Ananya Ghosh Dastidar, Rajeev Malhotra and Vivek Suneja (eds): Economic theory and policy amidst global discontent
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The volume under review is a book edited by Ananya Ghosh Dastidar, Rajeev Malhotra and Vivek Suneja. The book has a collection of essays honouring Deepak Nayyar. The breadth and diversity of the contributions reflect the wideranging interests of the honouree. Over a long and very productive life, Deepak Nayyar has made significant contributions to the understanding of pressing global problems of uneven development, poverty and inequality. Through this work, he has influenced both theoretical research and applied work leading to policy formulations. As the editors have put it aptly, ‘He has donned several hats and shouldered diverse responsibilities with great distinction.’ The first chapter, Deepak Nayyar—a diverse oeuvre, is a nice summary of his contributions to research and policymaking.
The three editors have sought to bring together the thoughts of many eminent economists on the spectrum of issues that have engaged Nayyar’s attention over the years. The outcome is a volume that is...