Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

12 Mar 2008

The Union Budget 2008-09: Reform and Development Perspectives
March 12, 2008
ASSOCHAM House, New Delhi
In March 2007 four leading Indian economic policy research institutes came together for the first time to present their assessment of the reform and development implications of the Union Budget 2007-08.  The four institutes, ICRIER, IDF, NCAER, and NIPFP joined hands to provide a more reflective view of the Budget, stepping back from the feverish commentary that follows in the days after the Budget speech. For the Union Budget 2008-09, in another first, ICRIER, IDF, NCAER, and NIPFP had joined by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) to add an explicit political dimension to the assessment of the Budget.

Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President & Chief Executive 
Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi

Dr. M. Govinda Rao
, Director
National Institute for Public Finance & Policy, New Delhi
[download presentations]

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director & CE
ICRIER, New Delhi
[download presentations]

Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Director
India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana
[download presentations]

Mr. Suman K. Bery
, Director General
NCAER, New Delhi
[download presentations]

Mr. Vivian Fernandes, Editor – Economic Policy, Television Eighteen India Ltd., Noida had moderated the session.


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