Ilanomics

Should India fear crypto or digital currencies? 26 November 2021
Should retail investors buy Indian govt bonds? 12 November 2021
Why greater formalisation of Indian economy is good news 5 November 2021
Are happy days back for Indian economy? 22 October 2021
How India is using insolvency to tackle troubled NBFCs 8 October 2021
Is India creating jobs? Or losing jobs? 1 October 2021
Can India deal with another taper tantrum? 24 September 2021
How Modi govt can help private sector flourish 17 September 2021
Why is India seeing a new Gold Rush? 10 September 2021
Is Indian economy back on track? 3 September 2021
Has Modi govt done enough to reassure foreign investors?,The Print 13 August 2021
Why RBI is focused on growth & not inflation ,The Print 6 August 2021
Why India needs more pvt insurance companies,The Print 30 July 2021
Why's India walking on one leg despite 1991 reforms? ,The Print 23 July 2021
How Nehru, Indira gave India a crisis in 1991 & forced reforms ,The Print 16 July 2021
Why India can't seem to win with ratings agencies,The Print 9 July 2021
Could Nirmala Sitharaman have done more to stimulate economy?,The Print 2 July 2021
Why RBI should stop hoarding forex reserves,The Print 25 June 2021
Why are Indian families borrowing more? How to stop it?,The Print 11 June 2021
GDP data shows India is now on recovery path. But faster vaccination is key,The Print 4 June 2021
Modi govt needs a Covid cushion. RBI must transfer more of its surplus funds,The Print 28 May 2021
These 4 factors will shape how Indian economy rebounds from shock of Covid second wave,The Print 21 May 2021
How this Covid wave has hurt Indian economy — falling indicators, lower growth expectations,The Print 14 May 2021
Good start by RBI. Now, banks need to step up & do their bit to help the Covid-hit economy,The Print 7 May 2021
India is opening up Covid vaccination. It’s time to shirk hesitancy & disregard price concerns,The Print 30 April 2021
Why higher inflation could be India’s next big worry amid worsening Covid crisis,The Print 23 April 2021
Modi govt allowing foreign vaccines a welcome step, there are many economic & health benefits,The Print 16 April 2021
Manage govt interest burden or prevent price rise? RBI faces tough balancing act,The Print 9 April 2021
Why sticking to inflation target is the right call,The Print 2 April 2021
What can Indian economy expect in new financial year?,The Print 26 March 2021
Why is India's bond market worried?,The Print 12 March 2021
Why Modi govt shouldn't depend on petrol, diesel taxes,The Print 26 February 2021
How Modi government can boost private sector,The Print 19 February 2021
Prevent & Cure: Budget 2021 gets health right,The Print 12 February 2021
Has RBI helped Modi govt boost growth? Economist Ila Patnaik answers the question,The Print 5 February 2021
Budget 2021: Big push for growth,The Print 1 February 2021
Economic Survey 2021: Has India turned the corner?,The Print 29 January 2021
Why Budget 2021 must focus on growth & not fiscal deficit,The Print 22 January 2021
How India can measure inflation better,The Print 15 January 2021
Where is India’s economy headed in 2021? YP Rajesh in conversation with noted economist Ila Patnaik,The Print 8 January 2021
What economic indicators at end of 2020 tell us about the health of economy,The Print 1 January 2021
Modi govt is planning to set up DFIs, but it needs to figure out sources for funds first,The Print 25 December 2020
Why relaxing inflation target for growth isn’t good,The Print 18 December 2020
How Modi govt can avoid farmers' protest-like crisis,The Print 11 December 2020
Can RBI pause on interest rates cushion impact of covid on economy & curb inflation?,The Print 4 December 2020
Why India shouldn’t allow corporates to start banks,The Print 27 November 2020
Why India is right not to join RCEP trade deal,The Print 20 November 2020
How will Modi Govt's 'Diwali Stimulus' boost the economy?,The Print 12 November 2020
Why is urban MGNREGA a bad idea?,The Print 6 November 2020
How does Modi govt's interest waiver for all help credit culture?,The Print 30 October 2020
Ila Patnaik tells YP Rajesh why IMF wants world to emulate India’s capital controls on​,The Print 23 October 2020
