Conference Programme



Conference on Growth, Development, and Macroeconomic Policy
Dec 17-18,2004
ISI, Delhi.


8:00 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks
Speaker: Professor K.L.Krishna - Delhi School of Economics
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 9:00 9:30 AM

Keynote Lecture by Professor Paul Beaudry University of British Columbia, Canada, and NBER
Title: Globalization, Returns to Accumulation, and the World Distribution of Output.
Chair: Satya P. Das
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 9:30 11:00 AM

Tea and Travel Reimbursement
Time: 11:00 11:30 AM

Session I: Growth Theory I
Chair: Chetan Ghate ISI Delhi
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 11:30 1 PM

Inequality, Politics, and Economic Growth.
Debajyoti Chakrabarty (University of Sydney).

Vertical diversity, Communication Gaps, And Equilibrium Growth.
Satya P. Das (ISI - Delhi).

Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Endogenous Growth, and Unemployment in a North-South Model.
Manas Ranjan Gupta (ISI - Kolkata) and Debasis Mondal* (ISI - Kolkata).

Time: 1:00 2:00 PM

Session II: Growth and Development
Chair: Debajyoti Chakrabarty University of Sydney
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 2:00 3:30PM

The Political Economy of Collusive Corruption.
Gautam Bose* (University of New South Wales) and M.Haque Nabin (Ballarat University)

Heterogeneous Talent and Optimal Emigration.
Nguyen Duc Thanh, (GRIPS Japan)

Human Capital Accumulation and Endogenous Growth in a Dual Economy.
Manas Ranjan Gupta (ISI - Kolkata) and Bidisha Chakraborty* (ISI - Kolkata)

Tea and Travel Reimbursement
Time: 3:30 4:00 PM

Session III: Empirics of Growth and Development
Chair: Bharat Ramaswami ISI Delhi
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 4:00 5:30 PM

Poverty and Nutrition in India.
Pronab Sen (Planning Commission)

Educational Human Capital and Levels of Income: Evidence From States in India, 1965-92.
Kamakshya Trivedi

Decentralization, Development Assistance, and the Danger of Secession.
Jurgen Ehrke (University of Potsdam)

Dinner at India International Center
7:30 10:00 PM


Session IV: Empirical Macro
Chair: Kamakshya Trivedi
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 9:00 10:30 AM

To Pool or to Aggregate? Tests with a Dynamic Panel Macroeconometric Model of Australian State Labor Markets.
Kaushik Chaudhuri* (IGIDR-Mumbai) and Jeffrey Sheen (University of Sydney)

Domestic Competition Spurs Export Growth: The Indian Example.
Tushar Poddar (IMF)

Estimating the Output Gap for the Indian Economy: Comparing Results from the Unobserved Components Model and the HP Filter.
Vineet Virmani (IIM Ahmedabad).

Tea and Travel Reimbursement
Time: 10:30 11:00 AM

Lecture by Arvind Virmani - ICRIER
Title: India's Economic Growth History: Some Policy Lessons
Chair: Kirit Parikh - Planning Commission
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 11:00 12:15 PM

Tea and Travel Reimbursement
Time: 12:15 12:30 PM

Session V: Topics in Development
Chair: Arunava Sen ISI Delhi
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 12:30 1:30 PM

On the Relevance of the Median Voter to Resource Allocation Amongst Jurisdictions
Santanu Gupta (IDF)

Public Versus Private Signals in the Credit Market
Rajalaxmi Kamath (IGIDR-Mumbai)

Time: 1:30 2:30 PM

Parallel Session VI-A: Indian Economy I
Chair:Kaushik Chaudhuri - IGIDR
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 2:30 3:30 PM

Identifying Long Run Supply Curve for India.
Ashima Goyal (IGIDR - Mumbai) and Ayan Kumar Pujari* (IGIDR - Mumbai)

Testing Predictability and Non-linear Dependence of Indian Rupee/US Dollar Exchange Rate in the Framework of Appropriate Specification.
Rituparna Kar* (ISI - Kolkata) and Nityananda Sarkar (ISI - Kolkata)

Parallel Session VI B: Indian Economy II
Chair: Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay ISI Delhi
Venue: Seminar Room II
Time: 2:30 4:00 PM

A Frontier Approach to Income Tax Compliance Efficiency in Select Indian States.
Nitin Kumar, (IGIDR - Mumbai).

Financial Liberalization and Determinants of Investment
V.R. Prabhakaran Nair (Center for Development Studies Thiruvanathapuram)

Economic Growth, Convergence, and Regional Disparities in India: What the Neo - Classical Approach Tells us.
Kshamanidhi Adabar (ISEC - Bangalore)

Closing Remarks
Venue: Conference Room
Time: 4:00 PM

* represents the speaker