New Directions in Economic Theory and Empirical Economics

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The Economics Group of IIM Calcutta is hosting an international conference on ‘New Directions in Economic Theory and Empirical Economics’ on August 17-18, 2018 at IIM Calcutta. The two-day conference aims to promote exchange of research ideas in Theoretical and Empirical Economics.

Professor Jeffrey S Racine, McMaster University, Professor Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics, and Prof. Amartya Lahiri, Director CAFRAL are the plenary speakers. For more information write at econconf@iimcal.ac.in

Submission Deadline of Full Papers: April 2nd 2018 (now closed)

Notification of Acceptance updated to: May 30th ,2018

Conference dates: August 17th-18th, 2018

ECONOMICS CONFERENCE

NEW DIRECTIONS IN ECONOMIC THEORY AND EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS

17TH AND 18TH AUGUST, 2018
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CALCUTTA

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Day 1: 17th Aug, 2018
09.00 – 09.30 Registration Amphitheatre
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome and Opening Remarks Director, IIM Calcutta
Dean Academic, IIM Calcutta
Amphitheater
09.45 – 10.45 Plenary Session - IProfessor Jeffrey S Racine, McMaster University Amphitheater
10.45 – 11.00 Tea Break Amphitheater
11.00 – 13.00 Micro Theory - I
Empirical Micro - I
Classroom TBA
Classroom TBA
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Tata Hall/Corridor
14.00 – 16.00 Micro Theory - II<
Macro - I
Classroom TBA
Classroom TBA
16.00 – 16.15 Tea Break Corridor
16.15 – 17.45 Dev Eco - I
Macro - II
Classroom TBA
Classroom TBA
17.45 – 18.00 Tea Break Classroom TBA
18.00 – 19.00 Plenary Session - IIDr. Amartya Lahiri, Director of CAFRAL Amphitheatre
19.30 Onwards Dinner MDC

Additional Instructions

Transportation will be provided from MDC to Esplanade Metro Station after the dinner through the Institute Bus.

Day 2: 18th Aug, 2018
09.00 – 09.45 Poster and Tea NAB
09.45 – 10.45 Plenary Session - IIIProfessor Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics Amphitheater
10.45 – 11.00 Tea Break Amphitheater
11.00 – 13.00 Micro Theory - III
Empirical Micro - II
Classroom TBA
Classroom TBA
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Tata Hall/Corridor
14.00 – 16.00 Dev Eco - II
International Economics
Classroom TBA
Classroom TBA
16.00 – 16.15 Tea Break Corridor
16.15 – 17.45 Dev Eco - III Classroom TBA
17.45 – 18.00 Vote of Thanks Dean NIER, IIM Calcutta Amphitheatre
PAPERS FOR POSTER SESSION  
Title Presenter
  • Wealth Distribution And Skills Generation Under Public And Private Education Systems
Sriparna Goswami
  • Emerging Multinationals And Location Choice: Hierarchical Linear Modelling For Analysis Of Multilevel Data
Munmi Saikia
  • Financial Contagion And Financial Crises: A Cross-Continental Analysis Of Dcc-Garch Framework
Subhamitra Patra
  • Contraception Use In Linguistic Zones: A Re-Examination Of The Diffusion Theory In 'Greater Bengal'
Pallabi Das
  • An Enquiry Into The Energy Mix, Economic Welfare And Environment Nexus: A Panel Data Approach
Amit Prakash Jha
  • Young Brides And Social Ties
Ritika Sethi
  • Migration And Unequal Development : A Review From 1991 To 2011
Mala Ray Bhattacharjee
  • Modified Right-Of-First-Refusal And Endogenous Participation In Procurement Auctions
Shivangi Chandel
  • The Empirical Verification Of Money Demand In Case Of India: Post-Reform Era
Adilmasood Khan
  • Determinants Of External Commercial Borrowings: Evidence From Indian Firms
Ashis Kumar Pradhan

Prof. Jeffrey S. Racine

Jeffrey Prof. Jeffrey S. Racine (Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, 1989, Aman Ullah, Supervisor) is a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Professor in the Graduate Program in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. He occupies the Senator William McMaster Chair in Econometrics and is a Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics. He has held previous appointments at Syracuse University, the University of South Florida, the University of California San Diego (two-year visiting appointment), and York University. His research interests include nonparametric estimation and inference, shape constrained estimation, cross-validatory model selection, frequentist model averaging, nonparametric instrumental methods, and entropy-based measures of dependence and their statistical underpinnings. He is also interested in parallel distributed computing paradigms and their application to computationally intensive nonparametric estimators. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Econometric Reviews and as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Econometrics. He has co-authored the graduate textbook Nonparametric Econometrics: Theory and Practice (co-authored with Qi Li, published by Princeton University Press, 2007, 768 pages, with a Chinese translation published in 2015) and has authored the monograph Nonparametric Econometrics: A Primer (published by Foundations and Trends in Econometrics, 2008, with a Russian translation published in the journal Quantile in 2008). He has published extensively in his field and has co-authored the R packages np and crs that are available on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).

Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak

Maitreesh Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a position he has held since 2004. He previously taught at the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. His main areas of research interest are development economics, public economics, and the economics of organizations. He is currently the Deputy Head of the Department of Economics. He has been the Director of the Development Economics Group at the research centre STICERD (Suntory Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines) at the LSE since 2005. He completed his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1996 under the supervision of Eric Maskin and Abhijit V. Banerjee. Earlier, he was educated at Patha Bhavan School, Calcutta, did his undergraduate degree in Economics at Presidency College, Calcutta and his Master’s in Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. He is a co-editor of Economica starting 2016, having previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Development Economics from 2009-2015, the Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies from 2003-2006, and a co-editor of The Economics of Transition from 2003-2005. He is also in the editorial board of several journals. He is a Board Member of the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD); Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in three research areas: Development Economics (DE), Macroeconomics and Growth (MG), and Public Economics (PE); Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre’s (IGC) India–Bihar programme; Research Associate of the newly-formed research network Economic Research on Identity, Norms and Narratives (ERINN); Member of the Scientific Committee of the Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) network funded by the DFID and jointly hosted by the University of Namur and the Paris School of Economics.

Dr. Amartya Lahiri

Amartya Dr. Amartya Lahiri is currently the Director of CAFRAL. He was previously the Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia. Dr.Lahiri also held the Johal Chair of Indian Research at the Institute of Asian Research. He has held research positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, University of California Los Angeles and John Hopkins University, prior to joining the University of British Columbia. Dr. Amartya’s fields of specialization are International Economics and Macroeconomics. He has written extensively on subjects like exchange rate management, monetary policy, balance of payment crisis and economic growth. His recent research focuses on monetary economics as well as topics like gender gaps, inequality across castes and labor mobility. Dr. Amartya’s work has been published in top economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, European Economic Review as well as policy oriented outlets published by the World Bank, Brookings Institution and the National Council of Applied Economic Research. Dr. Amartya is the recipient of ‘Faculty Career Development Award’ and the ‘Departmental Distinguished Teaching Award’ at the University of California at Los Angeles for his research and teaching contributions. Dr.Amartya is not only a member of American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, but also an Associate Editor at European Economic Review and Journal of International Economics. Dr.Amartya Lahiri completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. He received a M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics from St. Stephens College in Delhi prior to this.

PAPERS FOR POSTER SESSION  
Title Presenter
  • Wealth Distribution And Skills Generation Under Public And Private Education Systems
Sriparna Goswami
  • Emerging Multinationals And Location Choice: Hierarchical Linear Modelling For Analysis Of Multilevel Data
Munmi Saikia
  • Financial Contagion And Financial Crises: A Cross-Continental Analysis Of Dcc-Garch Framework
Subhamitra Patra
  • Contraception Use In Linguistic Zones: A Re-Examination Of The Diffusion Theory In 'Greater Bengal'
Pallabi Das
  • An Enquiry Into The Energy Mix, Economic Welfare And Environment Nexus: A Panel Data Approach
Amit Prakash Jha
  • Young Brides And Social Ties
Ritika Sethi
  • Migration And Unequal Development : A Review From 1991 To 2011
Mala Ray Bhattacharjee
  • Modified Right-Of-First-Refusal And Endogenous Participation In Procurement Auctions
Shivangi Chandel
  • The Empirical Verification Of Money Demand In Case Of India: Post-Reform Era
Adilmasood Khan
  • Determinants Of External Commercial Borrowings: Evidence From Indian Firms
Ashis Kumar Pradhan

Instructions for Presentations – Poster Sessions

IIMC will provide you a poster board which is 3 feet high and 4 feet wide (usable area). Please use lightweight mounting materials so that the board does not become heavy.

Please prepare your poster in a way that there is at least one inch gap on all the four sides.

IIMC will provide you pins (or double side tape) to mount your posters.

Mounting time: 7.30 AM to 8.30AM on 18th August 2018.

Some Tips for Your Poster

Use large fonts (20-24 point) so that viewers are able to read you poster easily.

Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating the title, author(s), and affiliation(s).

Arrange materials in columns rather than in rows so that viewers can move to the right as they finish reading each column.

Try to avoid lots of running text. Use bullets or itemization.

Prepare a short verbal description of your key findings which you can tell the viewers.

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IIM Calcutta is situated on the Diamond Harbour Road, about 20 kms. from the Howrah Station, 18 kms. from the Sealdah Station and 35 kms. from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The campus is about 2 kms. south of the Joka Tram Terminus and about 3 kms.south of the Thakurpukur Bus Terminus.

Prepaid taxis and Ola/Uber cabs are available from Howrah/Sealdah Railway Station and the Airport to IIM Calcutta Joka Campus. Please note that IIM Calcutta campus is also popularly known as 'Joka Management' among the cab drivers.The approximate cab fare from the Airport is Rs. 400-500 for pre-paid non-A/C taxi and Rs. 700-900 for Ola/Uber. The approximate cab fare from Howrah/Sealdah railway station to campus is Rs. 400-Rs. 450 for pre-paid non-A/C taxi and Rs. 400- Rs. 600 for Ola/Uber.

On arrival at the Campus, please report at Management Development Centre (MDC). The security at the main gate shall direct you towards MDC.

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