== Economics and Planning Unit, ISI Delhi

Upcoming 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 clicking the button below: For questions, please contact our seminar coordinator Kaniskha Kacker at kkacker [at] isid.ac.in.
Our past webinars (some with recordings) have been archived here:
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
Abstract: We develop a non-cooperative bargaining model with incomplete information linking dowry payments, domestic violence, resource allocation between a husband and a wife, and separation. Our model generates several predictions, which we test empirically using amendments to the Indian anti-dowry law as a natural experiment. We document a decline in women’s decision-making power and separations, and a surge in domestic violence following the amendments. These unintended effects are attenuated when social stigma against separation is low and, in some circumstances, when gains from marriage are high. Whenever possible, parents increase investment in their daughters’ human capital to compensate for lower dowries.
Title: TBA
Speaker: Hasin Yousaf, UNSW
Date and time: 6 August, 2021
Title: A model of online click behavior
Speaker: Levent Ulku, ITAM, Mexico
Date and time: 13 August, 2021
Title: TBA
Speaker: Sean Horan, University of Montreal
Date and time: 6 PM, 20 August, 2021
Title: TBA
Speaker: Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL
Date and time: 27 August, 2021
Title: TBA
Speaker: Taryn Dinkelman, University of Notre Dame
Date and time: 10 September, 2021