Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Addressing New Service Sectors In WTO/FTAs: Express Delivery And India

    The service sector is evolving. New services and new modes of delivering existing services have increased the complexities of services negotiations in the WTO and in FTAs. The WTO negotiations focus on market access but FTAs tend to go beyond market access to seeking regulatory commitments from trading partners. India...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Service Sector As India's Road To Economic Growth?

    Among fast growing developing countries, India is distinctive for the role of the service sector. However, skeptics have raised doubts about both the quality and sustainability of the increase in service sector activity and its implications for economic development. Using National Accounts Statistics and cross-county data, the authors show that...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    OTC Derivatives Market In India: Recent Regulatory Initiatives And Open Issues For Market Stability And Development

    The OTC derivatives markets all over the world have shown tremendous growth in recent years. In the wake of the present financial crisis, which is believed to have been exacerbated by OTC derivatives, increasing attention is being paid to analysing the regulatory environment of these markets. In this context, the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    India In The Global And Regional Trade: Determinants Of Aggregate And Bilateral Trade Flows And Firms' Decision To Export

    This paper contributes to two strands of literature on empirical models of trade flows and trade policy. The first and the older strand is that of gravity models of bilateral trade flows going back to Hans Linneman (1966) and Tinbergen (1962) and its recent applications, particularly by Adams et al...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    India-Japan Investment Relations: Trends & Prospects

    Though Japan had been one of the top five investors in India for long, its share in India's total FDI inflows has been dwindling since 2000. Other countries have surpassed Japan in terms of their investment and market share in the Indian economy. In this context, this paper attempts to...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    India-Korea Trade And Investment Relations

    Though economic relations between India and Korea have been strengthening, the current size of trade and investment between the two countries is relatively low compared to the size and structural complementarities of the two economies. In this context, the present paper analyses trade and investment relations and explores future areas...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Chinese Export Bundles: Patterns, Puzzles And Possible Explanations

    China's exports have become increasingly sophisticated. This has generated anxiety in developed countries as the competitive pressure may be increasingly felt outside labor-intensive industries. Using product-level data on exports from different cities within China, this paper investigates the contributing factors to the rising export sophistication. Somewhat surprisingly, neither processing trade...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Aggregate Productivity Growth In Indian Manufacturing: An Application Of Domar Aggregation

    Productivity growth in Indian manufacturing is an important driver of overall growth, yet the issues related to its measurement have still not been resolved. The issue of how to compute an aggregate productivity measure holds significance for two reasons: one, the productivity of a firm should reflect the productivity of...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    South-South FDI Vs North-South FDI: A Comparative Analysis In The Context Of India

    Over the years FDI activities from developing countries have grown very rapidly and most of these investments end up in other developing countries. The analysis is carried at two levels. First the authors look at the overall trends of FDI flows (both inward & outward) region wise (North versus South),...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Employment Potential Of Labor Intensive Industries In India's Organized Manufacturing

    This paper attempts to identify and examine labor intensive industries in the organized manufacturing sector in India in order to understand their employment generation potential. Using the data from the Annual Survey of Industries (Government of India, various issues), the labor intensity for 97 industries at the 4-digit disaggregate level...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Do Labor Intensive Industries Generate Employment? Evidence From Firm Level Survey In India

    This paper attempts to address the issue of declining labour intensity in India's organized manufacturing in order to understand the constraints on employment generation in the labour intensive sectors. Using primary survey data covering 252 labour intensive manufacturing-exporting firms across five sectors - apparel, leather, gems and jewellery, sports goods,...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Two Waves Of Service-Sector Growth

    The positive association between the service sector share of output and per capita income is one of the best-known regularities in all of growth and development economics. Yet there is less than complete agreement on the nature of that association. Here the authors identify two waves of service sector growth,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Adverse Selection And Private Health Insurance Coverage In India: A Rational Behaviour Model Of Insurance Agents Under Asymmetric Information

    In the backdrop of the low level of health insurance coverage in India, this paper examines the determinants of the scaling-up process of health insurance by analyzing the rational behaviour of an insurance agent facing a trade-off between selling 'Health insurance' and 'Other forms of insurance' subject to his limited...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Trade In Energy Services: GATS And India

    Energy plays a vital role in the development of any economy and given its unequal distribution trade in energy, especially fossil fuels, is an important component of international trade. In the past, due to its public good characteristics, energy-related services were mostly supplied by the government. With liberalization and globalization...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Cost Competitiveness Of Manufacturing In China And India: An Industry And Regional Perspective

    This paper focuses on comparisons of productivity, (unit) labor cost and industry level competitiveness for the manufacturing sector of China and India. The authors first provide a comparison between India and China using a broad international perspective. They find that China has increased its labor productivity to a level above...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Regional Economic Integration And FDI In South Asia : Prospects And Problems

    The slow progress and modest achievements of regional integration in South Asia have generated a huge amount of skepticism about its role as an effective strategy of growth. The paper, however, argues that there is need to forge deeper integration within the region. It examines the prospects and problems of...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Two Waves Of Service-Sector Growth

