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India in Transition: Freeing the Economy

Jagdish Bhagwati


This book offers an overview of the policies that produced India's sorry economic performance over a third of a century. The author's analysis puts into sharp focus the crippling effects of the inward-looking, bureaucratic regime that grew to Kafkaesque dimensions, starting in the early 1950s. It provides a rationale for the economic reforms begun in June 1991 by the new government of Prime Minister Rao. These reforms are set into historical and analytical perspective.

Keywords: policies, India, economic performance, bureaucratic regime, economic reforms, Prime Minister Rao

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288473
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jagdish Bhagwati, author
Columbia University

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