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The 5th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017
January 27, 2017, New Delhi
India Policy Forum 2017
July 11-12, 2017
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

The Union Budget 2018-19: Reforms and Development Perspectives
February 10, 2018
This joint seminar brought together the Executive Directors of five institutions, namely, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India Development Foundation (IDF), National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP to present their more reflective assessment of the Union Budget 2018-19.


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.

  
NCAER Seminar PRIndex: A Global Indicator of Citizen's Perceptions of Property Rights
January 17, 2018
NCAER organized a seminar on “PRIndex”, a global indicator of citizens’ perceptions of the security of property rights, with Malcolm Childress, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Land Alliance, Inc., and David Spievack, Lead Research Architect for PRIndex, also at Land Alliance. PRIndex aims to fill the information gap about individual perceptions of property rights by creating a baseline global dataset to support the achievement of secure property rights around the world. Deepak Sanan, Senior Advisor, NCAER was the discussant for the seminar. The seminar was attended by NCAER research team and invited guests from institutiosn across the city.


A Brainstorming Session on Methodologies for Collection of Time Use Data
January 12, 2018
A brainstorming session on ‘Methodologies for Collection of Time Use Data’, organised by NCAER’s newly set up National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC), was held at NCAER, New Delhi, on January 12, 2018. Apart from Shekhar Shah, Director-General, NCAER, and Sonalde Desai, Senior Fellow, NCAER and Director of NCAER’s newly set up National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC), the session was attended by pioneers and researchers in the collection of time use data in India, including Rakesh Maurya, Director, CSO, MoSPI; Devaki Jain, eminent writer and feminist economist; Ashwini Deshpande, Delhi School of Economics; J.P. Bhattacharjee and Sachin Kumar, NSSO; Shambhavi Srivastava, IFMR Lead; and Ellina Samantroy, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute.


Panel Discussion on Imagining a Statistical Data Architecture for a 21st Century India
December 12, 2017
NCAER hosted the inaugural seminar of its newly established NCAER National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) with a panel discussion on Imagining a Statistical Data Architecture for a 21st Century India on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at New Delhi. The seminar was attended by a number of distinguished invited scholars and policymakers.

  
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.

     
NCAER Seminar Colonial Legacy, Services Trade and LDCs
October 16, 2017
NCAER organized a seminar on “Colonial legacy, services trade and LDCs” by Dr Anirudh Shingal, Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern.


Round Table Discussion on the Digital India-Land Records Modernisation Programme (DI-LRMP) Impact Assessment
September 14, 2017
NCAER along with the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi is conducting an impact assessment study of the Government of India’s Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme in Himachal Pradesh (by NCAER), Maharashtra (IGIDR) and Rajasthan (NIPFP). In this round table, a discussion on the synthesis report of the three states, being put together by NCAER, was held.

  
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.

     
State of the Economy Seminar June 2017
June 8, 2017
NCAER presented its Quarterly Review of the Economy, covering the performance of the Indian Economy in the first quarter of 2017-18 and forecast for the year ahead at this seminar held at NCAER. Organised as an integral part of the Quarterly Review, this seminars brought together policymakers, industry leaders and researchers for a discussion.

  
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.

        
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