Understanding Development

An Indian Perspective on Legal and Economic Policy

  • Swapnendu Banerjee
  • Vivekananda Mukherjee
  • Sushil Kumar Haldar

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Swapnendu Banerjee, Vivekananda Mukherjee, Sushil Kumar Haldar
    Pages 1-6
  3. Law and Contracts

  4. Trade and Foreign Aid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Sugata Marjit, Vivekananda Mukherjee
      Pages 115-123
  5. Issues in Public Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Indrani Roy Chowdhury, Prabal Roy Chowdhury
      Pages 127-140
  6. Social Sector and Poverty Alleviation

About this book


This book addresses topical development issues in India, ranging from land acquisition, poverty alleviation programs, labor market issues, the public-private partnership (PPP) model and fiscal federalism. It offers an Indian perspective on the dynamics of economic development and the impact the country’s legal and public policies have on it. Economic development is a dynamic concept – old problems are solved, while at the same time new issues come to the fore. The emergence of these issues is unique to the development experience of an economy. The book includes sixteen recent contributions and is divided into four sections: law and contract; trade and foreign aid; issues in public economics; and the social sector and poverty alleviation. The chapters reflect on a number of development issues which were of concern for India in the recent past and will be important in her future development initiatives such as land acquisition, agricultural productivity, employment, protection of intellectual property rights, corruption, public-private partnership, regional development, poverty alleviations programs like the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and the training of self-help group members, health and education of women, to name a few. The book is a valuable reference resource for policy practitioners and researchers working on the economics of development with special focus on developing economies.


Employment Fiscal Federalism Foreign Aid Indian Economic Development Intellectual Propoerty Rights Protection National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Public Private Partnership

Editors and affiliations

  • Swapnendu Banerjee
    • 1
  • Vivekananda Mukherjee
    • 2
  • Sushil Kumar Haldar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2454-9
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2455-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0020
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