SEZ proliferation in India: are the objectives being realized?
AbstractThis paper analyzes if the industrial policy framework of the Indian Government with regard to the proliferation of SEZs has satisfied its aims and objectives. The analysis however, shows otherwise. The empirical results show that the policy of the Indian Government has been lopsided, wherein the concentration of SEZs has increased in States which face lower levels of unemployment and a comparably high level of FDI inflow. Further, the concentration of the SEZs has been restricted majorly to the IT industry resulting in rigidity in the export mix. Policy implications hint towards a diversification of the SEZ industry portfolio and in increasing the size and therefore, the economic impact of these zones.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35095.
Date of creation: 29 Nov 2011
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Indian Industrial Policy; FDI; Unemployment; Export; Economic Development;
Other versions of this item:
- Antra Bhatt & Manas Puri & Andrea Appolloni, 2012. "SEZ Proliferation in India: Are the Objectives Being Realized?," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 79-88, September.
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- O25 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
- O24 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-12-13 (All new papers)
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