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SIPA Dean Discusses New Role with Panagariya
Thursday, September 3, 2015

School of International and Public Affairs Dean Merit E. Janow sat down with Columbia SIPA professor Arvind Panagariya (on leave) to discuss his recent appointment as the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).

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Latest book: "The Making of Miracles in Indian States"
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Studies three Indian states at very different levels of development that have all shown miracle levels of growth in the 21st century, shows that good economics is also good politics: good economic performance leads to electoral victories, confrims the importance of effective leadership in determining growth outcomes, demonstrates that history matters when it comes to the choice of economic policies.Growth miracles typically have been studied at the country level. The Making of Miracles in Indian States breaks from that tradition and...

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Reflections on First Year of Modi Government
Monday, May 25, 2015

May 26, 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Modi government in India. Listed below are recently published articles commenting on the government’s record during this first year by Professors Jagdish Bhagwati and Pravin Krishna, Director and Deputy Director respectively, of the soon-to-be-launched Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University and by Professor Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman on Niti Ayog (formerly the Planning Commission), on leave from Columbia University.Read the full...

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Center and SIPA welcome India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

On Monday, March 2, 2015, the School of International and Public Affairs and the Program on Indian Economic Policies welcomed Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Government of India. The event was entitled "Indian Economy: The Way Forward" and included remarks from Columbia University president Lee Bollinger. In coverage of the event, Reuters noted that India's "economy needs to reach an annual growth rate of 9 percent to 10 percent and then sustain that...

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