Economic Growth and Inclusion

Research Programme

Addressing the challenges of global inequality are key to enable sustainable growth and inclusive development. The understanding of these challenges comprises renewed focus for research, governance, business leaders and civil society in a changing world. They form the core explorations both in emerging economies as they enhance their development; and developed countries as they grapple with disruptions due to unequal development within advanced economies.

This programme presents research, ideas and experiences from India and other countries toward enabling sustainable and inclusive growth and enhancing global prosperity. It aims to explore processes of growth for enabling greater inclusion of soio-economically disadvantaged including women and persons with disabilities toward enabling better growth and better development.


Presentation: Policy Evolution in an Irreversibly Changing World due to Covid-19 (2020). Ruth Kattumuri and Shantanu Singh.

Empowering Labour Force in Technology Driven Era: An Indian Context (2020). Ruth Kattumuri and Shantanu Singh. LSE India Observatory Working Paper 11.

What Determines Bilateral Trade Flows? Evidence from ECO Region (2019). Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh, Ruth Kattumuri, Imran Sharif Chaudhry and Abodh Kumar. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 5(1): 165-182.

Changing India, Volume 4: Economic Reforms: 1991 and Beyond (2018). Nicholas Stern and Shantanu Singh (eds.). Oxford University Press, India.

Evidence and the policy process from an Indian perspective (2016). Ruth Kattumuri. In: Hantrais, L., Lenihan, A.T. and MacGregor,S. (eds.) International and Interdisciplinary Insights into Evidence and Policy. Routledge.

Location Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Services: Evidence from Chinese Provincial-level data (2014). Feng Yin, Mingque Ye and Lingli Xu. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 64.

The New Bihar: Rekindling Governance and Development (2013). NK Singh and Nicholas Stern. Harper Collins Publishers, India.

Access to Finance: a functional approach to supply and demand (2011). Greg Fischer. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 42.

Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the impact of transportation infrastructure (2011). Dave Donaldson. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 41.

Inclusion and Growth in India: Some facts, some conclusions (2011). Surjit Bhalla. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 39.

India Development Report 2011 (2011). D.M. Nachane. Oxford University Press, India.

Contrarian Lives: Christians and Contemporary Protest in Jharkhand (2007). Sushil J Aaron. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 18.

Producing a Rationale for Dowry? Gender in the Negotiation of Exchange at Marriage in Kerala, South India (2006). Praveena Kodoth. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 16.

Other References from LSE
Featured Research

Palanpur has long been a focus for research on rural development in India. This presentation introduces the latest round of surveys from the village, from the book How Lives Change (OUP, 2018).

How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics (2018). Himanshu, Lanjouw, P., Stern, N. 


Ruth Kattumuri