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– Five key policies assessed
Kunal Sen - The Conversation, 2019

When Narendra Modi became India’s prime minister in spring 2014 the Indian economy was in the doldrums. There was a clear policy paralysis in India’s central government, in large part due to the high profile corruption cases that involved the central government bureaucracy and...

– Reflections on my first six months as Director
Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding. We’ve launched a new work programme, with flagship projects focused on a cohesive research base addressing key SDGs; I’ve also worked on fostering partnerships to cement the...

Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki

I am delighted to take the helm at UNU-WIDER, an institution which has been associated with some of the most advanced thinking in development economics. UNU-WIDER has combined outstanding research with sustained policy engagement on some of the most pressing concerns affecting the living...

– The potential electoral consequences of demonetisation
Kunal Sen - Asia Dialog, 2019

In the campaign leading up to the Lok Sabha elections in spring 2014, one of the more important promises that Narendra Modi made was to ‘clean up’ the economy by bringing back to India all the illicit money that was purportedly stashed away overseas. After coming into power, the...

Carlos Gradín, Kunal Sen - United Nations Development Programme Human Development Reports, 2019

Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges. While most middle-income countries produce comprehensive household surveys these...

Antonio Savoia, Roberto Ricciuti, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

In many less developed countries, there is little problem identifying the need for public investment in programmes aimed at improving things such as infrastructure, health and education. The problem comes in delivering them. An important factor in whether these kinds of programmes are...

– What can help?
Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen - The Conversation, 2019

The ability to raise revenues from taxes – called “fiscal capacity” – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state. Being able to tax citizens, and collect revenues efficiently, is a cornerstone of state formation and survival. Secondly, greater fiscal capacity...

Tania Masi, Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen - Project Syndicate, 2019

With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources. To that end, they should implement strong institutional constraints on executive authority. MANCHESTER – With...

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