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The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao

Abstract

The book studies three Indian states that grew in excess of 8% per year for a decade in the twenty-first century: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat. Despite differences of geography, size, resource endowments, and initial levels of development, several common features tie their experiences together. First, accelerated growth has permitted acceleration in the growth of development expenditures in all three states, which has helped improve connectivity to markets. Alongside, poverty has seen accelerated decline. Second, the composition of growth matters. Growth in high-value commodities such as ... More

Keywords: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, development, Indian states, Chandrababu Naidu, Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi, education, health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190236625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arvind Panagariya, editor
Columbia University, Professor of Economics and Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy,

M. Govinda Rao, editor
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, and Member of the Fourteenth Finance Commission of the Government of India, Director

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Arvind Panagariya, and M. Govinda Rao

Part I Andhra Pradesh

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

Chapter 2 Andhra Pradesh: Setting the Stage

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

Chapter 3 Growth and Economic Transformation

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

Chapter 4 Poverty and Employment

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

Chapter 6 Health and Education

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

Chapter 7 Conclusions

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

Part II Bihar

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

Chapter 8 Bihar’s Economy in Historical Perspective

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

Chapter 9 What Went Wrong?

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

Chapter 10 What Changed?

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

Chapter 11 Governance and Reforms Matter

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

Chapter 12 Conclusions

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

Part III Gujarat

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

Chapter 13 Growth and Development in Gujarat

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 14 Policy Reform in Economic Sectors

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 15 Urban Development

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 16 Fiscal Reforms and Performance

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 17 Elementary and Higher Education

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 18 Primary Healthcare and Medical Education

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 19 Governance, Efficiency, and Effectiveness

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 20 Lessons from the Gujarat Experience

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

Chapter 21 Lessons from the States and Looking Ahead

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Archana

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