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Dr Amit Kapoor

The author is Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Latest Articles By Dr Amit Kapoor

Arthsastra: Sprouting of Slums

Dr Amit Kapoor

Often sprouting of slums is seen as an inevitable consequence of rapid urbanisation. But it is primarily market and policy failure that hinder investments in the slum

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Understanding Competitiveness

Dr Amit Kapoor

The strength of the competitiveness notion lies in its emphasis on attaining sustained prosperity by focusing on making the available pool of labour productive and unlocking the reserves of potential labour as well

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A Promising Panel: Facilitating Free Trade Agreements

Dr Amit Kapoor

Recently there has been talk of setting up an interministerial panel on FTAs to iron out differences between ministries and fast-track trade agreements

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Measuring Attention

Dr Amit Kapoor

One of the most highlighted concerns regarding the television measurement rating is the inability of the rating system to capture the changing dynamics of the television industry itself

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The Curious Case Of Census Towns

Dr Amit Kapoor

The Case for Integrated Development of Rural and Urban Areas: Compared to statutory urban towns that are governed by urban local bodies such as municipalities and municipal corporations, the quality of infrastructure in Census Towns is significantly inferior

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How Are We Faring On The Inequality?

Dr Amit Kapoor

Despite the fact that it is impossible to trace the migration from one income class to another due to the lack of class classifications, the top one per cent’s piece of the pie is growing, further marginalising the poor

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Correlation Between Urbanisation And Economic Development

Dr Amit Kapoor

To understand the impact of urbanisation and economic development, it is necessary to understand the nature of urbanisation and whether urbanisation creates an enabling environment for economic development. There are several factors that determine whether urbanisation translates into economic development

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An Enabling Ecosystem Towards Formalisation For Enterprises

Dr Amit Kapoor

An ecosystem facilitating the journey to registration as well as the journey beyond that point will create pathways towards sustained formalisation

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The Panoramic Middle Class

Dr Amit Kapoor

The diverse discourse lands the middle class at the core of economic development, presented as the prototype of an economically healthy class with a high and dignified standard of living

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MGNREGS As The Face Of India’s Social Protection System

Dr Amit Kapoor

The MGNREGS is not perfect in its entirety, but it has enormous potential in keeping the poorest of the poor households afloat, stopping them from further descending into abject poverty, and perhaps halting the cycle of poverty.

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