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India Policy Forum, 2005-06
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India Policy Forum, 2005-06

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 - NITI Aayog, New Delhi and Columbia University, New York


September 2006 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The India Policy Forum (IPF) is an annual publication dedicated to analyzing contemporary trends in the Indian economy. Its objective is to carry theoretically rigorous yet empirically informed research tacking current issues relating to India's economic policy. In particular, it will address issues related to the scope, speed, and desirability of economic reforms in India and their fundamental impact on the country's social and economic welfare. A joint publication of the National Council of Applied Economic Research in India and the Brookings Institution in the United States, the IPF serves as a forum for a global network of scholars interested in India's economic transformation.

Among the topics covered in the 2005-06 volume are:

– The Impact of Excessive Budget Deficits
– Trends and Issues in Tax Policy and Reform in India
– Whether an Inflation-Targeting Framework is applicable to India
– Employment, Wages, and Inequality
– Universal Telecommunications Service in India

Excessive Budget Deficits, a Government-Abused Financial System, and Fiscal Rules

Willem H Butler and Urjit R Patel
Trends and Issues in Tax Policy and Reform in India

M Govinda Rao and R Kavita Rao
How Applicable Is the Inflation-Targeting Framework for India?

Sheetal K Chand
Pre-and Post-Reform India: A Revised Look at Employment, Wages, and Inequality

Surjit S Bhalla and Tirthatanmoy Das
Universal Telecommunications Service in India

Roger G Noll and Scott J Wallsten

The strengths of the two volumes are the detailed analysis of both past and current policies, and their effects in different areas of the Indian economy. This makes the volumes particularly useful to observers of the Indian economy.

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