बैंकों को भी राहत चाहिए, कर्ज लेने वालों का भला करते रहने से क्रेडिट ग्रोथ पर बुरा असर पड़ेगा,The Print 16 October 2020
Banks need relief too, helping only borrowers will hamper next round of credit growth,The Print 16 October 2020
RBI projects rebound - Is Indian economy turning the corner?,The Print 9 October 2020
भारत में Inflation पर नियंत्रण कामयाब हुआ है, ये Modi सरकार की बड़ी उपलब्धि है,The Print 2 October 2020
Inflation targeting has worked for India, it is one of Modi govt’s defining achievements,The Print 2 October 2020
End the domination of public sector banks, not simply recapitalise them. That’s true reform,The Print 26 September 2020
प्याज़ का export रोकने से किसान को नुकसान होगा और भारत की छवि बिगड़ेगी,The Print 18 September 2020
Onion export ban is not the answer — it hurts farmers & India’s image as a reliable exporter,The Print 18 September 2020
Centre और state के बीच GST विवाद, किसके उधार का economy को होगा फायदा,The Print 11 September 2020
Centre vs states GST row doesn't matter. What matters is reviving economy & a borrowing plan,The Print 11 September 2020
भारत के tax revenue पर दिख रहा covid का असर, सरकार को फिर अपने खर्च पर सोचना होगा,The Print 4 September 2020
India’s fiscal crisis can only get worse as tax revenue is seen dropping 12.5% in 2020-21,The Print 4 September 2020
सरकार की वित्तीय हालत कमजोर, fiscal deficit का लक्ष्य भूल पारदर्शी बने सरकार,The Print 28 August 2020
Govt finances deteriorating. Postpone fiscal deficit goals, make economics more transparent,The Print 28 August 2020
राष्ट्रीय डिजिटल हेल्थ मिशन मरीज़ों के लिए अच्छा कदम पर इस डेटा की सुरक्षा चिंता का विषय,The Print 21 August 2020
India needs a digital health mission. But it also needs data privacy law to ensure it works,The Print 21 August 2020
Why loan restructuring is a welcome move from RBI, and what govt now needs to do for borrowers,The Print 14 August 2020
कोविड से निपटने के लिए भारत सरकार ने आर्थिक सुधार किए, जैसा यूरोप और अमेरिका ने नहीं किया,The Print 31 July 2020
Why India has increased economic freedoms in response to Covid, unlike Europe & US,The Print 13 July 2020
Inflation के बावजूद RBI को ब्याज दर नहीं बढ़ानी चाहिए,The Print 24 July 2020
Higher inflation doesn’t mean RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee should increase interest rates,The Print 24 July 2020
विश्वास और बिक्री बढ़ानी है तो आयुर्वेदिक दवाइयों का हो रेग्युलेशन,The Print 17 July 2020
Why India needs to regulate Ayurveda to win the world market for natural remedies,The Print 17 July 2020
How Modi govt’s ordinance on cooperative banks can prevent PMC-like scams, protect depositors,The Print 10 July 2020
मोदी सरकार का कोऑपरेटिव बैंकों पर अध्यादेश पीएमसी जैसे घोटाले रोकेगा, निवेशकों को बचाएगा,The Print 10 July 2020
क्या APMC में सुधार से किसानों के दिन फिरेंगे,The Print 3 July 2020
APMC laws had shackled farmers, Modi govt’s ordinance makes them as free as other sectors,The Print 3 July 2020
मोदी सरकार के कॉन्ट्रैक्ट फार्मिंग अध्यादेश से किसानों, खरीदारों और व्यापारियों का होगा फायदा,The Print 26 June 2020
Why Modi govt’s contract farming ordinance is a win-win for farmers, buyers & even traders,The Print 26 June 2020
Modi govt walks the talk on agriculture reforms. Now, fix the loopholes,The Print 19 June 2020
This recession is different & India can bounce back much faster than in the past,The Print 12 June 2020
America में मंदी आ गयी है, इसका India पर कब और कितना असर होगा?,The Print 11 June 2020
Why migrant workers are starting to return to cities & how this can revive economy faster,The Print 5 June 2020
मज़दूरों के वापस शहरों को लौटने से क्या economy जल्दी पटरी पर आयेगी?,The Print 4 June 2020
One nation, many rules – how multiple authorities & chaos they create hurts Indian economy,The Print 29 May 2020
COVID के बढ़ते मामलों और अर्थव्यवस्था के खुलने पर India के सामने क्या चुनौतियां होंगी ?,The Print 28 May 2020
Will RBI rate cut, moratorium extension help Indian economy?,The Print 22 May 2020
The 3 big unknowns that have forced Nirmala Sitharaman to be prudent with economic package,The Print 22 May 2020
क्यों Nirmala Sitharaman का आर्थिक पैकेज विवेकपूर्ण है?,The Print 21 May 2020
How Modi govt’s new reforms help business & boost economy,The Print 17 May 2020
