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Invitation | Inaugural Lecture | Contributions to Indian Sociology: IEG-SAGE Lecture Series | The Chronopolitics of the Anthropocene | Dipesh Chakrabarty (The University of Chicago) | Friday, 8 October 2021, 6.30 pm - 8:30 pm IST

Topic : Inaugural Lecture, Contributions to Indian Sociology, IEG-SAGE Lecture Series

Description: First Contributions to Indian Sociology Distinguished Lecture to be delivered by Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty

Abstract:  By drawing on the phenomena of anthropogenic Climate Change and the pandemic as two examples of the geologists' idea of Anthropocene, this lecture will seek to explain how the Anthropocene leads to a plurality of overlapping but conflicting temporalities for humans. This problem of time makes it difficult to imagine any globally concerted effort to deal with the Anthropocene or Climate Change as such.

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Date :Oct 08,2021

IEG - CDE (DSE) Seminar | Incorporating Social Welfare in Program-Evaluation and Treatment Choice | Debopam Bhattacharya (University Of Cambridge) | Friday, September 17, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

 

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Institute of Economic Growth

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Centre for Development Economics (Delhi School of Economics)

cordially invite you to a joint seminar

on

Incorporating Social Welfare in Program:
Evaluation and Treatment Choice

Speaker

 Debopam Bhattacharya
University of Cambridge

 

Date and Time: Friday, September 17, 2021 | 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

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Abstract

The econometric literature on program-evaluation and optimal treatment-choice takes functionals of outcome-distributions as `social-welfare' and ignores program-impacts on unobserved utilities, whereas the utility-based welfare-analysis tradition in public-finance ignores unobserved heterogeneity in individual preferences. This paper reconciles the econometric and public-finance approaches to welfare-analysis in the practically important setting of discrete-choice. We show that under unrestricted preference-heterogeneity and income-effects, the distribution of individual indirect-utility is nonparametrically identified from average demand. This enables cost-benefit analysis of non-marginal policy-interventions and their optimal targeting based on planners' re-distributional preferences. Our methods are illustrated via empirical analyses of an experimental and an observational dataset.

(co-author: 
Tatiana Komarova, London School of Economics)

 

Date :Sep 13,2021

IEG Seminar | Supplier-Induced Demand for Tertiary Healthcare: Evidence from a Public Health Insurance Program in India | Sisir Debnath (IIT-Delhi) | Friday, 27th August, 2021, 2.00PM - 3:30 PM IST

 

You are cordially invited to attend an IEG Seminar

on

Supplier-Induced Demand for Tertiary Healthcare:
Evidence from a India Public Health Insurance Program in India

Speaker

Sisir Debnath

IIT-Delhi

 

Date and Time: Friday, August 27, 2021, 2:00 - 3.30 PM IST

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Abstract

This paper studies how publicly financed health insurance can become counterproductive, ushering in unnecessary medical procedures with adverse health consequences. Using the National Family Health Survey (2015-16) data, we show how a health insurance scheme providing tertiary care coverage led to higher rates of hysterectomies. Most of these unnecessary treatments were performed in private hospitals, where providers have incentives to file more claims under the scheme. We also find evidence that women who underwent hysterectomies were more likely to face domestic violence by their partner at home. Our results motivate the need for audits and monitoring under health insurance programs without co-payments, especially for private hospitals.

 

 

Date :Aug 21,2021

IEG - CDE (DSE) Seminar | Lack of Access to Clean Fuel and Piped Water and Children’s Educational Outcomes in Rural India | Pallavi Choudhuri(NCAER) and Sonalde Desai(University of Maryland) | Thursday, August 19, 2021, 6.00 - 7.30 PM IST

 

Institute of Economic Growth

and

Centre for Development Economics (Delhi School of Economics)

cordially invite you to a joint seminar

on

Lack of Access to Clean Fuel and Piped Water and Children’s Educational Outcomes in Rural India

Speakers

Pallavi Choudhuri                          Sonalde Desai

             NCAER                                          University of Maryland

 

