Professor Mattheuw McCartney is Lecturer in Oxford University and Director of South Asian Strudies, Associate Professor in the Political Economy and Human Development of India. Professor Mattheuw McCartney is Lecturer in Economics with reference to South Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies-SOAS, University of London. His areas of expertise are microeconomics the Economic Development of South Asia and the comparative Economic Development of Asia and Africa. His research centers on the state, planning and late industrialization, as well as the economic development and political economy of development in South Asia and comparative economic development. He is the author of two monographs and several academic articles and chapters in books.: ‘Episodes of Liberalisation’ or ‘The Logic of Capital’: The Genesis of Liberalisation in India, (Working Paper, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2004), Export Promotion, the Fallacy of Composition and Declining Terms of Trade (or the Moors’ Last Sigh).