SALE-IPAN Annual Discussion Paper Series


SALE-IPAN Discussion Paper Series is an annual research collaboration between IPAN and the School of Agricultural Law and Economics (SALE) of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India. It was started in the year 2012 as a working paper series but was later changed into a discussion paper series. This project is funded by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law and involves its students in association with the researchers of IPAN.

The project runs for one full year beginning with the selection of the research team and preparation of the discussion paper on an identified theme. It is concluded with the publication (both in print and on-line) of a report comprising papers selected through a blind peer review. These papers are received from students, academicians and Ph.D. scholars in response to a call for submissions. The papers are selected and published on the basis of having diversity of opinion, innovation in recommendations and practical applicability of research.

2015 Edition : “Lessons from Other Countries for Taming Black Money”

Status:
Ongoing – To be Concluded in May, 2016

Editors:
Brindpreet Kaur and Kshitij Bansal

Research Coordinator:
Ankush Thakur

Research Assistants:
Shanya Ruhela, Vaibhav Sharma, Harshita Singh, Tarul Shama, Anishka Gupta

Description:
The Modi government had come to power on the promises of bringing back and controlling black money. It has shown strong resolve to walk the talk by bringing in new laws and supporting the Supreme Court appointed SIT´s probe. This project intends to undertake a comparative analysis how other major jurisdictions around the world have tackled the issue of black money and if those measures can be emulated in India as well.

2014 Edition : “WTO and Farm Subsidies: The Road Towards A Permanent Solution”

Status:
Concluded – Report Published

Editors:
Brindpreet Kaur and Kshitij Bansal

Research Coordinator:
Angshuman Hazarika

Research Assistants:
Mrudul Dadhich, Riya Prem Raaj, Shanya Ruhela, Ankush Thakur

Description:
This second edition of the annual research project between SALE and IPAN is themed on the issue of farm subsidies which has halted the Doha Round of negotiations at the WTO. The whole issue of reviving Doha Rounds gained traction with the successful agreement on the Trade Facilitation Agreement at the Bali Ministerial. This research report attempts to contribute to the discourse on the issue with some new arguments and recommendations.
Please click here to download the published report as an e-book. Please write to ipan.outreach@gmail.com for purchasing the report´s hard copy.

2012 Edition : “FDI in Multi-Brand Retail in India”

Status:
Concluded – Report Published

Editors:
Brindpreet Kaur and Kshitij Bansal

Research Coordinator:
Angshuman Hazarika

Research Assistants:
Aparijta Paul, Nikhil Suresh Pareek, Ankush Thakur

Description:
This inaugural edition of the research project, themed on the issue of opening up the multi-brand retail sector in India brought out novel ideas, contrarian arguments and comparative analysis in the published report. The report provides a comprehensive coverage of the issue while detailing both sides of the debate.
Please click here to download the published report as an e-book. Please write to ipan.outreach@gmail.com for purchasing the report´s hard copy.