What are implications of Modi govt’s big structural reforms?,The Print 16 May 2020
How will Modi's COVID package help farmers? Is it the much awaited farm reform?,The Print 15 May 2020
How does Modi govt’s stimulus package help migrant workers, street vendors & small farmers?,The Print 14 May 2020
मोदी सरकार का पैकेज भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में नई जान फूंकेगा?,The Print 13 May 2020
Can Modi government’s Rs 20 lakh-cr stimulus revive Indian economy?,The Print 13 May 2020
Why India’s rural economy stands to gain after the lockdown is lifted,The Print 8 May 2020
भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था lockdown के बाद,The Print 7 May 2020
Modi govt is being sensible by not announcing a large fiscal package to help revive economy,The Print 1 May 2020
With lockdown exit uncertain, ‘inflation tax’ can help govt care for those without savings,The Print 24 April 2020
India’s young people can be the corona-warriors who’ll put the economy back on track,The Print 17 April 2020
Pay private labs to test for Covid-19, it’s the best way to start India’s economic recovery,The Print 10 April 2020
How India can buck the trend of global recession caused by coronavirus,The Print 3 April 2020
RBI’s mega financial package will work only if Modi govt plans for life after lockdown,The Print 28 March 2020
3 critical steps Modi govt must take to protect people and economy during Covid-19 lockdown,The Print 27 March 2020
Faced with COVID-19, India chose to protect lives, not livelihoods. And that’s a good thing,The Print 20 March 2020
India doesn’t have too many options to deal with economic impact of coronavirus,The Print 13 March 2020
What does the Yes Bank crisis mean for India?,The Print 6 March 2020
How India can stop over-producing cereals & give people what they want - veggies, dal, meat,The Print 28 February 2020
How the LIC mega IPO can also help reform India's larger financial sector,The Print 21 February 2020
How a reform on Modi govt agenda can protect your deposits & keep banks from failing,The Print 14 February 2020
RBI has chosen the easy path, but it won’t solve structural problems in financial sector,The Print 7 February 2020
Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget has to present credible numbers, and commit to fiscal prudence,The Print 30 January 2020
Here’s what Nirmala Sitharaman can do to boost investor confidence,The Print 25 January 2020
The 4 priorities for Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2020,The Print 17 January 2020
5.5% inflation is transitory, it shouldn’t prevent a fiscal boost in Budget 2020,The Print 11 January 2020
To realise NIP worth Rs 102 lakh crore, Modi govt needs Indians to save long-term,The Print 3 January 2020
Why India needs ethical guidelines for social science trials after Abhijit Banerjee Nobel,The Print 27 December 2019
Cutting income tax and raising GST makes no sense. Both need to fall together,The Print 13 December 2019
Smog towers for Delhi pollution are like paracetamol for dengue — won’t cure real disease,The Print 29 November 2019
Tackling onion price rise leads to policy distortions, but it seems nothing will change,The Print 23 November 2019
High time Indian farmers are freed from shackles imposed by 1960s’ food-shortage mindset,The Print 15 November 2019
Ban culture isn’t working, north India’s air pollution needs many creative solutions,The Print 8 November 2019
Why regulating Amazon, Flipkart is a shock Indian economy can’t afford now,The Print 1 November 2019
Modi govt has both economic & political rationale to push PSU disinvestment now,The Print 25 October 2019
This is the real culprit behind Delhi’s poisonous Diwali air and PM Modi has a fix for it,The Print 18 October 2019
Private banks also in trouble, Modi govt must act now to set up resolution capability,The Print 11 October 2019
Will RBI’s fifth rate cut revive consumer demand?,The Print 4 October 2019
How India tackled 2008 financial crisis holds important lesson for reversing today's slowdown,The Print 14 September 2019
Why RBI Act needs changes to settle the reserves transfer debate,The Print 30 August 2019