Date and Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 6.00 - 7.30 PM IST

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Abstract

 

Investments in clean fuel and piped water are often recommended in developing countries on health grounds. This paper examines an alternative channel, the relationship between piped water and access to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and children’s educational outcomes. Results based on the second round of the India Human Development Survey (2011-12) for rural India show that children aged 6-14 years, living in households that rely on free collection of water and cooking fuel, have lower mathematics scores and benefit from lower educational expenditures than children living in households that do not collect water and fuel. Moreover, gender inequality in this unpaid work burden also matters. In households where the burden of collection is disproportionately borne by women, child outcomes are significantly lower, and in some cases, particularly so for boys. The endogeneity of choice to collect or purchase water and cooking fuel are modeled via Heckman selection and the entropy balancing method.

 

 

Date :Aug 17,2021

Equity in the time of Covid: Lessons from ASER 2020 | Wilima Wadhwa (ASER center) | Friday, 13th August, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM IST

 

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cordially invite you to a webinar

on

Equity in the time of Covid:

Lessons from ASER 2020

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Dr. Wilima Wadhwa

Director, ASER center

 

Date and time: Friday, August 13th, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Date :Aug 12,2021

IEG Seminar | Participatory Theater Empowers Women: Evidence from India | Sattwik Santra (CSSS Calcutta) | Friday, 13th August, 3.30 pm -5.00 PM IST

Abstract

Domestic violence is common, costly, yet widely accepted in many countries, which makes legal prohibitions largely ineffective. Can participatory theater – a novel, cultural intervention – make domestic violence socially unacceptable? Community based participatory theater gives communities the means, in fictional but nonetheless familiar situations, to analyze oppression, interrogate the oppressors, rehearse resistance, and negotiate standards of behavior. We use an endogenous treatment model and a random sample of over 3,000 couples in West Bengal, India to estimate the impact on domestic violence of village exposure to Jana Sanskriti, one of the world’s largest participatory theater organizations. We find that it reduced physical abuse by a quarter and reduced by more than half the proportion of husbands who viewed wife beating as legitimate. By motivating individuals to rescript stories of oppression and rethink their collective representations of domestic violence and manhood, participatory theater triggered durable social change.

 

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Date :Aug 08,2021

IEG Seminar | Coal Plants, Air Pollution and Anemia: Evidence from India | Pushkar Maitra (Monash University) | Friday, 6th August, 2.00 pm -3.30 PM IST

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of pollution from coal–fired power units on the anemic status of children and women in India. The number of coal units in the district at the time of birth significantly increases the incidence of anemia in young children; in utero exposure and exposure after birth also matters for child anemia. The number of coal units in the district has effects on anemia among women as well, although the magnitude of the impacts are smaller than in the case of young children. We find that impacts are driven by the increase in PM2.5 pollution generated by coal–fired units. Anemia is established as a significant health cost of coal–fired power generation in rapidly growing economies that use this fuel source to meet increasing energy demands.

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Date :Aug 02,2021

CDE(DSE) - IEG Seminar | What Can(not) Explain the Gap? Evidence and Decomposition of Gendered Stream Choice in India | Tridip Ray, Arka Roy Chaudhuri, Komal Sahai | Thursday, July 8th, 2021, 3.30-5:00 pm IST

 

Abstract:

Gendered pattern in stream choices is well established in the education literature. Males are over represented in the mathematically oriented courses while females are more likely to opt for life sciences and non-science courses. We use three cohorts of student results data from the Central Board of Secondary Education, the single largest education board with an all-India presence, to first quantify and subsequently decompose the gender gap in the very first stream choices made by students at the school level in India...

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Date :Jul 08,2021

IEG Seminar | Do capital inflows lead to expansionary or contractionary effect? Evidence from Emerging countries. | Bhavesh Garg (IIT Ropar) and Pravakar Sahoo (IEG) | Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3.00 - 4.30 PM IST

Abstract

With the increase in financial integration across the countries over the last three decades, Emerging Market Economies (EMSs) have experienced an unprecedented rise in cross-border capital inflows. The existing literature provides us evidence of both expansionary and contractionary effects of capital flows.

