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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

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.

  
The Changing Role of Community Colleges in the US: Possible Lessons for Higher Education in India
May 6, 2014
At a seminar held at NCAER, Heather A McKay and Hal Salzman from Rutgers University spoke on “The Changing Role of Community Colleges in the US: Possible Lessons for Higher Education in India.

  
Quarterly Review of the Economy
April 30, 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.

  
Is Outward FDI from Developing Countries a 'Good Thing'? Policy Implications for Home Countries
April 7, 2014
Rajneesh Narula, Professor of the- International Business Regulation at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, presented a seminar on “Is Outward FDI from Developing Countries a 'Good Thing'? Policy Implications for Home Countries” at the NCAER.

  
Building State Capacity for Better Program Implementation: Evidence from Biometric Smartcards in India
April 2, 2014
In this lecture organised by the NCAER, Karthik Muralidharan presented results from a path-breaking three-year study, undertaken jointly with Paul Niehaus (UCSD) and Sandip Sukhtankar (Dartmouth), on the impact of using biometrically-authenticated Smartcards to make payments to NREGS and Pension beneficiaries in Andhra Pradesh. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission presided as the Chief Guest at the lecture. Nachiket Mor, Board Chair of CARE India, also spoke on the ocassion.

        
Roundtable Discussion on Caring for the Elderly in India: Challenges for a Society in Transition
April 2, 2014
NCAER organized a Roundtable Discussion on Caring for the Elderly in India: Challenges for a Society in Transition to examine some of the opportunities and challenges using a new and exciting panel survey conducted by NCAER and University of Maryland. India Human Development Survey (IHDS) carried out in 2004-5 and 2011-12 describes the changes in the lives of senior citizens over a period of tremendous social transformation. New results from IHDS framed this discussion.

  
Deconstructing South-South Cooperation: A South Asian Perspective
March 28, 2014
Dialogue on Deconstructing South-South Cooperation: A South Asian Perspective organised by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

     
Capturing the Potential for Greenhouse Gas Offsets in Indian Agriculture
March 13, 2014
This workshop focussed on the modelling work NCAER is undertaking undertaking on the economy-wide growth, employment and emission reduction gains from agricultural subsidy reform in collaboration with Professor Peter Dixon of Victoria University, Melbourne widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on CGE modelling. NCAER is one of the pioneers in CGE modeling in India and this work is utilising a state of the art, updated computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the Indian economy at NCAER.

     
The Second C.D. Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2014
February 11, 2014
A lecture by Arvind Panagariya on "A Reform Agenda for India's new Government" was second in the series of the C.D. Deskmukh Lectures, instituted in memory of Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh, one of India's most eminent economists and a founding father of NCAER.

        
China's November 2013 blueprint for sweeping reform
January 7, 2014
This seminar held at NCAER discussed the recently announced blueprint for sweeping economic, social, and administrative reforms in China. Dr Xiao Geng, Vice President of Research at the Fung Global Institute (FGI) in Hong Kong delivered his talk through video conferencing.

  
NCAER receives a Rs. 50 crore gift from Nandan and Rohini Nilekanii
December 18, 2013
Nandan and Rohini Nilekani announced a gift of Rs 50 crore (about US$ 8.1 million) to increase NCAER’s endowment and to fund the establishment of the new NCAER India Centre and new research and knowledge capabilities at NCAER.

  
NCAER and University of Michigan sign a five-year MOU with the University of Michigan Survey Research Centre
November 13, 2013
The MoU will promote cooperation in survey-based research, covering methodology, technology, and new research initiatives. Both institutions will jointly seek to develop sample survey infrastructure to support academically rigorous economic and other social science research in India.

     
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