Guest Column

Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy is an economist and author. He is the chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the prime minister. He was also a member of the NITI Aayog.

The identity crisis

A few weeks before Covid-19 stopped the world in its tracks, I went to visit a city

By Bibek Debroy May 24, 2020

We cook too much...

There was a recent news report about a resort in Coorg. If a guest wastes food, the

By Bibek Debroy April 26, 2020

En route to reforms

In 2014-2015, I had the good fortune to chair a committee on restructuring the

By Bibek Debroy March 29, 2020

GST matters

The Union Budget is not meant to change indirect taxes. Indirect taxes are the Goods

By Bibek Debroy February 22, 2020

A country of the young? Not really

In the 2011 Census, India had a population of almost 121.1 crore. Of this, 29.5 per

By Bibek Debroy January 25, 2020

Learning from Macaulay

Two-thirds of backlog of judicial cases are criminal cases, typically concentrated

By Bibek Debroy December 28, 2019

Gandhi, Ambedkar and pens

Many people have written about Mahatma Gandhi and Babasaheb Ambedkar and their

By Bibek Debroy November 30, 2019

Cobra skin and rat tails

The law of unintended consequences says that an action leads to unanticipated

By Bibek Debroy November 02, 2019

The Nashipur syndrome

During the Railway budget speech of February 26, 2001, Mamata Banerjee announced:

By Bibek Debroy October 05, 2019