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Antra Bhatt Hakhu
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Antra Bhatt Hakhu is an Assistant Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. Prior to joining TISS, she has worked as a consultant with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations at their Rome Headquarters, Italy. She has also worked as a consultant with the Asian Development Bank on a project on ‘Sovereign Debt Sustainability in Asia Pacific’. She received a B.A. in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and a Ph.D. in International Economics from University of Rome-Tor Vergata, Italy. Her primary research interests include public finance in federal countries, public debt sustainability and applied econometrics. 

Articles By Antra Bhatt Hakhu
The Planning Commission and federal transfers
Posted On: 20 Nov 2014

A key function of the Planning Commission was to allocate financial assistance from the centre to the states in support of the five-year plan. In view of the impending replacement of the Planning Commission, Antra Bhatt Hakhu analyses the nature of federal transfers – both by the Planning Commission and the Finance Commission – during 1990-2010 to derive lessons for the body that will be allocating plan transfers going forward.
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