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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 Asian Century Lectures
June 9, 2015
This lecture series delivered by Mr Rajat M Nag, Distinguished Fellow, NCAER examined the challenges that Asia must confront and also the opportunities that it must exploit to achieve the potential of an Asian Century, a proposition that is plausible, but not inevitable.

Financial Globalization in India: Opportunities, Challenges and Reforms
May 15, 2015
A workshop to discuss the findings of a new research project dealing with the impact of financial globalization in India was organised by NCAER at India International Centre, New Delhi. Ms Renu Kholi, Senior Consultant at NCAER spoke on Financial Globalization in India: Opportunities, Challenges & Reforms.

State of the Economy Seminar
May 14, 2015
NCAER presented its Quarterly Review of the Economy at this seminar held at NCAER. The review covered the performance of the economy in the last quarter of 2014-15 and presented forecast for 2015-16.

Do Mothers have Enough Time to feed their Children?: Effect of Maternal Time use on Child Nutrition in Bangladesh
May 7, 2015
In this presentation, Dr Monica Jain gave an account of some factors that affect shape women’s ability to provide adequate complementary feeding on basis of her research on this topic. Monica Jain is an Associate Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. and her research focuses on poverty and development issues including health and nutrition, labor, education, and governance.

Women Workers in India: Why so Few Among so Many?
April 30, 2015
Sonali Jain-Chandra and Sonali Das from IMF presented a paper that examines the determinants of female labor force participation in India, against the backdrop of one of the lowest female participation rates among its peers. Rinku Murgai, Lead Economist from the World Bank, as the discussant for the seminar, took forward the conversations with the audience.

India Development Update: Towards a Higher Growth Path
April 29, 2015
Dr Poonam Gupta presented an update on the Indian Economy based on World Bank’s India Development Update, at a seminar held at NCAER. World Bank’s report notes that aided by reform measures and a supportive external environment, the Indian economy seems to have turned the corner with significant improvement in economic outlook. Dr Gupta is a Senior Economist at the World Bank in Washington DC.

The Future of Indian Agriculture: Policy Options for Competitive, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
April 8, 2015
NCAER has been working on the future of Indian agriculture and policy options for more competitive, inclusive and sustainable growth.This work is being supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). NCAER is working closely with faculty at Monash and Victoria Universities in Melbourne; IFPRI in Washington, D.C.; NSW Trade and Investment; and IDFC. In this context, NCAER organised an important workshop on The Future of Indian Agriculture: Policy Options for Competitive, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth.

The NABARD Chair at NCAER, August 2011-July 2014 and beyond
April 6, 2015
The Chairman NABARD, Dr Harsh Bhanwala visited NCAER to discuss future work collabaration following the NABARD Chairpersonship of NCAER which that ended in 2014.

Looking East: India and the East Asian Policy Experience
March 30, 2015
As the debate over India’s new Land Acquisition Bill rages in public and in Parliament, NCAER organised a very timely conversation on Land Acquisition, the first of NCAER’s new Looking East series of live, practitioner conversations by video with key East Asian policymakers, scholars, and analysts.

National Workshop on Enhancing the Scope and Quality of Indian FDI Statistics
March 10, 2015
With the Government’s ‘Make in India’ programme generating considerable interest from an expanding array of international investors, India is likely to see a spurt in foreign direct investment over the next few years.

The Third C.D. Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2015
February 9, 2015
Dr David M. Malone, UN Under-Secretary-General and the Rector of United Nations University delivered a lecture titled, “From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals”, the third in series of NCAER’s C.D. Deskmukh Lectures.

NCAER-PRI Delhi Dialogue "Japan Makes in India: Opportunities and Challenges"
February 6, 2015
Experts from the Japanese and Indian Governments, research think-tanks and the Indian and Japanese corporate sector met for a dialogue focusing on the opportunities and challenges for Japanese foreign direct investment into India.

NCAER and the Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Tokyo sign a three-year Memorandum of Intent
January 21, 2015
Dr Shekhar Shah, Director General, NCAER and Mr Daikichi Momma, President, PRI signed a three-year Memorandum of Intent for joint work and greater collaboration between the two institutions at a ceremony held at PRI on January 21, 2015.

The Neemrana Conference 2014
December 13, 2014
Neemrana is the most prestigious forum in India for some of the best US scholars associated with NBER to come together with Indian policymakers and policy analysts from the public and private sectors. For 2014 conference, NCAER brought together a varied and exciting set of Indian participants to engage with our visiting NBER researchers on issues of common policy interest dealing with Indian, US, and global economic developments.

Roundtable discussion on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
December 8, 2014
This roundtable organised by NCAER presented some of the results from India Human Development Survey (IHDS), a unique panel survey carried out by NCAER in collaboration with University of Maryland. First round of this survey of over 41,000 households was conducted in 2004-5, just before NREGA was implemented.

Decentralization and Empowerment for Rural Development: The Changing Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in India
November 17, 2014
Against the backdrop of this to-be-released (2015) NCAER book authored by Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, Hari Nagarajan and S.S. Meenakshisundaram, the roundtable discussions explored the effectiveness of long-standing Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in India as part of strategy of good-governance at the grass-root level.

