Congress has stronger economic development record than Modi’s BJP


It is now time to pull together all the analysis in this series of GDP, HDI, and economic inequality trends for Gujarat and India to see how BJP and Congress fare on economic development. Metric BJP performance Congress performance Advantage GDP growth … Continue reading

Economic inequality in India worsens under UPA

In the last few posts of this series, I have analyzed improvements in income and Human Development Index in India. This post focuses on economic inequality in India. Similar treatment of economic inequality in Gujarat under Narendra Modi can be found in another post. I will … Continue reading

India HDI improves faster than China


I have been posting a series looking at the economic development performance of BJP and Congress, This post focuses on improvements in Human Development Index (HDI) in India and other comparable countries between under the UPA government. Similar analysis of the … Continue reading

Economic inequality in Gujarat worsens under Narendra Modi

In my previous posts this series on economic development performance of BJP and Congress, I analyzed the GDP growth and Human Development Index improvement achieved by Gujarat under Narendra Modi, in comparison to other peer states. In this post, I … Continue reading

Economic development performance of BJP and Congress: a data-driven investigation


India is preparing for its sixteenth General Elections in 2014. Like the last fifteen general elections in its history, this round will again be the largest exercise in democracy anywhere in the world. As the bureaucracy prepares itself for election … Continue reading