Discussion Papers

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AbstractIndia, with its rapidly increasing energy demand and stagnating domestic oil reserves offers a large potential market for the oil and gas reserves of the Central Asian countries.

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Discussion Paper: # 68

Biotechnology in South Asia: Issues, Concerns and Opportunities

by Sachin Chaturvedi

Abstract: The biotechnology is being seen as a major force for economic development in South Asia, despite the fact that there is a strong limitation of funding, infrastructural facilities and experienced manpower.

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Abstract: In international trade, consideration of environmental issues is no more a matter of choice. The linkage is also widely being recognized at the normative level as well.

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This paper tries to find out the role played by infrastructure facilities in economic development across South Asian countries over the last quarter century.

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This paper reviews the Indian experience with FDI since the 1991in a comparative East Asian perspective. The structure of the paper is as follows: Section 2 summarizes the evolution of Indian government’s policy towards FDI.

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Discussion Paper: # 64

India’s Monetary Integration with East Asia: A Feasibility Study

Sweta Chaman Saxena

This paper examines the relevance of India’s monetary integration with East and Southeast Asia in particular the existence of the economic criteria for a common currency.

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The rise of service sector outward FDI (O-FDI) activities has emerged as one of the most important aspects of Indian economy during nineties.

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The existing country-wise models have not given due attention to the trade sector since most of them have been built keeping in view specific objectives, and a systematic effort is still required for building a short-term econometric forecasting m

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This paper attempts to look into the dynamics of National System of Biotechnology Innovation (NSBI) in the wider framework of its role in the economic development.