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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Oct 19, 2020

Shruti Rajagopalan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center where she leads the programs Indian Political Economy Research and the Emergent Ventures India. Shruti joins David on Macro Musings to discuss the past, present and future of the Indian economy. Specifically, Shruti and David discuss India’s mid-20th century experiment with socialism, subsequent reforms from 1980 through the 2000s, and how further reforms to manufacturing and to land and labor markets can accelerate its economic development.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


Shruti’s Twitter: @srajagopalan

Shruti’s Mercatus profile:

Shruti’s podcast, *Ideas of India*:


Related Links:


*India Grows at Night* by Gurcharan Das


*In India, Don’t Hate the Matchmaker* by Shruti Rajagopalan


*It’s Chiefly Rent Seekers Who Oppose Our Farm Reforms* by Shruti Rajagopalan


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