Former scholars

Pravakar Sahoo

Former Visiting Fellow

Pravakar was a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel in 2016. Pravakar is also a tenured Associate Professor with the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi. Prior to that, he was working as senior fellow in Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).

During his last 16 years of teaching and research experience, he has worked and published more than 60 research papers in refereed international and national journals on issues related to Macroeconomics, International Trade & investment, Regional cooperation and Infrastructure.

He has wide international exposure and served as a consultant/researcher to reputed organizations such as Ministry of Finance and Commerce, GoI, Indo-Sastri Canadian institute, IDRC, Korea Institute for International Economic Relations (KIEP), East West Center, USA, South Asian Bureau of Economic Research (SABER), ANU, Australia;  The South Asia Network of Economic research Institutes (SANEI), Institute of Developing Economies, IDE-JETRO, Japan,  and Heritage Foundation, USA.

He has work experience on India, South Asia, Japan, Korea, China, USA, France and other Asian Countries.

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Why have export-oriented units in India failed to deliver?

In 1980, the Export Oriented Unit (EOU) Scheme was launched in India to boost exports and increase production. Though a number of provisions and exemptions including both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives have been extended to the Scheme to achieve the desired goal, the performance of EOUs has been far from satisfactory, particularly in the past few years. Therefore, it is time for a relook at the EOU Scheme for export promotions in context of report on performance of EOU Scheme by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. This issue is pertinent in the context of India’s declining exports and rising trade deficit.

By: Niloptal Goswami, Pravakar Sahoo and Bruegel Topic: Global economy and trade Date: October 22, 2016
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Opening of the Indian economy to foreign investors: opportunities for Europe

The latest changes in foreign direct investment norms in India have made entry and control of foreign investors in a lot of sectors easier.

By: Pravakar Sahoo and Bruegel Topic: Global economy and trade Date: October 22, 2016
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Goods and services tax: Landmark tax reforms in India

The complicated tax system in India with multiple rates is one of the most difficult issues investors and industry face. The new uniform tax rate aims to attract investors as well as create lower tax burdens for manufacturing firms and final consumers in India. However, a successful implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) will require an efficient IT infrastructure and capacity building of the entire tax administration.

By: Pravakar Sahoo Topic: Global economy and trade Date: October 7, 2016