IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 2012

The BREAD IGC ISI Summer School in Development Economics was held at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Delhi Centre on 21-25 July 2012.

The Summer School is jointly organised by the Bureau for Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), International Growth Centre (IGC) and the ISI. The School is aimed at PhD students (who have completed coursework requirements for the equivalent of Masters, M.Phil. or PhD degrees in economics and have some research experience) and recent PhDs (those who have received their PhDs since 2007) based in South Asian universities, institutes or research centres.

It consisted of lectures on the frontier of applied research in development economics and macroeconomics, with an emphasis on quantitative methods. Students also had an opportunity to present their research. Topics covered included:

Micro-econometric Methodology
Health, Environment and Education
Macroeconomics and Finance
Firm Capabilities and Trade
Land Policies
Marketing Middlemen

Applications are now closed.


1. Seema Jayachandran (Lectures 1 and 4)

2. Karthik Muralidharan (Lectures 3 and 6)

2. Alok Johri (Lectures 7 and 8)

3. Viktoria Hnatkovska (Lectures 9 and 10)

4. Dilip Mookherjee (Lectures 11 and 12)

5. Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (Lectures 13 and 14)

Lecture outlines

1. Dilip Mookherjee: Agricultural growth and land reforms in India – Lecture 1

2. Dilip Mookherjee: Land acquisition policies in India – Lecture 2A

3. Dilip Mookherjee: Middlemen and agricultural marketing in India – Lecture 2B

4. Seema Jayachandran: Health and development

5. Seema Jayachandran: Introduction to causal identification

6. Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay: Firm productivity and trade-industry link

7. Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay: Empirical studies on India

8. Karthik Muralidharan: Experimental methods

9. Karthik Muralidharan: Education

10. Sheetal Sekhri: Causal inference using observational data

11. Sheetal Sekhri: Applications to environmental and resource economics

12. Viktoria Hnatkovska: Small open economy models

13. Viktoria Hnatkovska: Financial integration
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Alok Johri (Lectures 7 and 8)

Viktoria Hnatkovska (Lecutres 9 and 10)

Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (Lectures 13 and 14)

Sheetal Sekhri (Lectures 2 and 5)