The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Hardcover | May 15, 2015

EditorArvind Panagariya, M. Govinda Rao

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Growth miracles typically have been studied at the country level. In The Making of Miracles in Indian States, internationally-renowned economists Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao bring together a team of six leading scholars to break from that tradition and study three growth miracles inIndia at the level of the state: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat. These are three large and diverse states in India: Gujarat has the third-highest per-capita income among the largest eighteen states, Bihar is the poorest, and Andhra Pradesh falls in the middle. Despite vast differences among thestates, all three have grown at rates exceeding 8% for an entire decade in the twenty-first century.Each section of this three-part book offers a historical perspective on the state's development and the specific factors that improved its economic fortunes. The three case studies are backed by extensive quantitative documentation. They demonstrate the critical role that leadership, translated intoimproved policies and implementation, plays in stimulating growth and development. The Making of Miracles in Indian States is essential reading for students and scholars alike, as well as policy makers, NGO workers, and employees of international institutions.

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Growth miracles typically have been studied at the country level. In The Making of Miracles in Indian States, internationally-renowned economists Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao bring together a team of six leading scholars to break from that tradition and study three growth miracles inIndia at the level of the state: Andhra Prade...

Arvind Panagariya, a Professor of Economics and Indian Political Economy at Columbia University, recently joined the Government of India as Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. He has written prolifically on global trade policy issues and economic reforms in India. The author of fifteen books, Panagariya has published technical papers in nearly...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 1.1 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao: Introduction: Understanding the growth Miracles of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and GujaratChapter 1 ReferencesPART I: ANDHRA PRADESHMudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia: 2. Andhra Pradesh: Setting the Stage3. Growth and Economic Transformation4. Poverty and Employment5. Microfinance and Employment Guarantee Program in Rural Areas6. Health and Education7. ConclusionsAppendix 1: Implications of Bifurcation and Region-Wise Analysis of Andhra PradeshPart I ReferencesPART II: BIHARArnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji: 8. Bihar's Economy in Historical Perspective9. What Went Wrong?10. What Changed?11. Governance and Reforms Matter12. ConclusionsPart II ReferencesPART III: GUJARATArchana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia: 13. Growth and Development in Gujarat: An Overview14. Policy Reform in Economic Sectors15. Urban Development16. Fiscal reforms and Performance17. Elementary and Higher Education18. Health19. Governance, Efficiency, and Effectiveness20. Lessons from the Gujarat ExperienceAppendix 2: Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) on the River NarmadaAppendix 3: The Earthquake and Its Impact on the Kutchh DistrictPart III References21. Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao: Lessons from the States and Looking Ahead

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"Two of India's leading economists have brought together top-notch experts -- some senior scholars, others younger -- to offer sophisticated, in-depth, and insightful studies of the relationship between public policy and developmental performance with respect to the economy and social sectorsin a poor state (Bihar), a rich state (Gujarat), and a middle-level state (Andhra Pradesh). The central message of the volume is that poor and middle-level states are not condemned to underdevelopment; rather, there is abundant hope for substantial economic and social advance in India's variousstates, given-and it is fundamental-a leadership at the helm with vision and decisive administrative ability." --Baldev Raj Nayar, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, McGill University