Research paper on SEZs and poverty reduction accepted for publication

The study evaluates the impact of SEZs on poverty, both rural and urban with special reference to Andhra Pradesh in India, using household consumption expenditure data. It finds that the establishment of SEZs constituted a major shock to rural economies by creating demand for large chunks of land, which had an immediate impact on the economic and social settings of these economies and aggravated rural poverty. However, over time these poverty aggravating effects dampened. 

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  • Aradhna Aggarwal
  • Ari Kokko