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The Gujarat model’s failure explains why the economy has become such a significant factor in the coming state elections
28 November, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
The model of development that was presented as a success story relies on patronising and providing incentives to large businesses while simultaneously suppressing wage incomes.
The Persistence of Child Marriage
29 March, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
Despite all the talk of modernisation the prevalence of child marriage still continues across most parts of the country.
Narendra Modi on Poverty
20 March, 2017, Prabhat Patnaik
When Narendra Modi talks of shifting away from giving doles to the poor, what he has in mind is that the money being currently used for welfare schemes for the poor should be withdrawn from such schemes and handed over to the corporate magnates.
The Consequences of Legal Impunity
15 March, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
The way the state dealt with the two communal massacres and their aftermath in Bihar and Gujarat is a stinging commentary on India’s justice system in an area where it possibly matters the most.
Broken Promises to India's Youth
13 June, 2016, Jayati Ghosh
Quite contrary to its original promise, job creation no longer seems to be a major policy priority of the Modi government, which has shown itself to be remarkably anti-youth.
Growth through Redistribution
21 January, 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
Contrary to the portrayal by the neoliberal spokesmen, the Left position does not accept the growth versus redistribution dichotomy, rather asserts that growth can occur in a sustained manner through redistributive measures.
The Real Story on Gujarat's Development
10 September, 2014, Jayati Ghosh
The book, "Growth or Development: Which way is Gujarat going?", provides a sober, balanced and solidly researched account of Gujarat's development over the past decade.
Modi with the Magic Wand
11 June, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Modi has persuaded people that his development magic wand can deliver what others dare to promise. If he fails to deliver on this the current euphoria can prove short-lived.
Chinese Dreams
11 June, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The pursuit of the Chinese dream may become a nightmare for the majority as it involves reduction of expenditures on food subsidies and other welfare measures.
Blaming the "Other"
15 May, 2014, Jayati Ghosh
The BJP's aggressive stance on migrants from Bangladesh is economically stupid. Strategies that seek to exploit such divisive attitudes will boomerang on all Indians.
A Political Economy of the Elections
06 May, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Blind faith on economic growth took the Congress away from inclusiveness and public opinion but the BJP follows the same lead and does not provide any economic alternative.
Big Business and Mr. Modi
16 April, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar
If India is not to be handed over to big business and a rabidly communal fringe, it is best to keep Narendra Modi out of the Prime Minister’s office.
Have Workers in Gujarat Benefited from "Development"
09 April, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
In the backdrop of a much talked about Gujarat model, the authors examine the state of casual workers in Gujarat only to find them to be among the worst of anywhere in India.
The Politics of a Development Strategy
17 June, 2013, Prabhat Patnaik
Narendra Modi's projection as India's Prime Ministerial candidate is the political denouncement of the economic strategy that is completely anti-people and pro-corporate.
Gujarat: A Growth Story Retold
14 December, 2012, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The benefits of Gujarat's economic growth have not been shared with the State’s poor and working population, even as the sustainability of the growth trajectory is in doubt.
Call for Applications for a Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences, organised by the Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), September 24-30, 2012.
01 August, 2012,
The Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR) organises a Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences during September 24-30, 2012. The workshop is supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati on the Gujarat Economy
06 February, 2012, Indira Hirway
This article refutes the argument made by Professor Bhagwati that the Gujarat economy is doing very well, not only in terms of economic growth but also in social sectors. The author contends that the growth model in the state seems to have discouraged inclusion of the excluded, both in the growth process as well as in the redistribution process.
Lies, Damned lies, and Statistics: On Arvind Panagariya's Kerala adventure
05 January, 2012, R. Ramakumar
A response to the article titled “Cracking the Kerala Myth”, published in the newspaper Times of India dated 2 January 2012. This article refutes the claims that the development of Kerala was not state-led success, and highlights the statistical fallacies in the argument.
The G20 and Employment Outlook
12 October, 2011, Jayati Ghosh
A recent ILO document on employment and labour market outlook in G20 countries points towards an economic crisis of major magnitude in most of them. According to the report, the two key challenges for global policy makers at present are to ensure better utilisation of labour resources and better quality jobs.
The Urbanisation Challenge
10 August, 2011, Jayati Ghosh
Addressing the problems posed by growing ''urbanisation'' is one of the major challenges for India at present. The country faces a potentially deadly combination of growing population in small urban areas with poor or possibly non-existent facilities and inadequate good quality employment generation.

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