Amey Sapre graduated from Symbiosis International University, Pune, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Economics at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Prior to joining IIT, he was a teaching assistant in Economics at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, and IIM Indore. He also worked as a UGC-SAP Research Fellow at the School of Economics, Indore for sponsored research programmes in areas of development and agriculture in Madhya Pradesh. His doctoral research is on aspects of tax evasion and corruption. His research interests include public finance, and measurement issues in national accounts statistics.
GDP conundrum: Some areas of concern around growth overestimation in Indian manufacturing
18 Nov 2016
Based on the new GDP series, large upward revisions in manufacturing growth rates were made – from 1.1% to 6.2% in 2012-13, and from -0.7% to 5.29% in 2013 – 14 that were not reflective of the actual performance of the sector during the period. In this article, Amey Sapre, doctoral student in Economics at IIT Kanpur, analyses some of the methodological issues in measuring growth in the manufacturing sector.
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