Two states: a comparative analysis of Gujarat and Bihar’s growth performance between 1981–2011

Ghatak, Maitreesh and Roy, Sanchari (2015) Two states: a comparative analysis of Gujarat and Bihar’s growth performance between 1981–2011. India Review, 14 (1). pp. 26-42. ISSN 1473-6489

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Abstract

We examine the growth performance of two states, Gujarat and Bihar, whose economic turnaround under the leadership of Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar has received a lot of attention in the run up to the recently concluded national elections. We study if there are trend breaks in the growth rates in Gujarat and Bihar relative to the national average after these respective leaders came to power. We decompose the growth rates in these two states by sector, namely, agriculture, industry, and services, and try to ascertain where any potential growth spurt may have come from. We also look at the evidence on trend breaks in growth of real wages in these states relative to the national average as a first step to understand how growth may or may not have trickled down to the poorer sections.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 08:38
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 08:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58730
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