Perspectives on Economic Development and Policy in India: In Honour of Suresh D. Tendulkar

I Economic Reforms and Policy FormulationPlanning, Poverty and Political Economy of Reforms: A Tribute to Suresh D. TendulkarIntroductionNational Planning: Models and Empirical ResearchSuresh’s Research at ISIThe Initial Agenda: Consumption and GrowthPlanning and Development IssuesSuresh’s Research at DSE (1978-2011)India and the World EconomyPolitical Economy of ReformsInequality in IndiaSome Data-Based IssuesInequality Since 2000Poverty Before and After 2000Related StudiesEconometric ExercisesRevision of Poverty Measurement by the Tendulkar CommitteeConclusionReferencesUnderstanding Economic Reforms for India: A Book ReviewAssessment of Well-Being in Multidimensional Perspective in Post Reform IndiaIntroductionChanges in Economic Welfare and InequalityUnidimensional MeasuresTrends in Economic Welfare and Inequality: 1983-2010Trends in Real MPCETrends in Social WelfareTrends in InequalityDecomposition of Poverty Reduction Between 1993/94 and 2009/10Decomposition of Atkinson Measure of InequalityCan Growth Explain Well-Being and Inequality?Performance of States in Poverty ReductionPoverty Among Social GroupsMultidimensional PovertyRanking of States in Multiple Deprivations and PerformanceRanking of States in Multiple DeprivationsRanking of States by Progress in Reduction of Multiple DeprivationsConclusionReferencesII Poverty and InequalityWhat Kinds of Economic Inequality Really Matter?IntroductionForms of Economic InequalityMoral ArgumentsEnsure that All Members of the Society.Promote Equality of Opportunity for All CitizensPolitical ArgumentsPromote Social CohesionPromote Democratic VitalityEconomic ArgumentsImprove the Development and Allocation of Human ResourcesReduce Economically Costly Tensions and ConflictPromote Cooperative Solutions to Coordination Failures Social ArgumentsImprove the Health Status of Much of the PopulationPromote a Better Quality of Life by Reducing the Over-Valuation of Purchasing PowerPromote Greater Ecological SustainabilityConclusionReferencesVariable Populations and the Measurement of Poverty and Inequality: A Selective OverviewIntroductionPreliminaries: Concepts and DefinitionsNotationAxioms for the Measurement of PovertySome Well-Known Measures of PovertyAxioms for the Measurement of InequalitySome Well-Known Real-Valued Measures of InequalityParfit’s ‘Theory X’ and Poverty Measurement: Some ParallelsVariable Population Poverty ComparisonsVariable Population Inequality ComparisonsSummary and ConclusionsReferencesSome Recent Trends in Population, Employment and Poverty in India: An AnalysisIntroductionPopulation Census: Some Key ResultsChanges in Age-Distribution and the Issue of Demographic DividendDimensions of Size and Quality of Employment 2004-05 to 2009-10Dealing with. Divergences in Population Estimates from the Population Census and the NSS SurveysActivity-Status Ratios: 2005-2010The Employed, the Unemployed and the StudentsIndustrial Distribution, Productivity Growth and Real WagesSome Issues in the Measurement of Poverty in IndiaOn the Working Poor and the Other Poor in BPL-HouseholdsSummary and ConclusionsReferencesEstimation of Calorie Norms and Measurement of Food Intakes: Some Implications for the Magnitudes of the Prevalence of Undernutrition in IndiaIntroduction: Context and ObjectivesDefining the Energy/Calorie NormsEvolution of Indian NormsSensitivity of Norms and POU Estimates to Changes in Demographic StructureRedefining the Reference Adult’s Weight and HeightChanging Assumptions About the Physical Activity Status and BMIMeasuring Nutrient IntakesMethod of Dietary Assessment and Recall PeriodAccounting for Meals Taken Outside the HomeThe POU Using Household Composition to Derive the NormsOther Sources of Measurement ErrorRelating the Prevalence of Undernutrition to Anthropometric OutcomesConclusionsReferencesIII Development and Trade Capital Flows and Exchange Rates The Indian ExperienceIntroductionTrends in Capital FlowsGlobal BackdropIndian ExperienceExchange Rate PolicyCapital Flows and Exchange Rates: A Theoretical ModelEconometric MethodologyTests for Non-stationarityCo-integration and Granger CausalityImpulse Response AnalysisVariance Decomposition AnalysisEmpirical ResultsConclusionsReferencesDeterminants of Import Intensity of India’s Manufactured Exports Under the New Policy RegimeIntroductionIndustry-Level AnalysisFirm-Level AnalysisImport Intensity of Exporting Versus Non-exporting FirmsA Model of Import IntensityDeterminants of Decisions to Export and ImportConclusionReferences
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