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Archive for June, 2006

Urbanising The Rural Population

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Regular readers of this blog might be interested in a feature that was recently carried in Brunch, a Hindustan Times supplement, that focussed on NRIs who have returned to India to try and make a difference. IEB contributor Atanu Dey is one of them, and the section on him speaks of the Rural Infrastructure and [...]

Corruption: A License To Kill

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Corruption, in some cases, can have an economic benefit. Joel Waldfogel explains: Since access to government clerks is normally allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, people pay with their time rather than their money. This is inefficient: Suppose you’re in a big hurry and would be willing to pay a lot to avoid waiting, while [...]

Foreign Affairs on India

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Foreign Affairs, the in-house magazine of the influential Council on Foreign Relations, is carrying a special — The Rise of India — in its current issue. The lead piece is by Gurcharan Das on the India Model, followed by a terrific piece on India and the Balance of Power by C. Raja Mohan (preview only). [...]

The Inequality Question

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

One of the key problems opponents of economic liberalization everywhere point to is the growth of inequality in newly liberalized economies. Some of this is real, while some is imagined. For example, India’s gini has not changed appreciably since the reforms of 1991. At the same time, China and the U.S. have seen a considerable [...]

Ten Best Books on India?

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

A bit of the wisdom of the crowds wont hurt here. A friend recently asked me about the TEN BEST BOOKS ON INDIA. I could not come up with the list. Hence I am soliciting your help. He is an economist and hence is primarily interested in the Indian Economy. But he is also looking [...]

India And China, Redux

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

India and China, combined have 2.3 billion people. And it sometimes feel as if there’s almost as many write-ups comparing these two countries. The latest to join the fray is Deloitte and Touche’s The Reality Beyond The Hype. Hat tip: The Private Sector Development Blog, from the World Bank. Hope you all are enjoying the [...]

Good Reads on the Indian Ecnomy

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

In case you have missed them do read What Detroit Can Learn From Bangalore and the Rise of the Indian Economy! Nice ones.

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