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Convergence Across Indian States

Convergence Across Indian States

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OECD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Working Paper No. 131
(Formerly Technical Paper No. 131)

LONG-RUN GROWTH TRENDS
AND CONVERGENCE
ACROSS INDIAN STATES

by
Rayaprolu Nagaraj, Aristom\u00e8ne Varoudakis
and Marie-Ange V\u00e9ganzon\u00e8s
Research programme on:
Economic Policy and Growth
January 1998
CD/DOC(98)1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS........................................................................ 6 R\u00c9SUM\u00c9................................................................................................. 7 SUMMARY.............................................................................................. 8 PREFACE................................................................................................ 9 SECTION I. INTRODUCTION................................................................. 11 SECTION II. INEQUALITIES ACROSS INDIAN STATES:

RISING OR FALLING?............................................................................ 15
SECTION III. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE
OF INDIAN STATES................................................................................ 21
SECTION IV. FACTORS IN THE LONG-RUN GROWTH
OF INDIAN STATES................................................................................ 33
SECTION V. SOURCES OF DIFFERENCES IN GROWTH

PERFORMANCES ACROSS STATES.................................................... 47 SECTION VI. CONCLUSION.................................................................. 51 NOTES.................................................................................................... 53 APPENDIX 1. DEFINITIONS AND SOURCES OF THE DATA................ 55 APPENDIX 2.A/B/C PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS................. 57 REFERENCES........................................................................................ 61

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The authors would like to thank B.\ue000Agarwal, A.\ue000Bhargava, B.\ue000Bhattacharya, J.-C.\ue000Berth\u00e9lemy, S.\ue000D\u00e9murger, S.\ue000Dessus, B. Goldar, I.\ue000Gupta, V.\ue000Mishra, A.\ue000Mitra, M.\ue000Panda, B.\ue000Saha and M.H.\ue000Suryanarayana for their helpful comments and contributions. We have also benefited from comments and suggestions from participants in seminars at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, CERDI, Clermont-Ferrand, and at the 12th\ue000annual Conference of the European Economic Association, Toulouse.

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