How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and development economics

Hosted by the India Observatory and STICERD

Old Theatre, Old Building


Professor Oriana Bandiera

Professor Oriana Bandiera

Dr Himanshu

Dr Himanshu

Peter Lanjouw

Peter Lanjouw

Professor Michael Lipton

Professor Michael Lipton

Professor Lord Stern

Professor Lord Stern


Professor Tim Besley

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.

Himanshu is Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and British Academy Visiting Fellow, LSE.

Peter Lanjouw is Professor in Development Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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.

Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE.

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.

STICERD brings together world-class academics to put economics and related disciplines at the forefront of research and policy. Founded in 1978 by the renowned Japanese economist Michio Morishima, with donations from Suntory and Toyota, we are a thriving research community within the LSE.

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