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Compressed Capitalism and the New India

November 15, 2012 - 10:00-12:00

Public lecture series: The Political Economy of Transition in India


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This public lecture series takes place over the course of five Thursdays in November, and is arranged by Asia Research Centre, CBS, in cooperation with Contemporary South Asian Studies, Oxford University and Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University.
Lecture 3: Professor Anthony D’Costa, Asia Research Centre, CBS
Compressed Capitalism and the New India

Anthony P. D’Costa

Abstract: This lecture situates India’s development process in the wider capitalist world economy to investigate the following three questions: What is the relationship between the new and changing India and global capitalism? What advantages does India have in participating in the world economy? And why is India’s socio-economic transformation so constrained despite recent growth? Relying on the dynamics of the successful Indian IT industry, this lecture demonstrates the opportunities and pitfalls of a particular path of development and suggests the importance of breaking the structures of power for a more inclusive development.
Anthony D’Costa is Professor in Indian Studies, endowed by the A.P. Möller-Mærsk Foundation, and the Research Director, Asia Research Centre, CBS. Earlier he was with the University of Washington for 18 years. A pioneer in industry studies for development understanding, he has written on the global steel, Indian automobile, and IT industries to understand Indian economic and social development, globalization and innovations, and the nature of contemporary capitalism. His most recent books are A New India? Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century(edited, 2010), The New Asian Innovation Dynamics: China and India in Perspective(coedited, 2009), Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia (edited, June 2012), and Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China (coedited with Amiya Kumar Bagchi, September 2012).

Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg

Compressed Capitalism and the New India


November 15, 2012