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The Economics Times
India has more than its fair share of super-rich and it isn't a good thing

Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, EOPP director, and Professor Debraj Ray from NYU published their analysis on the question of wealth in India. The country, poorer than the world average, has %3 of the world's multimillionaires and %17 of the world's population. The authors try to answer the "real question" of "whether the country has more than its expected share of multimillionaries" by looking at data on wealth distribution in the world. To read this article click here.




News Posted: 04 September 2014      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian Newspaper
Maitreesh Ghatak: India needs more than Narendra Modi's trickle-down model

EOPP director, Prof Maitreesh Ghatak, has recently published an article in the Guardian (July14th 2014) to comment on Narendra Modi's vision of growth and development. India's PM points to Gujarat as an emblem of economic success. Prof Ghatak points out that despite impressive growth, the state lags behind on welfare. He argues that a trickle-down model will not suffice and that "structural reforms are needed to facilitate growth, make it broad-based, and improve the efficiency and accountability of anti-poverty programmes" To read the article click here.


News Posted: 15 July 2014      [Back to the Top]

The Huffington Post
When Given the Opportunity, Extreme Poor Take Destiny Into Their Own Hands

Work by STICERD's Oriana Bandiera and Robin Burgess together with colleagues at BRAC has been referred to in a recent article by Tilman Ehrbeck in the Huffington Post. He refers to a presentation by Robin at the Reaching the Poorest Global Learning Event in Paris in February, where he presented their work, "Can Basic Entrepreneurship Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?" which highlights the success of graduation programmes which have been piloted across various regions and succeeded in transforming the occupational choices of the targeted poor.


News Posted: 24 April 2014      [Back to the Top]

Article by Maitreesh Ghatak in Outlook India
''A Look In The Mirror''

Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy hold Gujarat up against other states to see if it grew more in the Modi decade than in the preceding 20 years. The article will be published in the forthcoming Oulook India Magazine on March 31st. The online version can be found here


News Posted: 31 March 2014      [Back to the Top]

Article by Maitreesh Ghatak
Modinomics: do Narendra Modi's economic claims add up?

Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy comment on the economic record of Narendra Modi, the BJP prime ministerial candiate in the forthcoming Indian elections in the Guardian Comment is Free online. A further article by Maitreesh can be found in The Economic Times.


News Posted: 14 March 2014      [Back to the Top]