Partner Event: Corden Lecture 2017 presented by Vijay Joshi


From: Wednesday March 29, 2017, 6:30 pm

To: Wednesday March 29, 2017, 8:00 pm

Corden Lecture 2017

India's Search for Prosperity

Presented by Vijay Joshi, Emeritus Fellow, Merton College, Oxford

Presented by Vijay Joshi, Emeritus Fellow, Merton College, Oxford

India has been the subject of many extravagant predictions and hopes. It grew fast for three decades from 1980 to 2010 but has faltered since then. Is it on course to become a prosperous country in the next quarter century? The lecture will argue that the foundations of rapid, durable, and inclusive economic growth in India are distinctly shaky.

For India to realize its huge potential, the relation between the state, the market, and the private sector must be comprehensively realigned. Deeper liberalization of goods and factor markets is very necessary but far from sufficient. The state needs to perform much more effectively many core tasks that belong squarely in its domain, such as a) providing a ‘basic income’ for citizens, b) improving state capacity to deliver public goods, and c) taking steps to reduce corruption and crony capitalism.

The lecture will discuss where India is today, where it is headed, and what it should do to attain its ambitious goals.

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Copland Theatre

198 Berkeley Street, Carlton VIC 3053

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