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Seminar on "Our Place in the Future’: Chalaaki as Coping among the Young Men in a Mining Project Refinery Area"

Abstract:
In the 1990s, the Dalit-Adivasi communities in Kashipur in South Odisha fiercely resisted the setting up of a mining company in their area over fears of dispossession. Any work done by the company or the government in aiding..

 

Date :Mar 05,2020

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Seminar on "Growth Slowdown, Reforms and Recovery"

Speaker: Dr. Arvind Virmani, Chairman, EGROW Foundation

This paper analysis the collapse of GDP growth in 2019-20, tracing it to institutional changes introduced between 2014-2019. Though many of these changes are designed to improve the efficiency, long term productivity and ...

 

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Date :Feb 28,2020

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Seminar on "Gender Peer Effects in High Schools: Evidence from India"

Speaker: Professor Tridip Ray

This paper presents strong evidence about the existence of gender peer effects in high schools in India using a unique dataset. We use a new administrative dataset from the Central Board of Secondary Education which is the single largest board of education...

 

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Date :Feb 21,2020

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Seminar on "To Support or not to Support: Some Farm Policy Options and Implications"

Speaker: Professor C.S.C Sekhar

A large number of programs have been initiated to support agriculture in the last few years in India. These include programs on irrigation, insurance, marketing, price support etc. But some of these programs, initiated particularly in the...

 

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Date :Jan 31,2020

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Seminar on "The Men can’t do it because they would go straight to Jail: Everyday political action in North Indian informal, migrant settlements"

Speaker: Ms. Febe De Geest

Some scholars have pointed towards the various ways in which youth are ‘shaping the city’ as an outcome of their social and political actions, such as cleaning the neighbourhood, building community spaces and organizing dance and theatre workshops...

 

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Date :Jan 24,2020

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Seminar on "Touch thee not: Group conflict, Caste Power, and Untouchability in Rural India"

Speaker: Prof. Indraneel Dasgupta

We investigate the impact of community power on the practice of untouchability - the avoidance of physical contact – engaged in by upper and intermediate caste (OBC) Hindus vis-à-vis ‘scheduled’ castes (SCs) in...

 

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Date :Jan 10,2020

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Seminar on "Progressivity and Redistributive Implications of Income Taxes in India"

Speaker: Prof. Gaurav Datt

We analyse the progressivity and redistributive effects of India’s income tax system utilising grouped income tax data from the Income Tax Department. By fitting Lorenz and tax concentration...

 

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Date :Jan 06,2020

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Seminar on "Does Openness and Democracy Reduce Corruption: Results for South Asian Nations and India"

Speaker: Prof. Rukmani Gounder

The paper examines whether openness of the economy leads to reduction in corruption using a panel estimation of 23 Asian countries and further estimates its impact on a panel of South Asian nations. In addition...

 

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Date :Dec 13,2019

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Seminar on "Can Monetary Policy Stabilise Food Inflation? Evidence from Advanced and Emerging Economies"

Speaker: Dr. Rudrani Bhattacharya

This paper addresses a long-standing political debate as how effective is monetary policy to stabilise food inflation. While a wealth of theoretical literature suggests a stabilising role of monetary policy via aggregate demand channel, there exists...

 

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Date :Dec 06,2019

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Seminar on "Open Energy Modelling Session"

Speakers: Dr. Oleg Lugovoy and Mr. Partha Basu

Even if the necessity for rapid reduction of GHG emissions is broadly acknowledged, there is no clear vision of how the economy can be decarbonized. Is decarbonization technically feasible? What are its economic...

 

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Date :Nov 29,2019

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Seminar on "Delegation using forward Induction"

Speaker: Dr. Swagata Bhattacharjee

This paper explores a potentially important role of delegation: as a signal of trust that is reciprocated by more cooperation. I consider a static principal-agent model with two tasks, one of which requires...

