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On behalf of Madras School of Economics (MSE), I greet all of you who are watching this website. MSE was set up more than two decades ago with the objective of creating in Chennai a centre dedicated to research and higher education in Economics. Read More

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Greetings from Madras School of Economics!
On 23rd September 2017, Madras School of Economics (MSE) will complete its 24 years of Academic Services under the Guidance and Leadership of our Chairman Dr. C. Rangarajan (former Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and former Governor of Reserve Bank of India) and other Board of Governors of MSE. Read More

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Admission to M.A. Programs 2020-22


Application Procedure for M.A. Economics/M.A. Financial Economics/ M.A. Applied Quantitative Finance / M.A. Actuarial Economics / M.A. Environmental Economics / Integrated M.A. Economics: Refer to the Central University of Tamil Nadu,Thiruvarur... Read More >>

Seminar on Partition, Forced Migration and Social Identity: Identifying the role of identity in philanthropic behavior by Dr. Debayan Pakrashi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economic Sciences, IIT Kanpur on 28 February,2020 at 4PM


This paper attempts to assess the role of identity in the context of charitable giving and punitive behavior among Hindu natives and partition refugees of West Bengal, i.e. those who have migrated to West Bengal (in India) from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), post-partition of India in 1947 using... Read More >>

Seminar on Validity of capability estimates obtained through structural equation modelling in a multidimensional setting – an agent-based simulation exercise by Prof. Jaya Krishnakunar, University of Geneva, Switzerland on 18 February,2020 at 4PM


Abstract: The aim of this study is to evaluate the performance of structural equation models (SEM) in the estimation of capabilities in a multidimensional development space. We simulate a society using agent-based modelling techniques. As capabilities are hardly observed in reality, it is... Read More >>