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Growth in India and the World
 December 14-15, 2006

An international conference organized by ICRIER
The Microeconomics of Growth Network and the World Bank.


Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.

December 14, 2006
Opening Remarks: Rajiv Kumar , Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER 
Dipak Dasgupta, World Bank
Robin Burgess, Microeconomics of Growth Network
Measurement of Economic Growth and Poverty
Chair:  Raghuram Rajan
Paper: Angus Deaton, Princeton University
Discussant:  Professor Mihir Rakshit, Indian Credit Rating Agency
Regulation and Deregulation
Chair: Nripendra Misra, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Paper : Timothy Besley, London School of Economics [Presentation]
Discussant: Rakesh Mohan, Reserve Bank of India
Building Manufacturing Capability
Chair: Rajiv Kumar , Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
Paper: John Sutton, London School of Economics [Presentation
[ Paper1] [ Paper2]
Discussant: Bibek Debroy
Chair: Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Centre for Policy Research
Paper: Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Presentation]
Discussant: Geeta Kingdon, Oxford University [Presentation]
Chair: Professor Ashish Bose, Institute of Economic Growth
Paper: Lant Pritchett, World Bank [Presentation]
Discussant: Professor Amit Shovon Ray, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Public Finance and Taxes
Chair: Ashok Lahiri, Ministry of Finance
Paper: Roger Gordon, UC San Diego [Presentation] [Paper]
Discussant: Govind Rao, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Access to Finance
Chair: Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of California , Berkeley
Paper: Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Presentation]
Discussant: Rajiv Kumar , Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
December 15, 2006
Technology Adoption with Uncertain Profits: The Case of Fibre Boats in South India
Foreign Capital and Economic Growth
Returns to Capital in Micro-enterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment.
  • David McKenzie, World Bank [Presentation] [ Paper]
  • Chris Woodruff, University of California , San Diego
Does Economic Growth Reduce Fertility? The Indian Green Revolution Experience.
From Farming to International Business: The Social Auspices of Entrepreneurship in a Developing Economy


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