Today I will be giving a ‘Special Lecture” on “Who Gets What in the World?” in honour of the 125th birth anniversary of P.C. Mahalanobis at the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore (announcement here) based on analyses from the Global Consumption and Income Project. All are welcome. The slides can be downloaded here.
This July and August, I led an international group of experts in preparing an Economic Report on the role of the BRICS countries (Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa) in the world economy and international development. The Report was commissioned as an input to the Summit of BRICS countries that took place in early … More The BRICS and a Changing World
On April 27th, 2015, I participated in a very interesting panel discussion at the University of Toronto on the abolition of India’s once important Planning Commission by the Government of India and its replacement by a new institution called the Niti Aayog — an act that some have welcomed as necessary in order to establish a new policy … More The Abolition of India’s Planning Commission