The Oxford Companion to Economics in India

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"In today's complex and fast evolving environment, understanding India's economy is not just an intellectual challenge, but, with the country emerging as a major global player, also a requirement. This unique volume, the first comprehensive resource of its kind on the contemporary Indian economy, aims to address this need. Culled from the collective wisdom and experience of over 200 distinguished contributors, that include economists, business leaders, policymakers, and analysts, the Companion covers the evolution of the Indian economy from
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Overview

"In today's complex and fast evolving environment, understanding India's economy is not just an intellectual challenge, but, with the country emerging as a major global player, also a requirement. This unique volume, the first comprehensive resource of its kind on the contemporary Indian economy, aims to address this need. Culled from the collective wisdom and experience of over 200 distinguished contributors, that include economists, business leaders, policymakers, and analysts, the Companion covers the evolution of the Indian economy from relative obscurity to an emergent global force." "The more than 200 entries span the recent cover stories of India's high growth, leadership in software and information technology, and outsourcing success, and also document the backwaters - the widespread poverty, farmer suicides, child labor, and the large and impoverished informal sector that houses a majority of India's labor force." This revised edition, a testimonial to the dynamism that epitomizes 'the Indian economy', includes several new topics that have grown in significance since the first edition was planned, and several revised entries on topics that have undergone rapid transformation during the short time since the first edition was written.
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"[A] valuable encyclopedic work on the Indian economy... This volume will be a lasting resource on India and an intellectual treasure trove for economists and social scientists. It will be an indispensable reference for researchers, policy makers, and students of economic development and the Indian economy. Essential."--CHOICE

"This book is a unique and important guide to the dynamic Indian economy, and also a collection of penetrating essays by many of the world's true experts on subjects ranging from India's intriguing economic history to its potential as a world economic power."--Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

"Many of us inside and outside India who try to study the economy cannot possibly carry the breadth and knowledge and understanding that is likely to be relevant to a particular set of issues under examination. This volume will be of economic value to all those working on and with an interest in the Indian economy."--Nicholas H. Stern, Head of the Government Economic Service and Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury of the United Kingdom

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195693522
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 630
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kaushik Basu (General Editor) is Professor of Economics and C. Marks Professor of International Studies in the Department of Economics and Director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell University.

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