Discussion Papers

DP 182 Amb V S Seshadri

Discussion Paper: # 182

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

by V. S. Seshadri

Abstract: The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has emerged as a major regional initiative for trade and investment liberalisation and towards enhancing competitiveness of the twelve participant countries drawn from either side of t

Discussion Paper: # 181

Logistics, Trade and Production Networks: An Empirical Investigation

by Prabir De and Amrita Saha

Abstract: Logistics services contribute to not only expansion in trade and production networks within or across countries but also help to build countries’ productive capacities.

Discussion Paper: # 180

India and Africa: Development Partnership

by Ambassador Shyam Saran


Discussion Paper: # 179

Towards a More Equitable Outcome from Rio Plus 20

by Ambassador A. Gopinathan


Discussion Paper: # 177

BRICS and South-South Cooperation in Medicine: Emerging Trends in Research and Entrepreneurial Collaborations

by Sachin Chaturvedi and Halla Thorsteinsdóttir

Abstract: Though there is huge spectrum of South-South collaboration, led by the economies from the BRICS countries in the medical field there is a lack of studies examining the extent and characteristics of these collabo


Discussion Paper: # 176

The R&D Scenario in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

by Reji K Joseph

Abstract: A set of policy reforms have been introduced in the Indian pharmaceutical sector since mid-1990s, aimed at incentivizing the private sector R&D. Patent reforms was the most significant policy reform.


Abstract: India and Baltic Sea Region (BSR) may seem very different areas of the world, and indeed in many ways they are heterogeneous. But, there are many similarities.


Abstract: Over recent years India has witnessed wide-ranging economic reforms in her policies governing international trade and FDI flows. Consequently, both trade and FDI flows have risen dramatically since 1991.


Discussion Paper: # 173

Assessing Barriers to Trade in Services in India

by Prabir De

Abstract: International trade in services has become more important in recent years as advances in technology have permitted new means of providing services across borders.