Regional Dynamics, Economic Growth and Welfare
Two day conference scheduled on 15th and 16th September 2012, Mt. Abu, Rajasthan
Center for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) and the US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC are jointly organizing a conference on “Regional Dynamics, Economic Growth and Welfare in India during the First Decade of 21st Century” at Mt Abu, Rajasthan, India on 15th and 16th September, 2012.
Recent Indian Economic Growth story (notwithstanding more recent economic troubles) can be understood only if one disentangle the diversity of its economy in terms of sectoral growth and competitive environment within which India’s large states perform in terms of economic production, distribution, trade and welfare programs. The emphasis of this conference will be to highlight inter-state issues from Utter Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal with relatively progressive states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. It would be ideal if pairs of states are compared such as ‘Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra’, ‘Bihar and Gujarat’ and so on.
There will be two main sessions in this conference:
Session I, will have one invited paper – ‘Inter-State and Inter-Regional Markets and Poverty Profiles’; and four contributed paper presentations.
Session II, will focus on ‘Economic and Social development in Bihar and Gujarat: Role of social movements and economic philosophy in a comparative perspective’. There will be one invited and four contributed papers in this session as well.
Expert participants will be invited to make scheduled interventions during the sessions and there will be ample time to discuss and debate all the presentations and emerging issues. Those interested can send a 300 word summary/abstract containing the focus of the paper, hypothesis, data and methods and expected findings by 27th July 2012 and register with Mr. B. L. Joshi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted participants will be provided with local hospitality at Mt. Abu, Rajasthan India.
Abusaleh Shariff is Chief Scholar at the US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC (since 2012) and President, Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy, New Delhi (www.crddp.in). He Was a Chief Economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi (1994- 2012). He also worked as Senior Research Fellow at the. Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D C 2008 -10. He was advisor (under a committee setting) to the Indian Prime Minister during 2004-6 and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India during 2010-11 in the areas of inter-state relations and inclusive development policy reforms. Was on teaching assignments at various levels between 1973 to 1994. Was on teaching assignments at various levels between 1973 to 1994. He was nominated to the 13th (Indian) Finance Commission by the Finance Ministry, Government of India.