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V-Factor: Distribution, timing and correlates of the the great Indian growth turnaround

  • Chetan Ghate

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    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Stephen Wright

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    (Department of Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London, London)

The ratio of Indian to US per capita output over the past 45 years has displayed a distinctive "V"-shaped pattern. We show that a strikingly similar V-shaped pattern is visible not just in aggregate output figures, but also as the primary determinant of long-term movements in the cross-sectional distribution within the All-India total, at both sectoral and state output levels. We also carry out preliminary investigations of correlates of the "VFactor", using a new panel data set for Indian states from 1960 to 2005 that extends and encompasses all previous datasets relevant to macroeconomic analysis of the Indian states.

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Paper provided by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India in its series Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers with number 08-03.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ind:isipdp:08-03
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