Readership: Students and scholars of development economics, economics, and Indian economy, as well as policymakers, financial and economic analysts, journalists, and general readers.
Edited by Rajeev Malhotra, Economic Adviser, Office of the Finance Minister, Government of India
Rajeev Malhotra is Economic Adviser, Office of the Finance Minister, Government of India. He is the principal author of the first National Human Development Report 2001 (Planning Commission and Oxford University Press, 2002).
Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Foreword
I. Macroeconomic Issues
1. Impossible Trinity Revisited: Lessons and Policy Implications for India and Other Emerging Economies
2. Fiscal Policy Imperatives: Changing the Focus of Union Budget
3. Is India's Inflation Inflated?
4. Is India's Real Effective Exchange Rate in Line with Economic Fundamentals
II. Market Reforms, Productivity, and Sustainability
5. Financial Sector Reforms: Refining the Architecture
6. Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas and Micro-Finance: Issues, Constraints, and Policy Options
7. Role of Competition Law and Policy in Making Markets Competitive
8. Does Privatization Lead to Benign Outcomes? The Indian Experience and Policy Lessons
9. Accelerating Manufacturing Growth: Promise of the New Manufacturing Policy and Beyond
10. Labour Laws: Are They Holding Back Manufacturing Sector Growth and Employment in India
11. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Unleashing the Potential of the Informal Sector
12. Insurance as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change in India
III. Infrastructure, Institutions, and Governance: Some Challenges
13. Managing India's Demographic Dividend: Policy Challenges in Social and Urban Development
14. Social Protection for Inclusion
15. India's Road Concession Agreements: Issues, Challenges, Global Experiences, and Lessons
16. India's Free Trade Agreements: Is it the Way Forward?
17. Improving Public Service Delivery: Building a New Aadhar