Seminar by – Shareen Joshi, Georgetown University 10th August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

   Jati inequality in rural India  by Shareen Joshi Georgetown University  On 10th August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract Caste is a persistent driver of inequality in India. Identification of vulnerable groups within the caste system however, is challenging. Policy-makers and large surveys typically use broad groupings that aggregate the most disadvantaged groups. In everyday life however, caste is lived and experienced as jati, which is a local system of stratification.  Little is known about economic inequality at the jati-level. We use

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Seminar by – Anirudh Krishna, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 20th July, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

  The Broken Laddar-The Paradox and the Potential of India’s One Billion by Anirudh Krishna  Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University  On 20th July, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited This talk is based on Anirudh Krishna’s book of the same title. In contrast to other investigations, which have taken a top-down view of the developments in the country, Krishna presents a ground-up perspective, delving into the lives of ordinary individuals. Through decades-long research conducted on the ground, living in villages and studying slum

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