Ritam Chaurey is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Binghamton. His broad research interests are in the fields of development economics and applied microeconomics with a focus on firm behaviour and entrepreneurship in developing countries.
He completed his 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) Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Do location-based incentives promote industrialisation?
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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