Lant Pritchett, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
The discussion will be live streamed on CPR's Facebook Page
About the discussion:
Weak capability for implementation and beautiful rules create complex deals. Complex deals can create a rapidly growing economy, but at the same time prevent the move to rules. Hence, the paradox can be move to rules that can be good in the long run but bad in the short term,or move to deals that are good in the short term but not in the long run. This talk will unpack these relationships and dynamics in the context of the Indian economy and state capacity.
About the Speakers:
Lant Pritchett is a development economist from Idaho. He graduated from MIT with a PhD in Economics in 1988. He worked with the World Bank from 1988 to 2007, living in Indonesia from 1998 to 2000 and in India from 2004 to 2007. Lant taught at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2000 to 2018 where he was, at times, the Faculty Chair of the MPA/ID Degree program. He has published over a hundred books, journal articles, working papers with over fifty co-authors, and has over 38,000 citations on development topics from education to economic growth, state capability, labour mobility and more. He is currently affiliated with Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.
Ajay Shah studied at IIT, Bombay and USC, Los Angeles. He has held positions at the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (Mumbai), Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research (Bombay), Ministry of Finance, and now works at NIPFP. His research interests include policy issues on Indian economic growth, open economy macroeconomics, public finance, financial economics, and pensions. In the past decade, he was extensively involved in the policy process in the reforms of the equity market and the New Pension System.
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