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The 5th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017
January 27, 2017, New Delhi
The India Policy Forum 2016
New Delhi, July 12-13, 2016
Release of India Policy Forum 2015-16 Volume
New Delhi, July 12, 2016
The Fourth C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2016
Raghuram Rajan, New Delhi, January 29, 2016
The 16th Neemrana Conference
Neemrana, Rajasthan
The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the New NCAER Centre
New Delhi, July 27, 2013

Past Events

World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's Promise - Presentation at NCAER
April 10, 2018
2018 WDR on Learning to Realize Education’s Promise was presented by its co-directors, Deon Filmer and Halsey Rogers, and WDR team member & senior economist Tara Beteille at NCAER. The presentations were followed by a lively and rich exchange and Q&A with NCAER staff. They also talked about how the findings of the WDR 2018 resonated closely with the Skilling India: No time to lose report that NCAER is about to release.

Book Launch: Digital Revolutions in Public Finance
April 4, 2018
NCAER and the International Monetary Fund released a seminal, new IMF book Digital Revolutions in Public Finance, on the reshaping of public finance by digitalization, at the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi. The launch of the book was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Shekhar Shah and a keynote address by Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

"Kathopakathan" Conversation about Women's Economic Empowerment
March 24, 2018
The NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) and Institute for Financial Management Research-India Initiative for What Works (IFMR-IIWW) jointly organised an initiative called Kathopakathan (conversation) on Women’s Economic Empowerment.The discussions at the Kathopakathan event are part of a series of activities to be undertaken by NCAER-NDIC for building research capacity, and promoting innovation and excellence in data collection in the country.

India Development Update - India's Growth Story
March 15, 2018
NCAER invited Dr Poonam Gupta, Lead Economist, World Bank for an exclusive presentation of the 2018 India Development Update—India’s Growth Story. The India Development Update is a biannual flagship publication of the World Bank which takes stock of the Indian economy. Dr Gupta discussed the current, March 2018 issue, titled “India’s Growth Story” which describes the state of the Indian economy, shares India’s growth experience and trajectory over the past several decades and provides a long-term perspective on India’s growth outlook.

New Approaches to the Financial Inclusion of Small Farmers in India
March 6, 2018
A seminar on “New Approaches to the Financial Inclusion of Small Farmers in India: Some Experimental Results,” with Dr Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University was held at NCAER. Dr Renuka Sane, an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) was the discussant.

Trends in India's Income Distribution
February 15, 2018
NCAER invited a talk on “Trends in India’s Income Distribution” by Dr Surjit S. Bhalla on February 15, 2018. Dr Bhalla is Senior India Analyst for the Observatory Group, Chairman of Oxus Research & Investments and a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and of NCAER’s Governing Body. Dr Pronab Sen, Country Director for the International Growth Centre was the discussant.

The 6th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2018
February 9, 2018
Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, delivered NCAER's 6th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture. The Honourable Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, was the Guest of Honour. The distinguished audience included eminent economists, senior civil servants, prominent media persons, industry analysts, and students.

Impact of SEZs on Poverty and Human Well-being in Undivided Andhra Pradesh
January 19, 2018
On Friday, January 19, 2018, NCAER invited Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Indian Studies, Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School and held a lecture, “Impact of SEZs on Poverty and Human Well-being in Undivided Andhra Pradesh”. Nilotpal Goswami, Director General, CAG was the discussant for the seminar.

Market Failure, Government Failure, and the Welfare of Poor People
December 7, 2017
NCAER organised a conversation with Shanta Devarajan, Senior Director for Development Economics at the World Bank in Washington DC and Non-resident Senior Fellow, on what to do when markets and governments fail poor people in delivering services in health, education, infrastructure, the environment, and the rule of law.

Enhancing the Impact of Government Efforts to Modernize India's Land Records
November 13, 2017
A three-institution study of the modernization of land records in three Indian States was released at an event held at the India International Centre, today. The study recommends a number of reforms that could help to improve property records and services, enhance the impact of computerizing land records, and potentially reduce land related litigation in India.