Financial sector needs bold reform to fix slowdown. Modi govt has time & numbers to do it,The Print 14 August 2019
RBI has done its bit to boost India’s economic growth, now the govt needs to do its share,The Print 8 August 2019
Why Modi govt has nothing to fear on foreign currency borrowing,The Print 2 August 2019
Modi's anti-poverty schemes work. That's why BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections,The Print 26 July 2019
RBI Act needs to be amended to remove ambiguity on surplus flows to govt,The Print 20 July 2019
Borrowing abroad is bold, but India first needs to produce data that lenders can trust,The Print 12 July 2019
Everything you want to know about Budget jargon- in simple English,The Print 4 July 2019
Here’s how Modi govt can help make India a $5 trillion economy,The Print 21 June 2019
Interest rate cuts will make a difference only when they’re transmitted down the line,The Print 6 June 2019
The challenges facing India’s new finance minister as economy sees demand slowdown,The Print 30 May 2019
Improved credit growth doesn’t mean there is an improvement in the health of Indian banks,The Print 7 May 2019
Private projects have been declining, and India’s new govt needs to reverse this trend,The Print 17 April 2019
How will Rahul Gandhi fund his education plans?,The Print 2 April 2019
Rahul Gandhi's proposed pro-poor scheme is a palliative,The Print 26 March 2019
Lack of private corporate investment means job market will be tougher,The Print 13 March 2019
In IL"&"FS crisis season, why you should be worried if your PF money is with exempt trust,The Print 7 March 2019
As RBI transfers reserve surplus to Modi govt, it now has to find ways to manage risks,The Print 21 February 2019
Year after historic circular, debate over RBI’s regulation making powers still mired in confusion,The Print 15 February 2019
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das’ first rate cut move is government-friendly, as expected,The Print 7 February 2019
Budget 2019: Main takeaways and Modi’s big game-changers,The Print 1 February 2019

Ask Ila

Indian economy recorded worst ever contraction in FY21. What lies ahead?,The Print 1 June 2021
What factors will determine India's economic recovery in the coming months?,The Print 25 May 2021
Why the Indian economy is unlikely to reach pre-pandemic output levels this year?,The Print 18 May 2021
RBI has done its bit to support the economy. What more is needed?,The Print 11 May 2021
How important are vaccine supplies to get the economy up and running?,The Print 4 May 2021
How does global inflation, rising commodity prices and a weaker rupee impact the economy?,The Print 27 April 2021
Ep 01: How important is vaccine economics? How will the current lockdowns impact economy?,The Print 20 April 2021

Policy with Patnaik

I hosted a show focussing on current policy issues on NDTV Profit.

Raghuram Rajan 4 October, 2008The Raghuram Rajan report
Percy Mistry 11 October, 2008The global financial crisis and India, MIFC report
C Rangarajan 18 October, 2008Lessons for India from the global crisis
Mahesh Vyas 1 November, 2008Investment in India during the global recession
Vijay Kelkar 8 November, 2008Indian fiscal reform
Josh Felman 15 November, 2008Asia and the financial crisis
Urjit Patel 22 November, 2008India in the global crisis
Manish Sabarwal 29 November, 2008Indian labour markets
Suman Bery 6 December, 2008Indian business cycle
Kirit Parikh 13 December, 2008Energy policy
Pronab Sen 20 December, 2008Indian statistical system
Lant Pritchett 27 December, 2008India as a failing state
M. Govinda Rao 13 June, 2009Agenda for fiscal reform
Arvind Subramanian 20 June, 2009Opening up of the Indian capital account
Jeff Hammer 11 July, 2009Indian health system, public vs private goods
Ashok Gulati 18 July, 2009Indian agriculture, price policy, fertiliser subsidy, investment in irrigation, rural roads
Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey, Part II 1 August, 2009NREGA, RTI, labour market, reforms required.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta 8 August, 2009Higher education, how to make universities work
Raghuram Rajan 15 August, 2009Financial sector reformsafter the global crisis, compensation for bankers, strategy for reform.
