Has India Peaked?

Author
John R. Schmidt
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
37
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2014
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
Has India peaked? This may seem like a strange question given the strong economic growth the country has experienced since it liberalized its economy in 1991. Together with China, India is widely regarded as the greatest global economic success story of the past quarter century, with growth rates typically ranging between 5 and 10 percent. 1 Although its growth rate has declined recently to less than 5 percent due in part to the global economic downturn, the landslide victory of the strongly pro - business BJP (for Bharatiya Janata Party, or Indian People's Party) in the spring 2014 elections has convinced many that it will begin trending up again in the near future.
Topic
Economics
Political Geography
China, India