ISBN 9789351501435,Globalization of Legal Services and Regulatory Reforms: Perspectives and Dynamics from India

Globalization of Legal Services and Regulatory Reforms: Perspectives and Dynamics from India



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351501435

ISBN-10 9351501434


Number of Pages 236 Pages
Language (English)

Business & Economics

This book brings out the need to organize the Indian legal sector for greater competition against the backdrop of the changing economic realities in India and around the globe.

It argues that the primary issue facing this sector is not just that of liberalization and providing access to foreign firms, but also the weaknesses and regulatory gaps that affect its global competitiveness. Highlighting the prevailing dynamics, the book focuses on the regulatory challenges and perceptions surrounding the legal sectors liberalization in a developing economy such as India.

About the Author

Rupa Chanda is a Professor of economics and social sciences at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She has a PhD degree in Economics from Columbia University, with a specialization in International Trade and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Harvard University. She teaches macroeconomics and International trade and has received several teaching awards. Earlier, she has worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D. C. Professor Chandas research interests concern international trade in services, The World Trade Organization (WTO) and migration. She has been a member of the Ministry of Commerces Expert Group on Services and the Planning Commissions High Level Group on Services and is a member of various other government committees. She has undertaken research and consulting assignments for several multilateral and Indian organizations. Professor Chanda has many journal publications, chapters in books and academic reports to her credit. Her books include - Integrating Services in South Asia - Trade, Investment and Mobility (2011), Globalization of Services - Indias Opportunities and Constraints (2002) and Indias Trade in Services - Prospects and Strategies (2006). She has also presented her work in India and abroad.

Pralok Gupta is working as an Assistant Professor (Services and Investment) at the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Dr. Gupta has a PhD degree in Economics and Social Sciences from IIM Bangalore. He has been a visiting and full-time faculty member at various Indian institutions, including the Indo - German Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Gupta has been appointed as member of the Task Force on Services Sector Exports, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, Member (Sectoral Expert) of the Inter Ministerial Sub - Group on Data in Trade in Services, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and member of the Technical Group on Data in Trade in Services under the chairmanship of the Director General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics. He has been associated with various consultancy and research projects for corporate bodies, the government and international and multilateral institutions, such as the OECD, the British High Commission, UKIERI, European University Institute, South African Institute of International Affairs, etc. His research interests include economics of services trade, FDI in services, regulatory environment and trade policies, WTO and related Issues, trade and environment concerns, and international migration