A View from the Outside: Why Good Economics Works for by P Chidambaram

By P Chidambaram

‘Chidambaram illuminates the an important interface among economics and politics . . . his variety is easy, austere, awesome . . . there's a lot that I loved during this publication’ —Meghnad Desai in PBI - Indian exhibit

‘Economics is the technology of the prospective made to appear just like the artwork of the most unlikely’ is a definition that will ring a bell with any finance minister of PBI - India who, each year, has to accomplish the nice PBI - Indian desire trick. another way often called the Budget—a cautious balancing act among profit and expenditure, tax charges and tax sops, progress and fairness, reforms and the established order. inside those constraints, although, there's a lot finance minister can truly accomplish, as P. Chidambaram, one in all PBI - India’s such a lot finished economists and commentators, exhibits in A View from the skin, a set of columns that assesses the guarantees and function of the NDA govt within the interval 2002–2004.

The columns, initially released within the PBI - Indian convey and the monetary Express,reflect the perspectives of Chidambaram, finance minister among 1996 and 1998 and back from 2004 onwards, on more than a few concerns that stay very important whatever the executive in strength. additionally they offer snapshots of the PBI - Indian economic system in stable instances and undesirable. This assortment covers topics akin to agriculture, reforms, budgets, foreign money reserves, financial progress and tax regulations. It additionally bargains perceptive political analyses and a few telling reviews on social concerns. excess of mere reactions to advancements in the course of that interval, Chidambaram offers the reader with a very transparent knowing of the issues underlying the PBI - Indian economy—and its politics—and methods of fixing them.

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