Karan Bhasin

Karan Bhasin is a political economist by training and has diversified research interests in the field of economics. He tweets @karanbhasin95.

To promote growth, just cut tax rates: Here is the likely impact of tax rates for corporates being slashed by the Modi govt

1- 22 per cent of Corporate Tax Rate because it is the optimal tax rate implies that revenue maximization is the key driver of taxation policy going forward.

The skewed analysis must stop: We need to stop looking at just the repo rates and talk about real rates instead

A recent article by a commentator in Hindustan Times mentions that the MPC had little ability to stimulate growth

Finance Ministry needs to move away from Socialist policies: Surcharge on rich was wonky enough, new CSR norms are beyond ridiculous

Across the globe there are discussions regarding CSR norms and their implications for social responsibility, governments, public policy and society in general. There are many arguments for and against CSR norms and most of these arguments are valid.

The budget gets almost everything right, but sends a few wrong signals

Cut in corporate tax sends a sign that the government is embracing businesses

Lower corporate tax and cost of capital to river interlinking: My wishlist for Budget 2019

Low cost of capital is critical to help bring in requisite investments and give a major boost to our growth

The debate around PLFS is back and here are the issues that the politicised controversy fails to consider

The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) is officially out, and with it, the controversy on job growth over the last 5 years has resurfaced.

It is not the sole responsibility of the ‘right’ or the ‘left’ to criticise Modi, it is just the time to discuss, debate and improve

Over the course of last 5 years, I’ve come to a conclusion that labels such as political, cultural or economic right (or the left) are too restrictive, and often, an oversimplification of the diverse set of ideas that an individual may represent.

As regional leaders and Rahul Gandhi ready their excuses, 23rd May all set to be a nail-biting Soap Opera

As the final phase of 2019 elections come to an end and the Exit Polls are out, it is important to look at the changes that India’s society has undergone over the last couple of years.

The discussion around GDP data is driven by political and ideological belief, not data and facts

The recent debate regarding the GDP has come with the backdrop of a report that suggests that the MCA-21 database has 36% of its companies unsuitable for collection of data

The voter turnout in the first phases of 2019 elections shows which way the political wind may be blowing

There has been a lot of discussion regarding voter turnouts in the current 2019 elections. During the initial phases, it was argued that the voter turn-out, in general, was lower than the 2014 levels.

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