Publications

ICA Institute publications examine economic, political, and educational trends in India, China, and the Americas. See below for a listing of all ICA Institute publications.

Sectoral Briefs

Industry Trends

Economic Briefs


 

Featured Publications

Smart Cities Mission in India: Mission and Challenges
February 2017
The term “smart cities” evokes a futuristic vision of a shining high density megalopolis, fully digitally enabled with city services managed on the cloud, green energy supply and multi-modal transportation complete with driverless cars, electric public transport and last mile rapid transit pods.

Yet another perspective on e-Commerce in India
October 2015
There is no gainsaying the fact that the e-commerce market in India is growing at a frenetic pace, a boundless excitement with new ideas and, it seems, a bottomless supply of VC funds. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules – Indian government does not allow FDI in online retail companies that own inventory and sell directly to consumers – has compelled the largest companies such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and even Amazon in India to pivot to a marketplace(connecting sellers to end consumers) model.

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: A Perspective from India and China
October 2015
As market saturation and maturing populations compelled firms to step out of the developed world to explore global prospects, many floundered in their attempt to replicate their business models in these uncharted territories. With rising income and awareness levels, emerging markets are expected to grow to nearly USD 30 trillion by 2025.

Financial Inclusion in India: Banking and Beyond
July 2015
While much has changed in India demographically, socially and especially economically, since its liberalization in the early nineties, much also remains the same. In particular, this nation of 1.2 billion people is struggling to bring financial inclusion to its masses.

China India Relations: Will economics survive the politics?
May 2012
Presentation by Dr. Amitendu Palit of ISAS National University of Singapore.

Doing Business in China & Southeast Asia: A Real World Perspective
May 2012
Presentation by Scott Ellyson, CEO, East West Manufacturing.

Assessing India‘s Investment Potentials: A Rendezvous with Global Experts
June 2011
As an outcome of its endeavor to assess the investment potentials in India Wells Fargo Advisors recently released a report titled “India Comes of Age” which takes a fresh look at the risk and return characteristics of the Indian markets and identifies their relationships adopting a macroeconomic perspective.

In this exclusive endeavor for ChindiaBizTM the ICA Institute presents Paul Christopher, CFA, and Sean Lynch, CFA, of Wells Fargo, in an interview with Prashant Das and Anitha Vadavatha of the India China America (ICA) Institute.


Economic Briefs

China's Housing Bubble
December 2009
An increasing number of analysts and policy makers are expressing concerns on a growing bubble in China’s property market. If the housing prices are indeed caused by excessive liquidity in the market, the central bank can make adjustment by tightening up the monetary policy. However, the problems may lie on the structure of the economy, which cannot be solved by simply changing monetary policies. I will introduce two newly emerging views on the causes of the high housing prices.
Dexin Zhou
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, Atlanta

Is India Ready for REITs?
October 2009
The talk of launching REITs in India in a structure similar to what exists in the United States has been going on for many years. What should be realized, however, is that many aspects of real estate in India must be addressed before one could even think of introducing such a product to the investment community.
Vivek Sah, Ph.D.
Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
University of San Diego


OpEds

A New Avatar of Outsourcing
April 2010
Recent trends suggest a new wave of outsourcing opportunities that Americans may end up falling in love with. The “Global Outsourcing 2020” event co-organized by the ICA Institute in Atlanta spurs this debate on “Reverse Outsourcing”.
Prashant Das
India China America Institute

A New Currency of Chindia and Latin America?
October 2009
Conceptually, replacement of Dollar does not necessarily imply creation of a new currency. However, if the dominance of Dollar can be questioned, which other existing currency are we talking about? Perhaps, if the Dollar will be replaced at all; it will be by a brand new currency. But is it really going to happen?
Prashant Das - ICA Institute

China-India Trade: Can It Overcome Its Logistical Stupidity?
September 2009
Conceptually, replacement of Dollar does not necessarily imply creation of a new currency. However, if the dominance of Dollar can be questioned, which other existing currency are we talking about? Perhaps, if the Dollar will be replaced at all; it will be by a brand new currency. But is it really going to happen?
Nikhilesh Dholakia - University of Rhode Island

Recovery and Real Estate: A Tale of Three Nations
September 2009
Real estate markets in India, China and America exhibit different characteristics. Yet, they have gone through the same, globally spread credit crunch. This commentary compares the scenarios in the three nations.
Prashant Das - ICA Institute

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