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 Children by Alok Kumar  University of Victoria, British Columbia On 3rd August, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract Old-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 

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

  Distribution Costs, Product Quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences by Kunal Dasgupta University of Toronto  On 27th April, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract We 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

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