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"Can India grow faster? Answers from history", a CAGE-SMF Policy Discussion

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"Can India grow faster? Answers from history", a CAGE-SMF Policy Discussion

On Wednesday 15 July the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy launched a new policy briefing paper by CAGE researcher, Dr Tirthankar Roy: 'Can India grow faster? Answers from history.' Follow link below to download paper:

Can India grow faster? Answers from history. (pdf)


  • Dr Tirthankar Roy, Professor of Economic History at LSE

  • Seema Malhotra MP

Date and time:

Wednesday 15 July, 08.30 - 10.00
Light refreshments will be served


Social Market Foundation, 11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB


The Indian economy has grown at an impressive pace of late, and it can do even better if India receives more foreign direct investment and world-class skills. However, nationalistic sentiment is hindering its ability to open up the economy further.

Dr Roy’s new briefing paper explores the evolution of India’s anti-globalisation sentiment throughout its economic history. He proposes that its economy can grow faster if India frees itself of this sentiment and creates the conditions to attract more capital and more skills.

At this event, Dr Roy and Seema Malhotra MP will discussed the report’s key findings. The session included an audience Q&A.

For more information please contact Tracy Evans: T dot A dot Evans at warwick dot ac dot uk