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Vijay Joshi
University of Oxford
Vijay Joshi is Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, Oxford and Reader Emeritus in Economics, University of Oxford. The primary preoccupations of his working career have been teaching and research at the University of Oxford, in the fields of macroeconomics, international economics, and development economics. He has also, from time to time, held various official and business positions, including Special Adviser to the Governor, Reserve Bank of India; Officer on Special Duty, Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Director, JP Morgan Indian Investment Trust; and consultant to international organisations such as the World Bank and the OECD. 

He has written three major books on India. These are in reverse chronological order:

Joshi, V (2016), India's Long Road -- The Search for Prosperity, Penguin Random House, New Delhi, 2016 and Oxford University Press, New York, 2017.

Joshi, V and IMD Little (1996), India's Economic Reforms, 1991 - 2001, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New Delhi.

Joshi, V and IMD Little (1994), India -- Macroeconomics and Political Economy, 1964 - 1991, Oxford University Press, New Delhi and World Bank, Washington, D.C.

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Articles By Vijay Joshi
Universal basic income for India
Posted On: 21 Oct 2016

In this article, Vijay Joshi, Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford, sets out his proposal for a universal basic income (UBI) in India. He contends that ´deep fiscal adjustment´, in combination with UBI, would make a huge positive difference to the lives of people, present and future, and provide an essential underpinning for the acceptability of radical economic reform.

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