Ajit Singh of Cambridge and Chandigarh

Ajit Singh of Cambridge and Chandigarh

This book examines the life and work of Ajit Singh (1940-2015), a leading radical post-Keynesian applied economist who made major contributions to the policy-oriented study of both developed and developing economies, and was a key figure in ...

Author: Ashwani Saith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030124229

Category: Business & Economics

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This book examines the life and work of Ajit Singh (1940-2015), a leading radical post-Keynesian applied economist who made major contributions to the policy-oriented study of both developed and developing economies, and was a key figure in the life and evolution of the Cambridge Faculty of Economics. Unorthodox, outspoken, and invariably rigorous, Ajit Singh made highly significant contributions to industrial economics, corporate governance and finance, and stock markets – developing empirically sound refutations of neoclassical tenets. He was much respected for his challenges both to orthodox economics, and to the one-size-fits-all free-market policy prescriptions of the Bretton Woods institutions in relation to late-industrialising developing economies. Throughout his career, Ajit remained an analyst and apostle of State-enabled accelerated industrialisation as the key to transformative development in the post-colonial Global South. The author traces Ajit Singh’s radical perspectives to their roots in the early post-colonial nationalist societal aspirations for self-determination and autonomous and rapid egalitarian development – whether in his native Punjab, India, or the third world – and further explores the nuanced interface between Ajit’s simultaneous affinity, seemingly paradoxical, both with socialism and Sikhism. This intellectual biography will appeal to students and researchers in Development Economics, History of Economic Thought, Development Studies, and Post-Keynesian Economics, as well as to policy makers and development practitioners in the fields of industrialisation, development and finance within the strategic framework of contemporary globalisation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Reclaiming Development Studies

Reclaiming Development Studies

Roy, B. S., A. Saith and B. Singh. 1967 [1975]. ... Extracts published in The Indian Famine, 1967, edited by Suresh K. Singh, 127–32. ... Ajit Singh of Cambridge and Chandigarh: An Intellectual Biography of the Radical Sikh Economist.

Author: Murat Arsel

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785279973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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The mission, relevance and intellectual orientation of development studies is increasingly challenged from various fronts such as decoloniality, ‘global development’ and randomized control trials. The essays featured in this collection together argue for the need of the field to reclaim its critical political economy tradition. Building on the contributions of Ashwani Saith, the contributions touch upon many of the central questions of development studies centred around structural change, labour and inequality.
Categories: Business & Economics

Press in India

Press in India

BULLETIN , INSTITUTE OF POST GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH , CHANDIGARH ( 1966 ) : ( i ) & ( vii ) C / o . ... Ajit Singh , ( iv ) Gurdev Singh Bassi , ( v ) Rs . 1.50p . , ( vi ) Punjab Cooperative Union , State Cooperative Ptg ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067277676

Category: Indic newspapers

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Reports for 1958-1970 include catalogues of newspapers published in each state and Union Territory.
Categories: Indic newspapers

Sikh Nationalism

Sikh Nationalism

Chandigarh: Public Relations Department. Rao, Shiva B. 1968. ... In Governance in Multicultural Societies, edited by John Rex and Gurharpal Singh, 36–48. Ashgate: Aldershot. ... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Gurharpal Singh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009213448

Category: History

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This important volume provides a clear, concise and comprehensive guide to the history of Sikh nationalism from the late nineteenth century to the present. Drawing on A. D. Smith's ethno-symbolic approach, Gurharpal Singh and Giorgio Shani use a new integrated methodology to understanding the historical and sociological development of modern Sikh nationalism. By emphasising the importance of studying Sikh nationalism from the perspective of the nation-building projects of India and Pakistan, the recent literature on religious nationalism and the need to integrate the study of the diaspora with the Sikhs in South Asia, they provide a fresh approach to a complex subject. Singh and Shani evaluate the current condition of Sikh nationalism in a globalised world and consider the lessons the Sikh case offers for the comparative study of ethnicity, nations and nationalism.
Categories: History

Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia

Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia

The Tribune (Chandigarh, India), February 2. www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090202/punjab1.htm. Brass, Paul R. 1989. ... Nihang Ajit Singh Poohla Died in PGI Chandigarh. ̄ 2008. ... Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Jugdep S. Chima

