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 – 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- 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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Seminar by – Kunal Dasgupta, University of Toronto, 27th April, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

 Distribution Costs, Product Quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences byKunal Dasgupta University of Toronto On27th April, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractWe document that the efficiency of trade distribution systems have an important export country specific component: all else equal, wealthier countries have smaller but more frequent export shipments. A model of distribution and trade reveals that (i) this outcome is consistent with wealthier countries having lower per-shipment export costs and (ii) these lower costs give wealthier countries a comparative advantage in high quality products. Using the models

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