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ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL STUDIES (AIEFS

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20th  BIENNIAL  MEETING   August  2-­‐3,  2013   Tentative  Sessions      
Day  1  (August  2,  2013)     Registration:  8.30-­‐9.30     Inaugural:  9.30-­‐11.30   Welcome  to  IGIDR:  S  Mahendra  Dev  (5  minutes)   Introduction  to  AIEFS:  Sushanta  Mallick  (5  minutes)   Inaugural/Keynote  address:  Charan  Singh  (45  minutes)   Presidential   address:   Amit   Batabyal   (45   minutes),   “Innovation,   Decentralization,   and   Planning  in  a  Multi-­‐Region  Model  of  Schumpeterian  Economic  Growth.”     Tea  (11.30-­‐11.45)     Trade  and  Economic  Growth  (11.45-­‐13.15)   1. “The  Role  of  Exports  in  India’s  Economic  Growth,”  Pradeep  Agarwal,  Institute  of   Economic  Growth  (TBC  R  Krishnan,  IGIDR)   2. “Comparative  Advantage  as  a  Source  of  Exporters’  Pricing  power:  Evidence  from  China   and  India,”  Sushanta  Mallick,  Queen  Mary  University  of  London  and    Helena  Marques,   University  of  Balearic  Islands  (C.  Veeramani,  IGIDR)   3. “Positive  and  Negative  Externalities  in  Innovation,  Trade  and  Regional  Economic   Growth,  ”  Amit  Batabyal,  RIT  and  Peter  Nijkamp  (A.  Ganesh  Kumar,  IGIDR)   4. “Bihar: A Growth Miracle in the Making?" Prerna Agarwal and Radhika Saraf (TBC Andaleeb Rahman, IGIDR)     Lunch  (13.00-­‐14.15)       Panel  Discussion:  Rainfed  agriculture  14.15-­‐15.30  (approx)     Tea  (15.30-­‐15.45)     II. Macroeconomic  issues  (15.45-­‐17.15)   1. “Monetary  policy  in  a  Two-­‐Sector  Open  Economy,”  Mohammad  Mohsin,  The   University  of  Tennessee  and  Kihyun  Park,  Korea  Energy  Economic  Institute    (TBC   Naveen  Srinivasan,  IGIDR)   2. “Separating  Shocks  from  Cyclicality  in  Indian  Aggregate  Supply,  ”  Ashima  Goyal  and   Shruti  Tripathi,  IGIDR,  (TBC  Romar  Correa,  University  of  Mumbai)   3. “Foreign  Exchange  Reserves  and  Exchange  Rates  Variation  in  India:  An  Analysis,”   Harinam  Singh,  Indira  Gandhi  National  Open  University    (TBC  Sanchit  Arora,  IGIDR)   I.

