Meity Programme Publications


  • Stylized Facts on the Evolution of the Enterprise Size Distribution in India’s Manufacturing Sector | Radhicka Kapoor | Working Paper 409 | Executive Summary | February 2022
  • Alternate Construction Technologies for Mass Housing: Challenges to Adoption in India | Ayush Khare, Debarpita Roy, Triveni Prasad Nanda | Working Paper 408 | Executive Summary | January 2022
  • ‘Food Can’t Be Traded’ Civil Society’s Discursive Power in the Context of Agricultural Liberalisation in India | Camille Parguel and Jean-Christophe Graz | Working Paper 405 | Executive Summary | August 2021
  • The Indian Energy Divide: Dissecting inequalities in the energy transition towards LPG | Utkarsh Patel and Deepak Kumar | Working Paper 401 | Executive Summary | November 2020
  • COVID-19, Data Localisation and G20: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for India Arpita Mukherjee, Soham Sinha, Angana Parashar Sarma, Nibha Bharti and Drishti Vishwanath | Working Paper 398 | Executive Summary | October 2020
  • Specific Human Capital and Skills in Indian Manufacturing: Observed Wage and Tenure Relationships from a Worker Survey | Jaivir Singh, Deb Kusum Das and Kumar Abhishek | Working Paper 397 | Executive Summary | October 2020
  • Liberalisation of the Insurance Sector: An Analysis of India and BRICS | Saon Ray, Kuntala Bandyopadhyay and Vasundhara Thakur |Working Paper 396 | Executive Summary | September 2020

  • A Minimum Income Guarantee amidst Joblessness & Vulnerability: A Design for Income Transfers post-Covid 19 and beyond | Santosh Mehrotra, Anjana Rajagopalan and Rakesh Ranjan Kumar | Working Paper 393 | Executive Summary | June 2020
  • The Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties on FDI Inflows into India: Some Empirical Results | Jaivir Singh, Vatsala Shreeti and Parnil Urdhwareshe | Working Paper 391 | Executive Summary | June 2020
  • Public Sector Enterprises in India: Enhancing Geo-Strategic Reach and Exports | Arpita Mukherjee, Angana Parashar Sarma, Ankita Barah and Arush Mohan | Working Paper 388 |Executive Summary | April 2020
  • African greenfield investment and the likely effect of the African Continental
    Free Trade Area | Anirudh Shingal and Maximiliano Mendez-Parra |Working Paper 387 | Executive Summary | March 2020

Policy Briefs

  • New PublicationDeepak Mishra, Ashok Gulati, Shyma Jose, Ranjana Roy, Sanchit Gupta, Manish Kumar Prasad and Sabarni Chowdhury | Taming Inflation | Policy Brief | September 2022

ICRIER in News

In the 2011 Global Go-To Think Tanks Report, ICRIER’s rank has improved to 15th position among top 30 Asian Think Tanks in 2011 from 23rd position in 2010. ICRIER is also ranked 25th in the top 30 international economic policy think tanks. In this ranking ICRIER is the only Indian institution.
The Global Go-To Think Tank Report is annually produced by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania. The 2011 report was launched on 18 January 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Given hereunder is a snapshot of the range of experts and peer institutions participating in this year’s ranking process:

  • 1. 793 expert panelists for all the regional and functional research categories
  • 2. 150 journalists and scholars with expertise spanning politics, think tanks, and civil society
  • 3. 55 current and former directors of think tank programs and networks
  • 4. 40 public and private donors
  • 5. 100s of think tanks
  • 6. 25-30 intergovernmental organizations
  • 7. 120 academic institutions

The increasingly global reach of the rankings is reflected in the following statistics regarding this year’s report:

  • 1. 6,545 think tanks from 182 countries were invited to participate in the process
  • 2. 1,500 plus individuals from 120 countries participated in the nominations and rankings process
  • 3. Think tanks were nominated, and subsequently ranked, in 30 categories
  • 4. A total of 5,329 think tanks were nominated
  • 5. A total of well over 25,000 nominations were received across the 30 categories
  • 6. 202 think tanks were nominated as the world’s top think tank

WTO Newsletter Archives


  • Hemant Krishan Singh, Sanjay Pulipaka. Asia’s Arc of Advantage India, ASEAN and the US: Shaping Asian Architecture August 2013
  • Hemant Krishan Singh, (et al).BIT and BeyondAdvancing India-US Economic Relations, January 2013
  • Kathuria, Rajat; Kedia-Jaju, Mansi.India: The Impact of Internet. IAMAI, Department of Information Technology, Government of India and ICRIER, 2011.
  • Mukherjee, Arpita and Patel, Nitisha. FDI in Retail Sector: India. Academic Foundation, Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India and ICRIER, 2005.
  • Misra, Rajiv L.; Chatterjee, Rachel and Rao, Sujatha. India Health Report. Oxford University Press and ICRIER, 2003.

WTO Newsletter

Since ICRIER’s inception GATT has been one of the main thrust areas of research activities. After the establishment of the WTO, services became one of our niche areas of research and an ambitious project for study of individual service sub sectors was implemented with support from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Subsequently the research was broadened to include other WTO issues such as agriculture, NAMA, anti-dumping, subsidies and countervailing measures, and intellectual property rights. With the agenda of the WTO becoming more comprehensive and with the launch of the Doha Round we substantially expanded and intensified WTO research at ICRIER. In this context we have decided to launch a quarterly titled the Trade Policy Newsletter. The newsletter will keep track of national, regional and global trade and investment policy developments and offer critical insights. Each issue will also contain feature articles on various aspects of these developments as well as on WTO issues.


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Regional Studies at ICRIER

ICRIER started the Regional Insights initiative in 2008.

The rationale is that research on India’s relations with other countries will have to take on board the increasing demand being placed on India for a major role in international discussions on evolving a new global social, economic, financial and environmental architecture. In this context, each researcher has adopted a country/region. The Team will track and monitor developments in the major countries, regions, economic blocks and India’s neighbours.

Research Digest
Policy Briefs
  • India’s BOP Crisis and External Reforms Myths and Paradoxes
    by Arvind Virmani, December 2001
  • India’s Macroeconomic Management in the Nineties
    by Shankar Acharya, October 2001
  • India and GATS 2000 : Negotiating Strategies and Domestic Reforms
    by Rupa Chanda, September 2001
  • Peace, Security and Economic Cooperation: India and South Asia in the 21st century
    by Jasjit Singh, Dipankar Banerjee, Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Sanjaya Baru , Muchkund Dubey, December 1998
  • Economic Liberalization and Financial Reforms in India : An Outsiders Perspective
    by Ronald I. Mckinnon, March 1995
  • Population, Development, and Demographic Freedom
    by Andrew Mason, January 1995
  • Dynamic Growth in China: Lessons in Economic Reform for other Developing Economics
    by Wing Thye Woo, August 1994
  • India’s Unfinished Reform Agenda
    by Jeffrey Sachs , August 1994
  • Policy Reform and Economic Growth: Experience of the 1980
    by Anne 0. Krueger, June 1994
  • The Mexican Experience in the Privatization Process
    by J. Rogozinski, May 1994
  • The Successes and Failures of State Owned Enterprise Divestitures in a Developing Country: The Case of Chile
    by Rolf J. Luders, May 1994
  • India’s Economic Reforms: Tasks Ahead
    by T.N. Srinivasan, April 1994
  • New Insights into the Growth Process
    by Arnold C. Harberger, 1994
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