Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Conferences & Workshops Details

India and the Global Economy
 
November 6-7, 2006
 

ICRIER is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 2006-07. On this occasion, an international conference on India and the Global Economy was organized on November 6-7, 2006 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the conference and the Valedictory Session was addressed by Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs.

The conference brought together some of the leading experts, international and national, working on India’s economic development. The deliberations at the conference contributed to the discussion on the policies and institutions needed to exploit the growing opportunities offered by India’s integration with the world economy.

 
Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
 
   
November 6, 2006
Inaugural Session
Inaugural Remarks: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
[Speech]
 
Chair:                         Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
[Speech]
 
Keynote Address: Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
[Speech in English ] [Speech in Hindi ]
 
Vote of Thanks: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
[Speech]
 
Session I: Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit
Chair:  Dr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC
Issues Paper: Dr. Rajiv Lall, Managing Director & CEO, IDFC
[Presentation]
 
Panelists:  1. Mr. Gajendra Haldea, Advisor to DCH (Infra.), Planning Commission
2. Dr. Sumila Gulyani, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Director, Infrastructure and Poverty Action Lab, Columbia University
[Presentation]
 
3. Mr. Hari Sankaran, Managing Director, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited
4. Mr. Nitin Desai, Member, Board of Governors and Honorary Professor ICRIER 
 
Session II: Round Table on Agriculture
Chair: Prof. Ross Garnaut, Chairperson, IFPRI
Panelists: 1. Dr. Nachiket Mor, Deputy Managing Director, ICICI Bank Limited
[Paper]
 
2. Dr. Ashok Gulati, Director in Asia, IFPRI
[Presentation]
 
3. Dr. S. S. Johl, Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board
[Paper] [ Presentation]
 
4. Dr. Tushar Shah, Principal Scientist, International Water Management Institute
[Paper] [ Presentation]
 
Session III: Towards a Competitive Manufacturing Sector
Chair: Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Chairman, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
Issues Paper: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
[Presentation]
 
Panelists: 1Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
[Presentation]
 
  2. Mr. Adil Zainulbhai, Managing Director, Mckinsey
  3. Prof. Bibek Debroy, Secretary General, PHDCCI
 
November 7, 2006
Session IV: Round Table on Macro-economic Issues
Chair: Dr. Bimal Jalan, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Panelists: 1. Dr. Shankar Acharya, Member, Board of Governors and Honorary Professor, ICRIER [Presentation]
 
  2. Dr. Vijay Joshi, Reader, Merton College, Oxford University
[Paper]
 
  3. Dr. Avik Chakrabarti, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
[Paper] [Presentation]
 
  4. Dr. S. S. Bhalla, Managing Director, Oxus Research and Investments
Session V: Towards Global Integration of India’s Financial Sector
Chair: Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Issues Paper: Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
[Paper] [ Presentation]
 
Panelists: 1. Mr. Uday S. Kotak, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
  2. Dr. Ajay Shah, Former Consultant, Ministry of Finance
  3. Mr. Aman Mehta, Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Valedictory Session
Chair: Mr. N. K. Singh, Deputy Chairman, Planning Board, Government of Bihar
Valedictory Address: Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs, GoI
[Speech]
 
Rapporteurs� Summaries  
Session I: Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit
Session II: Round Table on Agriculture
Session III: Towards a Competitive Manufacturing Sector
Session IV: Round Table on Macro-economic Issues
Session V: Towards Global Integration of India�s Financial Sector

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