4. “Measuring  Core  Inflation  in  India:  An  Empirical  Evaluation  of  Alternative  Methods,  ”   Madhu  Sehrawat  and  AK  Giri,  Birla  Institute  of  Technology  and  Science  (BITS),  Pilani   (TBC  Rajendra  Vaidya,  IGIDR)     Break  (17.15-­‐17.30)     III. Agriculture  (17.30-­‐18.45)   1. “Size-class and Returns to Cultivation in India: Revisiting an Old Debate,”  Sarthak   Gaurav,  London  School  of  Economics  and  Srijit  Mishra,  IGIDR.  (TBC)   2. “State  rights  Over  Water  and  Agricultural  Productivity:  Evidence  from  the  Krishna  Basin,”   Shreyasee  Das,  University  of  Wisconsin  –  Whitewater  (Vijay  Laxmi  Pandey,  IGIDR)   3. “Economic  Analysis  of  Jhum  Cultivation:  Social  Capital  and  Labour  Market,  ”  Indrani  Roy   Chowdhury,  Jamia  Millia  Islamia  University  (TBC  Ritika  Palit,  IGIDR)         Director's  Dinner  (Time,  to  be  announced  later)     Day  2  (August  3,  2013)     Special  Lecture  by  Rathin  Roy  (9.15-­‐10.15)     IV. Finance  (10.30-­‐11.45)   1. “Have  the  Benefits  of  Cross-­‐Listing  Disappeared?  The  Impact  of  Loosening  Disclosure   Requirements  Rule  12h-­‐6,  ”  Chinmoy  Ghosh  and  Fan  He,  Central  Connecticut  State   University  (TBC  Susan  Thomas)   2. “Role  of  Debt  Market  and  Its  Impact  on  Financial  Stability:  Analysis  of  Indian  Market,  ”   Dinbandhu  Bag,  National  Institute  of  Technology    (TBC  Vikash  Gautam,  IGIDR)   3. “Does  Portfolio  Inflows  bring  about  Stock  Market  Development?  ,”  Meena  Abraham   Chacko,  Centre  for  Development  Studies  (TBC  Nidhi  Aggrawal,  IGIDR)     Tea  (11.45-­‐12.00)     V. Other  Growth  Issues  (12.00-­‐13.30)   1. “Convergence  speed  of  economic  growth  under  slow-­‐converging  stochastic  shocks,  ”   Mamata  Parhi  and  Tapas  Mishra,  Swansea  University  (TBC  Taniya  Ghosh,  IGIDR)   2. “Nexus  of  financial  Development  and  Economic  Growth  in  India:  Revisiting  Schumpeter,”   Bhanu  Pratap  Singh,  University  of  Hyderabad  (TBC  Namrata  Gulati,  IGIDR)   3. “Dynamics  of  Resource  Mobilization,  Sources  of  Funds  and  Investment  in  the  Indian   Private  Corporate  Sector,  ”  Prabhakaran  Nair,  Prasnath  Nagar  Medical  College  (TBC  R   Nagaraj,  IGIDR)   4. “The  Global  Economic  Outlook:  Perspectives  and  Key  Issues,  ”  Parul  Jain,  Baruch  College   &  MacroFin  Analytics  (TBC:  Shovan  Ray)     Lunch  (13.30-­‐14.15)          

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Environment,  Poverty  and  Local  Governance  (14.150-­‐15.45)   1. “SWOT  Analysis,  Environmental  Factors  and  Growth  Prospect  in  Pakistan,  ”  Khalid   Mehtabuddin,  St.  Rose  College  (TBC  Sudhakara  Yedla,  IGIDR)   2. “Revitalizing  Local  Governance  in  India:  Convergences  Amidst  Contestations,  ”   Bhavanarayana  Vedam,  University  of  Hyderabad  and  Alok  Kumar  Mishra,  University  of   Hyderabad  (TBC  Rishi  Kumar,  IGIDR)   3. “Measuring  Poverty  –  Do  We  Need  to  Cut  the  Cake  in  Two  Parts?,”  Hippu  Salk  Kriste   Nathan,  National  Institute  of  Advanced  Studies,  Bangalore  (TBC  Kiran  Limaye,  IGIDR)   4. “The  effect  of  political  decentralisation  and  affirmative  action  on  Multidimensional   Poverty  Index:  evidence  from  Indian  States,”  Kshitij  Chaudhary,  National  Emergency   Response  Council  on  HIV/AIDS,  Mbabane,  Swaziland  (TBC:    Sanjay  Mohanty,  IIPS)  

  Tea  (15.45-­‐16.00)     VII. Development  Issues  (16.00-­‐17.30)   1. “Does  Political  Connections  and  Affiliations  Affect  Allocations  of  Benefits  in  the  Rural   Employment  Guarantee  Scheme:  Evidence  From  West  Bengal,”  Upask  Das,  IGIDR  (TBC)   2. “The  Unforeseen  Effect  of  Violence  Against  Women:  Spousal  Violence  and  Women’s   Labor  Force  Participation  in  India,”  Haimanti  Bhattacharya,  University  of  Utah  (TBC   Purna  Banerjee,  IGIDR)   3. “Risk  Factors  for  Domestic  Violence:  An  Empirical  Analysis  for  Indian  States,”  Meenakshi   Rishi,  University  of  Seattle,  Nabamitta  Dutta,  University  of  Wisconsin,  V.  Vinodhini,   Madras  School  of  Economics,  and  Sanjukta  Roy,  World  Bank  (TBC  Sudha  Narayanan,   IGIDR)   4. “Women  Voters  in  Indian  Democracy:  A  Silent  Revolution,”  Mudit  Kapoor  and  Shamika   Ravi,  Indian  School  of  Business,  Hyderabad  (TBC  Subhro  Sarkar,  IGIDR)    Vote  of  Thanks  (Srijit/Veeramani)  

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