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How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics

Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, and Nicholas Stern


Development economics is about understanding how and why lives and livelihoods change. This book is about economic development in the village of Palanpur, in Moradabad district, Uttar Pradesh, in north India. It draws on seven decades of detailed data collection by a team of dedicated development economists to describe the evolution of Palanpur’s economy, its society, and its politics. The emerging story of integration of the village economy with the outside world is placed against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming India and, in turn, helps to understand the transformation. The role of, a ... More

Keywords: Palanpur, development economics, mobility, human development, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198806509
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198806509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Himanshu, author
Associate Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Peter Lanjouw, author
Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nicholas Stern, author
I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Head of the India Observatory and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics, UK