A Critical Decade: Policies for Indias Development by Rajeev Malhotra

A Critical Decade: Policies for Indias Development

EditorRajeev Malhotra

Hardcover | February 29, 2012

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This volume brings together a selection of essays by serving economists/advisers at the senior level in various central ministries, regulatory bodies, and policy think-tanks. Promoting evidence-based public policymaking, the volume addresses medium-term policy imperatives for the Indianeconomy. Rich in data and analysis, the essays cover a wide range of themes including macroeconomic policy for sustaining high growth, sectoral polices for meeting the stated national development goals, market reforms and sustainability, infrastructure development, and challenges of governance. While thefocus is on domestic developments, contemporary global economic issues that have implications for the Indian economy are also addressed.

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Rajeev Malhotra is Economic Adviser in the Office of the Finance Minister, Government of India. He is the principal author of the first National Human Development Report 2001 (Planning Commission and Oxford University Press, 2002).

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Title:A Critical Decade: Policies for Indias DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:February 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198080131

ISBN - 13:9780198080138

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Tables, Figures, and BoxesForewordIntroductionI. Macroeconomic Issues1. Impossible Trinity Revisited: Lessons and Policy Implications for India and Other Emerging Economies2. Fiscal Policy Imperatives: Changing the Focus of Union Budget3. Is India's Inflation Inflated?4. Is India's Real Effective Exchange Rate in Line with Economic FundamentalsII. Market Reforms, Productivity, and Sustainability5. Financial Sector Reforms: Refining the Architecture6. Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas and Micro-Finance: Issues, Constraints, and Policy Options7. Role of Competition Law and Policy in Making Markets Competitive8. Does Privatization Lead to Benign Outcomes? The Indian Experience and Policy Lessons9. Accelerating Manufacturing Growth: Promise of the New Manufacturing Policy and Beyond10. Labour Laws: Are They Holding Back Manufacturing Sector Growth and Employment in India11. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Unleashing the Potential of the Informal Sector12. Insurance as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change in IndiaIII. Infrastructure, Institutions, and Governance: Some Challenges13. Managing India's Demographic Dividend: Policy Challenges in Social and Urban Development14. Social Protection for Inclusion15. India's Road Concession Agreements: Issues, Challenges, Global Experiences, and Lessons16. India's Free Trade Agreements: Is it the Way Forward?17. Improving Public Service Delivery: Building a New AadharContributors