Bibek Debroy 22 August, 2009Legal and police reforms.
Lant Pritchett 29 August, 2009Reforms in secondary education.
Gautam Bhardwaj 5 September, 2009Pension reforms.

Miscellaneous

Episode 227: Taking Stock of Our Economy,The Seen and the unseen (Podcast) 30 May 2021
Lockdown blues return: Will the virus infect India's growth again?,India Today 14 May 2021
Republic Day Special - India Economy 2021,Australia India Institute Delhi 25 January 2021
Budget 2021: Prannoy Roy, Experts Decode Union Budget 2021,NDTV Profit 2 February 2021
Experts Discuss The Prospects For Foreign Capital In India & Emerging Markets | Global Dialogue,CNBC-TV18 16 November 2020
What Are The Prospects For Foreign Capital Flows Into India Amid COVID-19 & US Election Verdict?,CNBC-TV18 10 November 2020
JUMP- Starting the economy for an #AatmanirbharBharat​ | Prof Ila Patnaik,Think India ORG 26 May 2020
India's Great Slowdown | Q & A,ORF 21 December 2019
India's Great Slowdown | Remarks | Ila Patnaik,ORF 21 December 2019
Way Forward for the Indian Economy: Banking Sector Stress[1/7],Ideas 4 India 29 January 2019
Way Forward for the Indian Economy: Export-Led Growth Path?[2/7],Ideas 4 India 29 January 2019
Way Forward for the Indian Economy: Business Environment[3/7],Ideas 4 India 29 January 2019
Way Forward for the Indian Economy: Skilling of Labour Force[4/7],Ideas 4 India 29 January 2019
Way Forward for the Indian Economy: Rural Distress[5/7],Ideas 4 India 29 January 2019
Way Forward for the Indian Economy: 4th Industrial Revolution[6/7],Ideas 4 India 29 January 2019
Way Forward for the Indian Economy: Institutions[7/7],Ideas 4 India 29 January 2019
Ms Ila Patnaik at 5th India Ideas Conclave,India Foundation 7 December 2018
Investing in Lowcarbon | Investing in the right infrastructure for low-carbon development,ORF 9 July 2018
Economist Ila Patnaik Questions RBI About ICICI Bank,ET NOW 10 April 2018
India's Growth Potential Untapped: Dr Ila Patnaik,CPPR India 31 July 2017
Day 2(Part-IV)Technical Session III:Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience,National Disaster Management Authority of India 5 July 2017
Health Strategy and Priorities in India, Ila Patnaik,NIPFP MF 6 February 2017
Impact of FFC and Restructuring of Centrally Sponsored Schemes on Health Expenditure, Ila Patnaik,NIPFP MF 3 February 2017
Ila Patnaik in State Of The Economy,Rajya Sabha TV 23 November 2016
Media Manthan: Media coverage on Demonetisation,Rajya Sabha TV 21 November 2016
Ila Patnaik on GDP and Financial Sector Reform: Interview with Swapnil Bhandari,IDFC Institute 7 July 2016
7th Annual G20 Conference (Session 5:) -Part 31,ICRIER 21 September 2015
Speak Out India: What India expects from Modi's budget,NEWS X 9 July 2014
Enabling a competitive, national market for food,NIPFP MF 13 May 2014
South Asia Growth Conference 2014: Discussion after 10th Speech,International Growth Centre 7 April 2014
South Asia Growth Conference 2014: Ila Patnaik,International Growth Centre 4 April 2014
Panel on Dr. Sreeram Chaulia's book on the global economic crisis,Sreeram Chaulia 2 December 2013
Reforms required to see any recoveries: Ila Patnaik,ET NOW 12 July 2012
Enough warning signals about slow growth: Ila Patnaik,NDTV Profit 2 June 2012
We Mean Business: Is India's growth story still intact?,NDTV Profit 16 May 2012
Macroeconomics, Session 3, IGC-ISI India Development Policy Conference,International Growth Centre 6 February 2012
Budget Report Card EP#2 Part2,CNBC-TV18 23 February 2011
Report card: UPA's performance disappointing, says expert, Moneycontrol 5 February 2011
Tryst with Destiny: Does democracy slow down economy?,NDTV 15 August 2006