    The positive association between the service sector share of output and per capita income is one of the best-known regularities in all of growth and development economics. Yet there is less than complete agreement on the nature of that association. Here the authors identify two waves of service sector growth,...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Adverse Selection And Private Health Insurance Coverage In India: A Rational Behaviour Model Of Insurance Agents Under Asymmetric Information

    In the backdrop of the low level of health insurance coverage in India, this paper examines the determinants of the scaling-up process of health insurance by analyzing the rational behaviour of an insurance agent facing a trade-off between selling 'Health insurance' and 'Other forms of insurance' subject to his limited...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Employment Potential Of Labor Intensive Industries In India's Organized Manufacturing

    This paper attempts to identify and examine labor intensive industries in the organized manufacturing sector in India in order to understand their employment generation potential. Using the data from the Annual Survey of Industries (Government of India, various issues), the labor intensity for 97 industries at the 4-digit disaggregate level...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Do Labor Intensive Industries Generate Employment? Evidence From Firm Level Survey In India

    This paper attempts to address the issue of declining labour intensity in India's organized manufacturing in order to understand the constraints on employment generation in the labour intensive sectors. Using primary survey data covering 252 labour intensive manufacturing-exporting firms across five sectors - apparel, leather, gems and jewellery, sports goods,...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    South-South FDI Vs North-South FDI: A Comparative Analysis In The Context Of India

    Over the years FDI activities from developing countries have grown very rapidly and most of these investments end up in other developing countries. The analysis is carried at two levels. First the authors look at the overall trends of FDI flows (both inward & outward) region wise (North versus South),...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Aggregate Productivity Growth In Indian Manufacturing: An Application Of Domar Aggregation

    Productivity growth in Indian manufacturing is an important driver of overall growth, yet the issues related to its measurement have still not been resolved. The issue of how to compute an aggregate productivity measure holds significance for two reasons: one, the productivity of a firm should reflect the productivity of...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    India-Korea Trade And Investment Relations

    Though economic relations between India and Korea have been strengthening, the current size of trade and investment between the two countries is relatively low compared to the size and structural complementarities of the two economies. In this context, the present paper analyses trade and investment relations and explores future areas...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Addressing New Service Sectors In WTO/FTAs: Express Delivery And India

    The service sector is evolving. New services and new modes of delivering existing services have increased the complexities of services negotiations in the WTO and in FTAs. The WTO negotiations focus on market access but FTAs tend to go beyond market access to seeking regulatory commitments from trading partners. India...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Service Sector As India's Road To Economic Growth?

    Among fast growing developing countries, India is distinctive for the role of the service sector. However, skeptics have raised doubts about both the quality and sustainability of the increase in service sector activity and its implications for economic development. Using National Accounts Statistics and cross-county data, the authors show that...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    OTC Derivatives Market In India: Recent Regulatory Initiatives And Open Issues For Market Stability And Development

    The OTC derivatives markets all over the world have shown tremendous growth in recent years. In the wake of the present financial crisis, which is believed to have been exacerbated by OTC derivatives, increasing attention is being paid to analysing the regulatory environment of these markets. In this context, the...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    India-Japan Investment Relations: Trends & Prospects

    Though Japan had been one of the top five investors in India for long, its share in India's total FDI inflows has been dwindling since 2000. Other countries have surpassed Japan in terms of their investment and market share in the Indian economy. In this context, this paper attempts to...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Regional Economic Integration And FDI In South Asia : Prospects And Problems

    The slow progress and modest achievements of regional integration in South Asia have generated a huge amount of skepticism about its role as an effective strategy of growth. The paper, however, argues that there is need to forge deeper integration within the region. It examines the prospects and problems of...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Chinese Export Bundles: Patterns, Puzzles And Possible Explanations

    China's exports have become increasingly sophisticated. This has generated anxiety in developed countries as the competitive pressure may be increasingly felt outside labor-intensive industries. Using product-level data on exports from different cities within China, this paper investigates the contributing factors to the rising export sophistication. Somewhat surprisingly, neither processing trade...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Cost Competitiveness Of Manufacturing In China And India: An Industry And Regional Perspective

    This paper focuses on comparisons of productivity, (unit) labor cost and industry level competitiveness for the manufacturing sector of China and India. The authors first provide a comparison between India and China using a broad international perspective. They find that China has increased its labor productivity to a level above...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Trade In Energy Services: GATS And India

    Energy plays a vital role in the development of any economy and given its unequal distribution trade in energy, especially fossil fuels, is an important component of international trade. In the past, due to its public good characteristics, energy-related services were mostly supplied by the government. With liberalization and globalization...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    India In The Global And Regional Trade: Determinants Of Aggregate And Bilateral Trade Flows And Firms' Decision To Export

    This paper contributes to two strands of literature on empirical models of trade flows and trade policy. The first and the older strand is that of gravity models of bilateral trade flows going back to Hans Linneman (1966) and Tinbergen (1962) and its recent applications, particularly by Adams et al...

    Provided By Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations