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Bornali Bhandari
Bornali Bhandari is a Fellow at NCAER with a background in international economics and macroeconomics, specifically focussing on the impact of globalisation on development. Currently she is working on analysing the shortcomings of the Indian FDI statistical system and calculating the GSDP of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Her wider research interests include analysis of states, infrastructure, particularly the roads and ICT sectors, G-20 issues like climate change, finance and reserve currency and trade-related issues. She is also co-ordinating NCAER’s macro publications – the Quarterly Review of the Economy, Quarterly Business Expectations Survey, and Macrotrack.

Articles By Bornali Bhandari
Forecasting growth in times of transition
Posted On: 08 Nov 2017

Topics:   Economic Growth
Tags:   GDP

As per official data released on 31 August 2017, the Indian economy grew at 5.6% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year – in congruence with forecasts of National Council of Applied Economic Research. Based on the quarterly and annual models of NCAER, Bornali Bhandari discusses recent trends in key economic indicators, and future growth forecasts.
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Do firms in India perceive themselves to be e-ready?
Posted On: 24 Jan 2017

Topics:   Infrastructure
Tags:   IT

Government of India’s ‘Digital India’ programme seeks to transform the country into a digitally-empowered society and knowledge economy. This column presents region-wise findings of a perception-based survey of the e-readiness of firms. While firms in west India seem to be more e-ready than those in other regions, there is tremendous scope across all firms to increase the use of information and communications technology in business activities to improve productivity.
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India’s macroeconomic outlook: Is uncertainty the new paradigm?
Posted On: 26 Jul 2015

Topics:   Economic Growth
Tags:   GDP

The provisional growth estimate for India for 2014-15 is 7.3%, higher than 6.9% growth in 2013-14. In this article, Bornali Bhandari – a Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research – argues that the figures mask the volatile path that growth has taken in 2014-15. She discusses the key uncertainties faced by the Indian economy last year, and their implications for growth going forward.
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