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India Policy Forum 2007-08

India Policy Forum 2007-08

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 - Columbia University, USA

August 2008 | 308 pages | SAGE India
India Policy Forum is an annual publication jointly promoted by the National Council for Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., with the objective of presenting high-quality empirical research on the major economic policy issues that confront contemporary India. The papers cover a diverse set of macro and microeconomic topics of relevance to policymakers.

The prime objective of this volume is to make the policy discussion accessible to a broad non-specialist audience within India and abroad and assist in the development of a global network of scholars interested in India's economic transformation.

Indira Rajaraman
The Political Economy of the Indian Fiscal Federation
Comments by Jessica Wallack and Mihir A. Desai

General Discussion

Anjini Kochar
Can Schooling Policies Affect Schooling Inequality? An Empirical Evaluation of School Location Policies in India
Comments by Rukmini Benerji and Rajnish Mehra

General Discussion

Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta
Mortgaging the Future? Indian Higher Education
Comments by Pawan Agarwal and Dilip Mookherjee

General Discussion

Jean-Marie Baland, Rohini Somanathan and Lore Vandewalle
Microfinance Lifespans: A Study of Attrition and Exclusion in Self-Help Groups in India
Comments by Kenneth M. Kletzer and Esther Duflo

General Discussion

Saugata Bhattacharya and Urjit R. Patel
The Power Sector in India: An Inquiry into the Effacy of the Reform Process
Comments by Navroz K. Dubash and Nirvikar Singh

General Discussion


This book is a compilation of papers by experts…. It is a must read book for any person interested in gaining a deep insight into the fiscal, educational, microfinance and power sector policy of India. The authors of the papers included this book are also the experts in the above fields.


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ISBN: 9788178299105