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Taming the Monetary Beast

As the momentous monetary policy measures by the United States Federal Reserve—the decade-long quantitative easing and balance sheet expansion programme—inch closer to an end, this article captures some of the lessons learnt and, more particularly, the ones unlearnt in the last decade. The pivotal role of central bank communication, the impact of monetary policy spillovers, and the changing nature of central bank mandates are perhaps the most important takeaways from a decade of financial turmoil and monetary policy interventions.

Sixty Years of European Integration

The European Union has faced crisis after crisis in recent years. First it was the sovereign debt crisis, followed by bankruptcy and bailout measures of various sovereign states. Now the continent is reeling under an immigration and refugee crisis. The impending Brexit process and the recent rise of far-right nationalist parties are certainly reflective of theEU’s fundamental constitutional weakness and democratic deficit.

Crowdfunding in India

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has, in a consultation paper, proposed a framework for regulation of crowdfunding of investment in start-ups, and small and medium enterprises. A critique of SEBI's approach.
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