The Bhopal Gas Disaster and its Long Term Impacts on Children


The Bhopal gas disaster is one of the world's worst industrial disasters. This study examines the long term educational and labor market impacts of survivors who were infants at the time of the disaster. We find long term negative impacts on educational attainment and employment disability. The study sheds light on potentially uncompensated aspects of damages caused by the disaster.  

About the Speaker

Prashant Bharadwaj is Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests are in development and labor economics. His research affiliations include BREAD, CEGA, CERP and the NBER. He is currently a co-editor at Journal of Human Resources and an associate editor at the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Health Economics. Currently, he is also the Vice Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics and the Program Director of the South Asian Studies minor at UCSD. More >>

To Attend the Event

The event will take place on 6th October 2020 Tuesday at 11:00 am Hong Kong time (GMT+8)  (See corresponding times for different times zones). 

Parts of Australia and New Zealand are moving to summer time this weekend, so please adjust the start time at your location accordingly. 

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House Rules

  • We would like the webinar to be interactive. Attendees will be promoted to "panelists" to allow interaction with the speaker over camera and mic.  Please join with both audio and video available whenever possible.
  • It is advised to mute yourself when you are not speaking. This prevents any distractions due to background noise.
  • The chat function will be on, but the speaker may not see your chat message. Please consider raising your hand (blue hand button) or unmuting yourself to ask a question. 
  • This talk will be recorded for internal use only.  


This webinar is part of a series of Zoom events that explores issues in growth and development in India. The series' academic committee consists of Takashi Kurosaki (Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study), Pushkar Maitra (Monash University) and Sujata Visaria (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).    

The next webinar in the series will be 

20 October 11:00am

Tarun Jain

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes

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