Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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Growth inclusion workshop
Day 1: Thursday, January 12, 2012
2:30-3:00pm Registration
3:00-3:15pm Welcome speech by R. Gopalan, Ministry of Finance (India)
3:15-3:45pm Keynote Presentation: Challenges for Emerging Economies

Venugopal Reddy, University of Hyderabad (India)

3:45-6:00pm Session I: Growth and the Global Economy

Chair:
Michael Spence, New York University (USA)

Speakers: 
Food Inflation: Drivers and Policy Implications
Subir Gokarn, Reserve Bank of India (India)
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Comments on Fiscal and Monetary Policy for Growth
Kaushik Basu, Ministry of Finance/Cornell University (India/USA) 

International Monetary System
Richard Cooper, Harvard University (USA)
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Refreshments will be available throughout this session

7:00-8:30pm Session II: Public Lecture

Welcome speech by Nitin Desai, ICRIER (India)

Keynote Presentation: Economic Growth in a Multipolar World

Michael Spence, New York University (USA) 
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Discussant:
Venugopal Reddy, University of Hyderabad (India)

8:30-10:00pm Dinner
Day 2: Friday, January 13, 2012
8:30-9:00am Refreshments
9:00-10:50am Session III Part 1: Growth from the Bottom Up

Chair:
TN Ninan, The Business Standard (India)

Speakers: 
Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Future Prospects
Martha Chen, Harvard University (USA)
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Dismantling the License Quota Raid Raj for the Informal Sector:
Towards a Bottom Up Agenda of Economic Reforms

Madhu Kishwar, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (India) 
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Discussant:
Reema Nanavaty, Self Employed Women Association (India) 
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10:50-11:00am Refreshments
11:00am-12:50pm Session III Part 2: Growth from the Bottom Up

Chair:
TN Ninan, The Business Standard (India)

Speakers: 
The Poor and Growth
Abhijit Banerjee,
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
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2 + 2 = 3: The Orwellian Record of Inclusive Growth in India
Surjit Bhalla,
 Oxus Investments (India) 
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Discussant:
Himanshu, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)

12:50-2:00pm Lunch on
2:00-3:50pm Session IV: Understanding Economic Growth in India

Chair:
Narendra Jadhav, Planning Commission (India)

Speakers: 
Rethinking Growth and the State
Philippe Aghion,
 Harvard University (USA)
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Sectoral Infrastructure Investment in an Unbalanced Growing Economy: The Case of India
Chetan Ghate, Indian Statistical Institute (India) 
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Discussant:
K.P. Krishnan, Economic Advisory Council, Office of the Prime Minister (India) 
Partha Sen, Delhi School of Economics (India)

3:50-4:00pm Refreshments
4:00-5:30pm Session V: Growth, Inflation and Inclusion: Summing Up

Chair:
Montek Ahluwalia, Planning Commission (India)

Speakers: 
Philippe Aghion, Harvard University (USA)
Indira Rajaraman, Indian Statistical Institute (India)
Arun Maira, Planning Commission (India)
Michael Spence, New York University (USA)
Madhu Kishwar, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (India) 

5:30-7:00pm   Cocktails

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