Ashok Kotwal
Editor-in-Chief, Ideas for India; University of British Columbia
Ashok Kotwal is a Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He served as the Head of the Department from 1995-2000 and as the Director, Centre for India and South Asia Research at the University of British Columbia from 2003 to 2008. His research has focused on development issues such as the process of poverty decline, labour and credit markets in developing countries, the role of agriculture in development, the role of international trade, and rural governance. More recently, he has been engaged in the study of poverty alleviation schemes such as Public Distribution System and MGNREGA (Employment Guarantee Act).

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