by Jean Dreze, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Ranchi University, India
- A wide-ranging collection of articles on social development in India authored by prominent economist and expert Jean Dreze
- Includes a detailed introduction on the basic principles of 'research for action'
- Provides a retrospective on social policy debates in India during the last 15 years
- A unique insight into social development in India
Jean Dreze, development economist, has taught at the London School of Economics and the Delhi School of Economics and is currently Visiting Professor at Ranchi University. He has made wide-ranging contributions to development economics and public policy, with special reference to India. He is co-author (with Amartya Sen) of Hunger and Public Action (Oxford University Press, 1989) and An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (Penguin, 2013).