Book Talk with Deepak Nayyar

Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy

March 5, 2014 · 6:30-8:00PM

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, Room 801

  • Deepak Nayyar, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Moderator: Akbar Noman, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Deepak Nayyar will talk about his new book, Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy, which analyzes and discusses the following themes:

  • The evolution of developing countries in the world economy from a long-term historical perspective
  • The contours of change for developing countries in the world economy from dominance through decline to fall and rise
  • The notion of “Catch up” in terms of industrialization and development from a global macro perspective with a focus on underlying economic factors
  • Similarities and differences between regions or countries and divergences within a diverse developing world

Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy was published by Oxford University Press.

Deepak Nayyar is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has taught at at the New School for Social Research, New York, at the Universities of Oxford and Sussex, and the Indian Institute of Management. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi, and Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.