Past seminars

From June 2020 till further notice, all our seminars will be online (webinars). If you have not done so already, please register for these webinars in order to receive invitations, by filling out the form here: click. For questions, please contact our seminar coordinator Kaniskha Kacker at kkacker [at]
Some of our seminars are recorded. The links are provided below. You can also check our youtube channel: Click here.

Title: Individual Pay for Collective Performance and Deforestation: Evidence from Brazil
Speaker: Po Yin Wong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Date and time: 6 May, 2022
Title: Social choice under gradual learning
Speaker: Takuro Yamashita, Tolouse School of Economics
Date and time: 28 April, 2022 3.30 PM
Title: Learning from Others
Speaker: Gautam Rao, Harvard University
Date and time: 22 April, 2022
Title: Structural Transformation and Environmental Externalities
Speaker: Teevrat Garg, University of California, San Diego
Date and time: 15 April, 2022
Title: Meritocracy in the Face of Group Inequality
Speaker: Rajiv Sethi, Columbia University
Date and time: 8 April, 2022
Title: A data-driven approach to estimating the social cost of carbon
Speaker: Tama Carleton, University of California, Santa Barbara
Date and time: 01 April, 2022 8 AM
Title: Statistical Uncertainty and Coarse Contracts
Speaker: Justin Burkett, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date and time: 5 PM, 25 March, 2022
Title: Quantifying the Inefficiency of Multi-unit Auctions for Normal Goods
Speaker: Brian Baisa, Amherst College
Date and time: 5 PM 18 March, 2022
Title: Global Growth and Development: Why Emerging Countries Matter?
Speaker: Manoj Pant, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Date and time: 3 PM, 15 March, 2022
Title: Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees
Speaker: Asad Islam, Monash University
Date and time: 3 PM, 4 March, 2022
Title: Deconstructing Aggregate Fluctuations
Speaker: Girish Bahl, University of Western Australia
Date and time: 3 PM, 25 February, 2022
Title: Informed Citizens and Gender Inequality in Political Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from India
Speaker: Abhishek Chakravarty, University of Manchester
Date and time: 3 PM, 28 January, 2022
Title: Crowding in School Choice
Speaker: Yu Zhou, Kyoto University
Date and time: 3 PM, 10 December, 2021
Title: Security-bid Auctions with Information Acquisition
Speaker: Yunan Li, City University of Hong Kong
Date and time: 3 PM, 03 December, 2021
Title: Wildfires, Smoky Days, and Labor Supply
Speaker: Ron Chan, University of Manchester
Date and time: 4 PM, 26 November, 2021
Title: Causal Inference for Discrimination
Speaker: Sunil Kumar, India Institute, Kings College London
Date and time: 3 PM, 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 and time: 12 November, 2021 3 PM
Title: Intergenerational Impacts from the World’s Largest Early Childhood Program
Speaker: Saravana Ravindran, National University of Singapore
Date and time: 08 October, 2021 3 PM
Title: Blockchains, Liquid Democracy and Information Aggregation
Speaker: Amrita Dhillon, Kings College
Date and time: 3 PM, 01 October, 2021
Title: Is vertical foreclosure a concern in markets featuring network effects?
Speaker: Shiva Sekhar, University of Passau
Date and time: 3 PM, 17 September, 2021
Title: Labor migration, capital accumulation, and the structure of rural labor markets
Speaker: Taryn Dinkelman, University of Notre Dame
Date and time: 10 September, 2021
Title: The Unholy Trinity: Regulatory Forbearance, Government-Owned Banks and Zombie Firms
Speaker: Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL
Date and time: 27 August, 2021
Title: Indecisiveness in Collective Choice
Speaker: Sean Horan, University of Montreal
Date and time: 6 PM, 20 August, 2021
Title: A model of online click behavior
Speaker: Levent Ulku, ITAM, Mexico
Date and time: 6:30 PM, 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 and time: 6 August, 2021 11.30 AM
Title: Til Dowry Do Us Part: Bargaining and Violence in Indian Families
Speaker: Rossella Calvi, Rice University
Date and time: 9 AM, 23 July, 2021
Title: How to De-reserve Reserves
Speaker: Bertan Turhan, Iowa State University
Date and time: 6 PM, 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