Mid-Year Review of the Economy 2017-18
November 11, 2017
In a long standing partnership with the India International Centre, NCAER released its 2017-18 Mid-year Review (MYR) of the Indian Economy, at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The MYR presents the most comprehensive, independent assessment of the Indian economy.

Book Launch: The 21st Century: Asia's?
November 8, 2017
The launch of the latest NCAER book, “The 21st Century: Asia’s?", by Rajat Nag took place at the India International Centre today. The book is based on five lectures delivered by Nag at NCAER. In these lectures, Mr Nag shared his insights and experiences garnered during his long years of work on development issues in Asia.

NCAER-ADBI-PRI Tokyo Dialogue
October 31, 2017
This dialogue hosted by NCAER, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Policy Research Institute (PRI), Ministry of Finance, Japan, sought to explore possible areas of cooperation between India and Japan, with a focus on one of the biggest challenges that India faces—skills and jobs. Held at the ADBI Office in Tokyo, the dialogue brought together senior policymakers, academics, think tanks, and private sector experts from both the countries.

State of the Economy Seminar August 2017
August 24, 2017
New Delhi (Monday, August 27, 2017): NCAER forecasts growth based on both quarterly and annual models. The quarterly model forecasts that Gross Value Added at Basic Prices in (2011-12) prices will grow at 6.6 per cent in 2017–18. For the first quarter it forecasts 5.6 per cent year-on-year growth.

Release of NCAER's State Investment Potential Index: The 2017 N-SIPI
July 18, 2017
NCAER released the State Investment Potential Index (N-SIPI 2017) at a launch workshop inaugurated by Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Covering 20 States and the Delhi Union Territory, this is the second edition of the annual N-SIPI released by NCAER that ranks states’ on their competitiveness in business and their investment climate.

The India Policy Forum 2017
July 11, 2017
NCAER’s 14th India Policy Forum was held at the India International Centre in New Delhi on July 11-12, 2017. The IPF is NCAER’s annual economic policy research conference that brings together academics, policymakers, industry representatives, media, and researchers for discussions on key issues of Indian economic policy. The IPF includes presentations of original commissioned papers, leading to a published volume, and the annual IPF Lecture.

The 2017 Rabi Season and Doubling Farmers' Income
March 7, 2017
NCAER released the Rabi 2017 Report at a national workshop on the Indian Agricultural Outlook: The 2017 Rabi Season and Doubling Farmers’ Income. The NCAER research has been supported by the National Food Security Mission, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, and Government of India. The workshop offered the Indian policy and economic research community and experts in the agriculture sector an opportunity to discuss current and prospective agricultural policies and their implications for the economy.

Does Devolution to Local Government Improve Health Outcomes in Rural India?
March 2, 2017
NCAER organised a conversation with Professor Hari K. Nagarajan, RBI Chair Professor at IRMA, about the findings of his joint work with Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize and Anirudh Tagat on whether democratisation and devolution of responsibilities to local governments in India improves access to health care, health status, and individual incomes.

A Conversation on "Automation and Asian Labour Markets"
March 1, 2017
NCAER hosted a Conversation with Ms Pamela Mar, Fellow at the Fung Global Institute at HK University, Hong Kong. Pamela has been researching and writing about the impact of automation on jobs in the Asian context. In her talk at NCAER, she spoke in context of the factors that will impact Asian development and discussed how business, policymakers, and civil society can help spur a more sustainable growth.

National Workshop on Building Synergies: Matching Business Reforms to Improved "Ease of Doing Business"
February 27, 2017
This workshop held in New Delhi is part of NCAER Study on Matching Business Reforms in India’s States to the ‘Ease of Doing Business’, funded by prosperity fund, British High Commission, BHC.

The Union Budget 2017-18: Reforms and Development Perspectives
February 4, 2017
The 5-Institute Budget Seminar 2017-18 brought together the heads of the five institutes —CPR, ICRIER, IDF, NCAER, and NIPFP to share a reflective view of the Union Budget and its longer-term implications for the Indian economy under the leadership of the NDA Government, now well into its second half.

