Economic Growth, Economic Performance and Welfare in South Asia

  • Raghbendra Jha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview of the Volume Economic Growth, Economic Performance and Welfare in South Asia

  3. Recent Macroeconomic Performance in South Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Mohammad Alauddin
      Pages 11-27
    3. Prem Jung Thapa, Shyamal Krishna Shrestha
      Pages 52-75
    4. Prema-Chandra Athukorala, Sisira Jayasuriya
      Pages 102-118
  4. Emerging Economic Challenges in India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Warwick J. Mckibbin
      Pages 121-150
    3. Stephen Howes, Rinku Murgai, Marina Wes
      Pages 185-206
  5. Trade, Industrial and Financial Sector Reform in South Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Pradeep S. Mehta, Pranav Kumar
      Pages 270-284
  6. Foreign Perception of and Foreign Investment in South Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Desh Gupta, Shri Bhagwan Dahiya
      Pages 287-304
    3. Prema-Chandra Athukorala, Kishor Sharma
      Pages 323-339
  7. Poverty Alleviation in South Asia

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 402-407

About this book


This volume brings together frontline research on the prospects for rapid economic development in South Asia by leading academics and public policy experts. It reviews recent macroeconomic performance in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and examines three emergent challenges for the Indian economy: devising a policy response to climate change, attaining the millennium development goals and restructuring state level finances. The book then analyzes financial sector reforms and development of information and communications technology (ICT) firms and privatization policy in India and the South Asian approach to free trade arrangements and multilateral trade. It studies issues related to foreign perceptions of South Asian development including governance and foreign direct investment flows into India and Nepal. Finally the book studies the impact of the structural composition of economic growth on poverty in India, the evolution of inequality in India and elements of a strategy for poverty reduction in South Asia.


Asia development Economic Development economic growth growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Raghbendra Jha
    • 1
  1. 1.Australia South Asia Research Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian StudiesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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