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Bullock Carts to BMWs: The Indian Growth and Development Experience

Instructor(s): Monica Das, Economics

In the 1950s, the world saw India as a rising star among developing countries. Although the early promise of the Indian economy did not materialize, policies initiated during mid 1980 led to its eventual turnaround. What social, political, cultural, institutional and economic changes did the country experience over the past few decades? What policy initiatives were undertaken to facilitate these changes? How is the story of the Indian experience unique? How is the story predictable under the current concepts and theories of economic development? In this course, students will learn about India and its economy and connect these facts with theories of economic development.

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