Seminar by- Prasad S. Bhattacharya, Deakin University , 6th December, 2016 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM

   The Political Economy of Land Reform Enactment and Implementation: New Cross-National Evidence (1900-2010).  by Prasad S. Bhattacharya, Deakin University On 6th December, 2016 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract Constructing a unique, extensive dataset that codifies the enactment and implementation of 301 major land reforms around the world (155 countries) during the period 1900-2010, this paper investigates the main political-economy determinants of land reform initiatives and their implementations. We find that both transitions into and out of democracy are associated positively with land

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Seminar by- Sheetal Sekhri, University of Virginia, 24th November, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

   Gendered Consequences of Improving Public Service Delivery  by Sheetal Sekhri University of Virginia On 24th November, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract   In-kind transfer programs in developing countries are often fraught with leakages. In this paper we explore whether improving such programs can have women specific welfare consequences and whether short term improvements in such programs can have persistent benefits. Using the setting of a unique reform initiative by the state government of Punjab in India, in which the Fair Price

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Seminar by- Amit Basole, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 17th November, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

   Informality and Flexible Specialization: Informal Knowledge, Technical Change, and Labour Market Institutions in the Banaras Silk Weaving Industry  by Amit Basole University of Massachusetts, Boston On 17th November, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract   Artisanal clusters are a prominent feature of the Indian manufacturing landscape from the point of view of employment, output, as well as export earnings. But mechanisms of labour training, knowledge sharing or hoarding, as well as wage setting and technical change prevailing in these clusters are comparatively

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Seminar by- Tarun Gupta, Vice President, AQR Capital Management, 27th October, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

  Quantitative Investment Strategies: Overview of Theory and Evidence  by Tarun Gupta Vice President, AQR Capital Management On 27th October, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract   Starting with the workhorse asset pricing theory and model, I outline various ‘asset  pricing anomalies’ that seem to be unexplained, and consequently pose a challenge to existing theory. I examine empirical evidence to document these anomalies: Valuation, Momentum and Low-Risk, and potential reasons for why they exist and might continue to do so. I show these are

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Seminar by- Sushma Murty, University of Exeter, 20th October, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM

  Measuring unilateral and multilateral gains from tackling current economic inefficiencies in CO2 reductions: Theory and evidence.  by Sushma Murty University of Exeter On 20th October, 2016 (Thursday) at 3:00 PM Venue : Seminar Room (First Floor) Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics All are cordially invited Abstract We develop a methodology for (a) constructing unilateral profit (producer surplus)- increasing and emission-decreasing policy reforms and (b) measuring marginal abatement cost (MAC), when countries operate inefficiently in meeting their self-imposed emission caps and when instantaneous radical jumps from their inefficient status-quos to their emission-constrained optima are infeasible due to existing

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