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Offshoring Barriers, Regulatory Burden and National Welfare

Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau, Devashish Mitra

"Offshoring barriers, regulatory burden and national welfare," co-authored by Professor of Economics Devashish Mitra, was published in Indian Economic Review.

February 20, 2023

Trade liberalization and poverty reduction

Devashish Mitra

"Trade liberalization and poverty reduction," authored by Professor of Economics Devashish Mitra, was published in IZA World of Labor.

October 24, 2022

See related: China, India, Labor, Trade

Mitra Piece on India’s Export-Oriented Manufacturing Model Published in Ideas for India

"Has the export-oriented manufacturing model reached its sell-by date for India?," authored by Professor Devashish Mitra, was published in Ideas for India. 

September 15, 2022

See related: Economic Policy, India, Labor

Mitra Speaks with Bloomberg on Unemployment, Protests in India

Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, discussed the recent violent protests in India for the Bloomberg article "Burning Trains Reveal Wrath of Millions Without Jobs in India."
July 11, 2022

See related: India, Labor

Mitra Discusses Impact of US-China Trade Conflict on India in Economic Times

"US-China trade conflict: Geopolitics alone may not help Indian manufacturers," written by Professor Devashish Mitra was published in the Economic Times.
December 16, 2021

See related: China, India, Trade

Mitra, Karakas paper on the political economy of populism published

Leyla D. Karakas & Devashish Mitra
August 27, 2020

Latest Maxwell Perspective previews public affairs issues for voters

The eight essays include historical background and trends to explain the legacy of voters' choices in November. Also included in this edition are stories on historian David Bennett's 50-year-plus career, a new scholarship fund geared towards retention, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 18, 2020

Mitra discusses what India needs to do to attract global supply chains in Economic Times

"Attracting GSCs to India is actually very hard work, without having any attractive catchphrase. There is no strategy other than considerable additional investment and effort into infrastructure and skill-building, tackling power bottlenecks, reforms in labour and land regulations and keeping protectionist forces at bay," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

June 25, 2020

Mitra discusses India's need for an effective rescue plan in Economic Times

"As reviving the economy is not possible without restarting production, there needs to be a phased exit from the lockdown through extensive testing that identifies people who can go back to work with the confidence that they won’t contract the disease from others," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

June 1, 2020

See related: Economic Policy, India

Mitra discusses India's decision to opt out of RCEP in Economic Times

"I sincerely hope...India will soon decide to join RCEP at a future date, when it is also able to obtain better terms," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.


November 15, 2019

See related: Economic Policy, India

Mitra discusses the state of India's economy in Economic Times

"The economy’s temporary problems can easily become more permanent unless both long-term and short-term measures are taken simultaneously," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

October 31, 2019

See related: Economic Policy, India

Mitra discusses India's economic future in Economic Times

According to Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, "the real challenge now for the prime minister [of India] and his colleagues is job creation and expansion of the manufacturing sector."

June 4, 2019

Mitra discusses challenges facing India's prime minister in NY Times

The "Modi government should get a lot of credit for its Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code as well as the cleansing of the banking system, an important component being getting rid of non-performing assets," says Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

May 24, 2019

Mitra discusses Indian redistributive programs in Economic Times

"No economist providing policy prescriptions can ignore the political constraint of the inevitability of redistribution to the bottom 20-30 percent," writes Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs. "Therefore, an important task before any policy economist is to suggest the most efficient form of this redistribution—one that hurts the rest of the society the least. Of course, it also has to be fiscally viable and responsible."

April 16, 2019

See related: Economic Policy, India

Mitra analyzes India's minimum income proposal in the Indian Express

"For those who might totally dismiss such a scheme, by saying that it amounts to socialism, let me remind them that many believers in the power of markets, including myself, have throughout been in support of cash transfers as the least distortionary method of redistribution and fighting poverty," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

April 9, 2019

See related: Income, India

Mitra reviews effects of opening trade on developing Asia in Asian Development Bank Institute blog

"Even though in aggregate, trade leads to economic gains, it almost always creates winners and losers," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs." He adds that social protection policies "need to be in place for equity reasons as well as to build and sustain support for free trade."

March 15, 2019

Mitra paper on land reform enactments published in Journal of Development Economics

Prasad S. Bhattacharya, Devashish Mitra & Mehmet A. Ulubaşoğlu
February 28, 2019

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