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 a detailed and unique dataset from the Indian state of West Bengal.
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 necessary to perform a simulation exercise for comparing the capability estimates with their simulated “true” values. Rather
Abstract: This paper examines the impact of an extreme monetary shock, India’s demonetization event in 2016, on domestic agricultural trade. Using data on arrivals and prices from around 3000 regulated markets for 35 major crops, we find that demonetization reduced trade value by 13% in the short run, settling at 10% eight months after demonetization – driven more by a
Date: 13 January, 2020 Venue: TBA Time: 3.30 – 4.30 pm Seminar title: Ethnic-geographic continuum Please find the details of the paper below: Authors: Naveen Bharathi (IIM Bangalore), Deepak Malghan (IIM Bangalore) & Andaleeb Rahman (Cornell University) Abstract: The association between diversity and development – both negative and positive – has been empirically tested for a limited set of diversity variables
Title: Parents’ Schooling & Intergenerational Human Capital: Evidence from India Venue: MSE Time: 3.30 – 4.30 pm Date: 6 January, 2019 The seminar by Dr. Naveen Sunder, Post-Doctoral Associate, Harvard University. Please find the details below: About the author: Dr. Naveen Sunder is a Post-doc Researcher with Jessica Cohen at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Title of the talk: Challenges and Risks in pursuing financial reforms across diverse countries Venue: CoE Auditorium Time: 3.30 – 4.30 pm Date: 27 November 2019 (Wednesday) The seminar by Dr. Subra Ramamurthy. Please find the details below: Profile of the speaker: Dr. Subra Ramamurthy FCCA, FCIS (UK), Ph. D (USA) is an economist with public finance specialization. Has worked
Date: Nov 7, 2019 Venue: TBA Title: Conflict as a closure in a model of growth and distribution under financialization The seminar by Dr. Srinivas Raghavendran, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). Abstract: In this paper, we show how the conflict between the shareholders (owners) and managers of firms in terms of