== 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Our past webinars (some with recordings) have been archived here: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: 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
Abstract: Abstract: We investigate the impact of a large education expansion programme in India, the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), on the gender gap in number of contesting candidates, vote shares, and winning probabilities in subsequent state assembly elections. We find that numbers of contesting male candidates decline in districts that received the programme, and women candidates receive significantly larger vote shares and have higher likelihood of winning or finishing as runner up. The results are potentially due to a combination of changing voter preferences in these districts, and increased economic growth and wages due to the programme that reduced political entry.
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Speaker: Girish Bahl, University of Western Australia
Date and time: 25 February, 2022
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Speaker: Asad Islam, Monash University
Date and time: 3 PM, 04 March, 2022
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Speaker: Brian Baisa, Amherst College
Date and time: 18 March, 2022
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Speaker: Justin Burkett, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date and time: 3 PM, 25 March, 2022
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Speaker: Tama Carleton, University of California, Santa Barbara
Date and time: 01 April, 2022
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Speaker: Po Yin Wong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Date and time: 08 April, 2022
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Speaker: Teevrat Garg, University of California, San Diego
Date and time: 15 April, 2022
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Speaker: Gautram Rao, Harvard University
Date and time: 5 PM, 22 April, 2022
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Speaker: Takuro Yamashita, Tolouse School of Economics
Date and time: 29 April, 2022