In Ghate & Wright Journal of Development Economics, vol. 99 (2012) pp 58–67, we noted that there was considerable variation in the extent to which different Indian states participated in the Great Indian Growth Turnaround. In this paper we investigate whether there was any systematic relationship between participation in the
turnaround and the characteristics of Indian states, using the robustness approach originally proposed by Sali-i-Martin (1997). We supplement our robustness analysis by asking whether more recent (post-sample) experience is consistent with our results.