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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 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.

     
Leapfrogging Methodology & Technology in Household Survey Research: Lessons from the US and India
November 13, 2013
This research symposium organised by NCAER in collaboration with the Survey Research Centre (SRC) at the University of Michigan initiated discussions on improving the sample survey research and practices relevant for bringing data to inform policy making.

     
Malcolm Adiseshaiah Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy 2013-14, NCAER-IIC
November 16, 2013
At a seminar held at the India International Centre, New Delhi today, the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) presented the Mid Year Review of the Economy, 2013-14.

     
Private vs. Government: New Evidence on School Performance and Implications for India's Right to Education Act
October 8, 2013
At this NCAER hosted lecture, Karthik Muralidharan presented results of educational study aimed to measure the educational outcome differences between private schools and government schools in Andhra Pradesh

        
India in the Asian Century
August 26, 2013
A research workshop on ‘India in the Asian Century’ organised by NCAER centered on the question of whether the gap between India and its East Asian neighbours would be smaller or larger by 2025 and on what India must do to close the gap.

  
NCAER Quarterly Review of the Economy
August 8, 2013
NCAER QRE team 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.

  
What is public about public health? Evidence from three Indian Sanitation Studies
August 7, 2013
This seminar, organized by the NCAER brought together researchers from various institutions across Delhi. The presentation by Jeffrey Hammer, Princeton University and NCAER dwelled on three studies on sanitation and their comparisons with primary health care.

     
Land Economics: Issues and Challenges
August 5, 2013
This one day workshop brought together a number of practicing urban planners and economists, policy analysts and researchers from both the government and academic institutions to explore and identify possible areas of priority research in land economics and urbanisation in India, including land supply, demand, land valuation and pricing, regulation, and the role of the private sector.

     
Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy Analysis
July 26, 2013
This one-day research workshop brought together researchers and policy analysts to explore specific aspects of macro modelling such as real output growth, inflation ; data limitations on improving model specification; and understanding the policy needs of model-based analysis for forecasting, scenario analysis, and empirical cause and effect analysis of significant economic outcomes.

     
Visit to NCAER of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to lay the foundation stone for the new NCAER Centre and inaugurate The Promise of NCAER exhibit
July 27, 2013
Prime Minister Dr Manmmohan Singh visited NCAER on 27 July 2013 to unveil the foundation stone for the new NCAER Centre and inaugurate 'The Promise of NCAER exhibit'. NCAER’s Director General Dr Shekhar Shah; dignitaries and noted economists including members of NCAER’s Governing Body led by its President, Shri Nandan Nilekani and NCAER staff graced this special occasion.

     
The 2013 India Policy Forum and 10th Anniversary Celebrations
July 16, 2013
The annual India Policy Forum (IPF) conference was held from 15 -17 July. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the conference also hosted a lecture titled ‘India: The Way Forward’ by Dr Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India.

        
Human Development in India: Evidence from IHDS
June 20, 2013
This workshop organised by NCAER in partnership with University of Maryland brought together researchers using IHDS-I data in India and overseas. This is the first household survey in India to have a full spectrum of health, education, economic, family, and gender modules for both urban and rural samples.

  
Quarterly Review of the Economy
May 7, 2013
NCAER released its quarterly report titled “Quarterly Review of the Economy” and presented observations, reviews and projections for 2013-14 at this seminar organised in its campus.


Gender-Inclusive Macroeconomic Policy Management
May 3, 2013
This one day workshop co –organised by NCAER and UNDP presented findings from NCAER’s Initiative on Gender-Inclusive Macroeconomic Policy Management which forms part of the UNDP’s Grant Agreement Project, “Policy and Advocacy”.

  
Acquisition of Technological Capabilities through the Clean Development Mechanism in India
April 5, 2013
NCAER organised this one day workshop as a part of the NCAER- South Asian Network of Development Economics and Environment (SANDEE) project- Acquisition of Technological Capabilities through the Clean Development Mechanism in India.

  
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