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 Capacity by Anusar Farooqui  Indian Institute of Management Udaipur; McGill University; Columbia University On 25th July, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract We 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,

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Seminar by – Jonathan Morduch, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, 27th July, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

  Poverty and Migration in the Digital Age: Experimental Evidence on Mobile Banking in Bangladesh by Jonathan Morduch  Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University On 27th July, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract We experimentally estimate the impacts of mobile banking in a sample of rural households in northern Bangladesh paired to family members working in Dhaka. The treatment substantially increased the adoption and use of mobile banking accounts, which were used actively to send and receive remittances.The rural households receiving remittances

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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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Seminar by- Christian Oldiges, Research Officer at Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, 4th May, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

  Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in India  by Christian Oldiges Research Officer at Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) University of Oxford On 4th May, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited    

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