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Amrit Amirapu
University of Kent
Amrit Amirapu is an Assistant Professor in Economics. He joined the University of Kent in October of 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University. He also has a B.A. from Amherst College, where he studied Physics and Political Philosophy, and an M.A. from Columbia University in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. Amrit's main fields of research are development economics and applied microeconomics.

Articles By Amrit Amirapu
Justice delayed is development denied: The effect of slow courts on economic outcomes in India
Posted On: 22 Aug 2016

Topics:   Economic Growth

India´s formal judicial system is infamously slow, even for a developing country. What is less well established is whether this matters to economic outcomes. This column uses state-level variation in the speed of courts coupled with the fact that certain industries rely on contract enforcement more than others: to show that slow courts in India have a substantial negative impact on output and employment growth in the formal manufacturing sector.
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Reversing premature de-industrialisation in India
Posted On: 26 May 2014

In countries across the world, de-industrialisation is taking place earlier in the development process. This column analyses how India fares in this regard. It finds that for most Indian states, the share of manufacturing in GDP peaked in the 90s, at levels far lower than comparable Asian countries, and began declining thereafter. Reversing this process is not going to be easy.
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