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One cannot discuss policy differences without citing opponents' writings: Jagdish Bhagwati

Q&A with Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University

A debate between two eminent Indian economists -- Jagdish Bhagwati and Amartya Sen -- has thrown up lively discussions as well as acerbic jibes. The debate on whether emphasis should be given to growth or redistribution has also taken political tones with sharp reactions from interested parties. Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University Jagdish Bhagwati tells Nayanima Basu that he is not anti-redistribution, but the crucial issue is where the money will come from. If this issue is not tackled, the poor will be harmed in the name of helping them. Edited interview: Critics say ...