Anirudh Shingal is a Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern; Co-leader of a Swiss National Science Foundation funded work programme on the impact assessment of trade; and part of the Economics faculty on the Masters in International Law & Economics (MILE) programme at the WTI. A Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sussex, Anirudh specialises in International Economics, Applied Econometrics and Development.
His research on trade in services, government procurement and preferential trade agreements has been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as by the World Bank, the European Commission and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Anirudh is also affiliated with the Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS) and has also worked with the World Bank, WTO and the private sector. Anirudh graduated 'summa cum laude' on the MILE Program at the WTI and also holds a Masters degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. His undergraduate degree was in Economics (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.
Service sector growth and convergence across Indian states
17 Feb 2014
India’s success story in the services sector is well documented at the national level. However, similar literature does not exist for India’s states. This column seeks to bridge this gap by looking at India’s services growth at the sub-national level over 1980-2006. Contrary to existing literature, it suggests that services growth in India may be able to reduce income disparities across states in the long run.
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