India

MRUniversity launched its country-specific lessons by starting with India. In nearly 50 videos we cover key aspects of India’s history, economics, politics and culture from the viewpoint of development economics.

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In these lessons on India, we cover:

  • India’s history of economic growth, including the British influence
  • The impact of the East India Company on the development of India
  • Whether land reform has really helped India
  • What happened to poverty when the country moved to freer trade?
  • The Indian history of labor market regulation
  • The struggles of the agricultural sector in India
  • Significant contributions of Indian economists
  • And finally, the economics of Bollywood

Get started by clicking on the videos below:

 

   India's Early Growth History

 

 

   Land Taxation in Early India

 

 

   Education in Colonial India

 

 

   Gandhi and the Salt March

 

 

   India Since Independence

 

 

   India's Growth Inflection

 

 

   Trade and Poverty in India

 

 

   Green Revolution

 

 

   Food Crises and India's Media

 

 

   Foreign Investment in India

 

 

   Labor Market Regulation

 

 

   India's Macroeconomic Stability

 

 

   India's Air and Water Pollution

 

 

   Corruption in Driver's Licenses

 

 

   The Kerala Paradox

 

 

   Testing for Cream Skimming in India

 

 

   Indian Business Profiles

 

 

   Frugal Innovation for the Heart

 

 

   Female Leadership in India

 

 

   The Economics of Bollywood

 

 

   Amartya Sen #2

 

 

   Partha Dasgupta

   East India Company

 

 

   The Deindustrialization of India

 

 

   Railroads and Colonial India

 

 

   Did British Rule Help India?

 

 

   India's Toughest Economic Times

 

 

   India's Reforms of the 1990s

 

 

   Agriculture in India

 

 

   Land Reform in India

 

 

   Power Generation in India

 

 

   Competition from Foreign Retailers

 

 

   Bankruptcy Law in India

 

 

   Castes and Groundwater Trade

 

 

   Mobility in the Caste System

 

 

   Lentils as Incentives

 

 

   The Rise of Private Education in India

 

 

   Edward Luce on India

 

 

   Service Sector Growth

 

 

   The Value of English

 

 

   Cable TV and Women

 

 

   Amartya Sen #1

 

 

   Amartya Sen #3

 

 

   Jagdish N. Bhagwati