== 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Our past webinars (some with recordings) have been archived here: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: How to De-reserve Reserves
Speaker: Bertan Turhan, Iowa State University
Date and time: 6 PM, 16 July, 2021
Abstract: Reserve systems have been designed and implemented for numerous real-world resource allocation problems. Often, de-reservation policies accompany reserve systems to prevent waste in instances of low demand for exclusive reserve categories. De-reservation policies must be executed carefully so that allocation mechanisms have desired properties. We evaluate the de-reservation policy that has been implemented in admissions to technical universities in India and reveal its drawbacks. We introduce two choice procedures—backward and forward transfers choice rules—and deferred acceptance (DA) mechanisms with respect to these choice rules to retrieve these shortcomings. We introduce a framework to compare choice rules based on merit and show that forward transfers choice rules select more meritorious sets than backward transfers choice rules. We further compare the DA mechanisms under backward and forward transfers choice rules based on merit and individuals' welfare.
Title: TBA
Speaker: Rossella Calvi, Rice University
Date and time: 23 July, 2021
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