Robert E Lucas

Robert E Lucas, an esteemed economist and Nobel laureate, made significant contributions to the field of macroeconomics. His work challenged the prevailing dominance of Keynesian economics and introduced the concept of rational expectations. He passed away recently at the age ..



CSO proposes to replace GDP base year

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) proposes to replace the gross domestic product (GDP) series of 2011-12 base year with a new set of National Accounts using 2017-18 as the base-year. According to the chief statistician, this will be done as soon ..

Debate over India’s GDP Numbers

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) introduced a new series of National Account Statistics in 2015. The important changes made in the new series included the change in base year from 2004-05 to 2011-12, employed a new methodology to estimate India’s ..

United States designates China as currency manipulator

The United States has designated China a “currency manipulator”, following the devaluation of the Yuan. The move could escalate the tense trade relations between the two nations. The US action came after China allowed its yuan to weaken past the ..

US Federal Reserve’s Rate Cut: Impact on India

The United States Federal Reserve has announced a quarter-percentage-point cut in interest rates. This was the first-rate cut in 11 years- the first since the global financial crisis broke in 2008. The rate cut marked a departure from the hawkish rate-hike ..

Ramesh Chand head of working group to revise current series of Wholesale Price Index

The Union Government has constituted an 18-member working group for the revision of the current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) under Chairmanship of Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member of NITI Aayog. The revision of the base year would help in ..