Selected Publications In Popular Media


“What People should Expect from Election Manifestos”, The Quint Hindi, March 2019

“Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: successful yet unsuccessful”, News Laundry, December 2017

“The Effect of Demonetization in India”, The Quint, March 2017

“How Fiscal Targets will shape the Union Budget 2016”, Scroll, February 2016

“Explaining Transaction Costs”, Logos-The National Interest, May 2015


Shortfall“,, February 2023

Who should finance digital ecosystems?”, Hindustan Times, March 2022

“New Volleyball League Heralds Change in Indian Sports Landscape”, The India Cable, March 2022

Digital Ecosystems: Who should finance What?“, Hindustan Times, February 2022

Aadhaar Link threatens Sanctity of Electoral Rolls”, The Wire, January 2022

Towards Fuller Capital Convertibility”, Financial Express, January 2022

The Economic Reforms of 1991: How India went from Crisis to Consensus”, The 1991 Project, July 2021

Why Linking Aadhaar with Voter ID is a Dangerous Idea”, The Indian Express, July 2021

Revise Judges Appointments to build Judicial Capacity”, The Indian Express, April 2021

Financing Institutions is crucial for the Digital Economy”, Data Governance Network Blog, February 2021

Digitisation can help streamline government audits”, Financial Express, January 2021

On Digital Governance, Don’t Repeat Mistakes”, Hindustan Times, October 2020

Community Data: More a River Than a Lake”, Financial Express, August 2020

Urgent CSS reforms Needed”, Financial Express, June 2020

Let the Economy Open. Don’t Micromanage Lockdown Exit”, Times of India, May 2020

RWAs play a crucial Role in deploying Community Testing”, FirstPost, May 2020

Relax FRBM Norms for States to Fight COVID-19”, Financial Express, May 2020

Importance of Street Level Bureaucracy to Fight the Pandemic”, Money Control, April 2020

An Income Support Plan for the Poor to Tide over Testing Times” ,Mint, March 2020

Budget 2020: Reform Income Tax to Build Fiscal Capacity. That pays”, Money Control, January 2020

Ayushman Bharat can be a Success if Modi Government incentivises Data Use”, The Print, January 2020

Keep up with Tech and Regulate Whatsapp and Amazon, India must adopt Futures Thinking”, The Print, January 2020

Creating Jobs through Infrastructure Investments”, Business Standard, September 2019

India should take Advantage of the US-China Trade-war”, Mint, September 2019 (contributor)

The Potential of Moving the National Capital”, Money Control, May 2019

Indian Democracy Must Be More Representative”, Hindustan Times, April 2019

Unfulfilled Political Promises Weaken the Spirit of Democracy”, The Wire, April 2019

Narendra Modi led government made some radical reforms but lost out on dynamic change”, Firstpost, February 2019

Finance Ministry has a Poor Forecasting Record”, Mint, January 2019

A New Vision for Election Manifestos”, Mint, November 2018

War and Peace in Economics”, Pragati, August 2018

All Eyes on India’s Biometric ID Experiment”, Pathways for Prosperity/ University of Oxford, May 2018

The End of Accountability”, Pragati, February 2018

Who will Teach the Teachers”, Pragati, November 2017

Jan Dhan Yojana: An Intriguing Work in Progress”, The Hindu (thRead), September 2017

Handle with Care”, Pragati, September 2017

“Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: An Ineffective Remedy”, Oxford Policy Blog, May 2017

Why don’t we See Wrestlers from Tamil Nadu or Runners from Bihar and Haryana”, FirstPost, April 2017

Is India Growing?”, Swarajya, March 2017

Looking East for Lessons on Labor”, The Hindu (thRead), September 2016

Budget 2016: A Fiscal Perspective”, Swarajya Magazine, March 2016

Understanding Capital Reforms in China and Some Lessons for India”, Swarajya Magazine, February 2016

“More Than Education”, Huffington Post, October 2015