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Nathan Associates India Analyzes Scope and Potential of the Indian Fintech Market

February 13, 2017—Nathan’s India office recently analyzed the financial technology sector in India for the British High Commission in New Delhi. Financial technology, called fintech, is relatively new in India but has already attracted an investment of over $2.5 billion.The report examines the...

Indian Women's Work Environments Vary Widely by State

September 28, 2106—An index gauging the environment for working women in India gives Sikkim the top ranking and Delhi the lowest among states and Union Territories.The index, compiled by Nathan Associates Inc. and the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a Washington, D.C., research...

India Index Examines State Progress in Economic Reforms

July 20, 2106—The Wadhwani/Nathan Breakthrough Index, compiled by Nathan Associates and the Center for Strategic & International Studies, made its debut with a ranking of industrial land policy in India's 29 states.The southeastern coastal state of Andhra Pradesh scored the highest, with 19.24...

New: A Balancing Act—Cost-Benefit Analysis of Reforming India’s Legal Services Market

May 6, 2016—The economic benefits of reforming India's legal services market outweigh the costs, Nathan Associates analysts concluded in a report for the British High Commission. "Most regulations including restrictions on the advertisement of legal services, organizational forms that are...

Impact of Competition Reforms on Enhanced Welfare in Developing Countries, 2012-2015

Nathan India is providing Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International research support for the Competition Reforms for Enhancing Welfare (CREW) project. The purpose of the project is to develop an approach to evaluating the impact of competition reform on consumers and producers in...

Foreign Policy Argument Will Prevail in Trade Debate, Bergsten Says

April 8, 2015—The Obama administration is pursuing six trade agreements, “the most ambitious set of negotiations in the country’s history,” while facing probably the toughest sell ever at home for any deals that result, trade policy analyst C. Fred Bergsten told economists and other analysts at...

India’s Startups Would Benefit from Partnership Structures, Reliable Energy

December 19, 2014—Small businesses in India would receive significant boost from restructuring and better access to energy sources other than fossil fuels and the power grid. The two recommendations are among several contained in a report that Nathan Economic Consulting India Private Ltd., a unit...

India’s Competition Law and Enforcement More Rigorous and Consistent in 2014

November 5, 2014—India’s competition authority is maturing, according to Ram Tamara, Jincy Elizabeth Francis, and Nandita Jain. In The Handbook of Competition Economics 2015, a publication of the Global Competition Review, the three economists describe how decisions by the Competition Commission of...

Chaudhary, Tolle Join Nathan Board

August 14, 2014—Usha Chaudhary, chief financial officer and vice president at the Washington Post, and Wolfgang Tolle, a Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur and international business executive, have joined Nathan Associates Inc.’s board of directors. Ms. Chaudhary and Mr. Tolle were elected...

William Easterly’s The Tyranny of Experts: The Undoubted Merits of Individual Liberty, Individual Initiative and Democracy

Thomas Timberg William Easterly's The Tyranny of Experts, a critique of top-down attempts at economic development, starts with the shocking story of an Ethiopian farming community expelled from ancestral lands needed by a foreign agribusiness firm. The army carried out the eviction at the behest...

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