India’s 2014-15 Budget: Implications for Fiscal and Economic Management |

India’s 2014-15 Budget: Implications for Fiscal and Economic Management

Synopsis:

The first budget of India’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, elected in the April-May 2014 General Election, is of more than usual interest given India’s need to accelerate growth, encourage investment, and manage fiscal and external sector deficits. The main themes of the NDA election campaign were broad-based VIKAS (or progress), and good governance. The FY 2014-15 budget represents a major opportunity for the NDA government to reveal  its  broad strategy, and specific initiatives to balance different objectives such as achieving fiscal consolidation, obtaining better outcomes from budgetary outlays, and positively impacting on household welfare through a combination of macroeconomic (eg. containing price inflation, livelihood generation), and microeconomic (such as encouraging economic freedom and competition, lowering transaction costs).  This seminar assesses fiscal and economic management implications of the NDA’s 2014-15 budget, with main focus on addressing current constraints in India’s growth drivers.

Speaker(s):

Prof Mukul Asher, Professorial Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Date:
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Time:
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

RSVP:
Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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