Non-Fiction Books:

The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes by Sabyasachi Kar
or 4 payments of $35.00 with Learn more
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 8-12 days


Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 30 Jul to 2 Aug using standard courier delivery


`This book is different from most other attempts to understand the politics of Indian economic development. Breaking down the last 65+ years of Indian development into several episodes of growth, it provides a rich set of insights into the political economy of the Indian development process and is a valuable addition to the literature.' -Pranab Bardham, University of California, Berkeley, USA `Sustained economic growth in the world's largest democracy is critically important to human well-being, but the ups and downs of growth in India are not well-understood. This book provides a fresh and insightful approach to understanding what drives the starts of booms and the onset of slowdowns.' -Lant Pritchett, Harvard University, USA `This is a little book with big arguments. The authors' explanation of the changing character of the deals done between political and business elites makes for the most original contribution to studies of the political economy of Indian development since Pranab Bardhan's seminal work of the early 1980s' -John Harriss, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada This book moves beyond the usual economic analysis of the Indian growth story and provides a fresh perspective on the determinants of growth episodes in post-independence India, based on its political economy. Using a robust and novel technique, the authors identify four such episodes during this period. The first, running from the 1950s to 1992, was mostly characterized by economic stagnation, with a nascent recovery in the eighties. The second, covering the period 1993 to 2001, witnessed the first growth acceleration in the economy. A second acceleration ran from 2002 to 2010. The fourth and final episode started with the slowdown in 2010 and continues to this day. The book provides a theoretical framework that focuses on rent-structures, institutions and the polity, and demonstrates how changes in these can explain the four growth episodes. Kar and Sen argue that the transitions from one growth episode to another can be explained by the bi-directional relationship between growth outcomes and institutional arrangements, and by the manner in which institutional arrangements and their transitions are determined by the political bargains struck between the elite groups in Indian society.

Author Biography

Sabyasachi Kar is Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, India, and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. He has published a number of books and academic articles on macroeconomics, growth and development economics. He is Associate Editor for the Indian Growth and Development Review. Kunal Sen is Professor of Development Economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK, and Joint Research Director at the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre. He won the Sanjaya Lall Prize in 2006, and the Dudley Seers Prize in 2003.
Release date NZ
June 7th, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
26 Tables, color; 2 Illustrations, color; XII, 105 p. 2 illus. in color.
Palgrave Pivot
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...