Debapriya Bhattacharya

Debapriya Bhattacharya is Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

Old malaise flaring up

The budget for the upcoming fiscal year, presented in the context of inordinately complex economic circumstances, reflects both the government’s restraint and limitations.

2w ago

The fault lines are catching up

The trade-off between growth and inflation is pretty apparent. It implies loss of employment and income. The critical factor in this respect is the availability and effective use of the government's fiscal space.

2w ago

Denial syndrome is hampering our economic policies

Interventions must involve fiscal policy to address our fundamental economic issues

1y ago

Denial syndrome is hampering our economic policies

Interventions must involve fiscal policy to address our fundamental economic issues

1y ago

Celebrating Fulbright Program on the golden jubilee of US-Bangla partnership

Recently, Bangladesh and the United States have celebrated half a century of their multifaceted partnership.

2y ago

Bidding Adieu to Emeritus Publisher Mohiuddin Ahmed

Emeritus publisher Mohiuddin Ahmed, the doyen of Bangladesh’s publishing industry, left us on June 22, 2021. As it is said, life ends but memories do not. When I recall my association with him, three distinctive episodes and numerous encounters flash across my mind.

2y ago

Unpacking the Covid-19 stimulus packages: The devil is in the details

The history of designing and delivering policy-driven economic stimulus packages is customarily traced back to the “New Deal” which was implemented in the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

3y ago

Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation

The most quoted line of modern English: “To be, or not to be, that is the question . . .”, as is known, is the opening stroke of a soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s celebrated drama The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

3y ago
June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024

Old malaise flaring up

The budget for the upcoming fiscal year, presented in the context of inordinately complex economic circumstances, reflects both the government’s restraint and limitations.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

The fault lines are catching up

The trade-off between growth and inflation is pretty apparent. It implies loss of employment and income. The critical factor in this respect is the availability and effective use of the government's fiscal space.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Denial syndrome is hampering our economic policies

Interventions must involve fiscal policy to address our fundamental economic issues

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Denial syndrome is hampering our economic policies

Interventions must involve fiscal policy to address our fundamental economic issues

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Celebrating Fulbright Program on the golden jubilee of US-Bangla partnership

Recently, Bangladesh and the United States have celebrated half a century of their multifaceted partnership.

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Bidding Adieu to Emeritus Publisher Mohiuddin Ahmed

Emeritus publisher Mohiuddin Ahmed, the doyen of Bangladesh’s publishing industry, left us on June 22, 2021. As it is said, life ends but memories do not. When I recall my association with him, three distinctive episodes and numerous encounters flash across my mind.

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

Unpacking the Covid-19 stimulus packages: The devil is in the details

The history of designing and delivering policy-driven economic stimulus packages is customarily traced back to the “New Deal” which was implemented in the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

November 15, 2020
November 15, 2020

Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation

The most quoted line of modern English: “To be, or not to be, that is the question . . .”, as is known, is the opening stroke of a soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s celebrated drama The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020

Extraordinary times, ordinary budget

The much-anticipated national budget for fiscal year 2020-21 turns out to be a document trying to run on the momentum.

June 11, 2020
June 11, 2020

Data distraction and our budget

As success has many fathers, witty comments too have many misattributed sources. For example, the sentence that “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” was mistakenly attributed by author extraordinaire Mark Twain to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

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