Discussion Papers

RIS-DP 49

In this paper the authors makes a strong plea for a bilateral FTA between India and China.

RIS-DP 48

In order to examine the efficacy of various rounds of SAPTA, the study attempts to link the contents in the regional PTA with other trade related issues and throw light on the prospects of trade liberalisation in the region.

RIS-DP 47

Discussion Paper: # 47

Towards an Economic Community: Exploring the Past

Vineeta Shanker

The paper sketches the historical roots of the Asian community. It shows that these historical ties run deep and can be traced back to the pre-Christian Era.

RIS-DP 46

Discussion Paper: # 46

Towards a Multipolar World of International Finance

Ramgopal Agarwala and Gauri Modwel

The domestic policy reforms proposals have to be seen in the political economy context of the benefits accruing to the leader under the current unipolar international financial system.

RIS-DP 45

This paper shows that the two countries have high degree of economic potentials to complement each other for mutual benefit.

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In this paper, an empirical model of outward foreign direct investment (O-FDI) behaviour has been developed to identify the factors influencing the decision of Indian manufacturing firms to engage in foreign value-added activities.

RIS-DP 43

This paper makes an attempt to identify factors that play important role in the export competitiveness of Indian manufacturing firms with particular emphasis on knowledge-based industries.

RIS-DP 42

This paper discusses that achieving higher export competitiveness in the high technology industries is becoming the focus of policy attention in both developed and developing countries, as these industries are by nature higher value-added, fastest

RIS-DP 41

The paper examines the scope, extent and focus of a possible free trade agreement between India and Singapore. Section I gives an overview of the Singapore economy. A brief outline of Singapore trade policy regime is presented in Section II.

RIS-DP 40

The paper attempts to empirically verify the impact of economic liberalization on the R&D behaviour of Indian pharmaceutical firms controlling for the effects of several firm specific characteristics including firm size.