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Academic Foundation [Indian Economy (Economic Development and Policy) (English) Paperback] by Uma Kapila

Academic Foundation [Indian Economy (Economic Development and Policy) (English) Paperback] by Uma Kapila

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INDIAN ECONOMY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY (2016-17)
UMA KAPILA (ED.)
ACTUAL PRICE: INR 495

ABOUT THE BOOK
This book has been designed to cover the course content of Indian Economy paper for the students of B.A. Programme and B.A. (Hons.) other than Economics, including B. Com (Hons.). The book, in five sections, aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the Indian economy as per the course outline with original readings as recommended.

Section I discusses the issues in growth, development and sustainability and factors in development followed by economic development in India since Independence (Section II). Section III is devoted to growth and structural change in Indian economy. Section IV provides an assessment of Indian development experience covering critical evaluation of growth, inequality, poverty, employment and unemployment. Section V looks into a comparative picture of Indian economy.

The analysis and discussion covering these 5 sections in 20 chapters include contributors by economics and experts in their respective fields.


CONTENTS IN DETAIL

        Preface    
        Contributors 
SECTION I
ISSUES IN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY
AND FACTORS IN DEVELOPMENT
1.    Growth, Development and Sustainability        
        Uma Kapila
            •     Introduction    
            •     What Does Development Mean    
            •     Economic Growth and Economic Development    
            •     The New View of Economic Development    
            •     Development, Freedom and Opportunities    
            •     The Three Objectives of Development    
            •     Human Development    
            •     Are there Limits to Human Development?    
            •     What Makes Development Unsustainable?     
            •     The Current State of Human Development    
            •     The Millennium Development Goals    
            •     Developed and Underdeveloped Countries    
            •     Defining the Developing World    
            •     Characteristics of the Developing World:
                  Diversity within Commonality    
2.    Factors in Development 
        Uma Kapila
            •     Introduction   
            •     Economic Factors    
            •     Non-Economic Factors    
            •     Conclusion    
3.    Capital Formation        
        Uma Kapila
            •     What is Capital Formation?    
            •     Process of Capital Formation    
            •     Role of Capital Formation    
            •     Problem of Capital Formation     
            •     Theory of Balanced Growth    
            •     Supply-Side of Capital Formation    
            •     Foreign Capital and Economic Development    
SECTION II
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA SINCE INDEPENDENCE
4.    Indian Economy at Independence        
        Uma Kapila
            •     The Colonial Regime    
            •     The India of 1947    
            •     The Agrarian Scene    
            •     The State of Indian Industry and its Structure    
            •     The Planning Era    
5.    Planning, Market and the State        
        Uma Kapila
            •     Structural Constraints and the
                   Development Strategy    
            •     Role of the State as Visualised in the Fifties     
            •     Evolution of Strategy and Priorities     
            •     Changing Perceptions     
            •     Role of Planning in a Market Economy    
            •     Redefining the Role of State     
            •     The Government, the State and the Market    
            •     Relevance of Planning Commission    
            •     NITI Aayog: Role and Functions    
6.    Monetary, Fiscal and Budgetary Developments
       Policies and their Impact        
        Uma Kapila
            •     Monetary Policy    
            •     Fiscal Policy    
            •     Recent Fiscal Performance     
            •     Medium-Term Fiscal Framework    
            •     Conclusions    
7.    Fiscal Federalism: Centre-State Fiscal Relations    
        Uma Kapila
            •     Fiscal Federalism    
            •     Fiscal Transfers     
            •     Guiding Factors and Work Processes    
            •     The Context    
            •     Major Recommendations of FFC    
            •     Implications of FFC Recommendations for
                   Fiscal Federalism: A Way Ahead    
8.    Demographic Constraint: Population Change
        and Economic Development       
        Uma Kapila
            •     Introduction    
            •     Economic Development and Population Growth    
            •     The Microeconomic Theory of Fertility    
            •     Population Trends   
            •     Gender Equity and the Demographic Transition    
            •     Population Policy since 1947    
            •     National Population Policy, 2000    
            •     Human Resource Development    
            •     Public Expenditure and Education Policy    
            •     Health Care as a Social Responsibility    
            •     Human Development: International Comparison    
            •     Disparities and Divides    
            •     Tamil Nadu: The Success Story    
            •     The Future    
            •     Demographic Dividend and Related
                  Policy Interventions    
9.    India’s Demographic Transition and its
       Consequences for Development        
        Tim Dyson
            •     India’s Demographic Transition     
            •     Urbanisation    
            •     The Future    
            •     Discussion    
10.   India’s Labour Market During the 2000s:
