The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years: Montek Singh Ahluwalia In Conversation With Martin Wolf
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission at the India Economic Summit in New Delhi. (Photo: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg News)

The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years: Montek Singh Ahluwalia In Conversation With Martin Wolf

In his latest book Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years, former finance secretary and deputy chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia documents the history of India’s economic journey and its transition from a closed socialist state to one of the fastest-growing economies today.

In a conversation with Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, Ahluwalia talks about his return from the World bank in the 80s (where the two were colleagues), the reforms of the 90s and the ideas that shaped the Indian economy since then. They also discuss the current slowing of the Indian economy and the reasons for it.

The discussion was hosted by the Asia Society India Centre.

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