 

 

Date :Apr 08,2021

IEG Seminar | Breaking the glass-ceiling for women in manufacturing sector: evidence from Indian garment factories | Swati Sharma (IEG) | Thursday, April 1, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

Abstract:
 
Women's under-representation at managerial roles in the manufacturing sector has been often explained as a consequence of supply-side constraints or outside labor market discrimination. However, these studies suffer from sample size issues and ignore demand-side perspectives. I overcome both issues by presenting different hypothetical situations to the intermediate managers of garment manufacturing factories to refer workers for promotion....
 

 

Date :Apr 01,2021

CDE (DSE) - IEG Seminar | Irrigation and Structural Transformation: Evidence from India | Aaditya Dar (ISB, Hyderabad) | Thursday, March 25, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

Date :Mar 25,2021

IEG Seminar | Negative Reciprocity or the Golden Rule? Results from an experiment | Ajit Mishra (IEG) | Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3.00 - 4.30 PM IST

 

Date :Mar 16,2021

IEG Seminar | Conflict between class-divided communities with unequal sharing rules | Dripto Bakshi (IEG) | Thursday, March 11, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

Abstract:
This paper examines how prior income inequality within a community combines with plunder sharing rules to affect decentralized individual efforts to expropriate another community, when the poor are dependent on the rich members of their community for the provision of public goods.  We show that an individual’s share of any rent accruing to a community, in consequence of expropriation of another community, may be a misleading proxy for her relative incentive to engage in inter-community conflict.  Our findings provide micro-foundations for situations where one income class within a community may free-ride on another in such conflicts, despite members of the former class all standing to gain nominally more income from inter-community conflict, than those of the latter...  

Date :Mar 11,2021

IEG Seminar | Costing of Health and Wellness centres: A case study of Gujarat | Kanksha Barman(IEG) & Avantika Ranjan(IEG) | Thursday, March 4, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

Abstract:

The National Health Policy 2017 recommended the establishment of Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) as the primary platform to deliver comprehensive primary health care in India and emphasised that about two-thirds of the health budget of the government should be invested on primary care. In February 2018, the government announced its plan to create 1,50,000 HWCs under the Ayushman Bharat initiative by transforming the already existing Sub Centres (SCs), Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Urban PHCs (UPHCs) as HWCs by 2022.... 

Date :Mar 04,2021

IEG Seminar | Financial Infrastructure and Micro-enterprise Performance: Evidence from India | S.K. Ritadhi (Ashoka University) | Friday, February 26, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

Abstract:

How does financial infrastructure affect micro-enterprise performance? We study this question in the context of India's bank branch expansion policy initiated in 2006. The policy classified regions as ``underbanked'' if their ex-ante branch density was less than the national average branch density, and encouraged banks to open branches in these underbanked areas... 

Date :Feb 26,2021

IEG Seminar | Monetary Policy and Mispricing in the Equity Market | Sakshi Saini (Faculty, IEG) | Thursday, February 25, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

Abstract:
The global financial crisis of 2008 highlighted the transmission of financial risks to the global economy and revived the long-standing debate on whether monetary policy should respond to fluctuations in the asset prices away from their fundamentally justified values. Until the crisis, financial market conditions were not considered important while formulating monetary policy. However, the crisis brought concerns about financial instability to the forefront....
 

 

Date :Feb 25,2021

IEG Seminar | Evaluating decision makers: Does gender matter? | Lata Gangadharan (Monash University) | Friday, February 19, 2021, 2.00 - 3.30 PM IST

Are failures and successes of female decision makers evaluated differently from those of male decision makers? Using experimental methodology, this paper studies whether gender distorts performance evaluation in risky environments. Decision makers make costly and unobserved effort choices. Outcomes are determined by a combination of their choices and luck. Evaluators form beliefs about effort choices and make discretionary payment decisions... 

