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Economic Growth, Trade and Poverty: A Comparative Analysis of India and China

Elumalai Kannan (Editor) R.S. Deshpande (Editor) Guo Xiaoming (Editor) Yue Zhaomin (Editor)

This comparative study of India and China examines the similar developmental issues facing the countries but their differing policy strategies. The essays by experts deal with issues relating to trade performance, food security, special economic zones, economic reforms and their link to poverty reduction, the demographic dividend and the role of finance. Encompassing a number of bilateral issues involving them especially on the economic front, they delve into India’s rising trade deficit with China, their grain security strategies, efficiency of organised and unorganised sector firms in the countries, rural poverty alleviation, the link between governance, development and corruption, and development of information technology in poor rural areas. Tabling of a variety of data and including notes referring to reports and citing recent developments, they discuss the institutional problems that affect sustained economic growth and concerns about sharing of growth benefits with weaker sections of the society.

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About the author

R.S. Deshpande

R.S. Deshpande is currently Professor and Head of the agricultural Development and Rural Transformation (ADRT) Unit of the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. Beside 29 years of research and reaching experience, Professor Deshpande has served on various policy bodies of Government of India and Government of Karnataka, and has been consultant to several national and international organizations. Prof. Deshpande was one of the three coordinators for the Ministry of Agriculture sponsored 27-volume mega study State of the Indian Farmer: A Millennium Study published by Academic Foundation (2004). He co-authored two of the volumes under the Millennium Study, namely Vol. 9: Crops and Cultivation and Vol. 23: NGOs and Farmers’ Movements. Having several other books to his credit, he has published extensively on agricultural development. WTO and its impact on agriculture, droughts and drought mitigation, farmers’ movements, irrigation and watershed development. His current academic interests include: farmers suicides in India, droughts and natural disasters, WTO and its impact on agriculture, and watershed development. Prof. Deshpande is currently a member of the Karnataka Agricultural Prices Commission and an Expert Group on WTO and Agriculture under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

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Title Economic Growth, Trade and Poverty: A Comparative Analysis of India and China
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789322008413
length xxi+261p., Illustrations; 25cm.