IGC-ISI India Development Policy Conference 2012

In July 2012, the IGC in conjunction with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), hosted the third India Development Policy Conference. Sessions included macroeconomics/finance, land, human development (health and education), and public service delivery.

The following presentations are available to download:

Session 1: Macroeconomics

Rural-urban divide in India, Viktoria Hnatkovska
The role of foreign investors, Ajay Shah

Session 2: Land

Land market and prices, Sanjoy Chakravorty
Land acquisition for business and compensation of displaced farmers, Dilip Mookherjee

Session 3: Macroeconomics/Finance II

State ownership and systemic risk, Nirupama Kulkarni
Did the Indian capital controls work as a tool of macroeconomic policy?, Ila Patnaik

Session 4: Human development/Health

The enigma of high malnutrition in India, Seema Jayachandaran

Session 5: Human development/Education

Catch up, mismatch and learning: some evidence from India and Turkey, Kala Krishna
Gender, geography and generations, Forhad Shilpi

Keynote address II

Rural economic growth: surmounting the hurdles (Andy Foster)

Session 6: Public service delivery

Does female leadership impact on governance and corruption?, Farzana Afridi
PDS delivery and effects of caste, Sheetal Sekhri

Downloads/resources

Sessions

Policy panel on the 12th Five Year Plan

Co-chaired by Dilip Mookherjee (IGC, Boston University) and Suman Bery (IGC), this session comprised a group discussion on the policy implications of the latest five year plan.

The participants of the session included: Pawan Agarwal (Planning Commission), Alok Sheel (Ministry of Finance), Manoj Singh (Planning Commission), Shubhashis Gangopadhyay (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Karthik Muralidharan (UCSD), Mark Rosenzweig (Yale), and Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics).

Session 1: Macroeconomics

1. Viktoria Hnatkovska: Rural-urban divide in India 2. Ajay Shah: The role of foreign investors

Session 2: Land

Sanjoy Chakravorty: Land market and prices Dilip Mookherjee: Land acquisition for business and compensation of displaced farmers

Session 3: Macroeconomics/Finance II

Nirupama Kulkarni: State ownership and systemic risk Ila Patnaik: Did the Indian capital controls work as a tool of macroeconomic policy?

Session 4: Human development/Health

Seema Jayachandaran: The enigma of high malnutrition in India

Session 5: Human development/Education

Kala Krishna: Catch up, mismatch and learning: some evidence from India and Turkey Forhad Shilpi: Gender, geography and generations

Session 6: Public service delivery

Farzana Afridi: Does female leadership impact on governance and corruption? Sheetal Sekhri: PDS delivery and effects of caste

Keynote address

Andy Foster: Rural economic growth: surmounting the hurdles