Ram Singh is Associate Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He holds Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi) and Post-Doctorate (Harvard) degrees in Economics. His areas of research interests are Contract Theory, Public Economics, Public Private Partnerships, and Law and Economics. He is arecipient of Fulbright, Commonwealth and Erasmus Mundus Fellowships in Economics Ronald Coase Fellowships in Economics. His recent publications include “The Inefficiency of Compulsory Land Acquisition” in the Economic and Political Weekly, 2012; “The Efficiency of Comparative Causation” (with Francesco Parisi) in the Review of Law and Economics 2011; “Delays and Cost Overruns in Infrastructure Projects: Extents, Causes and Remedies” in the Economic and Political Weekly, 2010; “Comparative Vigilance” (with Allan Feldman), in the American Law and Economics Review, 2009.
He has taught at the Delhi School of Economics, Brown University, University of Hamburg, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has been Commonwealth Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is Co-editor of the Indian Economic Review.
The new land law: Are the states up to the challenge?
25 Oct 2013
In the third part of the land law debate, Ram Singh asserts that the Act is biased against projects of state governments, and emphasises the need for states to undertake long overdue land reforms. He suggests amending the Act such that Public Private Partnerships and private companies are clearly distinguished, and there is no scope for strategic manipulations during the acquisition process.
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