Pro-Market Reforms and Indian Industry: Developments in the Last Two Decades

30 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2010  

Bishwanath Goldar

University of Delhi - Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)

Date Written: August 23, 2010

Abstract

The post-1991 pro-market reforms in India are expected to reduce price-cost margins in industries, lower inter-firm productivity dispersion, increase export intensity of firms, and cause changes in the size structure and industrial composition. But, barring the increase in export intensity, the other effects have not occurred or occurred only marginally, despite the reforms induced increases in import competition and possibly some intensification of competition among domestic firms as well. The industrial growth rate has not accelerated in the post-reform period compared to the 1980s. This seems less attributable to stalled reforms, than to infrastructure bottlenecks and demand deficiency.

Keywords: Pro-market reforms, firm performance, Indian industry

JEL Classification: L1, L11, L25, O14

Suggested Citation

Goldar, Bishwanath, Pro-Market Reforms and Indian Industry: Developments in the Last Two Decades (August 23, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1663583 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1663583

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