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The Indian economy in 2017
02 January, 2018, Jayati Ghosh
This was the year that the economy tanked. Not necessarily in terms of official growth figures: according to the CSO, GDP growth decelerated, but not by that much....
The Obscenity of Hunger Deaths
22 December, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
There is no doubt that human life is cheap in India, perhaps more so now than ever before. The attacks, atrocities and killings of people from minorities and marginalised groups that have now become so common are particularly appalling because they reflect a culture of impunity.
The Loss of Development Finance
23 October, 2008, Jayati Ghosh
The financial tsunami that is now threatening to engulf many developing countries as well, makes all the more clear the dangers posed by unregulated financial markets. As is known, in addition to creating the conditions for greater fragility, financial liberalisation generates a bias towards deflationary macroeconomic policies and forces the state to adopt a deflationary stance to appease financial interests. In fact, financial liberalisation in developing countries has even worse consequences, because it can retard or even reverse the development.
The Millennium Development Goals
07 December, 2005, Jayati Ghosh
In the year 2000, the UN General assembly adopted the Millennium Declaration, in which world leaders committed to achieving a set of 8 goals by 2015. Since then, these Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, have become the latest buzzword at different levels
Agrarian crisis in Andhra Pradesh
04 October, 2004, Jayati Ghosh & C.P. Chandrasekhar
The extreme agrarian distress in Andhra Pradesh achieved national prominence when it resulted in the dramatic increase in suicides by farmers in the region. These have occurred in substantial numbers for around seven years now, but the causes leading to such desperation have been documented by some sensitive journalists and local activists in the state relatively recently.

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