In the Media

India has to catch up in infrastructure and skill building to play role in global supply chains,” The Economic Times (ET Prime), June 23 2020 (Op-ed piece)

India needs structural reforms for growth to make a strong comeback,” The Economic Times, May 29, 2020  (Op-ed piece)

How a successful ‘AEZ Model’ can remove India’s structural bottlenecks”  (with Priyaranjan Jha) The Economic Times, May 19, 2020  (Op-ed piece)

Despite doubts, there’s enough proof to conclude that foreign trade is good for poor,” The Economic Times, November 29, 2019  (Op-ed piece)

“Why India needs to rethink its decision to opt out of RCEP,” The Economic Times, November 15, 2019  (Op-ed piece)

India’s economic crisis can bring about much needed reforms,” The Economic Times, October 31, 2019  (Op-ed piece)

The Dark Clouds of India’s Jobs Data with One Silver Lining,” Bloomberg Quint, June 7, 2019 (Op-ed piece)

Re-formed for Reforms,” The Economic Times, June 3, 2019 (Op-ed piece)

Biometric Authentication, Exclusion Restrictions Can Ensure Effective cash Transfer System in India,” The Economic Times, April 15, 2019 (Op-ed piece)

“The impact of trade opening on developing Asia: Evidence and policy implications,” Asia Pathways, February 26, 2019. (Blog piece)

A Minimum Framework,” The Indian Express, April 6, 2019. (Op-ed piece)

Language is No Zero-Sum Game,” The Indian Express, October 11, 2018. (Op-ed piece)

Does Trade Retaliation Make Sense,” September 25, 2018, LiveMint (HT Mint). (Op-ed piece)

Countering India’s Labor-Market Imbalances,” June 24, 2018, LiveMint (HT Mint). (Op-ed piece)

The Paradox of Protectionist Populism,” (with Pushan Dutt) INSEAD Knowledge, April 17, 2018.

The New Protectionism,” The Indian Express, page 15, March 14, 2018. (Op-ed piece)

Impact of labor regulations on Indian manufacturing sector,” Ideas for India, March 13, 2014. (Op-ed piece)

How labor regulations affect manufacturing in India,” March 13, 2014, LiveMint (HT Mint). (Op-ed piece)

Narendra Modi’s Rise in Import Tariffs Will Hurt India’s Economy,” The Financial Times February 19, 2018. (Comment, contributed with Mary Lovely) 

What the Union Budget Must Bring,” The Indian Express, page 15, February 1, 2018. (Op-ed piece)

Reversing the Reforms,” The Indian Express, page 15, January 18, 2018. (Op-ed piece)

Promises Yet to Keep,” The Indian Express, page 15, July 25, 2017. (Op-ed piece)

Why Niti Aayog’s Job Creation Plan Cannot Ignore Robotization,” The Quint, May 11, 2017. (Opinion piece)

Why Trump’s Anti-Globalization Agenda is Bad for America,” World Financial Review, April 9, 2017. (Opinion piece)

India is Moving to a License-Permit-Inspector Raj on Steroids,” The Quint, April 6, 2017. (Opinion piece)

Demonetization: Foolhardy Notion of Linking Corruption and Growth,” The Quint, March 15, 2017. (Opinion piece)

“India on a Jobless Growth Path,” Bloomberg l Quint, January 11, 2017. (Opinion Piece)

High Costs, Meagre Gains,” (with Amartya Lahiri) The Indian Express, page 14, January 9, 2017. (Op-ed piece)

Indian Labor Regulations Take Small Steps in the Right Direction,” The World Bank’s Jobs and Development Blog, February 1, 2016.

Riding the Pacific Trade Winds,” The Indian Express, page 13, July 13, 2015. (Op-ed piece)

“Labor Laws and India’s Manufacturing Sector: The Need for Reforms,” Yojana, April, 2015, 35-39.

Budgeting for a Growing India,” India Today, March 16, 2015. (Opinion piece)

Reads Well, Now do it,” OPEN, March 5, 2015. (Opinion piece) 

The next reforms must ensure higher growth rate in India,” The Economic Times, February 20, 2015. (Op-ed piece)

Give and Trade,The Indian Express, page 12, December 24, 2014. (Op-ed piece)

Among three economists (listed by Arvind Panagariya in the anniversary issue of India Today, December 2014) expected to emerge as leading commentators on Indian economic policies in the next decade

Protecting To HurtThe Indian Express, page 10, November 3, 2014. (Op-ed piece)

Great Indian BacktrackThe Indian Express, page 10, August 6, 2014. (Op-ed piece)

Trade and Employment in Asia,” (with Niny Khor) World Financial Review, November-December 2013, 63-67.

An Asymmetric Deal,” The Indian Express, page 15, April 26, 2013. (Op-ed piece)

A Poor Trade-Off,” The Indian Express, page 10, February 5, 2013. (Op-ed piece)

FDI in Retail Means More Jobs,” India Today, page 10, October 15, 2012. (Opinion piece)

Fear that FDI will hurt small shops is misguided,” (Email Interview)