Bhatt, Antra and Puri, Manas and Appolloni, Andrea (2011): SEZ proliferation in India: are the objectives being realized? Forthcoming in:
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This paper analyzes if the industrial policy framework of the Indian Government with regard to the proliferation of SEZs has satisfied its aims and objectives. The analysis however, shows otherwise. The empirical results show that the policy of the Indian Government has been lopsided, wherein the concentration of SEZs has increased in States which face lower levels of unemployment and a comparably high level of FDI inflow. Further, the concentration of the SEZs has been restricted majorly to the IT industry resulting in rigidity in the export mix. Policy implications hint towards a diversification of the SEZ industry portfolio and in increasing the size and therefore, the economic impact of these zones.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||SEZ proliferation in India: are the objectives being realized?|
|Keywords:||Indian Industrial Policy, FDI, Unemployment, Export, Economic Development|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O25 - Industrial Policy
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy ; Factor Movement Policy ; Foreign Exchange Policy
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
|Depositing User:||Antra Bhatt|
|Date Deposited:||29. Nov 2011 17:16|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:26|
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