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How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and development economics

Hosted by the India Observatory

Old Theatre, Old Building

Speakers

Professor Oriana Bandiera

Professor Oriana Bandiera

Professor Michael Lipton

Professor Michael Lipton

Professor Lord Stern

Professor Lord Stern

Chair

Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik

The event marks the launch of a book that gives insights into the fundamental question of development economics, How Lives Change.

This new book uses a unique data set consisting of seven full (100%) surveys of one Indian village, one for every decade since Independence. The panel, consists of some of the leading scholars and practitioners of economic development of our times. The book reflects on the past, present and future, both of India and of development economics, seen through the experience of Palanpur in the years since Independence.

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics and Director of STICERD, LSE.

Michael Lipton is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Sussex University.

Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, LSE and Director of the LSE India Observatory.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

The India Observatory (@LSE_IO), set up in 2006, is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEIndia

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