Malcolm Adiseshiah Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy 2014-15
November 1, 2014
New Delhi, Saturday, 1 November 2014: At a seminar held at the India International Centre, New Delhi, the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) presented the Mid-Year Review of the Economy, 2014-15. The Review covered the performance of the economy during first half of the current year (April – September 2014-15).

Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Modelling for Emerging Markets and Developing Economies
September 22, 2014
Over the last decade, the Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) framework has become a workhorse for macroeconomic analysis in both academic and policy circles.

Regional Economic Diplomacy in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
September 9, 2014
This very timely discussion held at NCAER discussed the “Regional Economic Diplomacy in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges” with scholars from EABER.

Reinventing the Indian Planning Commission: Lessons from China's National Development and Reform Commission
September 3, 2014
As debate and speculation rage in New Delhi about a new avatar of the Indian Planning Commission following Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day speech, it is useful to look at institutions in other countries that started out similarly to the Indian Planning Commission but whose roles have changed over time. In this seminar, Professor Xiao Geng discussed the China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), followed by other speakers who gave their perspectives on the lessons of the NDRC experience for the reborn Indian Planning Commission.

Food stocks, food security, and India's stand on WTO Trade Facilitation: A shot in the arm or shooting yourself in the foot?
September 2, 2014
In this very, overwhelming and interactive discussions held at NCAER, Professor T. N. Srinivasan, Professor of Economics at Yale University and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at NCAER presented his arguments on Indian government’s decision on not to ratify the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), signed in December 2013 by the previous government.

Excess Volatility in Financial Markets: Market Failure and Government Failure
August 19, 2014
This seminar by Dr Gurubachan Singh follows a number of recent NCAER seminars on international finance and monetary policy, including Gurbachan Singh’s last seminar on “Is India Hedged Against Systemic Risk?” in June 2013; Shesadri Banerjee on “Inflation Volatility and Activism of Monetary Policy” in November 2013); and a very recent on by Sanket Mohapatra on “The Effect of Quantitative Easing on Financial Flows to Developing Countries”.

The Effect of Quantitative Easing on Financial Flows to Developing Countries
August 7, 2014
Sanket Mohapatra a Senior Economist with the World Bank, Washington, DC discussed the implications of “quantitative easing”(QE) for financial flows to developing countries, at a seminar held at NCAER. The seminar led to very interactive discussions led by the Shekhar Shah, Director –General , NCAER and Dr Kanhaiya Singh, NCAER who was also the discussant for the seminar.

Quarterly Review of the Economy
July 25, 2014
NCAER presented the quarterly forecast of the major macroeconomic variables based on NCAER’s modelling work at this seminar held in its campus. NCAER's quarterly report titled “Quarterly Review of the Economy” was released on this occasion.

Human Development in India: Evidence from IHDS
July 18, 2014
This conference held at India International Centre, New Delhi brought together bring together researchers using India Human Development Survey (IHDS) data to examine different aspects of household wellbeing in India.

The India Policy Forum 2014
July 15, 2014
The India Policy Forum is organised every July in New Delhi by NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research, in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. Its objective is to promote rigorous research on Indian economic policy with commissioned papers, an annual conference leading to a published volume, and the annual IPF Lecture. A distinguished international Advisory Panel and an international Research Panel guide the IPF. The annual IPF Volume is the highest ranked economic journal out of India based on citation counts. The IPF enters its 11th year in 2014.

Innovations in Data Collection: The Chitwan Valley Family Study in Nepal
June 30, 2014
At this seminar attended by economists, researchers, students and a wide ross section of the community, Dr Dirgha Ghimire from the University of Michigan and the Institute for Social and Environmental Research in Nepal (ISER-N) discussed ‘The Chitwan Valley Family Study’ in Nepal, its design and its evolution and described how CAPI makes it possible to collect high-quality panel data in less-than ideal field conditions.

NCAER-IDS Conference: Undernutrition in India and Public Policy
June 10, 2014
This conference organised by NCAER and Institute of Development Studies is a part of a collaborative project which explores the reasons as to why India's burgeoning growth rates have not translated into better nutrition outcomes for its people,. It aims to understand and shape the current policy process around the proposed National Food Security Act (NFSA) as well as restructuring of Public Distribution System (PDS) and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) that can lead to improved nutritional outcomes and better food security.

Inflation Volatility: How Much More Costly is it for Developing Countries?
June 2, 2014
At a seminar held in NCAER, Shesadri Banerjee, Associate Fellow presented his paper that evaluates the welfare consequences of high inflation volatility. Shesadri will also be presenting this paper at the forthcoming thirteenth Annual EEFS Conference to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Why So Few Women in Politics? Evidence from India
May 23, 2014
Mudit Kapoor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad discussed his recent study on “women as political candidates in a representative democracy in India” at this seminar held at NCAER. This study done jointly with Shamika Ravi analyzes data from 50 years of assembly elections at the constituency level from the states of India.

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