Past seminars

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Title: School Choice with Preference Rank Classes
Speaker: Szilvia Papai, Concordia University
Date: 02 December, 2022
Venue: Online
Title: Gender, Marriage, and Portfolio Choice: Role of Income Risk
Speaker: Pubali Chakraborty, Ashoka University
Date: 25 November, 2022
Venue: In person
Title: Songs of Refugees
Speaker: Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University
Date: 14 November, 2022
Venue: Online
Title: Made in Heaven, Matched by Parents: Does Arranged Marriage Restrict Labour Market Autonomy and Participation of Women? Theory and Evidence from India
Speaker: Anirban Kar, Delhi School of Economics
Date: 11 November, 2022
Venue: In Person
Title: Some Characterizations of Generalized Top Trading Cycles
Speaker: Yuki Tamura, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Date: 4 November, 2022
Venue: Online
Title: Modelling optimal lockdowns with waning immunity
Speaker: Aditya Goenka, University of Birmingham
Date: 23 September, 2022
Title: Cognitive Endurance as Human Capital
Speaker: Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley
Date: 09 September, 2022
Title: Fair congestion
Speaker: Herve Moulin, University of Glasgow
Date: 08 September, 2022
Title: Does the choice of words in the Fed's Board of Governors' speeches matter?
Speaker: Abhinav Anand, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Date: 02 September, 2022
Title: Does Political Quota Lead to Development? Evidence from India
Speaker: Resuf Ahmed, HEC Lausanne
Date: 26 August, 2022
Title: Building State Capacity: What Is the Impact of Development Projects?
Speaker: David Evans, Center for Global Development
Date: 19 August, 2022
Title: The liquidity trap
Speaker: Pradeep Dubey, Stony Brook University
Date: 08 August, 2022
Title: Inferring trade-offs in university admissions: evidence from Cambridge
Speaker: Debopam Bhattacharya, Cambridge University
Date: 29 July, 2022
Title: Optimistic Directors and CEO Turnover
Speaker: Jaideep Chowdhury, James Madison University
Date: 20 July, 2022
Title: Model of Raiffa’s Bargaining Solution for a Strategic Game
Speaker: Kalyan Chatterjee, Penn State University
Date: 21 June, 2022
Title: Women's Inheritance Rights and Time Use in India
Speaker: Tanu Gupta, IGIDR
Date: 16 June, 2022
Title: Female representation in school management and school quality
Speaker: Bharti Nandwani, IGIDR
Date: 3 June, 2022
Title: Random choice from a weighted tournament
Speaker: Yves Sprumont, Deakin University
Date: 27 May, 2022
Title: Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change and Conflict in Africa
Speaker: Nathan Nunn, Harvard University
Date: 13 May, 2022
Title: Individual Pay for Collective Performance and Deforestation: Evidence from Brazil
Speaker: Po Yin Wong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Date: 6 May, 2022
Title: Social choice under gradual learning
Speaker: Takuro Yamashita, Tolouse School of Economics
Date: 28 April, 2022
Title: Learning from Others
Speaker: Gautam Rao, Harvard University
Date: 22 April, 2022
Title: Structural Transformation and Environmental Externalities
Speaker: Teevrat Garg, University of California, San Diego
Date: 15 April, 2022
Title: Meritocracy in the Face of Group Inequality
Speaker: Rajiv Sethi, Columbia University
Date: 8 April, 2022
Title: A data-driven approach to estimating the social cost of carbon
Speaker: Tama Carleton, University of California, Santa Barbara
Date: 01 April, 2022
Title: Statistical Uncertainty and Coarse Contracts
Speaker: Justin Burkett, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: 25 March, 2022
Title: Quantifying the Inefficiency of Multi-unit Auctions for Normal Goods
Speaker: Brian Baisa, Amherst College
Date: 18 March, 2022
Title: Global Growth and Development: Why Emerging Countries Matter?
