Associate Researcher
Economics and Development


Loraine Kennedy is a CNRS research director at the Centre for South Asian Studies (Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, CNRS-EHESS, Paris). She conducts research on the politics of public policy, using a qualitative political economy approach, with particular attention to subnational scales. Her current work in India covers three main areas: the linkages between new forms of economic governance and industrial development in relation to state rescaling strategies; the positioning of State governments in relation to the national economic reform agenda, both in discourse and action; the assertion of metropolitan cities as growth engines and the deployment of urban megaprojects as an economic development strategy.


Her latest publications in English include: 


2014. The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India. Economic governance and state spatial rescaling, New York & London, Routledge. 

Edited books and special issues Forthcoming. Megaprojects,