 

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Date :Nov 19,2019

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Seminar on "Usufructuary Mortgages as a Source of Funds in Need: Some Theory and an Empirical Investigation"

Speaker: Prof. Magnus Hatlebakk

The usufruct mortgage has received little attention from economists. This paper develops and analyzes a theoretical framework in which the borrower who mortgages out, and the lender, who mortgages in...

 

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Date :Nov 11,2019

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Seminar on "Doing it Right: Conceptions and Material Arrangements of Honesty and Compliance in e-waste Recycling"

Speaker: Julia Perczel

This seminar talk will ask the question, what it means to do it right when dealing with electronic discards. I spent the previous nine months on fieldwork, seeking for an answer to this question...

 

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Date :Nov 01,2019

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Seminar on "Health Awareness and the Transition Towards Clean Cooking Fuels: Evidence from Rajasthan, India"

Speaker: Prof. Purnamita Dasgupta

Available estimates from the WHO suggest that the health costs of cooking with simple stoves burning solid biomass like wood, dung or agricultural residues could be high in...

 

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Date :Oct 18,2019

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Seminar on "Labour Market Flexibility in Indian Industry A Critical Survey of the Literature"

Speaker: Professor Aditya Bhattacharjea

This paper updates, expands and reinforces my earlier critical reviews (Bhattacharjea 2006 and 2009) of the growing literature on the relationship between...

 

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Date :Aug 19,2019

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Seminar on "G20's Effectiveness in Turbulent and Normal Times"

Speaker: Professor Renu Kohli and Professor Pravakar Sahoo

This paper examines the G20’s effectiveness in turbulent as opposed to normal times. The forum’s 2008-09 performance remains unparalleled as consensus...

 

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Date :Aug 19,2019

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Seminar on "A Latent Class Approach for Alleviating Ad hoc Truncation and Homogeneous Preferences: An Application to the On-site Recreational Model"

Speaker: Dr. Kavita Sardana

In this paper, we estimate a recreational demand model for George Washington-Jefferson (GW-J) National Forest, Virginia, USA, using an on-site latent class...

 

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Date :Aug 13,2019

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Seminar on "What's the beef with beef? The Persistent Health Effects of Cattle Slaughter Bans in India”

Speaker: Dr. Aparajita Dasgupta

This paper uses the state-level rollout of cattle slaughter bans in India as a natural experiment in beef availability around birth and its effects on...

 

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Date :Aug 09,2019

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Seminar on "The Role of Historical Resource Scarcity in Modern Gender Inequality"

Speaker: Dr. Chandan K Jha

We propose that historical resource scarcity played a role in the evolution and/or strengthening of gender norms inimical to women, cultures that...

 

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Date :Jul 30,2019

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Seminar on "Technologies of Development and the Global Cold War in India"

Speaker: Dr. Michael Homberg

In the postwar decades, modernization approaches gained particular importannce. These approaches were baised on a traid of economic growth...

 

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Date :Jul 22,2019

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Seminar on "Silver Spoons and the Leisure Class: Strategic Complementarily and Substitutability in Networks"

Speaker: Dr. Sudipta Sarangi

This paper examines the formation of one network G (the professional network), when connections in a second network H (social network) are...

 

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Date :Jul 16,2019

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Seminar on "Technologies of Development and the Global Cold War in India"

Speaker: Dr. Michael Homberg

In the postwar decades, modernization approaches gained particular importannce. These approaches were baised on a traid of economic growth...

 

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Date :Jul 12,2019

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Seminar on "On Writing a Population History in India"

Speaker: Prof. Tim Dyson

TA Population History of India provides characteristics of India's population stretching from when hunter-gatherer Homo sapiens first arrived in the...

 

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Date :Jun 11,2019

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Seminar on "Does Economic Growth Influence Public Expenditure in Low Income States in India"

Speaker: Rashmi Rastogi

This study examines whether economic growth influence public expenditure in the panel of low income states in India. We consider the components...

 

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Date :Apr 24,2019

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Seminar on "From Developmentalism to Neoliberalism: A Comparative Analysis of Brazil and India" by Dr. Rahul Abhijit Sirohi, April 11, 2019

 

Date :Apr 04,2019

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