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317557050

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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This book provides a micro-historical analysis of the emergence and contemporary dynamics of recent ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia. Using comparative case studies, it discusses the causes of each insurgency, analyses the trajectory and dynamics of each including attempts at resolution, and highlights the wider theories of ethno-nationalist insurgency and mobilization. Bringing together an international group of contributors, the book covers insurgencies in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It questions why ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies occurred at particular points in time and not at others, and explores the comparative trajectories of these movements. The book goes on to discern reappearing patterns of conflict escalation/de-escalation through the method of comparative process-tracing. It argues that while identity is a necessary factor for insurgency, it is not a sufficient one. Instead, ethnic mobilization and insurgency only emerge when it is activated by tension emerging from political competition between ethnic and central state elites. These elite-led dynamics, when combined with favourable socio-economic and political conditions, make the ethnic masses primed to accept the often symbolically-rich appeals from their leaders to mobilize against the central state. Providing an important study on ethno-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia, the book will be of interest to those working in the fields of South Asian Politics, Security Studies and Ethnic Conflict.
Categories: Social Science

Economic Development and Islamic Finance

Economic Development and Islamic Finance

Ajit Singh is Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge; Life Fellow, Queens' College, Cambridge, ... In 2012, he was appointed to the Dr. Manmohan Singh Chair at Punjab University, Chandigarh, a newly created ...

Author: Zamir Iqbal

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821399545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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Although Islamic finance is one of the fastest growing segments of emerging global financial markets, its concepts are not fully exploited especially in the areas of economic development, inclusion, access to finance, and public policy. This volume is to improve understanding of the perspective of Islamic finance on economic development, social and economic justice, human welfare, and economic growth.
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Issues in Finance and Industry

Issues in Finance and Industry

1 Introduction : Ajit Singh Philip Arestis and John Eatwell Ajit Singh studied , initially as an undergraduate , at Government College , Chandigarh , Punjab University . He read Sanskrit ( for nationalist reasons ) and Mathematics as ...

Author: Ajit Singh

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: UOM:39015079194372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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Inspired by the work of Ajit Singh, this volume explores how behaviour in financial capital markets affects real sector economic performance and, in particular, how it affects growth - both the growth of business corporations, and the growth of whole developing nations. In discussing this issue, this book builds on the bridge which Singh created between the domain of business finance specialists and the disciplines of industrial and development economics. The economics of corporate mergers, the ideal blueprint for developing stock markets, and a model for financial market behaviour that will advance the economic welfare of all, rather than a handful of successful speculators, are also themes which are examined and advanced here. With contributions from a wide range of experts, this volume presents an overview of contemporary issues in the financial and industrial sectors, with fresh insights as well as an exploration of the changes experienced in these sectors since Ajit Singh first covered the subjects. This is an essential read for all scholars and policymakers interested in the current issues facing finance and industry, as well as those who have followed Ajit Singh's life and works.
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Issues in Economic Development and Globalization

Issues in Economic Development and Globalization

1 Introduction : Ajit Singh Philip Arestis and John Eatwell Ajit Singh studied , initially as an undergraduate , at Government College , Chandigarh , Punjab University . He read Sanskrit ( for nationalist reasons ) and Mathematics as ...

Author: Philip Arestis

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132242053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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"Exploring areas in which Ajit Singh has inspired wide-ranging debate and has written seminal works, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of economic development and globalisation, exploring the rise of China and India and the effects of these recent economic successes on countries worldwide, with a detailed look at the Sub-Saharan African experience, as well as comparisons of the two Asian economies in terms of institutions and performance. This volume also offers fresh and valuable insights into issues such as the future of Europe and industrial revolutions in the developing world. Containing expert contributions from a variety of scholars working in these areas of research, this book explores contemporary concerns in economic development and globalisation as well as examining how the issues have changed since Ajit Singh first began working on these subjects. This is an essential companion for all interested in the reach of globalisation, the effect of the rapid rise of China and India on the rest of the world, and on issues of economic development worldwide, as well as those who have been, and continued to be, inspired by Ajit Singh's work." -- Book cover.
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The Sikh Review

The Sikh Review

Ajit Singh - The Cambridge Don's Achievement 1 Born in Lahore , brought up in Amritsar bal Economic Trends and Social Develand Chandigarh , educated at Panjab Uni- opment . Excerpts from an interview : versity and the University of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133486949

Category: Sikhism

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New Perspectives on Industrial Policy for a Modern Britain

New Perspectives on Industrial Policy for a Modern Britain

Ajit Singh is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, where he has been a member of faculty since 1965. He is one of the world's most renowned Indian-born economists, having published seventeen books and over 200 ...

Author: David Bailey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198706205

Category: Great Britain

Page: 448

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In the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the ensuing recession, economic debate has begun to shift towards 'rebalancing' the UK economy, away from an over-reliance upon consumerism and the financial sector to generate growth, towards more sustainable productive activities. The fallout from the crisis exposed systemic failings to deliver balanced growth, and there is now increasing recognition that this 'rebalancing' might best be achieved through the state pursuing an active 'industrial policy'. This book offers a broad set of perspectives on the many facets of industrial policy.
Categories: Great Britain