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India Policy Forum 2006-07

India Policy Forum 2006-07
Volume 3

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

Volume: 3

September 2007 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

India Policy Forum is an annual publication which is 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. This publication is also expected to assist in the development of a global network of scholars interested in India's economic transformation.

Topics covered in Volume 3, the 2006-2007 edition, include:

· Sources of Growth in the Indian Economy

· Trade Liberalization, Labor-Market Institutions, and Poverty Reduction

· Teacher Compensation in India

· Effects of Economic Growth on Fertility Rates

· Environmental Degradation in the mid-Himalayas

Editors' Summary

Sources of Growth in the Indian Economy

Barry Bosworth, Susan M Collins and Arvind Virmani
Trade Liberalization, Labor-Market Institutions and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Indian States

Rana Hasan, Devashish Mitra and Beyza P Ural
Teacher Compensation: Can Decentralization to Local Bodies Take India from the Perfect Storm Through Troubled Waters to Clear Sailing?

Lant Pritchett and Rinku Murgai
Does Economic Growth Reduce Fertility? Rural India 1971-1999

Andrew D Foster and Mark Rosenzweig
Managing the Environmental Consequences of Growth: Forest Degradation in the Indian Mid-Himalayas

Jean-Marie Baland, Pranab Bardhan, Sanghamitra Das, Dilip Mookherjee and Rinki Sarkar

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ISBN: 9780761936329