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Free Lunch Speaker Series — “Governance without Government: The Case of Gurgaon, India”: 3/12

Posted on March 7, 2018 | Filed under Archive

Details — "Governance without Government: The Case of Gurgaon, India" — March 12

Date: 3/12Time: 12:15pm

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Economist Shruti Rajagopalan will present “Governance without Government: The Case of Gurgaon, India” on Monday, March 12, at 12:15 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium. Rajagopalan recognizes in her co-authored New York Times article that the world needs more cities, and points out that the task is not simply to build new cities but to design them for today, tomorrow and the next century. Looking at successes and failures from India and other countries, she argues that competitive proprietary cities could help to coordinate the delicate dance of top-down and bottom-up planning that cities need to thrive. (New York Times, March 18, 2015). A complimentary lunch will be provided featuring Mediterranean cuisine prepared by Boushra Khairullah.

Shruti Rajagopalan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at State University of New York, Purchase College and a Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law. She earned her Ph.D. in economics in 2013 from George Mason University. She has a B.A. (Hons) Economics and LL.B. from University of Delhi, and an LL.M. from the European Masters in Law and Economics Program at University of Hamburg, Ghent University, and University of Bologna.

Rajagopalan’s broad area of interest is the economic analysis of comparative legal and political systems. Her research interests specifically include law and economics, public choice theory, and constitutional economics. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, law reviews, and books. She also enjoys writing in the popular press and has a fortnightly column called The Impartial Spectator in Mint. She has also published opinion editorials on Indian political economy in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Mint, The Hindu: Business Line, and The Indian Express.