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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 Indiaā€¯

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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Seminar on "On Measuring Vulnerability" by Professor Ajit Mishra

Date :Mar 25,2019

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Seminar on "The Demand for Money and Financial Innovation: An Empirical Verification in India"

Speaker: Masudul Hasan Adil

Traditional money demand functions have been usually criticised due to persistent over prediction, implausible parameter estimates, highly serially correlated errors and...

 

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Date :Jan 08,2019

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Seminar on "How Has Globalization Affected the Economic Growth, Structural Change and Poverty Reduction Linkages?: Insights from International Comparisons"

Speaker: Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal

This paper examines the economic growth, structural change and poverty reduction linkages across 147 countries of the world during...

 

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Date :Dec 07,2018

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Seminar on "The Rich, the Poor and the Middle Class in India: Re-engaging with Measurement for (All) Practical Purposes" on December 07, 2018

Speaker: Mohan Kumar Bera

Measurement of poverty and identification of the poor is not only necessary for assessment of socioeconomic progress but has been...

 

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Date :Dec 03,2018

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Seminar on "River Erosion Induced Migration in the Indian Sundarban: A Case Study of Involuntary Spatial Movement" on November 29, 2018

Speaker: Mohan Kumar Bera

Rapid river erosion in the Sundarban islands directly affects the embankment and increases the frequency of flooding. Earthen embankments have been...

 

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Date :Nov 20,2018

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Seminar on "Fiscal Sustainability of States in India: Evidence of Fiscal Fatigue" on October 18, 2018

 

Date :Oct 15,2018

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Seminar on "Entropy Law and Social Dimension of Economic Growth" on 4th October, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the A.M. Khusro Room

 

Date :Sep 13,2018

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