Comments on: The biggest losers in India’s economic slowdown Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bhaduri Wed, 12 Jun 2013 06:05:16 +0000 Researches have amply shown that totalitarian regimes are not necessarily linked positively to growth.On the contrary,democracies are neither detrimental to growth and these cut across globe in all types of countries big or small.Rather democracy is likely to help distribution better,in turn helping an all round demand push growth especially in the consumer markets.Deomgraphically, speaking,China is likely to have average age pushed up in the next decade,resulting in slower growth as compared to India and hence India is likely to go ahead of China.Moreover,China’s huge growth is linked to commodity and India is more diversified economy.In the longer run,I suppose,India stands a better chance of both growth as well as distribution.

By: Jozsef_Dornyei Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:13:36 +0000 The Gini coefficient does actually measure competitiveness too. A lower Gini means weaker competitivness a higher means a stronger competitiviness.

So a low Gini will slow GDP growth, a high Gini accelerate GDP growth.

The ideal value is somewhere between 0.4 – 0.5 for a country what is not (yet) rich.

A rich country can afford lower Gini. India cannot afford it today.

The right way to lower the number of poor people is to get richer – this means Gini must be higher as it is today.