Inclusive Growth in India – A Perspective

By Dripto Mukhopadhyay

India is an independent country for more than 70 years. The country’s economic performance in recent years had been phenomenal whether we compare it with its own historical economic performance or with other countries. For instance, during the period 2010 to 2016 the annual average real GDP growth in India was about 6.7% in comparison to that of the global economy at only 2.7%. However, when we are one of the fastest growing nation in the world, did this growth touch entire population of the country? In other words, did all sections of population benefitted and participated during this income growth of the country? The answer is no. we are still struggling to reach the benefit of this growth to more than one-third of Indian population, as per conservative measure……………………………………………………………….


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Economic Research


Ascension Centre for Research and Analytics (ACRA) tracks macroeconomic changes closely. We study India’s evolving econo-political relationships with other countries and analyse the policy and business implications of such changes. Our analyses include industry, agriculture, infrastructure, trade, poverty and other related economic changes and their implications. Our special strength is economic analysis over geographic space involving advanced econometric and statistical technique. Our analyses also involve macro modelling involving Input-Output analysis, Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and other relevant techniques especially for economic impact analysis.

Current Studies in Progress:

  1. Assessment of Skill Gaps in India: A White Paper (Sponsor – IAMAI) To be completed by March end, 2019
  2. Understanding Consumer Behaviour towards Purchasing Insurance Products: An Experimental Economics Study (Sponsor – IIM Ahmedabad/ Warwick University) To be completed by Mid May 2019
  3. Inclusive Growth in India: Realistic Insights Through Deep Diving – To be completed Mid March 2019
  4. Economic Impact of Road Development on Indian Economy – To be completed Mid April 2019