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Investment and Economic Opportunities: Urbanization, Infrastructure and Governance in The North and South of India

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  • Kala Seetharam Sridhar

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  • A. Venugopala Reddy

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In this paper, we make an attempt to understand what factors have caused some states to grow faster than others.

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  • Kala Seetharam Sridhar & A. Venugopala Reddy, 2011. "Investment and Economic Opportunities: Urbanization, Infrastructure and Governance in The North and South of India," Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), vol. 18(1), pages 1-46, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:jnapdj:v:18:y:2011:i:1:p:1-46
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    Keywords

    Indian states; regional disparities; southern Indian states; northern Indian states; governance;

    JEL classification:

    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • P47 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Performance and Prospects
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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