== Economics and Planning Unit, ISI Delhi

Upcoming seminars

Please register for the seminar in order to receive invitations, by clicking the button below: For questions, please contact our seminar coordinator Debasis Mishra at dmishra [at] isid.ac.in.
Our past webinars (some with recordings) have been archived here:
Title: Affirmative Action in Two Dimensions: A Multi-Period Apportionment Problem
Speaker: Manshu Khanna, Peking University
Date and time: 31 January 2023, 3:30 PM
Venue: Seminar Room
Abstract: In many settings, affirmative action policies apply simultaneously at two levels, for instance, at university and its departments. We show that commonly used methods in reserving positions for beneficiaries of affirmative action often need to be revised in such settings. We present a comprehensive evaluation of existing procedures to document their shortcomings. We propose a new solution with appealing theoretical properties and quantify the benefits of adopting it using recruitment advertisement data from India.
Title: The Changing Polarization of Party Ideologies: The Role of Sorting
Speaker: Satyajit Chatterjee, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Date and time: 03 February 2023, 11:30 AM
Venue: Seminar Room
Abstract: U.S. congressional roll-call voting records show that as polarization of the two parties along the economic dimension rises, polarization along the social/cultural dimension de- clines. A model of party competition with two-dimensional ideology space is developed in which a party's platform is determined by voters who compose the party. With radially symmetric distribution of voter preferences, equilibrium party polarizations along the two dimensions are inversely related: More polarization along one dimension necessarily implies less polarization along the other. The model gives a remarkably good quantitative account of the historically observed movements in polarization along the two dimensions.
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Speaker: Arpita Chatterjee, IIM Bangalore
Date and time: 10 February, 2023
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Speaker: Sayantan Ghosal, Glasgow University
Date and time: 17 February, 2023
Venue: In person
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Speaker: Sourav Bhattacharya, IIM Calcutta
Date and time: 24 February, 2023
Venue: In person
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Speaker: Dweepobotee Brahma, IIT Jodhpur
Date and time: 7 March 2023, 3:30 PM
Venue: In person
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Speaker: Anand Chopra, IIT Kanpur
Date and time: 10 March, 2023
Venue: In person
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Speaker: Tarun Jain, IIM Ahmedabad
Date and time: 17 March, 2023
Venue: In person
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Speaker: Daniel Keniston, Lousiana State University
Date and time: 21 April, 2023
Venue: Online
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Speaker: Sumeet Gulati, University of British Columbia
Date and time: 28 April, 2023
Venue: Online