        Surveying the Changes        
        Jayan Jose Thomas
            •    Broad Trends in Labour Absorption     
            •    Explaining Jobless Growth (Second-Half of 2000s)    
            •    Continuing Challenges to a Modern Labour Market    
            •    Missing Women in the Indian Economy    
            •    Conclusions    
SECTION III
GROWTH AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
11.  Growth and Structural Change Since 1951    
        Uma Kapila
            •     Periodisation of Indian Growth Experience  
            •     India’s Growth Turnaround  
            •     Aggregate Demand   
            •     Priorities for Reviving Growth    
            •     Reform Agenda    
            •     Performance on Inclusiveness   
            •     The Need for Faster Growth    
            •     International Comparisons    
            •     Growth and Structural Change  
            •     Sectoral Growth Trends    
            •     Growth and Sectoral Shares, Cross-Country
                   Evidence and Indian Experience     
            •     Inter-Regional Disparities in
                   Growth and Development    
            •     The Way Ahead    
            •     Growth Prospect: An Assessment    
            •     Sustainable Development and Climate Change    
12.    The Recovery of India: Economic Growth
         in the Nehru Era        
        Pulapre Balakrishnan
            •     Introduction    
            •     Nehru-Mahalanobis Strategy    
            •     A Record of Growth in the Nehru Era    
            •     Caricature of a Vision: Through a Glass, Darkly    
            •     Conclusions    
13.  Growth Record of the Indian Economy,
       1950-2008: A Story of Sustained Savings
        and Investment        
        Rakesh Mohan
            •     A Review of the Indian Growth Process     
            •     Prospects for the Next Five Years     
            •     Issues and Challenges     
14.  Growth and Investment: The Interlinks        
        C. Rangarajan
            •     Behaviour of Saving    
            •     Behaviour of Investment    
            •     The Way Forward 
SECTION IV
ASSESSMENT OF INDIAN DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
15.  Assessment of the Growth Experience
        Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment        
        Uma Kapila
            •     Poverty and Unemployment     
            •     Poverty Estimates    
            •     Poverty and Inclusive Growth    
            •     Inequality    
            •     Urban Inequality After Economic Reforms    
            •     Employment    
            •     Employment, Unemployment and
                   Labour Force Dynamics    
            •     Underemployment: A Continuing
                  Characteristic of Employment    
            •     Characteristics and Structure of the
                   Indian Labour Market    
            •     Trends and Patterns of Employment Growth  
            •     Summing Up: Key Features of the
                    Employment Situation   
            •     Labour Market Reforms Would Help Boost
                   Employment Creation    
            •     Public Employment Programme for the
                  Unorganised Workers: The Case of NREGA    
            •     The Performance    
            •     Success Stories    
            •     Policy Agenda    
            •     Employment Perspective    
            •     Skill Development: The Challenge    
16.  Labour and Employment in Fast Growing
        India: Issues of Employment and Inclusiveness      
        T.S. Papola and Alakh N. Sharma
            •     Introduction    
            •     Some Characteristics of the Indian Labour Market    
            •     Trend and Pattern of Employment Growth    
            •     Impact of Global Financial 2008 Crisis on
                   Indian Labour Market and Employment    
            •     Quality of Employment and Disparities    
            •     Increasing Labour Flexibility and Erosion
                  of Labour Rights    
            •     Conclusion and Policy Agenda    
17.  Counting the Poor: Measurement and Other Issues        
        C. Rangarajan and S. Mahendra Dev
            •     Clarifications on Issues    
            •     What is New?    
            •     Use of Calories    
            •     Multidimensional Poverty    
            •     Higher Urban Poverty    
            •     NAS-NSS Consumption Differences    
            •     Poverty Measures in Other Countries    
            •     Public Expenditure and Poverty    
            •     Poverty Ratio for Eligibility under Programmes    
18.  Inequities in Access to Health Services
        in India Caste, Class and Region        
        Rama Baru, Arnab Acharya, Sanghmitra Acharya,
        A.K. Shiva Kumar and K. Nagaraj
            •     Determinants of Health Inequities    
            •     Features of Health Service Provisioning    
            •     Inequities in Access to Health Services    
            •     Factors Affecting Equity in Access to
                   Health Services    
            •     Equity Enhancing Initiatives    
            •     The Way Forward    
SECTION V
COMPARATIVE PICTURE OF INDIAN ECONOMY
19.  China and India: Idiosyncratic Paths to High Growth  
        Kaushik Basu
            •     Introduction    
            •     Economic Growth: Core Factors    
            •     The Asian Theatre    
            •     China and India: What Were the Triggers?    
            •     Notes on Markets and Interventions    
20.  Indian Economy Today:
        Overview and Comparative Perspective
        Uma Kapila
            •     Macroeconomic Management and Policy Reform
            •     Outlook for Growth
            •    Comparisons with the Non-African Poor 
            •     India’s Decline in South Asia 
            •     India Among the BRIC
            •     Conclusion 


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