India's Economic Reforms, 1991-2001

Front Cover
India is the world's largest democracy, and second-largest developing country. For forty years it has also been one of the most dirigiste and autarkic. The 1980s saw most developing and erstwhile communist countries opt for market economic systems. India belatedly initiated similar reforms in1991. This book evaluates the progress of those reforms, covering all of the major areas of policy; stabilization, taxation and trade, domestic and external finance, agriculture, industry, the social sectors, and poverty alleviation. Will India realize its great potential by freeing itself from theself-imposed constraints that have hindered its development? This is the important and fascinating question considered by this book.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1Introduction
1
2Stabilization Policy
13
3Fiscal Policy and Trade Policy
63
4Financial Sector Reform
109
5Industrial Policy and Factor Markets
171
6The Social Sectors Poverty and Reform
219
7Summary and Afterthoughts
247
Bibliography
267
Index
277
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

V. Joshi is at Merton College, Oxford. I.M.D Little is at Nuffield College, Oxford.

Bibliographic information