22nd Annual Neemrana Conference
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22nd Annual Neemrana Conference 

PROGRAMME

December 15-17, 2022

Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan


Day 1: Thursday, December 15 

1:30 pm           Lunch @ New Delhi

3 pm                Departure for Neemrana Fort 

6:30 pm           Welcome Remarks: Pramod Bhasin, Chairperson, ICRIER

 

6:40 pm           Session 1: Panel Discussion

Strong periphery and weak core: Are the source of global macroeconomic instabilities changing and how developing countries can cope with these changes?

 Panellist:

Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University*
Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and chief economics commentator, Financial Times*
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Distinguished Fellow, CSEP
Rakesh Mohan, President and Distinguished Fellow, CSEP

Chair/Moderator:
NK. Singh, President, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)
Context setting by Deepak Mishra (ICRIER)

8:15 pm           Dinner and Networking

 

Day 2: Friday, December 16 

8:30 am           Session 2: Neemrana Debate

Is the Indian economy poised to grow at an annual average rate of 7 percent plus over the next one decade?                  

Speakers:

Ajit Ranade, Vice-Chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE) Kaushik Basu, Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca and New York*
Prachi Mishra, Chief, Systemic Issues Division, IMF
Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

Chair/Moderator:
Bibek Debroy, Chairman, EAC-PM
Context setting by Poonam Gupta (NCAER)

10:00 am         Tea/Coffee Break

10:30 am         Session 3: Will COVID cast a long Shadow on India’s Development?

Speakers:
Aaditya Mattoo, Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank*
Karthik Muralidharan, Professor, University of California, San Diego
Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics and the Founding Director of Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA), Ashoka University
Sonalde Desai, Professor and Director, National Data Innovation Centre, NCAER

Chair/Moderator:
Suman Bery, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog of India

12:00 pm         Lunch and Networking

2:00 pm           Session 4: India’s Opportunities and Challenges in dealing with Climate Change

Keynote Speaker: Shri Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament, BJP

Discussants:
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Distinguished Fellow, CSEP
Navroz K. Dubash, Professor, CPR

Chair/Moderator & Context Setting by:
Ashok Gulati, Distinguished Professor, ICRIER

3:30 pm           Tea/ Coffee and Networking

4:00 pm           Session 5: Panel Discussion

 India’s Dilemma: Strengthening the Existing World Order vs. Hastening the Formation of the New Order? 

Speakers:
Bert Hofman, Director East Asian Institute and zoekresultaten in Practice Lee Kuan Yew School, National University Singapore*
Anil Padmanabhan, Journalist
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Consulting Editor, The Economic Times
Syed Akbaruddin, Dean, Kautilya School of Public Policy, Hyderabad

Chair/Moderator:
Baijayant “Jay” Panda, National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
and Prabhari (In-Charge) of Assam & Delhi BJP Units.

5:30 pm           Tea / Coffee and Networking

7 pm                Cultural program followed by Dinner

 

Day 3: Saturday, December 17

 

8:30 am           Session 6: Conversation | Imagining India@2047

                       

Panellists:
Abhijit Banerjee, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Non-executive chairman, Infosys

Chair/Moderator:
Pramod Bhasin, Chairperson, ICRIER

10:15 am         Tea/Coffee and Networking

10:30 am         Session 7: Is India in the midst of a job crisis? Separating facts from fictions

Speakers:
Amit Basole, Associate Professor of Economics, Azim Premji University
Ashish Dhawan, Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation
Farzana Afridi, Professor of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute*
Sam Asher, Associate Professor of Economics, Imperial College (London) Business School
Indermit Gill, Chief Economist, World Bank Group and Senior Vice President*

Chair/Moderator:
Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, Teamlease Services*
Context setting by Radhicka Kapoor (ICRIER)

 

12:00 pm         Lunch

1:30 pm           Departures for Delhi

* Virtual    

15 Dec, 2023