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Journal of South Asian Development

Journal of South Asian Development

eISSN: 09731733 | ISSN: 09731741 | Current volume: 19 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

The Journal of South Asian Development is a refereed multi-disciplinary social science journal bringing out three issues per year. JSAD publishes original research articles, book reviews and scholarly commentary relating to all facets of development in South Asia.

The journal carries empirical studies as well as theoretical and conceptual articles covering contemporary development issues in the region, from diverse disciplinary perspectives including economics, political science, sociology, socio-cultural anthropology, as well as interdisciplinary areas such as development studies, gender studies and migration studies. Geographically, JSAD covers the seven states of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives) plus Afghanistan.

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The Journal of South Asian Development (JSAD) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers based on original research pertaining to any aspect of development in the South Asian region (comprising of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives, as well as Afghanistan). We invite papers focusing on the economic, social or political dimensions of development in South Asia. We welcome a diversity of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, analytical frameworks and methodological approaches, and value interdisciplinary and comparative research. JSAD engages a wide readership across the social sciences, both in South Asia and globally, including researchers, practitioners, policymakers, the media and others.

Contributions are welcomed from economists, sociologists, political scientists, social geographers, development studies scholars, and other social scientists committed to the study and analysis of development issues in the South Asia region. Within this broad field, we are particularly interested in receiving research articles on:

- economic growth, institutions, state capacity, structural reforms, structural transformation, factors of growth, firms, households
- business cycle fluctuations, stabilisation policies – monetary, fiscal, financial 
- open economy macroeconomics, international trade
- governance: public policy, civil society, social protection and welfare
- political economy and ecology of development: environment, climate change, dispossession, displacement, social and environmental justice
- poverty and inequality: marginalization, social mobility, health, nutrition, food security
- labour and education: skill development, employment, informality, migration
- information, communication and digital technologies (ICDTs) and development
- development theory, policy and practice

Indraneel Dasgupta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Sabyasachi Kar Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India
Kenneth Bo Nielsen University of Oslo, Norway
Rajeswari Sengupta Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India
Carol Upadhya National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, India
Book Review Editor
Lipika Kamra Queen Mary University of London, UK
Associate Editors
Rudrani Bhattacharya National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), India
Tanika Chakraborty Indian Institute Of Management–Calcutta, India
Priya Deshingkar University of Sussex, UK
Taniya Ghosh Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India
Amanda Gilbertson University of Melbourne, Australia
Farzana Haniffa Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Shareen Joshi Georgetown University, USA
Nida Kirmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS
Kanika Mahajan Ashoka University, Haryana, India
Vidya Mahambare Great Lakes Institute of Management, India
Rajesh Raj Natarajan Associate Professor in Economics, Sikkim University, India
Patrik Oskarsson Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Anuradha Patnaik Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, India
Selim Raihan University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Indrajit Roy University of York, UK
Anirudh Shingal S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, India
Aardra Surendran IIT Hyderabad, India
Raphael Susewind King's College, London, UK
Chinmay Tumbe IIM Ahmedabad, India
Parag Waknis Ambedkar University, Delhi, India
Editorial Board Members
Bina Agarwal University of Manchester, UK
Amita Baviskar Ashoka University, India
Sonalde Desai University of Maryland, USA
Rajat Ganguly Murdoch University, Australia
Katy Gardner London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Barbara Harriss-White Oxford University, UK
Vegard Iversen University of Greenwich, UK
Ravi Kanbur Cornell University, USA
Khalid Nadvi University of Manchester, UK
Geert De Neve University of Sussex, UK
Kunal Sen UNU-WIDER, Finland
Ashutosh Varshney Brown University, USA
Arjan Verschoor University of East Anglia, UK
Dushni Weerakoon Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka
Andrew Wyatt University of Bristol, UK
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    South Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives


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