Keynote Address: NK Singh
NK Singh delivered the second keynote address, with the session chaired by T.N. Srinvasan (Yale).
Keynote Address: Michael Greenstone
Chaired by Kirit Parikh (IRADe), the first keynote address saw Michael Greenstone (MIT) debate the question of whether adaptation will save us from climate change.
Keynote Address: Mark Rosenzweig
Chaired by Santosh Mehrotra (Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission), in the third keynote address, Mark Rosenzweig (Yale) looked at microeconometric evidence on the role of human capital in the growth process.
Urbanisation, Infrastructure and Governance (Part 1)
Chaired by Hardik Shah (Gujarat State Pollution Control Board), this session was made up of three presentations:
- Parikshit Ghosh (Delhi School of Economics) discussed improving India’s air quality.
- Michael Greenstone (MIT) asked whether improved regulatory enforcement reduces industrial pollution.
- Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School) discussed urban governance and public good provision in Delhi slums.
Urbanisation, Infrastructure and Governance (Part 2)
Chaired by Pronab Sen (Planning Commission), this session saw three presentations delivered:
Farzana Afridi (ISI Delhi Centre) asked whether female leadership impacts the quality of public goods.
Gunjan Sharma (University of Missouri) looked at the determinants of clusters in Indian manufacturing.
Miriam A. Golden (UCLA) demonstrated that in Uttar Pradesh, electricity theft is electricity theft is greater in years when elections to the State Assembly are held.
Chaired by Tridip Ray (ISI Delhi Centre), two presentations were given in this session:
Amartya Lahiri (University of British Columbia) discussed macroeconomic takeoff and distributional churning in India.
Ila Patnaik (NIPFP) asked whether foreign institutional investment in India increases financial vulnerability.
Session 4 was chaired by Indira Rajaraman (ISI Delhi Centre) and comprised three presentations:
Mark Rosenzweig (Yale) discussed selling formal insurance to the informally insured.
Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School) presented on improving access to finance for entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Sankar De (Indian School of Business) asked whether banks are responsive to exogenous shocks in credit demand.
Human Development - Education and Rural Livelihoods
Chaired by Surendra K. Bagde (Ministry of Finance), session 6 comprised two presentations:
Karthik Muralidharan (UCSD) looked at the aggregate effects of school choice.
Vijayendra Rao (World Bank) discussed designing a social observatory for the National Rural Livelihoods Mission.
Urban Labour Markets
Session 7 was chaired by Himanshu Prabha Ray (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and comprised three presentations:
Kaivan Munshi (Brown University) looked at past and present urban networks in India.
Jeremy Magruder (UC Berkeley) asked who gets the job referral?
Vegard Iversen (University of Manchester) looked at network mechanisms and social ties in markets for low and unskilled jobs.