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The India Observatory, set up in 2006, is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society. It is involved in public policy engagement in and with India and also works in collaboration with international partners for generation and exchange of knowledge on India and its position in the world. More about IO »



Multi-level Finance and the Euro Crisis: Causes and effects

Representing a unique contribution to the analysis and discussion of the unfolding Eurozone crisis in terms of the relationship between central and local government, the launch of this book addressed a number of important fiscal and political economy questions.

Co-hosted with STICERD

Podcast & Blog available


Rethinking the Global Monetary System

The global financial crisis has shaken up the international financial architecture. Regulatory changes and unconventional monetary policies have mainly served the interests of advanced economies. Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, would like to see more coordination to reduce volatility and a more effective “global safety net” to protect those most vulnerable.

Organised with IGA, South Asia Centre and the High Commission of India.


A More Sustainable Energy Strategy for India

Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Nicholas Stern compared two energy trajectories for India; business-as-usual and a low energy scenario. The speakers assessed the feasibility of the low energy path in terms of the various policy changes needed to make it a reality.

Co-hosted with Grantham Research Institute

Podcast available

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