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Does the economic structure
bring you in or leave you out?
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How do firms and households decide
where to be located?

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About R.E.D.

This book, Regional Economic Diversity (R.E.D.), explores such questions that lie at the core of decisions that business leaders, investors, multilaterals and policymakers have to make, in order to be future ready. It uses evidence to underscore that a vibrant regional economy is the backbone of progress. 

Authored by
Dr. Poornima Dore and
Dr. K. Narayanan. 



A highly significant piece of work, this handy and versatile book delves into regional patterns of growth,
and the implications of such growth on socio-economic development. I strongly recommend this book.

-- Shri. Amitabh Kant, IAS, Chief Executive Officer - NITI Aayog


A stellar contribution … the implications for both private and public sector in terms of sectoral planning, fiscal incentive design and employment generation are far-reaching. -- Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath,
Chairperson – Centre for Policy Research


This is a competent analysis at the micro-level, on a subject which is usually viewed at the macro level.
Hence its use for future policy-making is great, a worthy read.

--Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, Author and
Corporate Advisor, Ex-Director, Tata Sons Ltd.


Dr. Poornima Dore

Poornima Dore is a practicing economist, driving impact through finance, innovation and digital transformation. As the ex-director of Analytics, Insights & Impact at Tata Trusts, she is a highly sought-after advisor for leaders across diverse sectors, valued for her expertise in creating strategic value.


With a Management Degree from XLRI, and a Ph.D. in Economics from IIT Bombay,  she has, over the years, driven large programs at the intersection of business, philanthropy, academia and government, activated private sector investments in data-driven governance, digital public goods, regional growth, urbanization, migration and designed special institutional programs on impact and SME financing.  


She serves on the Board of select institutions as well as Ministerial Committees and has been recognized as one of the top 100 Analytics Leaders in South Asia. She teaches at some of India's premier management and technical institutes and is also an active musician. Her research covers macro-regional growth, smart cities, and local economy insights.

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