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India Policy Forum, 2005-06

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Suman Bery - Chief Economist, Shell International, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Barry Bosworth - Senior fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C
  • Arvind Panagariya - NITI Aayog, New Delhi and Columbia University, New York


July 2006 | 360 pages | SAGE India
The India Policy Forum (IPF) is an annual publication dedicated to analyzing contemporary trends in the Indian economy. Its objective is to carry theoretically rigorous yet empirically informed research tacking current issues relating to India's economic policy. In particular, it will address issues related to the scope, speed, and desirability of economic reforms in India and their fundamental impact on the country's social and economic welfare. A joint publication of the National Council of Applied Economic Research in India and the Brookings Institution in the United States, the IPF serves as a forum for a global network of scholars interested in India's economic transformation.

Among the topics covered in the 2005-06 volume are:

– The Impact of Excessive Budget Deficits
– Trends and Issues in Tax Policy and Reform in India
– Whether an Inflation-Targeting Framework is applicable to India
– Employment, Wages, and Inequality
– Universal Telecommunications Service in India
Excessive Budget Deficits, a Government-Abused Financial System, and Fiscal Rules

Willem H Butler and Urjit R Patel
Trends and Issues in Tax Policy and Reform in India

M Govinda Rao and R Kavita Rao
How Applicable Is the Inflation-Targeting Framework for India?

Sheetal K Chand
Pre-and Post-Reform India: A Revised Look at Employment, Wages, and Inequality

Surjit S Bhalla and Tirthatanmoy Das
Universal Telecommunications Service in India

Roger G Noll and Scott J Wallsten

The strengths of the two volumes are the detailed analysis of both past and current policies, and their effects in different areas of the Indian economy. This makes the volumes particularly useful to observers of the Indian economy.

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Suman Bery

Suman Bery is Chief Economist, Shell International, based in The Hague, Netherlands. He assumed this position on 1 February 2012.Mr Bery served as Director-General (Chief Executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, from January 2001 to March 2011. NCAER is one of India’s leading independent policy research institutions. He then served as Country Director-India Central, the International Growth Centre (IGC). The IGC is a research initiative of UK Aid in partnership with the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. In this capacity he was responsible for setting up the IGC’s New Delhi... More About Author

Barry Bosworth

Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya is a Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He has been the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank. He has also worked for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in various capacities. His books include India: The Emerging Giant(2008) and The Economics of Preferential Trade Agreement(coedited with JagdishBhagwati, 1996). More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761935407
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