Professor McAfee Signs Letter Asking Modi Government to Release Data from Consumer Expenditure Survey

Thursday, November 21, 2019

THE WIRE (INDIA) -- A group of 214 scholars, largely economists, working around the world have written an open letter asking the center to release all reports and data from the National Sample Survey Office that have been internally approved.

The statement comes in light of the Modi government recently saying that it will not be releasing the Survey of Consumer Expenditure, 2017 – 18, because of “data quality” issues. A leaked version of the report shows that it paints a rather unflattering picture of India’s economy, which the government may not want to have in the public domain.

Kathleen McAfee, San Francisco State University