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Ritam Chaurey
Johns Hopkins University
Ritam Chaurey is Visiting Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), on leave from Department of Economics, State University of New York, Binghamton. Ritam holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he completed an M.A. (Cantab.) from Cambridge University, and a B.A. (Hons) in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. His research interests are in the fields of development economics and applied microeconomics with a focus on firm behaviour and entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Articles By Ritam Chaurey
Structural transformation and spillovers from ‘Industrial Areas’
Posted On: 07 Dec 2017

Topics:   Economic Growth , Jobs

A defining feature of economic development is the reallocation of labour from subsistence agriculture to manufacturing. To shed light on this process, this column analyses Karnataka’s Industrial Areas (IAs) programme that facilitated the establishment of industrial firms in rural areas. It finds that IAs caused a large increase in the number of firms and employment with substantial spillovers to neighbouring villages, and triggered a classic ‘structural transformation’ of the economy.
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Do location-based incentives promote industrialisation?
Posted On: 23 Sep 2014

In a bid to industrialise the relatively under-industrialised states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the government implemented a tax incentive and capital subsidy scheme in the two states in 2003. This column finds the policy change led to new business creation and growth of existing firms in these states, most of which was not at the cost of neighbouring regions.
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