May 22, 2024

Gupta Talks India, Australia Relationship on ‘Asia First’

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta contributed to a segment titled “Indian PM Modi wraps up Australia visit with new agreements on migration, green hydrogen” on Channel News Asia. “The two countries are trying to strengthen their trade and investment relations, and further grow their business ties. Hence, easier travel between the two nations is definitely a plus,” Gupta told CNA’s Asia First. Watch the segment.

Indian PM Modi wraps up Australia visit with new agreements on migration, green hydrogen (Channel News Asia)

Gupta Discusses India’s Globalization Strategies

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Surupa Gupta, professor of political science and international affairs, was invited by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University to discuss India’s economic policies and strategy for economic growth in a webinar titled “India’s Approach to Globalization in the 2020s.” Participants in the webinar, held on February 14, discussed India’s policy of self-reliance as a strategy for reducing its vulnerability to external shocks such as the Covid pandemic and foster jobs and growth  in the Indian economy.

“Here’s what happened with Adani — and what the fallout could be for India’s economy (WUSF; WKAR)

Gupta Discusses India’s Economy on NPR

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta spoke to NPR for a segment titled “What does the Adani Group’s crash mean for India’s economy?” “This is the last thing India needed,” Gupta said. “If you are looking for foreign investment, then you also want to signal that the policies framework in the country is strong.” Read the transcript.

The transcript, including Gupta’s comments, also was published by Planet Money.

What does the Adani Group’s crash mean for India’s economy? (NPR)

Gupta to Share Expertise on Indian Political Economy at Stanford

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta is a scheduled speaker for “India’s Approach to Globalization in the 2020s” at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. “Join two of the most insightful scholars of Indian political economy as we explore the feasibility and the implications of India’s policy approach to globalization.” Read more.

India’s Approach to Globalization in the 2020s (Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center – Stanford University)

Gupta Speaks on India-EU Trade Negotiations

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

After a nearly nine-year hiatus, India and the European Union resumed negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement earlier this year. Ahead of the October negotiations, The London Story, a Brussels-based, India-focused think tank invited Surupa Gupta, professor of Political Science and International Affairs, to participate in an online panel titled “India’s Domestic and Foreign Policy: Implications for Trade” to discuss India’s interests in the negotiations. Gupta discussed India’s trade interests, politics among its stakeholders in trade and the changes in circumstances that negotiators should be taking into account.

Gupta Compares Post-Partition Economic Performance of India and Pakistan

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the birth of India and Pakistan, The Conversation invited Surupa Gupta, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, to write a column comparing the legacy of British colonialism and the economic performance of India and Pakistan in the post-1947 period. While Pakistan’s growth rates outstripped India’s till the 1980s, Gupta argues that the script was flipped after 1991 when India undertook liberal reforms. India’s democratic system put pressure on its politicians to deliver higher growth. Even though Pakistan adopted some of the same economic policies, frequent changes in its government and its political system, coupled with its military spending, contributed to a lower growth rate and frequent economic crises.

Read the article, titled “India’s economy has outpaced Pakistan’s handily since Partition in 1947 – politics explains why,'” in the Times Union, The Herald PressPeru Tribune, Chronicle Tribune, The Times, Asia Times, Yahoo News, SheThePeople and more.