About CRPE

About the
Centre for Regional Political Economy

The Centre for Regional Political Economy (CRPE) is a research centre at Azim Premji University. Its key objectives are to facilitate theoretical and empirical inquiry in regional political economy through its focus areas: regional politics, regional economics, regional cultures, and regional histories. Overarching ‘national’ narratives, while useful to begin with, can be enriched by taking into account the spatial variation across India and the manifest complexities associated with regional formations. CRPE aims to expand our understanding of the analytical concept of ‘region’ in regional political economy, the methodological alternatives appropriate for explaining regional outcomes, and the processes that generate observed outcomes by drawing from disciplinary perspectives such as anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology.