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‘India’s Economy, Politics and Governance’, 21st January, 2015


‘India’s Economy, Politics and Governance’


Dr. Bimal Jalan,
Former Governor,
Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai and
Member, Rajya Sabha.


Dr. Bimal Jalan is one of India’s well-known economists. He was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1997 to 2003, demitting office on his nomination by the President to the Upper House of Parliament, for distinguished service to the country. He has held several top positions in the ministries of finance and industry and in the Planning Commission. He was also Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and represented India on the boards of the IMF and the World Bank. Dr. Jalan was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, and Cambridge and Oxford Universities. His books include India’s Economic Crisis: The Way Ahead (1991), India’s Economic Policy: Preparing for the Twenty-First Century (1996), India’s Economy in the New Millennium (2002), The Future of India: Politics, Economics and Governance (2005), India’s Politics: A View from the Backbench (2007), Emerging India: Economics, Politics & Reforms (2012) and as editor, The Indian Economy: Problems and Prospects (revised edition, 2004).

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