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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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 BangladeshbyJonathan Morduch Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York UniversityOn27th July, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor)Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractWe 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 reduced borrowing, increased savings, and saw gains in health, education and

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

  Jati inequality in rural India byShareen JoshiGeorgetown University On10th August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor)Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractCaste 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 a rich source data from poor districts in three states of

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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 BillionbyAnirudh Krishna Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University On20th July, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor)Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedThis 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 communities, he reveals the heartbreaking and eye-opening details of missed

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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 byChristian OldigesResearch Officer at Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)University of OxfordOn4th May, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor)Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invited  

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