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2014 Regional Competitiveness Analysis and a Master Plan on Regional Development Strategies for India

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  • About the Authors
  • This book by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) presents the inaugural regional competitiveness analysis for the five regions of India as a basis for the Master Plan on Strategic Regional Economic Development using regional classifications as defined by the Confederation of Indian Industry. Potential strategic clusters are identified for intra-regional collaboration given each region's unique strengths and resource endowments to facilitate accelerated economic growth and development which is balanced, fair and sustainable.

    The book also presents an update of ACI's annual competitiveness analysis of India's 35 states and federal territories. States and federal territories are ranked by ACI's comprehensive methodology by employing 75 indicators across four environments. Going beyond the rankings, the what-if policy simulations offer states and federal territories relevant policy prescriptions based on their respective strengths and weaknesses. A subset of the competitiveness indicators are then utilised for Geweke Causality Analysis to highlight the impact of strong leadership on economic development in the states of Bihar and Tamil Nadu.

  • Tan Khee Giap is the Co-Director of Asia Competitiveness Institute and Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is also the Chairman of Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation. 

    Linda Low was Associate Professor, Business School and Economics Department, National University of Singapore; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; and economic advisor, Abu Dhabi government. 

    Kartik Rao is a Research Associate at the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS). Kartik received his undergraduate education in Engineering with distinction from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India and his Master's in Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. 

    Adjunct Professor Tan Kong Yam is presently the Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute. He is also Professor of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University.

ISBN: 9789814667524
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 292
Year Published: 2015