Discussion Papers

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.

RIS-DP 39

The paper attempts to get to the ground realities prevailing in India as far as the application of SPS measures is concerned.

RIS-DP 38

The main objectives of this study are: (i) to examine the coverage of the environment related to non-tariff measures (NTMs) in different product groups of the EU’s imports, and the role of other NTMs in limiting the market access of developing cou

RIS-DP 37

This paper attempts an analysis of changing India’s export behaviour during 1960/61 to 1999/2000. Broadly, there are two sharply divided views on the India’s export behaviour.

RIS-DP 36

The issues of environmental regulation and international competitiveness revolve around the question of harmonization of standards and it is generally observed that competitive deregulation could lead to downward harmonization of environmental sta

RIS-DP 35

This paper attempts to look into the various issues involved in the debate on geographical indications in the background of EU-India cooperation.