India’s Future: Free Markets and Globalization


This colloquium considered the future of India and its role in the global economy as the nation struggles to secure greater freedom and wealth for the world's second-largest population. The readings placed particular emphasis on the role of a culture of entrepreneurship and democratic reform as necessary foundations for economic progress.


Conference Readings

Bhagwati, Jagdish. India in Transition: Freeing the Economy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Das, Gurcharan. India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age. New York: Anchor Books, 2002.

Dossani, Rafiq. India Arriving: How this Economic Powerhouse is Redefining Global Business. New York: AMACON, 2008.

Jha, Prem Shankar. The Perilous Road to the Market: The Political Economy of Reform in Russia, India and China. Sterling, VA: Pluto Press, 2002.

Nobrega, William, and Ashish Sinha. Riding the Indian Tiger: Understanding India -- the World's Fastest Growing Market. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.

Panagariya, Arvind. India: The Emerging Giant. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Srinivasan, T. N., and Suresh D. Tendulkar. Reintegrating India with the World Economy. Washington: Institute for International Economics, 2003.