Seminar by- Renuka Sane, ISI, New Delhi, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 at 3:00 PM

 Misled and Mis-sold: Financial misbehaviour in retail banks? byRenuka SaneISI, New DelhiOn22nd September, 2016 (Thuresday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractWe use an audit methodology where auditors ask for tax saving instruments from banks and document the disclosures made on product features at the time of sale. In private sector banks with high sales incentives, the high commission product is recommended. In public sector banks, where there are deposit mobilisation targets, fixed deposits are recommended. Banks rarely make voluntary disclosures on product features. When specifically requested, information provided is

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Seminar by- Devesh Roy, IFPRI, New Delhi, Thursday, 1st September 2016 at 3:00 PM

 An Application (or Two) of the Synthetic Control Method (SCM) in Policy Evaluation byDevesh Roy IFPRI, New DelhiOn1st September, 2016 (Thuresday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractWe estimate the impact of the Hartz Reforms, the most prominent labor reforms in Germany since the Second World War, on the German labor market. We adopt a cross-country program evaluation approach where, employing Synthetic Control Method (SCM) for comparative case studies, we utilize the characteristics of OECD countries to construct a counterfactual for Germany. We find that while the reforms did not

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