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India Policy Forum 2018

India Policy Forum 2018
Volume 15

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Shekhar Shah - Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, India
  • Barry Bosworth - Senior fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C
  • Karthik Muralidharan - Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego

February 2020 | 312 pages | SAGE India
The India Policy Forum (IPF) is India’s most prominent annual economic policy conference in the summer season of New Delhi and is organized by NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research. The primary goal of the IPF is to promote original policy and empirical research on India, including policy-focused review articles that seek to define the best economic policy advice based on robust, empirical research. The annual IPF conference provides a unique combination of intense scholarship and expert commentary on commissioned research papers with a strong focus on policy. The revised papers and conference proceedings are published in this volume, including the comments of paper discussants and a summary of the floor discussion on each paper.
Editors’ Summary
Radhika Pandey, Ila Patnaik, and Renuka Sane
Impact of Tax Breaks on Household Financial Saving in India
Rajnish Mehra and M Govinda Rao
General Discussion
Poonam Gupta, Junaid Ahmad, Florian Blum, and Dhruv Jain
India’s Growth Story
Sudipto Mundle and Dilip Mookherjee
General Discussion
Melissa Lopalo, Kevin Kuruc, Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears
Quantifying India’s Climate Vulnerability
Navroz K Dubash and Shreekant Gupta
General Discussion
Erin K Fletcher, Rohini Pande and Charity Troyer Moore
Women and Work in India: Descriptive Evidence and a Review of Potential Policies
Pranab Bardhan and Farzana Afridi
General Discussion
Sajjid Z Chinoy and Toshi Jain
What Drives India’s Exports and What Explains the Recent Slowdown? New Evidence and Policy Implications
Surjit Bhalla and Kenneth Kletzer
General Discussion

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Shekhar Shah

Shekhar Shah is the Director-General of NCAER, India’s oldest and largest economic think tank. Prior to NCAER, he was the World Bank’s Regional Economic Adviser for South Asia. He has worked in the financial services sector in Washington D.C. and has been the Ford Foundation’s Program Officer for International Economics for South Asia. Shekhar joined the World Bank in 1989, where he was also a principal author of the 2004 World Development Report. He has published on a range of issues relating to service delivery, governance, poverty, international trade, social policy, and monitoring and evaluation. He received his PhD in Economics from... More About Author

Barry Bosworth

Karthik Muralidharan

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ISBN: 9789353287191