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Research Projects

FY 2009/2010 Research Topic: 1-03
An Approach to Inclusive Growth: India’s Challenge

Outline

The Indian economy has been growing rapidly. While the size of the economy has expanded, the gain from economic growth has not been evenly distributed among regions, groups, households, and individuals. As a result, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening in the shadow of high economic growth. This is a concern for the Indian government as it may lead to social unrest and political instability, constraining further economic development. Our research addresses this issue and aims 1) to analyze the economic and social problems associated with inequality in Indian contexts, 2) to analyze the determinants of inequality and develop a new index on inequality, 3) to discuss what is necessary for India to bring fair economic dividends to all the people while keeping up the pace of economic growth: the concept of “Inclusive Growth” by the Indian government, and 4) to propose policy recommendations.

Period

2009/4 - 2010/2

Organizer

HIRASHIMA Shigemochi (Professor, Nihon Fukushi University)

Members of the Research Project

HIRASHIMA Shigemochi (Professor, Nihon Fukushi University)
TSUJITA Yuko
INOUE Takeshi
ITO Seiro
KONDO Norio
KUBO Kensuke
MINATO Kazuki
MURAYAMA Mayumi
ODA Hisaya (Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University)

Publications

Hirashima, S. and H. Oda eds. An Approach to Inclusive Growth: India’s Challenge, interim report, March 2009.