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Involving the Private Sector and PPPs in Financing Public Investments: Some opportunities and challenges|

Ehtisham Ahmad|, Amar Bhattacharya, Annalisa Vinella and Kezhou Xiao (2014)

Keywords: Private sector, PPP, finance, public investment, infrastructure


Political Economy of Multilevel Information Generation and Liability Management: Some lessons from international experience|

Ehtisham Ahmad| (2014)

Keywords: Political economy, multilevel information generation, finance, control mechanisms, fiscal rules, liability management


Local Property Taxation and Benefits in Developing Countries - Overcoming political resistance?|

Ehtisham Ahmad|, Giorgio Brosio and Caroline Pöschl (2014)

Keywords: Property taxation, benefits, developing countries, political resistance


Location Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Services: Evidence from Chinese Provincial-level data|

Feng Yin|, Mingque Ye and Lingli Xu (2014)

Keywords: foreign direct investment, services, location, determinants


Measuring HDI – The Old, the New and the Elegant: Implications for multidimensional development and social inclusiveness|

Srijit Mishra| and Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan (2014)

Keywords: displaced ideal, hiatus sensitivity to level, MANUSH, Minkowski distance, shortfall sensitivity, uniform development


Farmers’ Suicides in India, 1995-2012: Measurement and interpretation|

Srijit Mishra| (2014)

Keywords: Bt cotton, farmers’ suicides, India, livelihood, people-centric, techno-centric


Crop Insurance for Adaptation to Climate Change in India|

Mamata Swain| (2014)

Keywords: climate change, agricultural risk, adaptation, crop insurance, odisha, India


Governance and Institutions: The role of multi-level fiscal institutions in generating sustainable and inclusive growth|

Ehtisham Ahmad| (2013)

Keywords: governance, institutions, sustainable growth, inclusive growth


Diasporas Transforming Homelands - Nuancing ‘collective remittance’ practices in a western Indian village|

Sudeep Basu| (2013)

Keywords: collective remittances, diaspora philanthropy, dan, social transformation, village collectives


Can the New Intergovernmental Structure Work in Pakistan in the Presence of Governance Challenges? Learning from China|

Ehtisham Ahmad| (2013)

Keywords: Intergovernmental, Pakistan, governance, China, decentralisation


Pakistan the United States and the IMF: Great game or a curious case of Dutch Disease without the oil?|

Ehtisham Ahmad| and Azizali Mohammed (2013)

Keywords: Pakistan, United States, IMF, Dutch disease


Tax Reforms in the Presence of Informality in Developing Countries|

Ehtisham Ahmad|, Michael Best and Caroline Pöschl (2013)

Keywords: Tax reforms, informality, developing countries


Political economy of natural resource revenue sharing in Indonesia|

Cut Dian Agustina, Ehtisham Ahmad|, Dhanie Nugroho and Herbert Siagian (2012)

Keywords: Political economy, natural resources, revenue sharing, Indonesia


Financing Social Policy in the Presence of Informality|

Ehtisham Ahmad| and Michael Best (2012)

Keywords: Finance, social policy, informality


Environment and the Aging Experience Among South Indian Hunter-Gatherers|

Seetha Kakkoth (2011)

Keywords: Environment, aging, India, hunter-gatherers


Should China Revisit the 1994 Fiscal Reforms?|

Ehtisham Ahmad| (2011)

Keywords: China, fiscal reforms, economy, tax


Nutrition Status in Palanpur|

Dipa Sinha (2011)

Keywords: Nutrition, Palanpur, India


The Invisible Half – Women’s Status in Palanpur|

Dipa Sinha and Rosalinda Coppoletta (2011)

Keywords: Women, literacy, employment, Palanpur, India


Developments in education in Palanpur, a village in Uttar Pradesh|

Ruth Kattumuri| and Dinesh Kumar Tiwari (2011)

Keywords: Development, education, literacy, Palanpur, village, India


Change and Continuity: Agriculture in Palanpur|

Ashish Tyagi and Himanshu (2011)

Keywords: Agriculture, Palanpur, India, change, tenancy


Tenancy in Palanpur|

Ashish Tyagi and Himanshu (2011)

Keywords: Tenancy, agriculture, Palanpur, India


Stepping out of Palanpur: Employment outside Palanpur|

Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (2011)

