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Is India Better off Today Than 15 Years Ago? A Robust Multidimensional Answer

  • Nicolas Gravel


This paper provides a robust normative evaluation of the spectacular growth episode that India has experienced in the last 15 years. Specifically, the paper compares the evolution, between 1988, 1996 and 2001 of the distribution of several individual attributes on the basis of ethically robust dominance criteria. [CSH Occassional Paper No. 20]

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