Speaker: Manoj Pant, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Date: 15 March, 2022
Title: Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees
Speaker: Asad Islam, Monash University
Date: 4 March, 2022
Title: Deconstructing Aggregate Fluctuations
Speaker: Girish Bahl, University of Western Australia
Date: 25 February, 2022
Title: Informed Citizens and Gender Inequality in Political Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from India
Speaker: Abhishek Chakravarty, University of Manchester
Date: 28 January, 2022
Title: Crowding in School Choice
Speaker: Yu Zhou, Kyoto University
Date: 10 December, 2021
Title: Security-bid Auctions with Information Acquisition
Speaker: Yunan Li, City University of Hong Kong
Date: 03 December, 2021
Title: Wildfires, Smoky Days, and Labor Supply
Speaker: Ron Chan, University of Manchester
Date: 26 November, 2021
Title: Causal Inference for Discrimination
Speaker: Sunil Kumar, India Institute, Kings College London
Date: 19 November, 2021
Title: Using Latent Factor Models for Causal Inference with and without Instrumental Variable
Speaker: Sauvik Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Date: 12 November, 2021
Title: Intergenerational Impacts from the World’s Largest Early Childhood Program
Speaker: Saravana Ravindran, National University of Singapore
Date: 08 October, 2021
Title: Blockchains, Liquid Democracy and Information Aggregation
Speaker: Amrita Dhillon, Kings College
Date: 01 October, 2021
Title: Is vertical foreclosure a concern in markets featuring network effects?
Speaker: Shiva Sekhar, University of Passau
Date: 17 September, 2021
Title: Labor migration, capital accumulation, and the structure of rural labor markets
Speaker: Taryn Dinkelman, University of Notre Dame
Date: 10 September, 2021
Title: The Unholy Trinity: Regulatory Forbearance, Government-Owned Banks and Zombie Firms
Speaker: Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL
Date: 27 August, 2021
Title: Indecisiveness in Collective Choice
Speaker: Sean Horan, University of Montreal
Date: 20 August, 2021
Title: A model of online click behavior
Speaker: Levent Ulku, ITAM, Mexico
Date: 13 August, 2021
Title: Culture, Economic Shocks and Conflict: Does trust moderate the effect of price shocks on conflict?
Speaker: Hasin Yousaf, University of New South Wales
Date: 6 August, 2021
Title: Til Dowry Do Us Part: Bargaining and Violence in Indian Families
Speaker: Rossella Calvi, Rice University
Date: 23 July, 2021
Title: How to De-reserve Reserves
Speaker: Bertan Turhan, Iowa State University
Date: 16 July, 2021
Title: Does Traffic Congestion pose Health Hazards? Evidence from a Highly Congested and Polluted City
Speaker: Kanishka Kacker, Indian Statistical Institute
Date: 2 July, 2021
Title: Incentives and Efficiency in Matching with Transfers: Towards Nonquasilinear Package Auctions
Speaker: Ryan Tierney, University of Southern Denmark
Date: 25 June, 2021
Title: Import Competition, Formalization, and the Role of Contract Labor
Speaker: Vidhya Soundarajan, Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore
Date: Friday, 16th April, 2021
Title: Social Media and Xenophobia: Evidence from Russia
Speaker: Maria Petrova, Pompeu Fabra University
Date: Friday, 9th April, 2021
Title: Towns and Rural Land Inequality in India
Speaker: Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California, San Diego
Date: Thursday, 1st April, 2021
Title: Quantifying Pressure and Performance in Limited Over Cricket Matches
Speaker: Diganta Mukherjee, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Date: Friday, 2nd April, 2021
Title: The Social Costs of Keystone Species Collapse: Evidence From The Decline of Vultures in India
Speaker: Anant Sudarshan, University of Chicago
Date: Friday, 26th March 2021
Title: Delegation in veto bargaining
Speaker: Andreas Kleiner, Arizona State University
Date: Friday, 19th March 2021
Title: Generating a POS Tagged Text Corpus for Bengali: Issues, Challenges, and Outcomes
Speaker: Niladri Dash, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Date: Monday, 15th March 2021
Title: Short- and Long-Run Consumption and Non-Payment Responses to Retail Electricity Prices in India
Speaker: Shefali Khanna, Harvard University
Date: Friday, 12th March 2021
Title: The effects of India’s BITs termination on FDI inflows
Speaker: Elena Kotyrlo and Hryhorii M. Kalachyhin, Higher School of Economics
Date: Friday, 5th March, 2021
Title: Expanding Financial Access Via Credit Cards: Evidence from Mexico
Speaker: Aprajit Mahajan, University of California, Berkeley
Date: Friday, 26th February, 2021
Title: Female labor supply and jobless recovery
