All stories by Ashok K Lahiri
State of economy: Glass half-empty or half-full?Rediff.com14 Nov 2017
While naysayers say the economy is on a downward spiral, optimists point out that India has experienced a shift of gears in the realm of policies, thanks to several initiatives of the Narendra Modi government, says Ashok K Lahiri.
What DeMo really achievedRediff.com18 Sep 2017
Declaring demonetisation a complete failure may turn out to be hasty, argues economist Ashok K Lahiri.
UP chose development, but not sans caste biasRediff.com13 Apr 2017
In UP, the BJP focused carefully on the sub-caste divisions within the Dalits and also gave a large number of tickets to SC candidates from sub-castes.
Is the Note Ban a success?Rediff.com4 Jan 2017
Demonetisation should be judged to have delivered some immediate gain if at least around Rs 2 trillion gets immobilised.
How India's note ban is unlike any ever seenRediff.com14 Dec 2016
Many countries advised the return the high-denomination notes to the central bank for destruction, but these continued to be legal tender. This and the introduction of a new Rs 2,000 note in India are the two major differences between Indian demonetisation and those of other countries.
Singur: Can Mamata offer the best deal to farmers?Rediff.com23 Sep 2016
There is a clamour for changing land-use from agriculture to commercial, residential or industrial.
Can India beat the 'super-cycle'?Rediff.com9 Sep 2016
The Indian economy can grow if it is delinked from the slow growth in the West and the deceleration in China, says Ashok K Lahiri.
Brexit: An unlikely divorce?Rediff.com8 Jul 2016
The UK has had a complex relationship and checkered history with the EU.