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Industrialization, Economic Reforms and Regional Development

Sukhadeo Thorat (Editor) Jaya Prakash Pradhan (Editor) Vinoj Abraham (Editor)
Synopsis This book covers a wide array of topics that have acquired relevance in the context of liberalization of the Indian economy. Issues confronting the economy such as widening regional disparity, Informalisation and reminization of workforce, gender disparity and economic growth are brought to the focus. It presents a comprehensive picture of these traditional development issues, looking at their trends, identifying the causal factors and suggesting suitable policy measures. Further, the book also explores possibilities offered by economic reforms, globalization and the emergence of knowledge based sectors like Information Technology. This volume may be useful for academicians, policy makers, students and any reader interested in Indian economic issues.
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About the authors

Sukhadeo Thorat

Dr. Sukhadeo Thorat is currently the Chairman of University Grant Commission and a Professor of Economics in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He studied at the Milind College of Arts (Aurangabad, Maharashtra), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Aurangabad), Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi), and Main School of Economics, Warsa (Poland). During 1989-1991, Dr. Thorat was a visiting fellow at Iowa State University (Ames), Centre for International and Comparative Studies, Iowa City, and International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC (U.S.A.). He was a founding Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies during 2002-2005. Dr. Thorat's research work relates to mainly Agricultural Development, Rural Poverty, Institution and Economic Growth, Problems of Marginalized Groups, Economics of Caste System, Economic Discrimination, Human Rights Issues, Economic and Social thoughts of Ambedkar, and Slums etc. He has to his credit eleven books and more than fifty papers in national and international journals.

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Jaya Prakash Pradhan

Jaya Prakash Pradhan is Assistant Professor at Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad. He had worked at Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries and IIPA, New Delhi.

Vinoj Abraham

Vinoj Abraham is Research Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He had worked as Research Associate at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute. He has published articles in national journals, and has co-authored a book.

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Bibliographic information

Title Industrialization, Economic Reforms and Regional Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175412100
length 319p., Tables; 23cm.