Jagannath Mallick is International Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at the University of Hyogo. Prior to this, he was a senior researcher at University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. His research focuses on issues in regional economic development and macroeconomics. In recent works, he has examined the factors of private investment and impact of private investment on economic growth at state-level in India, impact of globalisation on structural change and productivity growth in BRICS and OECD economy, role of quaternary sector in economic development in Japan, and the state-level private investment in ICT sector of India. Jagannath holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, and also holds an M.A. Economics degree from University of Hyderabad.
Private investment and income disparity across Indian states
03 Jun 2015
Liberalisation reforms in India in the 1990s offered private investors the freedom to choose their investment location in the country. This column finds that income disparity across low-income states in India increased in the post-reform period, while it reduced across middle-income states. This is largely explained by private investment, which in turn depends on human capital and infrastructure of states.
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