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  • Author: Soumitra Ghosh
  • Publication Date: 07-2010
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Asia-Pacific Research Center
  • Abstract: Out-of-pocket payments are the principal source of health care finance in most Asian countries, and India is no exception. This fact has important consequences for household living standards. In this paper the author explores significant changes in the 1990s and early 2000s that appear to have occurred as a result of out-of-pocket spending on health care in 16 Indian states. Using data from the National Sample Survey on consumption expenditure undertaken in 1993-94 and 2004-05, the author measures catastrophic payments and impoverishment due to out-of-pocket payments for health care. Considerable data on the magnitude, distribution and economic consequences of out-of-pocket payments in India are provided; when compared over the study period, these indicate that new policies have significantly increased both catastrophic expenditure and impoverishment.
  • Topic: Economics, Health, Social Stratification
  • Political Geography: India
  • Author: Dennis Arroyo
  • Publication Date: 06-2008
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Asia-Pacific Research Center
  • Abstract: Major economic reforms are often politically difficult, causing pain to voters and provoking unrest. They may be opposed by politicians with short time horizons. They may collide with the established ideology and an entrenched ruling party. They may be resisted by bureaucrats and by vested interests. Obstacles to major economic reform can be daunting in democratic and autocratic polities alike.
  • Topic: Economics, Government, Political Economy
  • Political Geography: China, India, Asia, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand
  • Author: Rafiq Dossani
  • Publication Date: 03-2004
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Asia-Pacific Research Center
  • Abstract: Firstly, the cost-to-serve for each category of consumer varies depending on several factors. There are technical reasons such as power factor, voltage of supply and so on which are set out in the Electricity Supply Act, 1948. There are also commercial reasons. In some situations, the total quantity of power available could not be sold, unless some categories of consumers we are charged a lower tariff. There are also considerations of equity or the need to meet the merit wants of the poorer population, which prompted differential pricing.
  • Topic: Agriculture, Economics, Energy Policy
  • Political Geography: South Asia, India
  • Author: Rafiq Dossani, V. Ranganathan
  • Publication Date: 07-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Asia-Pacific Research Center
  • Abstract: Electric power for rural pumpset usage is subsidized by all the states in India, the subsidy being estimated at 1.1 percent of GDP. Users are charged a highly subsidized, flat, annual fee that varies with pumpset size. This fixed charge has encouraged waste and raised subsidies over time. Unwilling to bear these costs any longer, states have proposed a range of strategies, including independent regulation, metering of agricultural pumpsets, and raising prices.
  • Topic: Economics, Government
  • Political Geography: South Asia, India
  • Author: Rafiq Dossani, Martin Kenney
  • Publication Date: 05-2001
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Asia-Pacific Research Center
  • Abstract: In the last decade, one of the most admired institutions among industrialists and economic policymakers around the world has been the U.S. venture capital industry. A recent OECD (2000) report identified venture capital as a critical component for the success of entrepreneurial high-technology firms and recommended that all nations consider strategies for encouraging the availability of venture capital. With such admiration and encouragement from prestigious international organizations has come various attempts to create an indigenous venture capital industry. This article examines the efforts to create a venture capital industry in India.
  • Topic: Economics, Emerging Markets, Industrial Policy
  • Political Geography: United States, South Asia, India