Public Economics

Author: M. Govinda Rao
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9386042290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a commemorative volume on Dr Amaresh Bagchi, one of the greatest economic policy reformers of India, revered as the father of fiscal federalism in the country. The collection comprises original contributions by eminent scholars, who were also close friends and associates of Dr Bagchi. Besides dealing with various important aspects of the subject of public economics and Dr Bagchi's work-both theoretical and applied-they also add a personal touch to compilation. The reminiscences reveal Dr Bagchi the man as well as Dr Bagchi the scholar. Dr Bagchi worked extensively on tax reforms, establishing the concept of Value Added Tax. The essays in this volume critically analyse and discuss various issues related to tax system reform in the developing world and review the fiscal federalism literature from a developing and transitional country perspective.

Globalization and India s Economic Integration

Author: Baldev Raj Nayar
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626161070
Format: PDF
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A common critique of globalization is that it causes economic segmentation and even disintegration of the national economy. Baldev Raj Nayar's examination of India's political economy challenges this critique by demonstrating that, on balance, the active role of the Indian state in the areas of economic planning, fiscal federalism, and tax reform, and the inherently expanding character of the market in areas such as trade, investment, entrepreneurship, and migration have resulted in improved economic integration and not increased segmentation. While globalization offers benefits such as higher economic growth as well as costs like external shocks, Nayar's findings show that India has benefited from globalization rather than having been victimized by it since its economic opening.

Indian Economy in Transition

Author: S. Janakarajan
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9351504816
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Although India’s growth experience is well documented, the issues and implications that have emerged both in the general and at the sectoral contexts during and after the transition process remain a major area for policy concern. This volume, published in honour of C.T. Kurien, provides a scholarly assessment of India’s growth performance and its implications over the last decade and a half. Examining the key features of India’s economic development, the volume addresses critical issues such as food inflation, agricultural performance, labour markets, social infrastructure, climate change, governance, poverty and disparity. It showcases the mutual impacts of economic growth on society and ecosystem. The volume identifies the growing problems of farmers’ suicide, food and labour insecurity, corruption, governance gap, caste discrimination and environmental degradation, among others, as key challenges of Indian democracy, suggesting policy changes and governance reforms both in the national and sectoral contexts.