Economic Transformation of a Developing Economy: The Experience of Punjab, India by Lakhwinder SinghEconomic Transformation of a Developing Economy: The Experience of Punjab, India by Lakhwinder Singh

Economic Transformation of a Developing Economy: The Experience of Punjab, India

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Foreword by Prof. Kaushik Basu


This book traces the development experience of one of India's most dynamic and prosperous states, Punjab, which has provided the country with a much-needed degree of food security. The relative regression of Punjab's economy in the post-economic reforms period and slow current economic growth give cause for concern. The contributions in this book address the question of why the structural transformation of Punjab's economy has fallen into the middle-income trap. Each investigates the policy constraints influencing the relative stagnation of the economy and suggests appropriate measures for alleviating them. By integrating theoretical constructs and new evidence, the authoritative contributions diagnose the nature of the current problems and offer practical solutions. They cover important issues such as the crisis of agrarian transition, agrarian markets and distributive justice, employment growth and transition to non-agriculture sectors, fiscal policy, external factors in economic transformation, and perspectives on rejuvenating the state's economy.

Lakhwinder Singh  is a Professor at the Department of Economics, Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS), Punjabi University, India. Prior to this, he has been a faculty at the University of Delhi and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi. He has been a Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow i...
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Title:Economic Transformation of a Developing Economy: The Experience of Punjab, IndiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:470 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 21, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811091013

ISBN - 13:9789811091018

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.  Economic Transformation and Development Experience of Indian Punjab-An Introduction.- Section I: Understanding the Crisis of Agrarian Transition .-Chapter 2.  The Role of Technological and Institutional Changes in the Growth and Transformation of Agriculture in Punjab.-Chapter 3.  Growth Pattern and Economic Impacts of Wheat Productivity in Punjab Agriculture.-Chapter 4.  Rethinking Diversification of Agriculture in the Indian Punjab: An Examination of Strategy and Mechanisms.-Chapter 5.  Groundwater Irrigation in Punjab: Some Issues and A Way Forward.- Section II: Agrarian Markets and Distributive Outcomes .-Chapter 6.  Growth of Cash Rent Tenancy and Modernisation of Land Lease Market in Punjab.-Chapter 7.  Marketing and Agricultural Development in Punjab.-Chapter 8.  Agricultural Credit in Punjab: Have Policy Initiatives Made A Dent In Informal Credit Markets?.-Chapter 9.  Imperfect Information and Contract Enforcement in Informal Credit Market in Rural Punjab.-Chapter 10.  Household Income Inequality and Asset Distribution: The Case of Rural Punjab.-Section III: Structural Transformation of Punjab Economy: Emergence of Industry and Services .-Chapter 11.  Growth, Employment and Structural Change: Punjab versus Sixteen Major States of India.-Chapter 12.  Manufacturing Sector in Punjab: Evolution, Growth Dynamism, Key Concerns and Rejuvenation Strategy.-Chapter 13.  Service Sector and Economic Growth in Punjab.-Section IV: Human Development in Punjab's Economic Transformation .-Chapter 14.  Critical Evaluation of Educational Development in Punjab.-Chapter 15.  Economic Development and Emerging Health Scenario in Punjab: A Need for State Support and Accountability.- Section V: External factors in Punjab's Economic Development .- Chapter 16. Unpacking the 'Diaspora-Development' Mantra: Does Punjabi Diaspora have the Potential to Contribute to the Rejuvenation of Punjab's Economy?.-Chapter 17.  How Centre-State Relations Have Shaped Punjab's Development Pattern.- Section VI: Fiscal Policy of Punjab in Comparative Perspective .-Chapter 18.  Public Finances and Development: The Case of Punjab.-Chapter 19.  Strategy for Fiscal Stability and Revitalizing the Economy of Punjab.-Section VII: Perspectives on Rejuvenation of Punjab Economy .-Chapter 20.  Peasant Movement and Rejuvenation of Punjab Economy.-Chapter 21.  Breaking the Mold: Thoughts on Punjab's Future Economic Development.