Conference Programme



2nd Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development
Jan 10-12,2006
ISI, Delhi.

Tuesday, January 10

Registration, Coffee/Tea and Travel Re-imbursement.
8:30 9:00 AM

9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks.

Keynote Lecture by Professor Suresh Tendulkar (Delhi School of Economics).
Title: An Evolutionary Institutional Approach to Development in India.
Chair: Bharat Ramaswami (ISI, Delhi)
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 9:15 10:30 AM

Session I(a): Trade and Development
Chair: Arunava Sen (ISI, Delhi)
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 10:30 1:30 PM

Does Trade Increase Employment? A Developing Country Perspective.
Sugata Marjit (City University of Hong Kong and Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata) and Hamid Beladi (University of Texas at San Antonio).

"Trade Growth and Increasing Return to Infrastructure: The Role of the Sophisticated Monopolist".
Ashok Guha (Jawahar Lal Nehru University) and Brishti Guha (Singapore Management University).

"Welfare Implications of Outsourcing versus FDI in the Host Country".
Arti Grover Goswami (Delhi School of Economics).

Session I(b): Topics in Maroeconomics I
Chair: Chetan Ghate (ISI, Delhi)
Venue: Seminar Room II
Time: 10:30 - 1:30 PM

"Using and Producing Ideas in Computable endogenous Growth".
K. Vela Velupillai (National University of Ireland, Galway).

"Endogenous Corruption in Economic Development".
Keith Blackburn(University of Manchester), Niloy Bose (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and M. Emranul Haque (University of Manchester).

"Business Cycles in a Neoclassical Growth Model:How Important Are Technology Shocks as a Propagation mechanism"?.
Suparna Chakraborty (City University of New York, Baruch Campus).

Time: 1:30 3:00 PM

Parallel Sessions :
Time: 3:00 6:00PM

Session 2(a): Institutions and Intermediation
Chair: Tridip Ray (ISI, Delhi)
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 3:00- 6 PM

"Search and Intermediation : Toward a Model of the Merchant Trader".
Gautam Bose (University of New South Wales) and Abhijit Sengupta (University of Sydney).

"Financial Intemediation and Employment".
Manoj Pant, (JNU), Prabal Roy Chowdhury (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) and Gurbachan Singh (JNU).

"Inequality and Public Decency or Utility".
Debarshi Das (ISB Hyderabad)

Session 2(b): The Indian Macro Economy
Chair: Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (ISI, Delhi)
Venue: Seminar Room II
Time: 3:00 - 6 :00 PM

"Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in India: A CGE Analysis".
Vijay Prakash Ojha (National Council of Applied Economic Research) and Basanta Pradhan (NCAER).

"Public Capital and Growth in a Decentralised Agents Framework".
Poulomi Roy (Jadavpur University), Ajitava Raychaudhuri (Jadavpur University).

"Do Saving, Investment and Interest Rates Respond to Each Other? Exploring the Long-Term relation during the Periods of Financial Repression and Financial Liberlalisation in India".
D.Tripati Rao (Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow).

Conference Dinner at India International Center (Committee Room No. 1)
7:30 - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, January 11

Coffee/Tea, and Travel Re-imbursement.
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Parallel Sessions :

Session 3(a): Issues in Labor and Economic Development
Chair: Gautam Bose (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 10:00 1:00 PM

"Schooling, Job Prospect and Child Labor in a Developing Economy".
Diganta Mukherjee (ISI, Kolkata) and Uday Bhanu Sinha (Delhi School of Economics).

"Job Reservations and Career Choices".
Shubhashis Gangopadhyay(India Development Foundation, Gurgaon) and Santanu Gupta (Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon).

"Implementing Labor Standard in a Developing Economy".
Vivekananda Mukherjee (Jadavpur University).

Session 3(b): Human Capital and Economic Growth
Chair: Niloy Bose (University of Wisconsing - Milwaukee)
Venue: Seminar Room II
Time: 10:00 - 1:00 PM

"Human Capital Inequality, Life Expectancy and Economic Growth"
Amparo Castello Climent (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Rafael Domenech.

"Human Capital Accumulation, Optimal Growth and Economic Policy in a Dual Economy"
Manas Ranjan Gupta (ISI, Kolkata) and Bidisha Chakraborty (ISI, Kolkata).

"Family Planning as an Investment in Female Human Capital: Evaluating the Long Term Consequences in Matlab"
Shareen Joshi (University of Chicago) and T. Paul Schultz (Yale University).

Time: 1:00 2:30 PM

Parallel Sessions:

Parallel Session 4(a): Location and Experimental Economics
Chair: E. Somanathan (ISI Delhi)
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 2:30 - 5:30 PM

"Spatial Location of Industries - Factors influencing Locational Choice.
Vinish Kathuria (Madras School of Economics)and Avanti Susan George (American Express, Gurgaon).

"An Experimental Analysis of Group Size and Risk Sharing".
Ananish Chaudhuri (University of Auckland), Pushkar Maitra (Monash University) and Lata Gangadharan (University of Melbourne).

"Impact of Risk and Uncertainty in the Provision of Local and Global Environmental Goods:An Experimental Analysis".
Lata Gangadharan (University of Melbourne) and Veronika Nemes (Boston University)

Session 4(b): Topics in Macroeconomics II
Chair: Amparo Castello-Climent (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Venue: Seminar Room II
Time: 2:30 5:30 PM

"Endogenous Imitation and Endogenous Growth in a North-South Model: A Theoretical Analysis".
Debasis Mondal (ISI, Kolkata) and Manas Ranjan Gupta (ISI, Kolkata).

"Agro-industries, Wage Inequality and Sectoral Growth."
Rudrani Bhattacharya (ISI, Delhi)

"Wealth Distribution and Occupational Choice".
Sahana Roy Chowdhury (ISI, Kolkata)

Vote of Thanks.
Venue: Conference Room
Time:5.30 - 6:00 PM


Thursday, January 12

Lunch at ICSSR.
1:00 - 2:15 PM

Keynote Lecture by Professor John Roemer (Yale University).
Title: Democracy and Equality.
Venue: ICSSR
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM

Dinner at the French Embassy for Conference Participants.
7:30 PM onwards

Bold represents the speaker. The time for presentation is 40 minutes followed by a 10 minute discussion and 10 minute tea break after each talk.

The program on the 12th of January will overlap with the first day of the CSH-Delhi Conference (, which will take place at ICSSR. The keynote lecture by professor John Roemer (Yale) at this conference will be the second keynote lecture of our conference. Transportation from the ISI to ICSSR for lunch and the keynote lecture will be provided. Dinner at the French Embassy is open to a limited number of conference participants (details to be provided later).