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21st Annual Neemrana Conference

 

PROGRAMME

 

December 13-15, 2019
Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan

 

Day 1: Friday, December 13

 

1:30 pm: Minister’s address by Nirmala Sitharaman, Honorable Finance Minister, Government of India followed by lunch at the Finance Minister’s residence

 

3 pm: Departure for Neemrana Fort

 

7:00 pm: Welcome Remarks
Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

 

7:10 pm: Tribute to Martin Feldstein

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

James Poterba, President, NBER; Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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

 

7.30 pm: India and the US Economy

Speakers: 

Anne O. Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Centre for International Development, Stanford University – Update on US-China trade

Surjit S. Bhalla, IMF Executive Director representing India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka; Member, Board of Governors, NCAER – High Level Advisory Group (HLAG report)


 

8:15 pm Cultural Event followed by dinner


 

Day 2: Saturday, December 14

 

9 am: Session 1: The World Economy

 

Chair:

Uday Kotak, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Charles Engel, Donald Hester Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University; Peterson Distinguished Scholar, SAIS Kissinger Center
Stephen Redding, Harold T. Shapiro *64 Professor in Economics, Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

 

10:30 am: Tea/Coffee Break

 

10:45 am: Session 2: Federal Finance Framework

 

Chair:

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

 

Speakers:

Varadarajan V. Chari, Professor of Economics and the Paul W. Frenzel Land Grant Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Prachi Mishra, Managing Director in Global Macro Research and India Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs, Mumbai

Karthik Muralidharan, Tata Chancellor’s Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

12:15 pm: Tea/Coffee Break

 

12:30 pm: Keynote Address

Raghuram G. Rajan, Former Governor, RBI; Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chair:

Rakesh Mohan, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; Former Deputy Governor, RBI

 

Discussion

 

1:15 pm: Lunch

 

2:15 pm: Session 3: Growth, Inequality, and Inclusion

 

Chair:

Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Rakesh Mohan, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; Former Deputy Governor, RBI

Chetan Ghate, Professor, Economics and Planning Unit (EPU), Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

Sonalde Desai, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland; Professor and Centre Director , NCAER-National Data Innovation Center, New Delhi

 

3:30 pm Tea/ Coffee Break

 

3:45 pm: Session 4: Urbanisation

 

Chair:

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Rana Hasan, Director, Economic Analysis and Operational Support Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

 

5 pm: Tea/Coffee Break

 

5:15 pm: Session 5: Public Finance and the Macroeconomy

 

Chair:

Alok Sheel, RBI Chair Professor in Macroeconomics, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Alan J. Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law and Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley

Ashok Lahiri, Member, Fifteenth Finance Commission of India; Former Executive Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

James Poterba, President, NBER; Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies and Chair of the International Development Area, Harvard Kennedy School

 

6.45 pm: Tea/Coffee Break

 

7 pm: Dinner Address by Arvind Subramanian, Former Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India –India: Diagnostics and Prescriptions

 

8 pm Dinner

 

Day 3: Sunday, December 15


 

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

Chair:

Radhicka Kapoor, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

Speakers:

Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Michael Peters, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Yale University

Surjit S. Bhalla, IMF Executive Director representing India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka; Member, Board of Governors, NCAER

 

10:15 am Tea/Coffee Break

 

10:30 am Session 7: Education and Skill Development

 

Chair:

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

 

Speakers:

Karthik Muralidharan, Tata Chancellor’s Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

Parag Pathak, Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

Neeraj Kaushal, Professor of Social Policy, Columbia University; Research Fellow, IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, Germany

 

11.45 am Tea/Coffee Break

 

12 pm: Session 8: Health and Economic Growth

 

Chair:

Shekhar Shah, Director-General, NCAER

 

Speakers:

Kathleen McGarry, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Indu Bhushan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat and National Health Authority (NHA)

Ali Mehdi, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

1.15 pm: Lunch

 

3 pm: Departures

 

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