F.H. Gruen Lecture - Bishnupriya Gupta

FH Gruen Lecture - Prof. Bishnupriya Gupta

The Myth of The Market: The Fall and Rise of The Indian Economy

Speaker: Prof. Bishnupriya Gupta, University of Warwick

Date: Thursday 11 July 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 7.30pm
Refreshments will be served after the Lecture

Abstract: Following the end of colonial rule in 1947, India was one of the poorest countries in the world. Did integration into the global network of the British Empire have adverse consequences? The Indian growth reversal began only after Independence. The policies of industrialisation and the green revolution put India on a growth path for the first time in three hundred years. There are lessons from history for understanding India's growth today. A strong focus on higher education under colonial policy created an advantage for the service sector, which today has a high concentration of human capital. However, the slow expansion in primary education was a disadvantage in comparison with the high-growth East Asian economies. Professor Gupta examines the key drivers of India’s long term economic.

Bio: Bishnupriya Gupta is Professor in Economics at the University of Warwick. She has previously held positions at the London School of Economics, the Delhi School of Economics and the University of St Andrews. Professor Gupta is a leading expert in the development of India with research interests in both its long-run economic history and its more recent development. She has worked on industrial organisation in colonial India and the role of community networks in industrialisation. She has also made important contributions on demographic change and the sex ratio in 20th century India.

More recently Professor Gupta has undertaken comparative work on long run development of productivity and living standards between Europe and Asia which challenges existing ideas about the “Great Divergence.” Her research has been published in leading economic history and development journals and she is editor of A New Economic History of Colonial India (Jointly with Latika Chaudhary, Tirthankar Roy and Anand Swamy), Routledge, 2015.

spier_kathryn-3x4-small.jpg

Bishnupriya Gupta is Professor in Economics at the University of Warwick. She has previously held positions at the London School of Economics, the Delhi School of Economics and the University of St Andrews. Professor Gupta is a leading expert in the development of India with research interests in both its long-run economic history and its more recent development. She has worked on industrial organisation in colonial India and the role of community networks in industrialisation. She has also made important contributions on demographic change and the sex ratio in 20th century India.

More recently Professor Gupta has undertaken comparative work on long run development of productivity and living standards between Europe and Asia which challenges existing ideas about the “Great Divergence.” Her research has been published in leading economic history and development journals and she is editor of A New Economic History of Colonial India (Jointly with Latika Chaudhary, Tirthankar Roy and Anand Swamy), Routledge, 2015.


File Attachments:
Start date:

5.30pm Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

End date:

7pm Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

Venue:

Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre, ANU

Presenter(s):

Professor Bishnupriya Gupta

RSVP link:

RSVP here

Updated:   17 June 2019 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team