UChicago Center in Delhi
We are hosting a talk on "India and the United States in the New Global Form" by Professor John Echeverri-Gent in collaboration with The American Institute of Indian Studies.
John Echeverri-Gent is associate professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. He is author of The State and the Poor: Public Policy and Political Development in India and the United States and co-editor of Economic Reform in Three Giants: U.S. Foreign Policy and the USSR, China, and India. He has written many articles in comparative public policy and the political economy of development. His most recent publication is “Understanding India’s Response to the Global Financial Crisis: From Quick Rebound to Endless Slowdown?” in Unexpected Outcomes: The Quick Rebound of Emerging Powers from the Global Financial Crisis Brookings, 2015. His current research projects are on “Economic Interdependence and Strategic Interest: China, India, and the United States in the New Global Order” and “The Political Economy of India’s Financial Sector Reform in Comparative Perspective.” He is a member of the editorial board of Political Science Quarterly. He has served as consultant to the World Bank and USAID. He was chair of the American Political Science Task Force on Difference and Inequality in Developing Societies and treasurer of the American Institute of Indian Studies. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Discussant: Eswaran Sridharan is the Academic Director of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI), (in New Delhi), from its inception in 1997, and was earlier with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He is a political scientist with research interests in the party systems and coalition politics, political economy of development, and international relations theory and Indian foreign policy. He is the author of The Political Economy of Industrial Promotion: Indian, Brazilian and Korean Electronics in Comparative Perspective 1969-1994 (1996); and has co-edited (with Zoya Hasan and R. Sudarshan), India’s Living Constitution: Ideas, Practices, Controversies (2002; 2005); co-edited (with Anthony D’Costa), India in the Global Software Industry: Innovation, Firms Strategies and Development, (2004); co-edited (with Peter de Souza) India’s Political Parties (2006); and edited The India-Pakistan Nuclear Relationship: Theories of Deterrence and International Relations (2007), International Relations Theory and South Asia, Vols. I & II (2011), Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia (2012) and Coalition Politics in India: Selected Issues at the Centre and the States (2014). He has published over sixty-five journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. He has held visiting appointments at the University of California, Berkeley, London School of Economics, Institute of South Asian Studies of the National University of Singapore, and Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo. He is the Editor of India Review, a refereed Routledge journal, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. He earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania.