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Neemrana conference
Day 1: December 16, 2011 (Friday)
12:30 pm Lunch at 32, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
(Hosted by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia)
2:30 pm Departure from New Delhi to Neemrana
6:00 – 7:30 pm Session I: The World Economy

Chair: 
N. K. Singh, Member Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:
Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

Discussion

7:30 pm Cultural Event followed by Cocktails and Dinner
Day 2: December 17, 2011 (Saturday)
Morning walk in the surroundings of Neemrana followed by Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 am Session II: Macro Economic Environment

Chair: 
R. Gopalan, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Speakers:
Michael Woodford John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University
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Anil Kashyap Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
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T. N. Ninan Chairman and Editorial Director, Business Standard
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Shashanka Bhide Senior Fellow, NCAER
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Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 am Tea/Coffe
11:30 – 1:00 pm Session III: Financial Sector Challenges

Chair: 
Parthasarathi Shome, Director and CE, ICRIER

Speakers:
Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
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Chetan Ghate Associate Professor, Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute-Delhi
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Anne O. Krueger, Professor, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Ashima Goyal Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
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Discussion

1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 pm Session IV: Challenges for India Moving Forward

Chair: 
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Speakers:
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

B. J. Panda, Member of Parliament

3:30 – 4:00 pm Tea/Coffee
4:00 – 5:30 pm Session V: Challenge of Governance

Chair:
Suman Bery, Country Director, India, International Growth Centre (IGC)

Speakers: 
Marianne Bertrand Chris P. Dialynas, Professor of Economics and Richard N. Rosett, Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
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Shankar Acharya Honorary Professor and Member Board of Governors, ICRIER
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Ashwini Deshpande Professor, Delhi School of Economics
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Discussion

6:00 – 7:00 pm Chair:
Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT

Guest Speaker: 
Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development, Communication and Information Technology

Theme РRealizing India’s Demographic Dividend

7:30 pm   Cultural Event followed by Cocktails and Dinner
Day 3: December 18, 2011 (Sunday)
09:30 – 11:00 am Session VI: Trade and Manufacturing

Chair:
Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher, Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Speakers: 
Marc Melitz Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University
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Rana Hasan Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank
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Anwarul Hoda Professor and Member Board of Governors, ICRIER
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Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 am Tea/Coffee
11:30 – 1:00 pm Session VII: Telecommunication Services

Chair: 
Shekhar Shah, Director General, NCAER

Speakers:
Rob Porter Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
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S. Ramadorai, Advisor to PM in National Council on Skill Development and Vice-Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services

Rajat Kathuria Professor, International Management Institute
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Discussion

1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 pm Session VIII: Environment and Climate Change

Chair:
Anwarul Hoda, Professor and Member Board of Governors, ICRIER

Speakers:
E. Somanathan Professor, Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute-Delhi
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Rohini Pande Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Aparna Sawhney Associate Professor, JNU
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Discussion

3:15 – 3:45 pm Tea/Coffee
3:45 – 5:00 pm Session IX: Social Sector (Education) 

Chair: 
S. Mahendra Dev, Director (Vice Chancellor), IGIDR

Speakers: 
Abhijit Banerjee Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT
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Pawan Agarwal Adviser , Planning Commission
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Karthik Muralidharan Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California at San Diego
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Discussion

7:00 pm Cocktails and Dinner
Day 4: December 19, 2011 (Monday)
Check out and Departure for New Delhi after Breakfast

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