Prosperity and Inequality

The economies of China and India have grown spectacularly in the last decade. Strong middle classes in both countries are emerging, but millions are still living in extreme poverty in urban and rural areas.

The Prosperity and Inequality cohort included fifteen fellows—five each from India, China, and the United States, who were charged to address the question: what kind of prosperous society is possible and desirable?

Through a series of four intensive residencies in New York, India, and China, ICI Fellows from government, higher education, business, non-governmental organizations, media groups, and artistic institutions developed highly collaborative projects. These projects included working papers, policy briefs, artistic productions, public exhibitions, and curriculum designs.

Prosperity and Inequality | Debates in India and China

Below are presentations from the Prosperity and Inequality: Debates in India and China conference at The New School (March 27-28, 2008).

Session I: Cities, Capital Formation And Social Discontent

Robert Buckley, Capital Formation and Social Discontent

Zhiwu Chen, Do State Ownership and Regulations Reduce Inequality?

Michael Cohen, The Crises of Urban Capital and Labor

Session II: The Social Costs Of Growth

Shantayanan Devarajan, Why does India still have so many poor people?

Carl Riskin, Some Social Costs of Transition and Development in China

Xiu Lan Zhang, The Costs of Migration in China: A Life Stage Perspective

Session III: Designs For The Future

Brank Milanovic, China, India and Global Inequality

Session IV: Searching For Models: A New Asian Social Contract?

Arjun Appadurai, Who Owns Asia’s Future?

Tao Liu, In Search of a New Model of Development in Asia

Yushi Mao, Chinese experience on its economic prosperity

Prosperity and Inequality | Debates in India and China

Below are presentations from the Prosperity and Inequality: Debates in India and China conference at The New School (March 27-28, 2008).

Session I: Cities, Capital Formation And Social Discontent

Robert Buckley, Capital Formation and Social Discontent

Zhiwu Chen, Do State Ownership and Regulations Reduce Inequality?

Michael Cohen, The Crises of Urban Capital and Labor

Session II: The Social Costs Of Growth

Shantayanan Devarajan, Why does India still have so many poor people?

Carl Riskin, Some Social Costs of Transition and Development in China

Xiu Lan Zhang, The Costs of Migration in China: A Life Stage Perspective

Session III: Designs For The Future

Brank Milanovic, China, India and Global Inequality

Session IV: Searching For Models: A New Asian Social Contract?

Arjun Appadurai, Who Owns Asia’s Future?

Tao Liu, In Search of a New Model of Development in Asia

Yushi Mao, Chinese experience on its economic prosperity

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