Inaugural conference


Friday, July 17 2015
9.45 am Welcome, Sanjay Kallapur (ISB)
10.15 – 11.30 am Shilpa Aggarwal (ISB) Do rural roads create pathways out of poverty? Evidence from India
11.45 am – 1 pm Anirban Mukherjee (U Calcutta) Understanding the “sorting hat”: The role of family and caste network in school choice decision
2 – 3.15 pm Prachi Mishra (RBI) The transmission of monetary policy within banks: Evidence from India
3.30 – 4.45 pm Sabyasachi Das (ISI Delhi) Efficacy of “Town Hall” meetings in electoral democracy: Theory and evidence from Indian village councils
5 – 6.15 pm Tanika Chakravarty (IIT Kanpur) Beyond the average: Peer heterogeneity and intergenerational transmission of education
Saturday, July 18 2015
9 – 10.15 am Shabana Mitra (IIM Bangalore) Electoral uncertainty, income inequality and the middle class
10.30 – 11.45 am Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (ISI Delhi) Tertiary education and prosperity in developing countries: Catholic missionaries to luminosity in India
12 Noon – 1.15 pm Souvik Dutta (IIM Bangalore) Ethnic conflicts, rumours and an informed agent
2.15 – 3.30 pm Sisir Debnath (ISB) Improving maternal health with incentives to mothers vs. health workers: Evidence from India
3.45 – 5 pm Tarun Jain (ISB) Social identity and governance: The behavioral response to female leadership
5 pm Vote of thanks, Sridhar Seshadri (ISB)

Local organizing committee: Shilpa Aggarwal, Priyadarshi Amar, Sisir Debnath, Tarun Jain, Ujjwal Gaur, Rohini Ray, Manvendra Singh, Anup Tiwari