Speaker: Pubali Chakraborty, Ashoka University
Date: Friday, 19th February, 2021
Title: Gender and leadership in organizations: Promotions, demotions and angry workers
Speaker: Danila Serra, Texas A&M
Date: Friday, 12th February, 2021
Title: Effects of productivity growth on domestic savings across countries
Speaker: Abhishek Kumar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Date: Friday, 5th February, 2021
Title: Attack and Interdiction on Networks
Speaker: Bhaskar Dutta, Ashoka University,
Date: Friday, 29th January, 2021
Title: Fair Cake Division Under Monotone Likelihood Ratios
Speaker: Siddharth Barman, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Date: Friday, 22nd January, 2021
Title: Demographic Transitions across Time and Space
Speaker: Nezih Guner, Center for Monetary and Financial Studies, Spain
Date: Friday, 18th December, 2020
Title: COVID19 vaccines: An update on progress and the challenges ahead
Speaker: Harish Iyer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Date: Tuesday, 15th December, 2020
Title: Implementation by vote-buying mechanisms
Speaker: Jon Eguia, Michigan State University
Date: Thursday, 10th December, 2020
Title: Bombs, Broadcasts and Resistance: Allied Intervention and Domestic Opposition to the Nazi Regime during World War II
Speaker: Joachim Voth, University of Zurich
Date: Friday, 4th December, 2020
Title: The effect of climate policy on productivity and cost pass-through in the German manufacturing sector
Speaker: Beat Hintermann, University of Basel
Date: Friday, 20th November, 2020
Title: Did Railways affect Literacy? Evidence from India
Speaker: James Fenske, University of Warwick
Date: Friday, 6th November, 2020
Title: A Structural Framework For Regional Macroeconomic Analysis
Speaker: Jordan Norris, New York University Abu Dhabi
Date: Friday, 30th October, 2020
Title: Are Simple Mechanisms Optimal when Agents are Unsophisticated?
Speaker: Jiangtao Li, Singapore Management University
Date: Friday, 23rd October, 2020
Title: Contributions of Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson to Auction Theory
Speaker: Sushil BikhchandaniUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Date: Thursday, 22nd October, 2020
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Title: A Subsidy Inversely Related to the Product Price
Speaker: Takahiko Kiso, University of Aberdeen
Date: Friday, 16th October, 2020
Title: Monopolistic Screening with Single-Peaked Preferences
Speaker: Rene Saran, University of Cincinnati, Friday, 2nd October, 2020
Title: The Future in Mind: Long-Run Impact of an Aspirations Intervention in Rural Ethiopia
Speaker: Stefan Dercon, University of Oxford, 25th September, 2020
Title: Maternal Mortality and Women's Political Participation
Speaker: Joseph Flavian Gomes, Economics of School of Louvain, 18th September, 2020
Title: The Political Competition over Life and Death - Evidence from Infant Mortality in India
Speaker: Lore Vandewalle, Graduate Institute Geneva, 11th September, 2020
Title: Blood allocation with replacement donors
Speaker: Utku Unver, Boston College, 4th September, 2020
Title: Why Do People Stay Poor? Evidence from an Asset Transfer Programme in Rural Bangladesh
Speaker: Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics, 28th August, 2020
Title: Imperfect Information, Learning and Endogenous Persistence
Speaker: Bo Yang, Swansea University, 21th August, 2020
Title: An Economic Model of the Last-Mile Internet
Speaker: Rakesh Chaturvedi, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, 14th August, 2020
Title: The Vigilant Eating Rule: A general approach for probabilistic economic design with constraints
Speaker: Haris Aziz, University of New South Wales, 7th August, 2020
Title: A theory of simplicity in games and mechanism design
Speaker: Marek Pycia, University of Zurich, 31st July, 2020
Title: When Is Debt Odious? A Theory of Repression and Growth Traps
Speaker: Viral Acharya, New York University, 24th July, 2020
Title: Matching platforms
Speaker: Seung Han Yoo, Korea University, 17th July, 2020
Title: The Glasses are Tinted: Self-Confidence and Poverty Trap
Speaker: Anuradha Saha, Ashoka University, Friday, 10th July, 2020
Title: Parental Absence in Childhood and Adult Criminal Behaviour: Evidence from Survey and Experimental Data from Prison Inmates in China
Speaker: Xin Meng, Australian National University, Friday, 3rd July, 2020
Title: Fiscal and monetary policy coordination
Speaker: Arjun Jayadev, Azim Premji University, 26th June, 2020
Title: Irrigation and culture: gender roles and rights
Speaker: Satyendra Kumar Gupta, O. P. Jindal Global University, 12th June, 2020