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Vivan Sharan

Vivan Sharan is a Partner at Koan Advisory Group, a boutique consulting and policy advocacy firm. An economist by training he is also a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation

Latest Articles By Vivan Sharan

Enabling Trust In Contactless Payments Necessary To Unlock Demand

Vivan Sharan

Contactless cards enable seamless payments in physical retail settings and can prove instrumental for India’s demand recovery.

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Prescriptions for E-Pharmacy

Vivan Sharan

De-coupling legality from sectoral hygiene can provide necessary certainty to entrepreneurs to invest and take risks. It also reduces the need for judicial intervention that can stymie new markets.

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Prescriptions For E-Pharmacy

Vivan Sharan

Legal uncertainty is detrimental to market and consumer interests because it encourages new entrants to grow in a manner that they become ‘too big to regulate’.

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The New Normal for Indian Retail

Vivan Sharan

Future rulemaking should be collaborative, and allow different retail businesses to leverage their respective strengths.

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India’s Untapped Export Opportunity

Vivan Sharan

India must reform factor markets to attract large businesses that can help substitute China’s exports to the US and EU.

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No Country For Start-Ups (Yet)

Vivan Sharan

In order to promote a start-up ecosystem the government must first fundamentally reorganise its procurement policies

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