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India and the Global Economy   
India and the Global Economy
EDITORS: Rajiv Kumar and Abhijit Sen Gupta
Hard Bound Book (6¼" x 9¼") :   Pages : 346
2008  Edition   :   ISBN 13: 978-81-7188-661-6
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ABOUT THE BOOK :

  With contributions from India's most distinguished economists, this collection of papers—commissioned for the Silver Jubilee conference of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations—addresses important policy challenges facing India as it becomes increasingly integrated in global economy.    

ABOUT THE EDITORS:

Rajiv Kumar is currently Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is also on the board of several important government organisations including the National Security Advisory Board and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Dr. Kumar has completed his D.Phil. in Economics in 1982 from Oxford University. In a distinguished career spanning over 25 years, Dr. Kumar has held several key positions in a wide range of institutions. He served as a Professor at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He has also worked as Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India and in the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Projects, Ministry of Industry. From 2004 to January 2006, he was Chief Economist with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Prior to joining the CII, he had worked at the Asian Development Bank for nearly 10 years as a Principal Economist. He has several books and publications to his credit and contributes regularly to newspapers and journals.

Abhijit Sen Gupta is a Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He holds a PhD in International Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Sen Gupta has worked as a researcher in a number of international institutions including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has also taught for two years at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published several articles in India as well as abroad and is a regular contributor to the popular press.


CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes

Editors/Contributors

Foreword

Introduction

  1. Research Agenda for Economic Think Tanks
    — Manmohan Singh

  2. Addressing Deficit in Infrastructure
    — Rajiv Lall and Nirmal Mohanty

  3. Innovating with Infrastructure: Maruti’s Power-sharing Model and its Implications for Electricity Restructuring
    — Sumila Gulyani

  4. Growth and Non-traded Sectors: The Scope of India’s Infrastructure
    — Avik Chakrabarti

  5. Enhancing the Flow of Credit and Managing Risks in Agriculture
    — Nachiket Mor, D. Chattanathan and Rajiv Panthary

  6. Environmental Degradation and its Correctives in the Agriculture Sector
    S.S. Johl

  7. India’s Irrigation Economy: In the Throes of a Transition
    Tushaar Shah

  8. Towards a Competitive Manufacturing Sector
    Rajiv Kumar and Abhijit Sen Gupta

  9. Making Indian Manufacturing Competitive
    Bibek Debroy

  10. Returning Competition to the Factory Floor: Building Manufacturing Capabilities
    Pankaj Chandra

  11. Convertibility Now? No, Thanks
    Vijay Joshi

  12. Macroeconomic Policy: The Fiscal Dimension
    Shankar Acharya

  13. Towards Globalisation of India’s Financial Sector
    Jaimini Bhagwati

  14. India’s Role in the Global Economy
    Pranab Mukherjee


CONTRIBUTORS:

Shankar Acharya
Honorary Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.

Jaimini Bhagwati
Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.

Avik Chakrabarti
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Pankaj Chandra
Professor of Production and Operations Management and Director, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

D. Chattanathan
Deputy General Manager and Head of Community Control and Management Group, ICICI Bank.

Bibek Debroy
Professor, International Management Institute.

Sumila Gulyani
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University.

S.S. Johl
Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board.

Vijay Joshi
Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford.

Rajiv Lall
Managing Director and CEO, Infrastructure Development Finance Company.

Nirmal Mohanty
Principal, Policy Group, Infrastructure Development Finance Company.

Nachiket Mor
President, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth.

Pranab Mukherjee
Minister of External Affairs, Goverment of India.

Rajiv Panthary
Chief Manager, ICICI Bank.

Abhijit Sen Gupta
Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.

Tushaar Shah
Principal Scientist, International Water Management Institute.

Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India, New Delhi.

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