Keywords: employment, Palanpur, India, long-term migration


Poverty, Inequality and Mobility in Palanpur: Observations from Palanpur|

Himanshu, Ishan Bakshi and Camille Dufour (2011)

Keywords: Poverty, inequality, mobility, Palanpur, India


Non-Farm Diversification and Rural Poverty Decline: A perspective from Indian sample survey and village study data|

Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay and Rinku Murgai (2011)

Keywords: employment, diversification, rural non-farm sector, decline of poverty, India, village


India and an Indian village: 50 years of economic development in Palanpur|

Himanshu and Nicholas Stern| (2011)

Keywords: India, Palanpur, village, economic development, growth


Access to Finance: a functional approach to supply and demand|

Greg Fischer (2011)

Keywords: Finance, supply, demand, India


Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the impact of transportation infrastructure|

Dave Donaldson (2011)

Keywords: Transport, infrastructure, India


Labour Force Participation of Women in India: Some facts, some queries|

Surjit Bhalla and Ravinder Kaur (2011)

Keywords: Labour force participation, women, India


Inclusion and Growth in India: Some facts, some conclusions|

Surjit Bhalla (2011)

Keywords: Inclusion, growth, India


Food Security and the Targeted Public Distribution System in India|

Ruth Kattumuri| (2011)

Keywords: Food security, targeted public distribution system, India


Comparative Analysis of Indonesian and Korean Governance|

Yunwon Hwang| (2011)

Keywords: Governance, Indonesia, Korea, World Governance Index


Contesting Identities in Bangladesh: A Study of Secular and Religious Frontiers|

Sanjay K Bhardwaj (2011)

Keywords: Identity, Bangladesh, secular, religion


Cultivated Land Conversion in China and the Potential for Food Security and Sustainability|

Shunji Cui|, Ruth Kattumuri| (2010)

Keywords: Cultivated land conversion, China, food security, environmental sustainability, land governance


Children with Disabilities in Private Inclusive Schools in Mumbai: Experiences and Challenges|

Ashima Das, Ruth Kattumuri| (2010)

Keywords: Children with disabilities, Inclusive Education, Self Concept, Developing Countries, Mumbai, India

Published in The Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education|


The political-economy of tax reforms in Pakistan: the ongoing saga of the GST|

Ehtisham Ahmad| (2010)

Keywords: Pakistan, tax, political economy


Liberalization, Globalization and the Dynamics of Democracy in India|

Dilip Nachane (2010)

Keywords: democracy, growth, development, welfare


Farm Risk Reduction Assessment for Nusa Tenggara Islands, Indonesia|

Roger Montgomery|, Rohandi, Rilus Kinseng (2010)

Keywords: agriculture, farming, risk, global warming, global climate change, Indonesia


Multidimensional Poverty and the state of child health in India

Sanjay Kumar Mohanty| (2010)

Keywords: poverty, children, India


IT Industry in Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges for India|

Raja Mitra (2009)

Keywords: growth, IT, BPO, India


Effective Carbon Taxes and Public Policy Options: Insights from India and Pakistan|

Ehtisham Ahmad|, Nicholas Stern| (2009)

Keywords: public finance, developing countries, India, Pakistan, indirect tax systems, environmental tax, carbon tax, carbon taxation


Decentralization and local service provision: What do we know?|

Ehtisham Ahmad|, Giorgio Brosio (2009)

Keywords: decentralized service delivery, decentralization, public policy, developing countries


GST Reforms and Intergovernmental considerations in India|

Ehtisham Ahmad|, Satya Poddar (2009)

Keywords: sales tax, VAT, India


Fiscal Policy Instruments and the Political Economy of Designing Programs to reach the poorest|

Ehtisham Ahmad| (2009)

Keywords: Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, poverty, poor, fiscal policy


Japanese-Chinese territorial disputes in the East China Sea - between military confrontation and economic cooperation|

Reinhard Drifte (2008)

Keywords: Japanese-Chinese relationship, Japan, China, politics, economy, military, stability, East China Sea


Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction: Post-Reform Indian Experience|

Himanshu (2008)

Keywords: employment, growth, India, poverty


'Entrepreneurial' Local State: The implications of Beijing's shifting emphasis on urban redevelopment policies|

Hyun Bang Shin (2007)