Date :Feb 19,2021

First National Commission Labour [1966-1969] and Second National Commission of Labour [1999-2002] : A Comparative Review

Abstract:

As our post-1947 planning objectives of an industrializing, import-substituting manufacturing economy made room for an export-oriented service economy  in globalizing mode, labor policy agendas underwent major changes.  From 1940s onwards, well into the 1970s, labour policy had revolved around principles of tripartism and protection of labor rights... 

Date :Feb 18,2021

IEG Seminar | Growth Matters? Revisiting the Enigma of Child Undernutrition in India. | Manoj Panda, IEG | Thursday, February 11, 2021, 3.30 - 5.00 PM IST

Abstract:

Higher economic growth in the post-liberalization phase since the 1990s was expected to translate into rapid all around improvements in well-being of the people. A notable exception in defiance of this association is apparent in the form of a persistently high level of child undernutrition in the face of rapid economic growth in India. We revisit this discordant association in this paper.... 

Date :Feb 11,2021

IEG Seminar | Diversity in Development: No Magic Wands, Policy Analysis Beyond Development Economics | Veena Naregal, IEG | Friday, January 29th, 2021, 3.30-5:00 pm IST.

Abstract

In contrast to other disciplines, development economics has persisted  with the naturalized assumption that  analysis must engage primarily with  nationally bounded societies as the apriori unit of analysis. Evidently such methodological nationalism is at odds with the scales of modern economic activity and mutations of contemporary policy-making, which have long been characterized by international flows of resources, production, work, labour, finance, value and ideas... 

Date :Jan 29,2021

IEG Seminar | Exploring the Convergence Puzzle in India | Anshuman Kamila ( IES Probationer 2019 Batch) | Thursday, January 28th, 2021, 3.30-5:00 pm IST.

Abstract
The study of economic growth across countries is highly rewarding. Understanding the varied patterns of growth across countries is crucial because disparities in growth rates have, in due course of time, led to gaps in living standards and ‘welfare’. The Economic Survey 2016-17 (2017) conducts an empirical exercise for the β−convergence for i) countries of the world; ii) provinces of China and iii) states of India. ..

Date :Jan 28,2021

IEG - CDE(DSE) Seminar | Political Clientelism in West Bengal: Evidence and Budgetary Implications | Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University) | Friday, January 8th, 2021, 7.30-9:00 pm IST

This work provides a theory and empirical test for clientelism as distinguished from programmatic politics, based on how voters respond to delivery of private benefits versus local public goods. It further shows how program grants to GPs are manipulated by block and district officials depending on political competition and patterns of alignment of political control...
 

 

Date :Jan 05,2021

IEG Seminar | Time Preferences and Obesity: Evidence from Urban India | Archana Dang, IEG | Thursday, January 7th, 2021, 3.30-5:00 pm IST

 This paper employs a field experiment to examine the relationship between agents’ behavioral attributes of patience and self-control and the problem of excess weight and obesity. A primary survey in western Delhi was used to gather data on participants’ food choices and body mass index; and time preferences, as posited by the quasi-hyperbolic discounting model, were elicited using an incentivized choice-based experiment...

Date :Jan 05,2021

CDE(DSE)-IEG Seminar | Which women own land in India? | Prof. Bina Agarwal | Friday, December 11th, 2020, 3.30-5:00 pm

Measuring gender inequality in land ownership is essential for assessing progress in women's economic empowerment, tracing the impact of progressive laws, and monitoring SDG 5. To effectively assess inter-gender (male-female) gaps in land ownership, however, requires multiple measures. We also need to know which women are more likely to own land by tracing intra-gender differences... 

Date :Dec 11,2020

IEG Seminar on "Impact of Financial Access on Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from India", Friday, November 26th, 2020 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM through Zoom

Can expansion of bank branch network reduce gender-gap in entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in Indian rural economy? To explore this issue, we construct a novel village-level panel data where we observe the distance of each un-banked village from its nearest village/town with bank branch; and village-level enterprise data of three economic census rounds of 1998, 2005 and 2013. To account for endogenous placement of bank branches, we use a difference-in-difference methodology... 

Date :Nov 26,2020