Najam Sethi.
May 27, 2011
Recruiting the right Managing Director for the IMFThe recruitment of the IMF MD has turned into quite a controversy.
May 21, 2011
RBI is shooting itself in the foot over inflationSustained and persistent inflation is not an act of god. It is made by mistakes in macroeconomic policy. It can and should be contained by solving these problems of macroeconomic policy.
May 19, 2011
19 books to read before doing your PhD in EconomicsPlanning to do a PhD. in Economics? Here's a list of must reads before you choose to embark on it.
May 07, 2011
Infosys and the problem with corporate democraciesSuccession at Infosys has been contentious and in the public domain. As with an Indian general election, it looks messy. But the problems here are overstated. Infosys is doing something relatively new in India: While such succession looks messy, there is greater stability under the hood.