Kaushik Basu 65th Birthday Conference

December 17, 2017

Venue: Swami Vivekananda Hall, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007

08:45 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 09:30 Inaugural and Welcome:
Pami Dua, Director, Delhi School of Economics
Rohini Somanathan, Executive Director, Centre for Development Economics
09:30 – 10:15 HOW INEQUALITY WEAKENS OUR ECONOMY AND DIVIDES OUR SOCIETY:
INSIGHTS FROM RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University

Chair: Aditya Bhattacharjea, Delhi School of Economics

10:15 – 11:00 FIGHTING CORRUPTION BY ALTERING EQUILIBRIUM IN AN ASSURANCE GAME

Avinash Dixit, Princeton University

Chair: Arunava Sen, ISI, Delhi

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Title: TBA

Debraj Ray, New York University

Chair: Homa S. Zharghamee, Barnard College, Columbia University

12:15 – 13:00 CURB-SETS AND BEYOND:
GAME THEORY AS A TOOL TO UNDERSTAND SOCIAL CONVENTIONS 

Jorgen Weibull, Stockholm School of Economics 

Chair: Sudhir A. Shah, Delhi School of Economics

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION ON ‘POLICY ADVICE: THE ROLE OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

Chair and Moderator: Kaushik Basu

Panelists:              Celestin Monga, African Development Bank
                              Narayana Murthy, Infosys
                              Jaime Saavedra, World Bank
                             
                             

 16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break
 16:30 – 18:00 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
S. Subramanian, Madras Institute of Development Studies

18:00 – 18:10 Vote of Thanks

 Ashwini Deshpande, Centre for Development Economics

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Sponsors:

   

 Dr. Rohan Murty

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