The mission of Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies is to promote economic prosperity in India, by improving understanding of the Indian economy through research undertaken by leading scholars, by disseminating this knowledge to practitioners, policymakers, students and scholars worldwide and by sustaining ongoing dialogues on major policy issues facing India. The Center’s research will also include comparative analysis of the experience of India and the United States in policy-relevant areas such as climate change and federalism, so as to provide scholarly support for multilateral and bilateral (US-India) initiatives.

Ongoing Activities

The primary focus of the center will be to develop a deeper understanding of the Indian economy through analytical research and to disseminate this knowledge widely. It will do so by drawing upon the expertise of scholars within Columbia University and members of the broader academic and policy community with interests in India and in research areas of relevance to the Indian economy.