Does Political Empowerment Explain Closing Wage Gaps?
Columbia University Program on Indian Economic Policies - Columbia University
Academic experts on India discuss reforms aimed at curbing poverty and inequality among the nation's socially disadvantaged.
CHAIR: N.K. Singh, Member of Parliament, India
Paper 1: Growth, Openness and the Socially Disadvantaged, Megha Mukim (LSE) and Arvind Panagariya (Columbia)
Paper 2: The Post-reform Narrowing of Inequality Across Castes: Evidence from the States, Viktoria Hnatkovska and Amartya Lahiri (UBC)
Discussant 1: Mary Lovely, Syracuse
Discussant 2: Pravin Krishna, Johns Hopkins