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Op-Ed: War on black money: Demonetisation is a courageous reform that will bring substantive benefits
Thursday, December 15, 2016

A new Op-Ed by Raj Center Director Jagdish Bhagwati, Raj Center Deputy DIrectory Pravin Krishna, and Columbia University's Suresh Sundaresan note that the government's declaration that the high-denomination 500 and 1000 rupee notes would be invalid as legal tender is a courageous and substantive economic reform that, despite the significant transition costs, has the potential to generate large future benefits.Click here to read the full Op-Ed.

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Bhagwati on NDTV: Criticism of PM Modi's Notes Ban Cockeyed
Monday, December 12, 2016

Raj Center Director Jagdish Bhagwati spoke to NDTV about Prime Minister Modi's surprising invalidation of high-denomination currency. Click here to watch the full video.

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New Working Paper: Protectionist Fallacies
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

First presented at the "Trade Issues Today" conference in September 2016, the latest working paper from the Raj Center explores the many fallacies shared by politicians and often repeated by leading journalists. This working paper explores the seven most common fallacies. Click here to download the paper.

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Krishna Op-Ed: Leave Pakistan’s MFN status intact
Friday, October 14, 2016

In his latest op-ed (co-authored with economist Vivek Dehejia), Raj Center Deputy Director Pravin Krishna says that calls for the withdrawal by India of the most favoured nation (MFN) trade status from Pakistan are unnecessary. Further,  India can legitimately claim the moral high ground in fulfilling WTO obligations, even as Pakistan does not. Click here to read the full op-ed.

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Trade Issues Today Conference Summary and Video
Monday, October 3, 2016

More than 300 people attended the "Trade Issues Today" conference, co-sponsored by the Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policies and heard from distinguished speakers on a range of issues related to global trade. Sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, the Chazen Institute, and the Center on Global Economic Governance. Click here to see the full list of speakers, including our evening panel speakers that included Alan Krueger, Princeton University; Leif Pagrotsky, former Trade...

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