Samik Chowdhury | Ideas for India

Samik Chowdhury
Institute of Economic Growth
Samik Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. His primary area of research is health policy in India with particular focus on health equity, financing, universal health coverage and urban health. In addition, he has worked on the health systems of Nepal and Bhutan in collaboration with South-East Asian Regional Office (SEARO), WHO. His other areas of interest include governance and urban poverty. He has been previously associated with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Articles By Samik Chowdhury
Governance performance of Indian states: 2001-02 and 2011-12
Posted On: 13 Dec 2016

Topics:   Political Economy

Defining governance as service delivery, this column develops a measure of the quality of governance – also adjusting for the impact of the level of development - and provides a ranking of major Indian states. The analysis suggests that there are two distinct paths of development in the less- and more-developed states.
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Public spending on health coverage: Are we raising the right questions?
Posted On: 13 Feb 2015

Topics:   Health

The National Health Assurance Mission – India’s first move towards Universal Health Coverage – is expected to be launched soon. In this context, this column analyses the extent, distribution and quality of current public spending on healthcare. It suggests that the planning for a national programme for health coverage should take into account issues of fragmentation, inequity and inefficiency in the public healthcare system.
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