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Do Effective State Business Relations Matter for Economic Growth? Evidence from Indian States

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  • Calì, Massimiliano
  • Sen, Kunal

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Summary Effective state-business relations are a set of highly institutionalised, responsive and public interactions between the state and the business sector. This paper examines the impact of effective state-business relations on economic growth across Indian states over the period 1985-2006. We propose a measure that captures the various dimensions of effective state-business relations at the sub-national level, and estimate standard growth regressions using dynamic panel data methods. Our results show that effective state-business relations contribute significantly to economic growth and appear to be driven by the intensity of the interactions between the state and the private sector.

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  • Calì, Massimiliano & Sen, Kunal, 2011. "Do Effective State Business Relations Matter for Economic Growth? Evidence from Indian States," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(9), pages 1542-1557, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:39:y:2011:i:9:p:1542-1557
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