IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 2014

A Summer School in Development Economics was held at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi from July 12-16, 2014, organised jointly by International Growth Centre (IGC) and ISI, Delhi Centre.

Participants were enrolled in one of two tracks: macro or micro. Each track consisted of lectures on current research frontiers of the respective subjects, with an emphasis on quantitative methods relevant to contemporary policy issues in India. Participants had an opportunity to present their research in evening sessions and receive feedback from lecturers and other participants. The micro-track covered micro-econometric quantitative and experimental methods to test causal hypotheses and estimate policy effects, with applications to education, health, governance, industry and trade. The macro track focussed on real closed economy and international business cycle models, empirical estimation and computational methods, contrasts between developed and emerging market economies, volatility of capital flows, currency and banking crises in emerging economies. Both tracks included applications to Indian data and policy experience.

Faculty:

Macro:
Viktoria Hnatkovska, University of British Columbia
Chetan Ghate, Indian Statistical Institute
Alok Johri, McMaster University
Amartya Lahiri, University of British Columbia


Micro:
Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University
Abhiroop Mukphopadhyay, Indian Statistical Institute
Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego
Sandip Sukhtankar, Dartmouth College

Please find the notice, schedule and readings below.

Downloads/resources

Sessions

Macro Track Readings - Alok Johri

Presentation on Planning and Policymaking by Pronab Sen