Twelfth Annual NCAER-NBER-ICRIER Neemrana Conference



18-20 December, 2010

Neemrana Fort Palace Resort, Rajasthan, India







Saturday December 18 2010


8.00 PM – 8.30 PM                                                  Welcome, Introduction
Suman Bery, DG, NCAER
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Board Chair, ICRIER
Martin Feldstein, President Emeritus, NBER
Montek S. Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
8:30 PM Acquaintance Dinner

Sunday December 19 2010 - Theme 1: Adjustment

SESSION I    9:00 AM -10:30 AM                          1A – Global Adjustment: Towards Balanced and Sustainable Global Growth
Chair Anne Krueger
India Montek S. Ahluwalia
NBER John Lipsky
NBER Martin Feldstein
General Discussion
Lead Discussant Rakesh Mohan
10.30 AM – 11.00 AM TEA BREAK
SESSION II    11.00 AM – 1.00 PM                                1B – India: Challenges of Economic Management
Chair Subir Gokarn
India Shankar Acharya
India: Challenges of  Economic Management
India Surjit Bhalla
India Ajay Shah
Concerns about Indian macro policy
General Discussion
Lead Discussant T. N. Ninan
1.00 PM - 2.00 PM LUNCH
SESSION III   2.00 PM – 4.00 PM                               1C – Finance and Corporate Governance
Chair T. N. Ninan
NBER Bengt Holmstrom
NBER Raghuram Rajan
Regulation: Where Are We Now?
NBER Steven Kaplan
Some Facts About CEO Pay and Corporate Governance in the U.S
India Uday S. Kotak
General Discussion
Lead Discussants Rajiv Lall
  K. P. Krishnan
4.00 PM - 4.30 PM TEA BREAK
SESSION IV   4.30 PM - 6.00 PM                               1D – Efficient Fiscal Adjustment: India and Abroad
Chair Martin Feldstein
NBER Alberto Alesina
The Political Economy of Fiscal Adjustments
NBER Mikhail Golosov
Designing Tax Code: Lessons from Public Finance Theorys
India Parthasarthi Shome
Efficient Fiscal Adjustment
General Discussion
Lead Discussants Sanjaya Baru
7:00 PM Entertainment - Performance by Neelima Beri at NIIT University

Monday December 20 2010 - Theme 2: Growth

SESSION V   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM                               2A – Development Strategies
Chair Abhijit Banerjee
NBER Chang-Tai Hsieh
Sources of Productivity Growth
India Scott Stern
Open Access Institutions in Life Sciences Research: Implications for Neglected Diseases and Indian Innovative Capacity (Presentation)
India Ila Patnaik
In praise of non-tradeables
India Arunish Chawla
The Role of Strategy in Planning
General Discussion
Lead Discussants Suman Bery
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM TEA BREAK and CHECK OUT
SESSION VI   11.30 AM – 1.00 PM                               2B – Health
Chair Isher Judge Ahluwalia
NBER Amitabh Chandra
The Healthcare Trilemma
NBER David Cutler
What Have Developed Countries Learned About Health Care?
India N. K. Sethi
General Discussion
Lead Discussants Abhijit Banerjee

Theme 3: Governance

SESSION VII   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM                              Politics of Sustaining Growth
Chair Suman Bery
Panel 1
NBER Nancy Qian
Local Governance: Chinese Experiments
India B. Jai Panda
India Deepak Lal
The Entitlement Economies
The Anarchical Society
Post-reform Rent-seeking
General Discussion
Lead Discussants Anwarul Hoda
2.30 PM – 2.45 PM                                                   Closing Remarks and Tea
Suman Bery, DG, NCAER
Parthasarthi Shome, Director and CE (designate), ICRIER
2.45 PM - 3.30 PM LUNCH
3.30 PM - 4.30 PM Return to Airport (Terminal 3)/Delhi