Seminar by- Sonalde Desai, University of Maryland & Senior Fellow, NCAER, 7th March, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM

   Do Public Works Programs Increase Women’s Economic Empowerment? Evidence from Rural India by Sonalde Desai University of Maryland & Senior Fellow, NCAER   On 7th March, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract Although it is often argued that labor market discrimination, resulting in blocked employment opportunities and wage discrimination, reduces women’s economic empowerment, it has been difficult to examine this constraint rigorously. The enactment of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) of 2005 offers us a unique opportunity to

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Seminar by- Scott Bradford, Brigham Young University ,12th January, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

   A General Equilibrium Model of Migration and Poverty   by Scott Bradford Brigham Young University   On   12th January, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract Most rich nations maintain very tight restrictions on immigration despite widespread opening of trade and international capital flows since World War II.  This paper breaks new ground by assessing these barriers’ poverty implications, using a two-region, one-sector, dynastic growth model with a continuum of skills.  Like other global studies of migration, I find that rich nation

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Seminar by- Venoo Kakar, San Francisco State University ,10th January, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM

   Asset Prices and Optimal Monetary Policy  by Venoo Kakar, San Francisco State University On 10th January, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract We construct a New Keynesian DSGE model that features financial frictions, investment frictions, long-run productivity risk and Epstein and Zin (1989) preferences. The model successfully reproduces key features of both asset prices and macroeconomic quantities such as consumption, investment, and output. Under this set up, we examine the implications of different monetary policy rules where the central bank responds to

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Seminar by- Johannes Urplelainen, Columbia University, 19th January, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

   Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Retrospective Voting, Natural Disasters, and Electoral Backlash   by Johannes Urplelainen Columbia University On 19th January, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstracth While scholarship on “retrospective voting” has found that incumbent politicians can be punished for a range of events outside their control, such as natural disasters, the literature does not consider the ability of politicians to respond to disasters and the impact of this response on voters. We argue that retrospective voters punish only opposition incumbents (candidates

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