"The Economy of South Asia since 1950"
"The Economy Of South Asia since 1950"
a talk by Tirthankar Roy (LSE=London School of Economics and Political Science
Public · Hosted by Ghulam Nadri, Asian Studies Center at GSU
Concluding Remarks: Mr. Nagesh Singh, Consul-General of India (Atlanta)
About the Speaker:
Tirthankar Roy (Professor, Economic History Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) is the author of several books including: India in the World Economy from Antiquity to the Present (CUP, 2012); Law and the Economy in Colonial India (coauthored with Anand V. Swamy, University of Chicago Press, 2016); and The Economy of South Asia: from 1950 to the Present (Palgrave, 2017).
In his talk, Dr. Roy explores the historical roots of rapid economic growth in South Asia, with reference to politics, markets, resources, and the world economy. He argues that, after an initial slow period of growth between 1950 and the 1980s, the region has been growing rapidly and fast catching up with the world on average levels of living. Why did this turnaround happen? Does it matter? Is it sustainable? He answers these questions by drawing connections, comparisons, and parallels between the five large countries in the region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Interview with Dr. Roy: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2016/05/09/economic-history-in-south-asia-in-conversation-with-professor-tirthankar-roy/
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Venue: GSU, 25 Park Place (2nd Floor, Room 223), Atlanta, Ga, 30303