About Deepak Nayyar• Deepak Nayyar is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also, at present, Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research, New York. Earlier he has taught economics at the University of Oxford, the University of Sussex and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi from 2000 to 2005.
About book• The selection of essays written over a period of two decades, focuses on trade and globalization. They provide a mix of theory and policy of applied research and empirical work, and of the world economy and India. The essays span a wide range of issues that are an integral part of the debate on international aspects of economic development.
Summary• The volume begins with the limited domain of trade theory and ends with the wide canvas of globalization.• The essays are grouped in four thematic clusters:1. Economic theory2. World trade3. Indian experience4. Globalization and development
Economic theory• The first part is on economic theory. It provides perspectives or considers issues that have been largely neglected in mainstream economics: the free trade doctrine, trade in services and international labor movements.
World trade• The second part, on world trade examines much debated issues: transnational corporations, East-South trade, regional trade blocs and the multilateral trading system. Its focus is on trade flows or institutional arrangements.
Indian experience• The third part relates the Indian experience. In juxtaposing the past and the present, the volume highlights the nature of changes in Indias engagement with the world economy over six decades.
Globalization and development• The fourth part on globalization and development explores different aspects of globalization in the wider context of development in the world economy: historical experience, national development, international migration, and global governance.
Importance of book• Collects more than two decades of research and scholarship by a prominent economist• Provides fresh insights on international aspects of economic development• Discusses a broad range of topics