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Fri, 03 Dec



Post-Reforms Structural Transformations in India

By Professor Raghbendra Jha

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Post-Reforms Structural Transformations in India
Post-Reforms Structural Transformations in India

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03 Dec 2021, 1:30 pm


About the Event

The Ashoka University Economics Society invites you for an intriguing talk on Economic Reforms in India! We are proud to host Professor Raghbendra Jha for a talk on Post-Reforms Structural Transformations in India.

Abstract: The webinar will concentrate on what structural transformation is and why it is necessary for economic development.  The version of structural transformation put forward by Simon Kuznets will be discussed followed by an outline of some peculiar characteristics of the structural transformation of the Indian economy.  The webinar will examine the reasons for and the ramifications of the plateauing of the share of manufacturing and GDP and the rapid growth of the services sector. Finally, a brief review of some structural reforms post 1991 will be carried out and an outline of key required structural reforms will be presented.

Raghbendra Jha is an Emeritus Professor of Economics in the Ardnt-Corden Department of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation and specialises in development economics, macroeconomics, and public economics. His current areas of research interest include food security, the economic and social history of India and fiscal federalism in India. Professor Jha is on editorial boards of major economics journals and has consulted widely for organisations including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, UNECA, UNRISD, WIDER, DFID, and IFAD.

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