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An Alternative Economic Survey

An Alternative Economic Survey JM IT is customary just before the budget to survey the economic events of the preceding year, and juxtapose claims made with the actual outcome. The official Economic Survey is supposed to do just this, but since it does so officially it is less than frank at best of times, and may be worse this year coming as it does before the presentation of, what an influential newspaper has already termed, a Fudget. Publication of this Policy Watch will almost coincide with the release of the official Survey, and it might be interesting to provide an alternative Survey, keeping in view particularly the alternative viewpoint presented in a statement signed by 35 economists last July, shortly after the devaluation and before the last budget.

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