Keywords: entrepreneurship, local government, China, urban redevelopment policy


Impact of Competition on Microfinance Beneficiaries: Evidence from India|

Samapti Guha (2007)

Keywords: India, microfinance, financial institutions, government agencies, non-government agencies, competition, repayment


Energy Security in Northeast Asia: Putin, Progress and Problems|

Se Hyun Ahn (2007)

Keywords: Russia, energy, energy security, Northeast Asia, natural gas, oil, oil pipeline


Challenges for Urban Local Governments in India|

Rumi Aijaz (2007)

Keywords: local government institutions, urban development, infrastructure, local governance, India


Contrarian Lives: Christians and Contemporary Protest in Jharkhand|

Sushil J. Aaron (2007)

Keywords: Jharkhand, India, colonial regions, postcolonial regimes, development, adivasi, Christian politics, church


Indian Exceptionalism? A Discussion on India's Experiment with Constitutional Secularism|

Mathew John (2006)

Keywords:  secularism, sectarian violence, constitutional secularism, democracy, Euro-American, secular state, immigration, Islam, postcolonial polemic, India, non-Western polities, Indian Supreme Court


Producing a Rationale for Dowry? Gender in the Negotiation of Exchange at Marriage in Kerala, South India|

Praveena Kodoth (2006)

Keywords:  dowry, India, matrilineal castes, Kerala, gender, conjugal patronage, Indian social policy, identity


India's Policy on Genetically Modified Crops  | 

Anitha Ramanna (2006)

Keywords:  genetically modified crops, India, economic development, impact of technology on society, farmer relations, business relations, NGOs, agricultural biotechnology, agriculture, biotechnology, environment, policy 


Towards a Comprehensive Welfare State in South Korea: Institutional features, new socio-economic and political pressures, and the possibility of a welfare state|

Yeon-Myung Kim (2003)

Keywords:  East Asia South Korea, state welfare, Asian financial crisis, Korean welfare state arrangements, Korea


Taliban's War on Women: Live Experiences of Afghan Women in Transit on Ethnicity and their Identity|

Minakshi Das (2006)

Keywords:  ethnic conflicts, identity, gender, conflict, Afghan women, peacemaking, social concerns, individual motivations, social action, Afghanistan


Transboundary pollution as an issue in Northeast Asian regional politics|

Reinhard Drifte (2003)

Keywords:  cooperation, China, South Korea, Japan, transboundary pollution, Northeast Asia, regional approaches, regional leadership, Japan-China, Korea


Asian Perspective Philippine Experience|

Ernesto Gonzales

Keywords:  Unified Model of Sustainability, Pateros, Manila, National Progress, Sustainable Development, Philippines


On the Allocation of Public Goods to Villages in India|

Santanu Gupta

Keywords: religion, public services, infrastructure, basic amenities, education, health, development factors, Indian villages, India


Implications of clean development mechanism of the Kyoto to rural livelihoods in India|

Haripriya Gundemeda

Keywords: Kyoto Protocol, developed countries, industrialized countries, carbon emissions, economic impacts, developing countries


Identity, hegemony, resistance: conversions in Orissa, 1800-2000|

Biswamoy Pati

Keywords: Hinduism, conversion, social dynamics, India


Silence, hurt and choice: attitudes to prostitution in India and the West|

Geetangali Gangoli

Keywords: prostitution, feminism, India, the West, feminist politics, sexuality


Policy Failure, Political Constraints and Political Resources: Basic Education in Pakistan|

Haris Gazdar

Keywords: Pakistan, primary education, literacy ratio, literacy, gender inequality, urban/rural inequality


Effects of Migration, Socioeconomic Status and Population Policy on Reproductive Behaviour|

Mehtab Karim

Keywords: non-industrial societies, cultural practices, religious beliefs, fertility patterns


Deception, corruption and the Chinese ritual economy|

Charles Stafford

Keywords: East Asia, economy, culture, economic performance, Confucian ethics, Chinese capitalism, East Asian capitalism, loyalty, corruption, cronyism, China


Consumer Food Subsidies: What Needs to be Done in India?|

Madhura Swaminathan

Keywords: India, PDS, household food security, food subsidies


The Significance of the Chinese Revolution in World History|

Maurice Meisner

Keywords: Chinese Communist Revolution, China, anti-Chinese sentiment, United States, Hegel, Marx, history