NEW YORK, February 4, 2014 - Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute, Arvind Panagariya of Columbia University and Milan Vaishnav of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace assess likely outcomes of India's upcoming general election. Shikha Dalmia of the Reason Foundation moderates the discussion. (1 hr., 31 min.)
Shikha Dalmia is a senior policy analyst at Reason Foundation. Dalmia was co-winner of the first Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism for her columns in Forbes and Reason in 2009. She is a a contributor to Bloomberg View and a columnist for the Washington Examiner, and also frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, TIME and The Daily Beast.
Sadanand Dhume is a journalist and writer with a long-standing interest in Asia. He has recently completed a book on the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia.
As a former Indonesia correspondent of the Far Eastern Economic Review and The Asian Wall Street Journal in Jakarta, Sadanand covered Indonesia's economic, political, security, and social scene. Before that, he was the New Delhi bureau chief of FEER.
Arvind Panagariya is the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy and professor of economics at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
A leading authority on the economy of India, he has been the chief economist of the Asian Development Bank and has also work with the world Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD. He holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton.
According to Fareed Zakaria (editor of Newsweek International), Professor Panagariya has written "the definitive book on the Indian economy," in which he "puts to rest myths and settles debates with balance and fairness."
Milan Vaishnav is an Associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C, where he coordinates Carnegie's "India Decides 2014" initiative. Dr. Vaishnav's primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he is currently writing a book on the interplay between corruption, democracy and economic reform in India.