Feb 14

Past Event

India: The Emerging Giant

Event Materials


The Indian economy has fueled growth rates of more than 8 percent in recent years, making it one of the most successful emerging economies in the world. Yet, what lessons can be learned from India’s economic development and what is the nation’s future potential?

On February 14, the Brookings Institution hosted Arvind Panagariya for a discussion of India’s economy based on his new book, India: The Emerging Giant. Panagariya reviewed India’s economic development since independence, and offer insights based on his analysis of four distinct periods of India’s growth experience. Using this historical background, Panagariya also addressed today’s poverty and inequality, macro and microeconomic policies, and issues that bear upon India’s past record and future prospects. Barry Bosworth, senior fellow, the Brookings Institution, provided introductory remarks and moderated the panel discussion. Shanta Devarajan, chief economist of the South Asia Region at the World Bank, served as a discussant.

Event Agenda

  • Introduction and Moderator

  • Featured Speaker

    • Arvind Panagariya

      Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

      Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University

  • Discussant

    • Shanta Devarajan

      Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank


February 14, 2008

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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