Growth, Policy and Institutions – Lessons from the Indian Experience

Date: Thursday 25 September 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Discussant: Professor Tim Besley

India has achieved remarkable progress over the last two decades, a process in which state institutions and reform has had a crucial role. Dr Ahluwalia will reflect on the Indian growth experience to distil his key lessons for growth and development.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia is the former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India.

Tim Besley is a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC) steering group and School Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE.

This public lecture is part of Growth Week 2014 which takes place at LSE from 23-25 September organised by the International Growth Centre. There will be two further public events, one of the evening of 23 September (Financing Africa’s future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity), the other on the evening of 24 September (Ten Facts about Energy and Growth).

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