Kaushik Basu 65th Birthday Conference

(more details will be added over the next few days)

17 December 2017

Venue: Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi -110007

9:20 - 9:30 Welcome
9:30 - 11:00

Plenary Session 1

Joesph E Stiglitz (Columbia University)

Avinash Dixit (Princeton University)

11.00 -11.30 Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 - 1.00

Plenary Session 2

Debraj Ray (New York University)

Jorgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics)

1:00 - 2:30 Lunch Break
2:30 - 4:00

Panel Discussion on “Policy Advice: The Role of Politics and Economics”

Chair: Kaushik Basu (Cornell University)

Panelists:  Montek Singh Ahluwalia (former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India), Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University), Celestin Monga (African Development Bank) and Jamie Saavedra (World Bank)

4:00 - 4:30 Tea/Coffee Break
4:30 - 6:00

Felicitation and Festschrift Presentation

“Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development” edited by Ajit Mishra and Tridip Ray, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Chief Guest: Manmohan Singh (Former Prime Minister of India)

Guest of Honour: Amartya Sen (Harvard University)

Ashwini Deshpande (Delhi School of Economics) Garance Genicot (Georgetown University), Ranjan Ray (Monash University), and S. Subramanian (Madras Institute of Development Studies).

 Registration for this event is closed. Please contact Surjeet Singh (surjeet@econdse.org) for further queries.