What policy initiatives undertaken in the last twenty years have contributed to this upward growth? What does this dramatic growth mean for us?
In his new book, India: The Emerging Giant, Arvind Panagariya offers a brilliant analysis of India's economy over the last fifty years - from the promising start in the 50's to the near debacle in the 70's to the phenomenal growth of today.
India's astonishing economic surge is one of the most momentous events of our time. Arvind Panagariya provides us a detailed, comprehensive and superbly clear survey of this breakthrough, how it came about, and where it might lead- World Affairs Council of Oregon
Arvind Panagariya is the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy and professor of economics at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
A leading authority on the economy of India, he has been the chief economist of the Asian Development Bank and has also work with the world Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD. He holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton.
According to Fareed Zakaria (editor of Newsweek International), Professor Panagariya has written "the definitive book on the Indian economy," in which he "puts to rest myths and settles debates with balance and fairness."
Maria Wulff is president of the World Affairs Council of Oregon.
She was formerly director of business assistance at the International Trade Institute and managing director of an import company producing custom products in Asia for worldwide distribution. She was founder and president of the East West Business Association and serves on a number of civic boards.
She holds degrees in History, International Relations, and Business from Portland State University, the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and Harvard University.