Thursday, November 23,  2017
Jean Drèze

Jean Drèze is a development economist who has been influential in Indian economic policymaking.  He is a naturalized Indian of Belgian origin. His work in India include issues like hunger, famine, gender inequality, child health and education, and the NREGA. He had conceptualised and drafted the first version of the NREGA.

 

His co-authors include Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen, with whom he has written on famine, and Nicholas Stern, with whom he has written on policy reform when market prices are distorted. He is currently an honorary Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, and Senior Professor at the G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of India in both first and second term


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Putting Growth In Its PlaceDepending on who you ask, India is either doing incredibly well or failing miserably. Social indicators, however, clearly show that progress for the common people is abysmal

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