Seminar by- Elizabeth Webster, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia ,10th March, 2017 (Friday) at 3:00 PM

  The Effect of Patents on TradebyElizabeth Webster Swinburne University of Technology, AustraliaOn10th March, 2017 (Friday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstract In contrast with quotas and tariffs, it is theoretically ambiguous whether fewer (or ‘weaker’) rules over intellectual property rights will increase or decrease trade in patentable goods. The prevailing view is that anticipation of imitation reduces exporters’ incentive to export goods to jurisdictions with ‘weak’ patent regimes. This empirical paper uses new measures of how the destination-country patent system can affect trade. In contrast with existing studies which

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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 IndiabySonalde DesaiUniversity of Maryland &Senior Fellow, NCAER On7th March, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractAlthough 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 examine the role of expanding opportunities on women’s economic empowerment. Using survey

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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 byScott Bradford Brigham Young University On 12th January, 2017 (Thursday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractMost 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 immigration impediments impose huge losses on the global economy.  The analysis also

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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 byVenoo Kakar, San Francisco State UniversityOn10th January, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PMVenue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of EconomicsAll are cordially invitedAbstractWe 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 inflation, output and asset prices in the presence of

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