State of the Economy Seminar February 2017
February 23, 2017
NCAER Team presented the Quarterly Review of the Economy at a seminar held at its Conference Room. The review covered the performance of the Economy in the third quarter of 2016-17 and forecast for the year head. The seminar also included a presentation by Andreas Bauer, Senior Resident Representative—India, Nepal, Bhutan on ‘’Global Outlook and the Brexit Impact

The 5th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017
January 27, 2017
Dr Vijay Kelkar delivered NCAER's 5th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017 at the Nehru Memorial Library Auditorium, Teen Murti Bhavan, in New Delhi. Dr Kelkar spoke on his Reflections on the Art and Science of Policymaking. The distinguished audience included eminent economists, civil servants, industry analysts, media and a large number of students. Dr Bimal Jalan, former President of NCAER’s Governing Body and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, was the evening’s Guest of Honour.

Investor-friendly India: How are India's States Faring? A NCAER-PRI Dialogue
December 20, 2016
NCAER organized an NCAER-PRI video-dialogue, the third in the series of an on-going dialogue with PRI. The theme of the dialogue was India’s investment climate and focused particularly on India’s states. PRI, the Policy Research Institute in Japan, is affiliated with the Japanese Ministry of Finance. The Dialogue follows two earlier video-dialogues in February and June 2015 and is part of the work envisaged by NCAER and PRI to foster joint work and greater collaboration in enhancing economic relations between Japan and India.

Measuring Money: Using Divisia Monetary Aggregates to avoid Policy Mishaps
November 22, 2016
In this seminar held at NCAER, a presentation by Dr Soumya Bhadury, Associate Fellow at NCAER explored the potential role of Divisia monetary aggregates in the Indian context, including how better data can assist the new Monetary Policy Committee decision-making process. Besides, explaining the Divisia aggregates, Soumya explained in detail the experiences of the European Central Bank and the central banks of Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States after their adoption of such aggregates.

The Northeast Regional Workshop on Direct Benefit Transfer
November 21, 2016
NCAER in collaboration with the DBT Mission, organized a one day Northeast Regional Workshop on Direct Benefit Transfer in Imphal, Manipur NCAER in collaboration with the DBT Mission, organized a one day Northeast Regional Workshop on Direct Benefit Transfer in Imphal, Manipur. This workshop is part of NCAER’s ongoing study on “Implement Digital Direct Benefit Transfers: A DBT Readiness Index for the States of India”. A DBT Readiness Index for the States of India”. The workshop helped in promoting an understanding of the myriad problems faced by the North-eastern states in implementing DBT.

Malcolm Adiseshiah Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy, 2016-17
November 5, 2016
NCAER presented the 2016-17 Mid Year Review of Indian Economy at a seminar held in New Delhi. The review presents the most comprehensive, independent assessment of the Indian economy as the Indian Government and its Ministry of Finance begin preparation of the FY 2017-18 Union Budget. Dr Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre’s India Central Programme chaired the Review.

Global Financial Stability in the Age of Low Growth and Interest Rates: What is New?
November 1, 2016
A low-growth, low-rate era, accompanied by increased political and policy uncertainty, is creating many challenges for policymakers, banks, and corporates in all parts of the world. In this seminar, Dr Ratna Sahay, Acting Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, presented the key findings of the IMF’s October 2016 Global Financial Stability Report that analyses these challenges and offers solutions for fostering stability.

Skilling India: India's 3E Challenge of Education, Employability, and Employment
October 5, 2016
A second consultation workshop on NCAER’s new research study on ‘Skilling India’ was held in New Delhi. NCAER has undertaken the J.P. Morgan New Skills at Work-India (NSAWI) program under NCAER Labour Economics and Research Observatory (N-LERO). It seeks to focus on the three critical elements of education, employability, and employment. The study aims at contributing both to policy as well as practice pertaining to employability, labour markets and the skilling supply chain.

Training Workshop on proposed Impact Assessment Study of Digital India Land Records Modernization program (DI-LRMP)
September 27, 2016
NCAER organized a training workshop for the proposed Impact Assessment Study of Digital India Land Records Modernization program (DI-LRMP), as a follow up to an earlier preparatory meeting held on 30 August, 2016. The workshop was conducted by Deepak Sanan who is the technical advisor for this proposed study and was chaired by Prof. D B Gupta, a Senior Consultant at NCAER.

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