Seminar by – Ashwini Deshpande, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 31st August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

  Do Livelihood Programmes Empower Women? Evidence from Self-Help Groups in Rural IndiabyAshwini DeshpandeDepartment of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsOn31st August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor)Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractBased on primary data from a  large-scale rural survey of the ten poorest districts in Maharashtra, this paper examines the impact of participation in self-help groups on livelihoods and various other dimensions of women’s lives, e.g. political participation, awareness of administrative positions, financial literacy and autonomy, decision-making and mobility, access to information and entertainment, personal efficacy and aspirations for their children. We find

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Seminar by – Alok Kumar,University of Victoria, British Columbia, 3rd August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

 Earning Risks, Parental Schooling Investment, And Old-Age Income Support From ChildrenbyAlok Kumar University of Victoria, British ColumbiaOn3rd August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor)Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractOld-age income support is an important motive for parents to invest in  schooling  of their children in developing countries.  At the time parents choose schooling (human capital) investment for their children, both  parental future income and  return from schooling  are uncertain. This paper analyzes  effects of parental income risk and human capital investment risk on  parental schooling investment using alternative models (altruism, educational loan, social norm)

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Seminar by – Anusar Farooqui, Indian Institute of Management—Udaipur; McGill University, Columbia University, 25th July, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM

 The Risk Premium on Balance Sheet CapacitybyAnusar Farooqui Indian Institute of Management Udaipur; McGill University; Columbia UniversityOn25th July, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor)Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractWe show that exposure to shocks to the balance sheet capacity of US securities broker-dealers carries a significant risk premium. We construct a novel measure of dealer risk appetite and show that it is priced in the cross-section of expected stock excess returns; even after controlling for benchmark risk factors (MKT, SMB, HML, RMW, CMA, MOM and VOL). We document that risk appetite, median book-to-market ratio,

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