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The India Observatory is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society. Its role is to support, facilitate and promote vibrant intellectual engagement between the UK and India, and to participate in wider international inter-disciplinary research and programmes with partners in Asia and beyond. More about IO »|

Highlights

Jagdish Bhagwati

Poverty and the Pope|

Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor at Columbia University and prominent economist, will be giving the Stamp Memorial Lecture at LSE.

 
Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Growth, Policy and Institutions: Lessons from the Indian experience|

India has achieved remarkable progress over the last two decades, a process in which state institutions and reform has had a crucial role. Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India, reflected on the Indian growth experience to distil his key lessons for growth and development in this IGC Growth Week 2014| public lecture.

 
Professor Amartya Sen

An Uncertain Glory: The economic and social condition of modern India|

Maintaining rapid as well as environmentally sustainable growth remains an important and achievable goal for India. In this lecture Amartya Sen argued that India's main problems lie elsewhere, particularly in the lack of attention that is paid to the essential needs of the people, especially the poor.

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News

  • Manjhi wins with lesson in humility
    Jitan Ram Manjhi appealed for help for his state when giving a key note address at LSE. He portrayed the grim reality of governing a state that had for long been ungovernable, but over the last decade has demonstrated a remarkable turnaround (The Telegraph India 23 September 2014)
  • Manjhi showcases Bihar at LSE growth meet
    Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi showcased Bihar at an LSE lecture saying Bihar has seen a dramatic turnaround during the last seven to eight years. Ruth Kattamuri said Bihar should find innovative solutions to challenges in the housing sector by allowing high-rise buildings (Times of India 24 September 2014)
  • Exim Bank Award 2014
    An Award to promote research in International Economics, Trade, Development and Related Financing by Indian nationals at universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. Closes 30.09.2014.

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