Special governance zones as reform labs
So far, India's experiments with special economic zones have focused more on giveaways than a reset of bad rules
There has been a clamour, especially among economic liberals, for radical reforms at the national level since Prime Minister Narendra Modi got elected. This discounts the underlying political economy of the country and the difficulty of doing even the manifestly obvious. As European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker put it, “we all know what to do, we just don’t know how to get re-elected after we’ve done it".