Discussion Papers


Discussion Paper: # 142

Transportation Cost and Trade Competitiveness: Empirical Evidence from India

by Prabir De and Bhisma Rout

Abstract: India has been witnessing a sharp rise in merchandise trade and showing greater trade interdependence on a large variety of goods, particularly in intermediate and capital goods.


Abstract:Developing countries have been characterized as having played an essentially defensive role in the GATT, unwilling to make tariff concessions, and have focused almost exclusively on securing Special and Differential Treat


Abstract: The recent spate of large cross-border acquisitions e.g.


Abstract: With sharp economic growth, the international focus on ‘aid’ programmes of emerging economies, including India, has gone up considerably.


Abstract: The rise of emerging countries has caused a profound impact on the balance of economic powers in the global economy.

DP 137 Dr Sachin Chaturvedi

Abstract: BICS have developed strong linkages with fellow developing countries in the realms of trade, investment and technology.


Abstract: The progress of the cooperation and economic integration of the region has a big potentiality for further industrial and economic development of the whole Asian region in general.


Abstract: Development of infrastructure is one of the key priorities of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries.


Discussion Paper: # 134

India-Africa Economic Partnership: Trends and Prospects

by S. K. Mohanty & Sachin Chaturvedi

Abstract: With the growing internationalisation, the traditional old linkages between India and Africa are gradually emerging as a dynamic and vibrant trade and investment partnership, benefiting all the partner economies.


Abstract: Despite a plethora of programs for increased financial co-operation in Asia, there has been very little real progress in developing a regional architecture for financial co-operation in Asia.