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प्राकृतिक आपदाओं की आर्थिक गतिशीलता: केरल में आई बाढ़ से साक्ष्य

इस लेख में, प्राकृतिक आपदाओं के आर्थिक प्रभाव को समझने हेतु एक स्वाभाविक प्रयोग (नैचुराल एक्सपेरिमेंट) को डिजाइन करने के लिए, वर्ष 2018 में केरल में आई बाढ़ का संदर्भ लिया गया है, जब वहां पड़ोसी राज्य...

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Economic dynamics of natural disasters: Evidence from the Kerala floods

To understand the economic impact of natural disasters, this article uses the 2018 floods in Kerala – a time when it received higher rainfall than the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu...

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Economic consequences of Covid-19 lockdowns: Lessons from India’s first wave

As India combats the second wave of Covid-19, the impact on economic activity remains a major concern. Drawing lessons from the first wave in 2020, this article provides an assessment of how containme...

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Fiscal policy and economic activity in South Asia

The Indian economy is currently experiencing a sharp slowdown, and the government has reacted with corporate tax cuts and a large infrastructure initiative. Using annual data from 1987-2017 for six So...

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Jobless growth? From speculation to statistical analysis

This column investigates the relationship between economic growth and net job creation in India and South Asia. If economic growth was truly jobless, as is often claimed, labour productivity would be...

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