Economist Rajiv Kumar is new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

Rajiv Kumar, who holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University, is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR).


Aug 06, 2017, 10:49 AM IST

Educationist Dilip Kumar Barua dead

Noted educationist, economist, litterateur and quizmaster Dilip Kumar Barua died here on Friday after a brief illness, his family sources said.

Apr 28, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
Fiscal deficit target of 3% for 2017-18 stiff at this juncture: Crisil

Fiscal deficit target of 3% for 2017-18 stiff at this juncture: Crisil

Fiscal deficit target of 3 per cent for 2017-18 looks difficult as the debt dynamics of the country show "stickiness", rating agency Crisil said on Saturday.

Jan 28, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
 Cyrus Mistry: The man who once replaced Ratan Tata

Cyrus Mistry: The man who once replaced Ratan Tata

The Economist has described him as "the most important industrialist" in both India and Britain.

Oct 24, 2016, 19:30 PM IST

IMF names White House official as chief economist

The International Monetary Fund named Maurice Obstfeld, one of US President Barack Obama`s top economic advisers, as its new chief economist on Monday.

Jul 20, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov dies

Yevgeny Primakov, a former Russian prime minister, foreign minister and spymaster, has died, the Kremlin said on Friday.

Jun 26, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Superbugs could kill a million Chinese a year: Economist

China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of $20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday.

Mar 27, 2015, 10:30 AM IST
'Make in India for India' makes more sense: OECD

'Make in India for India' makes more sense: OECD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' plan should give priority to the big domestic market that is ready to spend, OECD Chief Economist Catherine L Mann said Thursday.

Feb 19, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

Economist Jagdish Bhagwati lauded 'Gujarat model': Anandiben Patel

Noted economist Jagdish Bhagwati on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at Gandhinagar and lauded 'the Gujarat Model' of development.

Jan 23, 2015, 00:09 AM IST

Elections, bankruptcy, bank runs: The (unlikely) scenario of a `Grexit`

A government which refuses to pay its debts, bank runs and investors fleeing: that is what a Greek exit from the euro, or a `Grexit`, would look like according to economists, although most still believe it is unlikely.

Jan 07, 2015, 01:38 AM IST

French unemployment hits new record

Unemployment in France hit a new record in September, with official statistics published showing 3.43 million people claimed jobless benefits.

Oct 25, 2014, 12:46 PM IST

Afghan presidential hopeful vows to sign US troops pact

Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani vowed today to sign a security pact with the United States within a week if he wins an upcoming run-off election.

May 31, 2014, 02:54 AM IST

PM one of most distinguished economist of the world: Punjab CM

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal lauded Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, saying the latter is one of the most distinguished economist of the world.

Dec 08, 2012, 15:46 PM IST

Economist PM is wrong on FDI: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party took on Dr Manmohan Singh, saying the economist Prime Minster is wrong on foreign direct investment in multi band retail

Dec 08, 2012, 15:39 PM IST

PM now `Anarthshastri`: Ananth Kumar

BJP MP Ananth Kumar flayed the UPA government on corruption and price rise issues.

Oct 11, 2012, 23:32 PM IST

Leading economists welcome RBI measures

Leading economists have welcomed the measures initiated by the Reserve Bank of India Tuesday in reining soaring inflation saying that the price rise has become a much serious and larger issue.

May 03, 2011, 16:41 PM IST

Credit policy can`t do much about inflation: Economist

Stressing that monetary policy has "serious limits" in tackling rising inflation, RBI Chair Professor at ICRIER B L Pandit on Friday made a case for expediting agricultural reforms to fight price rise.

May 01, 2011, 15:17 PM IST

Corruption exaggerated in India: Economist

With spotlight being on corruption
and scams, internationally acclaimed economist Jagdish
Bhagwati told Indian MPs on Thursday that the corruption issue is
exaggerated in India which has delivered well on reforms.

Dec 02, 2010, 21:20 PM IST

Economist K N Raj dead

Eminent economist Dr
K N Raj, who made significant contributions as an academic and
planning expert since 1950s, died at a private hospital here
today, family sources said.

Feb 10, 2010, 21:48 PM IST

Stiglitz warns US economy may contract next year

Joseph Stiglitz warned there’s a “significant” chance the U.S. economy will contract in the second half of next year.

Dec 21, 2009, 21:22 PM IST