Discussion Papers

DP 188 Dr Biswajit Dhar and Sayan Samanta

AbstractThe growing dominance of the service sector in South Asian economies suggests that the development potentials that these economies can realise depend on their ability to get the fast growing younger cohort of th

DP Dr Siddiq Wahid

Discussion Paper: # 187

The Changthang Borderlands of Ladakh: A Preliminary Inquiry

by Siddiq Wahid

DP 186-Dr Ram Upendra Das

Abstract: With the shift in the centre of economic gravity towards Asia, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) of the ASEAN+6 countries has assumed a new meaning.

DP 185 Amb V S Sheshadri

Discussion Paper: # 185

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

by V. S. Seshadri

Abstract: Efforts are underway to forge a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union for which negotiations have commenced this year.

DP 184 Manmohan Agarwal and Sayan Samanta_0

Discussion Paper: # 184

Financial Crisis of 2008 and Shifting Economic Power: Is there Convergence

by Manmohan Agarwal and Sayan Samanta

Abstract: This paper analyses shifts in economic power over the last almost five decades. Developing countries and regions have increased their share of incremental world income and incremental world exports over this period.

DP 183 Dr Sachin Chaturvedi

Discussion Paper: # 183

Balancing State and Community Participation in Development Partnership Projects: Emerging Evidence from Indian SDPs in Nepal

by Sachin Chaturvedi, Sushil Kumar and Shashank Mendiratta

Abstract: Since early nineties when ‘East Asian miracle’ aroused heated debate among revisionists and neoclassical economists on economic development and the role of state, two different approaches have emerged in the realm of dev

DP 182 Amb V S Seshadri

Discussion Paper: # 182

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

by V. S. Seshadri

Abstract: The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has emerged as a major regional initiative for trade and investment liberalisation and towards enhancing competitiveness of the twelve participant countries drawn from either side of t

Discussion Paper: # 181

Logistics, Trade and Production Networks: An Empirical Investigation

by Prabir De and Amrita Saha

Abstract: Logistics services contribute to not only expansion in trade and production networks within or across countries but also help to build countries’ productive capacities.

Discussion Paper: # 180

India and Africa: Development Partnership

by Ambassador Shyam Saran


Discussion Paper: # 179

Towards a More Equitable Outcome from Rio Plus 20

by Ambassador A. Gopinathan