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India Policy Forum is an annual publication jointly promoted by the National Council for Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., with the objective of presenting high-quality empirical research on the major economic policy issues that confront contemporary India. The papers cover a diverse set of macro and microeconomic topics of relevance to policymakers.
The prime objective of this volume is to make the policy discussion accessible to a broad non-specialist audience within India and abroad and assist in the development of a global network of scholars interested in India`s economic transformation.
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The Political Economy of the Indian Fiscal Federation INDIRA RAJARAMAN
Can Schooling Policies Affect Schooling Inequality ? An Empirical Evaluation of School Location Policies in India ANJINI KOCHAR
Mortgaging the Future: Indian Higher Education DEVESH KAPUR and PRATAP BHANU MEHTA
Microfinance Lifespans : A Study of Attrition and Exclusion in Self-Help Groups in India JEAN-MARIE BALAND, ROHINI SOMANATHAN and LORE VANDEWALLE
The Power Sector in India : An Inquiry into the Efficacy of the Reform Process SAUGATA BHATTACHARYA and URJIT R PATEL