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Desai, Padma

Works: 101 works in 345 publications in 3 languages and 9,905 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Padma Desai
Most widely held works by Padma Desai
Going global : transition from plan to market in the world economy by Padma Desai( )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her introductory essay, project leader Padma Desai synthesizes the findings and cuts through recent analytical confusion over such issues as "shock therapy" versus gradualism. Rather than advocate "the faster the better," she discusses the possible difficulty of sustaining rapid transition reforms and globalization in the face of rising unemployment
From financial crisis to global recovery by Padma Desai( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the same presentation and detail that has earned her such wide-ranging acclaim for her previous books, Padma Desai explains in a course-friendly way the complexities of economic policy and financial reform. She merges a compelling narrative with scholarly research to teach and to engage the reader. Paul Krugman described Desai's 2003 volume, Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment: From Asia to Argentina, as the "best book yet on financial crises." Her most recent work on Russian reform was a "pick of 2006" by the Financial Times. Desai begins with a systematic breakdown of the factors leading to America's recent recession, describing the monetary policy, tax practices, subprime mortgage scandals, and lax regulation that contributed to crisis. She discusses the Treasury-Fed rescue deals that saved several financial institutions and the involvement of Congress in passing restorative policies. The distinguished scholar follows with an analysis of stress tests and other economic measures and investigates whether the U.S. economy is truly on the mend. Widening her view, she considers the prospects for recovery in North America as a whole, as well as Europe, Asia, and South America, and the extent and value of U.S. and E.U. regulatory proposals. Refocusing on American financial practices, Desai evaluates hedge funds and derivatives, credit default swaps, and rating agencies and discusses whether the dollar can remain a reserve currency. She concludes with a historical comparison of the Great Depression and the Great Recession and a look at the effect of the economic collapse on future American capitalism
Perestroika in perspective : the design and dilemmas of Soviet reform by Padma Desai( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika is a historic effort at restructuring the troubled Soviet economy. Wide-ranging in scope, harnessed with cultural and political reforms, it raises intriguing and important questions: Are Gorbachev's ideas different from the Kosygin-Brezhnev reform of 1965 that came to naught? What kinds of problems do the Russians have in understanding the market system? Who opposes perestroika? Do Gorbachev's proposals threaten his own future as Soviet leader? How does perestroika relate to a more general environment of openness, of glasnost? What happened at the June 1988 Party Conference? And, above all, is the old order really giving way to a new one? Or does Gorbachev aim at "capitalist icing on a socialist cake"?. To answer these questions and others, Padma Desai, a distinguished pioneer in the modern econometric analysis of the Soviet economy, has distilled from Gorbachev's myriad decrees the outlines of his strategy for doing away with the Soviet Union's long-term economic malaise. Focusing on the key areas of industry, agriculture, services, and foreign trade, she discusses specific blueprints for change and evaluates the possibilities for their success. Skillfully combining charts, photographs, cartoons, and quotes, this book offers a unique and coherent view of the strategy underlying Gorbachev's reform efforts to date--and does so gracefully and with sparkle, in terms completely understandable to the layperson. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Conversations on Russia : reform from Yeltsin to Putin by Padma Desai( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a collection of interviews with distinguished Russian and Western policymakers and analysts on Russian reforms, from Yeltsin to Putin, this work appeals to researchers and students in developmental economics, political economy, and Soviet studies, and educated laypeople interested in Russia
Financial crisis, contagion, and containment : from Asia to Argentina by Padma Desai( )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a sweeping, up-to-date, and boldly critical account of the financial crises that rocked East Asia and other parts of the world beginning with the collapse of the Thai baht in 1997. Retracing the story of Asia's ""Crisis Five""--Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand--Padma Desai argues that the region's imprudently fast-paced opening to the free flow of capital was pushed by determined advocates, official and private, in the global economy's U.S.-led developed center. Turmoil ensued in these peripheral economies, the Russian ruble faltered, and Braz
India: planning for industrialization: industrialization and trade policies since 1951 by Jagdish N Bhagwati( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet economy : problems and prospects by Padma Desai( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism, central planning, and the Soviet economy : economic essays in honor of Alexander Erlich( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work without wages : Russia's nonpayment crisis by Padma Desai( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bokaro steel plant; a study of Soviet economic assistance by Padma Desai( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Dutch and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather and grain yields in the Soviet Union by Padma Desai( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimates of Soviet grain imports in 1980-85 : alternative approaches by Padma Desai( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tariff protection and industrialization; a study of the Indian Tariff Commissions at work, 1946-1965 by Padma Desai( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Import substitution in the Indian economy, 1951-63 by Padma Desai( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From England with love : an Indian student writes from Cambridge 1926-27 by Kalidas Desai( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts - what's in a word? : ethnic minorities and the arts by Helen Jermyn( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is concerned with ethnic minorities and the arts in Great Britain and is broadly in two parts. The first part collates information about ethnic minority communities and summarises previous research concerned with inequalities in arts attendance and participation. The second part reports on a qualititative study commissioned by the Arts Council of England in September 1999. The research sought to explore definitions and perceptions of the arts, experiences of attending arts events, and factors limiting arts attendance. A total of thirteen group discussions were held among African, Caribbean, South Asian and Chinese people
Bauxite tailings : proceedings of an international conference, Kingston, Jamaica, October 26-31, 1986( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking out : an Indian woman's American journey by Padma Desai( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author grew up in the 1930s in the provincial world of Surat, India, where she had a sheltered and strict upbringing in a traditional Gujarati Anavil Brahmin family. Her academic brilliance won her a scholarship to Bombay University, where the first heady taste of freedom in the big city led to tragic consequences, seduction by a fellow student whom she was then compelled to marry. In a failed attempt to end this disastrous first marriage, she converted to Christianity. A scholarship to America in 1955 launched her on her long journey to liberation from the burdens and constraints of her life in India. With a growing self-awareness and transformation at many levels, she made a new life for herself, met and married the celebrated economist Jagdish Bhagwati, became a mother, and rose to academic eminence at Harvard and Columbia. How did she navigate the tumultuous road to assimilation in American society and culture? And what did she retain of her Indian upbringing in the process? This brave and moving memoir, written with a novelist's skill at evoking personalities, places, and atmosphere, and a scholar's insights into culture and society, community, and family, tells a compelling and thought-provoking human story. -- From publisher's website
Cultural diversity : attitudes of ethnic minority populations towards museums and galleries by Padma Desai( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum visitor figures suggest that people from ethnic minority populations are under-represented in museums and galleries. This research sets out to discover why this might be the case. Focus groups were held in London, the Midlands and the North of England which discussed the concept of a museum, the experience of museum visiting, how museum visiting fitted into patterns of leisure time use, and how museums could better meet the needs of the participants
Weather and grain yields in the Soviet Union by Padma Desai( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features of climate, soil, and vegetation, and the choice of oblasts; Oblast weather-yield models; The weather pattern in the grain belt; Weather variability and the contribution of weather fluctuation to Soviet grain yield variation; Variability of weather-adjusted grain yield; Implications for developing countries
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Going global : transition from plan to market in the world economy
From financial crisis to global recoveryPerestroika in perspective : the design and dilemmas of Soviet reformConversations on Russia : reform from Yeltsin to PutinFinancial crisis, contagion, and containment : from Asia to ArgentinaMarxism, central planning, and the Soviet economy : economic essays in honor of Alexander ErlichWork without wages : Russia's nonpayment crisis
Alternative Names
Desai, Padma, 1931-

Padma Desai.

Padma Desai 1931-

Padma Desai Indiaas econome

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English (247)

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Dutch (1)