Webinar Series on Growth and Development in India


IEMS is hosting a series of webinars to explore issues about growth and development in India. The webinars encourage interaction among the speakers and attendees.  Participants are expected to join with both audio and video whenever possible.  

The series' academic committee consist of Takashi Kurosaki (Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study), Pushkar Maitra (Monash University) and Sujata Visaria (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology). 

Series Schedule (as of 21 September 2020)

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
02 Jun Ananish Chaudhuri University of Auckland Who Wants To Be A Politician? Running for Office in West Bengal Panchayats
16 Jun Jun Goto Kobe University On the Origins and Persistence of Parochial Altruism: A Tenure Institution and Intergroup Conflicts in Colonial India
30 Jun Manisha Shah University of California Los Angeles Aggregate Effects from Public Works: Evidence from India  Media, multimedia, play, video, videos Free Icon of Basic UI 2 (Line)
14 Jul Yogita Shamdasani NUS Labor Rationing: A Revealed Preference Approach from Hiring Shocks
21 Jul

Kenmei Tsubota

Toyo University

Regional Disintegration in South Asia: Evidence from the end of the British Empire on Maritime Networks 

28 Jul Prasad Bhattacharya Deakin University

Trust Thy Neighbour?: Evidence from Partition in India  Media, multimedia, play, video, videos Free Icon of Basic UI 2 (Line)


11 Aug

Tushar Bharati

University of Western Australia

Demonetisation and its Discontent: Political Strategy and Competition in Indian Elections

25 Aug Sujata Visaria HKUST How are Votes Bought? An Empirical Examination of Transactional Politics in a Developing Economy 
08 Sep Reshad Ahsan University of Melbourne The Intergenerational Effects of Market Access: Evidence from Rural India

22 September 11:00am 

Saravana Ravindran 


Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Intergenerational Impacts of an Early Childhood Intervention: Evidence from the World's Largest Early Childhood Program

6 October 11:00am

Prashant Bharadwaj

UC San Diego

Long Term Impacts of Exposure to the Bhopal Gas Disaster  Media, multimedia, play, video, videos Free Icon of Basic UI 2 (Line)

20 October 11:00am

Tarun Jain

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes 

3 November 11:00am Asha Sundaram University of Auckland

Gender Bias and Male Backlash as Drivers of Crime Against Women: Evidence from India   Media, multimedia, play, video, videos Free Icon of Basic UI 2 (Line)

17 November 11:00am

Atsushi Kato Waseda University Violent Conflicts and Economic Performance of the Manufacturing Sector in India 
1 December 11:00am Guo Xu University of California, Berkeley

Bureaucratic Representation and State Responsiveness: The 1918 Pandemic in India


Our next webinar series

Target and Community Networks in Anti-Poverty Programs 


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