Discussion Papers


Discussion Paper: # 173

Assessing Barriers to Trade in Services in India

by Prabir De

Abstract: International trade in services has become more important in recent years as advances in technology have permitted new means of providing services across borders.

Abstract: India-Brazil partnership in the health sector is an area in which the two major economies have increasingly collaborated not only bilaterally, but also in several international forums.


Discussion Paper: # 171

India’s Union Budget: Changing Scope and the Evolving Content

by Rajeev Malhotra

Abstract: The paper reflects on the changing scope of the Union Budget and the Finance Minister’s speech and assesses the evolving content of these policy instruments in recent years.


Abstract: The brief period that we have seen of the 21st century has been marked by a drastic intensification of the global food crisis.


Abstract:The paper tries to understand precisely how the food safety regulations applied by the industrialized countries have an effect on India’s export of processed food to these markets.


Discussion Paper: # 168

Technological Change and New Actors: Debate on Returns and Regulations

by Sachin Chaturvedi

Abstract: New technology in the seed sector has brought in new actors and new requirements for regulation.


Abstract: The contemporary world is witnessing certain critical changes in the domain of grain utilization.


Discussion Paper: # 166

Global Financial Crisis: Implications for Trade and Industrial Restructuring in India

by Prabir De and Chiranjib Neogi

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of global crisis shocks on India’s trade and industry.


Discussion Paper: # 165

Are Trade Openness and Financial Development Complementary?

by Ram Upendra Das and Meenakshi Rishi

Abstract:Trade liberalization and financial deepening have assumed greater significance for a country’s economic growth performance in recent times.


Abstract:The primary objective of this paper is to find whether or not the governance and institutions matter for enhancing Asia’s trade.