Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economic Reform in India

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economic Reform in India

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On December 13-15, the NBER and India's National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) brought together a group of ten NBER economists and about two dozen economists from Indian universities, research institutions, and government departments to discuss economic reform in India. The Indian participants described and analyzed current problems, the directions of economic reform in India, and the performance of the Indian economy in the past decade. The NBER group presented research on the United States and other countries on issues that are related to current Indian reforms. Raghuram G. Rajan, NBER and University of Chicago, organized the conference jointly with Subir Gokarn of NCAER. The program was:

Rakesh Mohan, NCAER, "Perspective on India's Reforms"

N. K. Singh, Prime Minister's Office, "Prospects for Reform"

Martin Feldstein, NBER and Harvard University, "The Economic Reform Agenda for India"

Ashok Desai, Business Standard, "The Indian Reform Experience"

T.N. Srinivisan, Yale University, "Poverty and Reforms in India"

Comments: Kirit Parekh, IGIDR

R. Glenn Hubbard, NBER and Columbia University, and Ashok Labiri, NIPFP, "Budget Deficits and Fiscal Reforms"

Comments: Mihir Desai, Harvard University

Anne Krueger, NBER and Stanford University, "Consequences of the Banking Crisis in Mexico"

Comments: Rajendra Vaidya, IGIDR

Shang-Jin Wei, NBER and Harvard University, "Can China and India Double Their Inward Foreign Direct Investment? …

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