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15th annual neemrana conference

19th Annual Neemrana Conference

 

PROGRAMME

December 15-17, 2017

 

Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan

 

Day 1: Friday, December 15

 

12:30 pm Arrival

1 pm Lunch at N. K. Singh’s residence

 

2:30 pm Departure for Neemrana Fort

 

6 pm Welcome Remarks

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Opening Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

 

6:15 pm India: The State of the Economy

Chair:

Anne O. Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development

 

Speaker:

 

Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India

 

Open discussion

 

7:30 pm Cultural Event followed by dinner

 

Day 2: Saturday, December 16

 

9 am Session 1: The World Economy

Chair:

N. K. Singh, Chairman, 15th Finance Commission, Government of India

Speakers:

Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India

Douglas W. Elmendorf, Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy

10:30 am Tea / Coffee Break

 

10:45 am Session 2: Banking and Finance

Chair:

Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

P. Jayendra Nayak, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ayana Renewable Power /Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Associate Professor of Finance and Executive Director, Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business

Lars Peter Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Statistics, the College and Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Brent Neiman, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Research Associate, NBER

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University


 

12:30 pm Address by Viral V. Acharya, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Chair:

Subir Gokarn, Executive Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka, International Monetary Fund

Discussion

 

1:15 pm Lunch

 

 

2:15 pm Session 3: Agriculture, Economic Growth, and Financial Inclusion

Chair:

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India

Speakers:

Alan L. Olmstead, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics,Department of Economics, University of California, Davis

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, ICRIER

 

3:15 pm Tea/ Coffee Break


 

3:30 pm Session 4: Urbanisation

Chair:

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Junaid Ahmad, India Country Director, World Bank

Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute

 

5:00 pm Session 5: Public Finance and the Macroeconomy

Chair:

Y. V. Reddy, Honorary Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, India; Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Speakers:

Joshua D. Rauh, Ormond Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

M Govinda Rao, Professor Emeritus, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India

Owen Zidar, Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

Sajjid Z. Chinoy, Chief India Economist, J.P. Morgan

7.00 pm Cultural Event followed by Dinner

 

Day 3: Sunday, December 17, 2017

 


9 am Session 6: Labour Market and the Challenge of Job Creation

Chair:

Shekhar Shah, Director General, NCAER

Speakers:

Radhicka Kapoor, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

Karthik Muralidharan, Associate Professor of Economics and Tata Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Economics, University of California, San Diego; Research Associate, NBER

Amanda Pallais, Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Research Fellow, NBER


 

10:45 am Tea/Coffee Break


 

11:00 am Session 7: Education and Skill Development

Chair: Pramod Bhasin, Founder, Genpact Ltd.; Chairman, Clix Capital Services; Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:

K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

Pankaj Vashisht, Fellow, ICRIER

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT

 

12:30 pm Lunch Talk:

Lars Peter Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Statistics, the College and Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


 

01:30 pm Session 8: Growth, Inequality, and Inclusion

Chair:

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Speakers:

Surjit Bhalla, Senior India Analyst for the Observatory Group; Chairman, Oxus Research and Investments

Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities, University of California, Berkeley

Benjamin Moll, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, and Cyril E. Black University Preceptor, Princeton University

 

3.00 pm Departures

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