Discussion Papers


Discussion Paper: # 122

Community-based Rights and IPR Regime: Revisiting the Debate

by Srividhya Ragavan & Jamie Mayer


Discussion Paper: # 121

India’s Rising Role in Asia

by Mukul G. Asher


Discussion Paper: # 120

Relevance of ‘Policy Space’ for Development: Implications for Multilateral Trade Negotiations

by Nagesh Kumar and Kevin P. Gallagher


Discussion Paper: # 119

India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Six Years Performance and Beyond

by Saman Kelegama And Indra Nath Mukherji

Abstract: India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Free Trade Agreement signed in1998 was a pioneering attempt in the direction of trade liberalization in South Asian region.


Abstract: Several South Asian countries have joined the current wave of bilateral and sub-regional free trade agreements (FTA) in the region.

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Discussion Paper: # 116

Addressing Global Growth Asymmetries through Regional Trade Integration: Some Explorations

by Ram Upendra Das & Ramaa Sambamurty

Abstract: Globalization process has entailed trade openness, greater emphasis on foreign direct investment, stabilization policies, redefining the role of the state, among others.


Discussion Paper: # 114

India’s Regional Trading Arrangements

by Rajesh Mehta and S. Narayanan

Abstract: This paper presents a brief non-technical overview of the conceptual basis of RTAs by highlighting the implications of concepts like trade creation and trade diversion.


Discussion Paper: # 113

FDI and Spillover Effects in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

by Annika Bergman

Abstract: Abstract: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is widely considered to be beneficial for the host economy since it can result in positive externalities (spillover effects) through various transmission channels, for instance, transfer of techn