The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in collaboration with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) organises an annual conference at Neemrana Fort Palace. This year’s Conference was held during 16-17 December 2023. The Neemrana Conference began in 1999, led by a desire to create a forum that focuses on important economic policy issues and brings together prominent policy-makers, regulators, industry leaders, and academic luminaries from the best think tanks and universities from India and abroad working on policy matters around the world.
The concept is to take participants away from their day-to-day work pressures at some distant location so that participants can engage, reflect, and exchange ideas with each other on complex policy issues. The conference is usually attended by a diverse group of researchers, policy-makers, and journalists, all communicating under Chatham House rules. The informal, off-the-record conversations around these topics remain the hallmark of this one-of-a-kind forum, which has made it one of the most anticipated events in India in winter.
The topics that the conference covers inevitably reflect the major policy concerns of the day for India and the world. Past participants at the Conference include Members of Parliament, the Finance Minister, the RBI Governor and Deputy Governors, noted Indian and international academics, and senior economic editors from the media.
The 2023 Conference was attended by an exciting set of top policy-makers and industry leaders, and eminent economists, who engaged on issues of common policy interests, which are extremely important for the next phase of India’s development.