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How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics

1 November 2018 17:00–18:30

IDS, Convening Space Institute of Development Studies
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How lives and livelihoods change over time and the forces behind those changes is key to understanding Development Economics and addressing the issues of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In a recently published book “How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics”, authors Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern examine data spanning seven decades, on Palanpur, a small, village in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh in India.  Those involved lived in the village for long periods, examining society, politics and institutions as well as economics, providing a unique opportunity to examine these issues in depth.

Join us for this Sussex Development Lecture where Himanshu and Nicholas Stern will discuss the book and the remarkable study of Palanpur.


  • Nicholas Stern is I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Head of the India Observatory and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics, UK
  • Himanshu is Associate Professor at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and British Academy Visiting Fellow, STICERD, London School of Economics, UK.
  • Alasdair Smith (Chair), ex-VC and Emeritus Sussex Economics Professor

This lecture is co-hosted by the Sussex University Department of Economics, Global Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), and the Centre for International Education.


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