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NCAER Public Lecture by Gita Gopinath, December 15, 2021
Global Recovery from the Pandemic Policy Challenges in 2022
The 9th NCAER C. D. Deshmukh Lecture 2021
The Global Economic Outlook 2021: Averting a Great Divergence” by Gita Gopinath
The 8th NCAER C. D. Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2020, February 13, 2020
India in a Changing World by David Lipton
The Unveiling Ceremony of NCAER’s new building, August, 27, 2019
NCAER T1 Building named as 'The John Matthai Tower
The 16th India Policy Forum 2019 July 8-10, 2019
IPF Lecture on Modern Macroeconomic Policy by Stanley Fisher

Past Events

JUNE UPDATE: Quarterly Review of the Economy, 2020-21:Q1 in Coronavirus times
June 25, 2020
India is reopening its economy even as infections surge. The cost of remaining closed has proved to be just too great. From one of the most stringent lockdowns in the world imposed at short notice in March when India had registered some 500 positive cases, the country is rapidly easing restrictions when the peak still seems far and total infections to date have crossed well beyond the 400,000 mark and are growing.

  
Recover & Shield: An Indian Roadmap for Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic?
May 23, 2020
Social distancing has been adopted worldwide to combat the Coronavirus. Are the returns to social distancing the same in India as in other, higher-income countries? Is the dilemma of balancing lives and livelihoods for India the same as that for richer nations? Going forward, should India be chalking out a more distinctive, data-driven, urgent roadmap for recovery built on its social realities and on what we are learning about the virus?

  
Quarterly Review of the Economy, 2020:1Q in Coronavirus times
May 15, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic has wrapped practically every person living in India in an unheard-of health, humanitarian and economic crisis. The pandemic came late to India. The Indian government responded with a tough lockdown starting March 25. The lockdown has flattened the Coronavirus curve and pushed out its peak. But it has hit poorer Indians and migrants hard as Indian cities began haemorrhaging jobs and workers. The images of migrants walking home hundreds of kilometres has revealed the fault lines in the economy and society.

  
Round 2: NCAER's Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey
May 1, 2020
NCAER hosted Sonalde Desai and Santanu Pramanik from its National Data Innovation Centre to share the early results of Round 2 of its rapid response Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS-2) launched on April 23, 2020, and completed on April 26. The discussion was moderated by NCAER Director General, Shekhar Shah. The Round 2 DCVTS builds on DCVTS-1, which was fielded during April 3 to 6, 2020. The DCVTS-1 results were released on April 12, 2020.

     
India & the Coronavirus: How to protect and rebuild the economy
April 30, 2020
As we approach May 3rd and the end of the second lockdown in India, and as the reported Covid-19 case-load and the number of daily new cases appear to be declining, attention is increasingly turning to the need for rapid action on the economy to protect livelihoods and enterprises, including the most vulnerable MSMEs that provide employment for the majority of India’s labour force.


India & the Coronavirus: Towards a safe, sensible, and clear exit strategy to allow us to rebuild the economy
April 22, 2020
The Great Lockdown has taken the global economy to the brink of its deepest recession since World War II. As India copes with its own, largest lockdown in human history, the cost to our economy continues to mount even as the Coronavirus curve is surely being flattened and its peak pushed out.


India and the Coronavirus: Averting economic collapse and building economic resilience--What are the fiscal options?
April 15, 2020
In the third of its webinar series on the Coronavirus, NCAER hosted Arvind Subramanian, and Devesh Kapur to talk about their ideas on how to pay for the massive increases in public expenditure needed to shield the Indian economy and the millions of workers who have lost their jobs and incomes due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


First Results: NCAER's Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey
April 14, 2020
NCAER hosted a webinar by Sonalde Desai, Santanu Pramanik, and Dinesh Tiwari from its National Data Innovation Centre to share the results of its rapid response representative telephone survey in the Delhi NCR. The survey launched on April 3, 2020, 10 days after the lockout started was completed on April 6, 2020. The discussion attended by over 150 participants was moderated by Shekhar Shah.

  
India & the Coronavirus: Modelling the Trajectory of Covid-19
April 10, 2020
NCAER hosted Professor Bhramar Mukherjee from the University of Michigan and members of the COV-IND-19 Study Group at its first NCAER Coronavirus Briefings Webinar to examine the threat to India posed by the Coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

  
Release of the first edition of NCAER Land Record Services Index (N-LRSI)
February 27, 2020
NCAER, released its new Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI 2020), on Thursday, 27th February, 2020. The N-LRSI assesses the extent of digitisation of land records and the quality of these land records in the States and UTs of India. Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu emerged as the top States in the N-LRSI 2020.

        
Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in India: 2011-2018
February 17, 2020
NCAER hosted a seminar by Dr Surjit S. Bhalla, Executive Director for India, Nepal and Bhutan at the International Monetary Fund, based on his joint paper with Karan Bhasin and Arvind Virmani, “Poverty, Inequality and Growth in India: 2011/12-2017/18.” Dr Sudipto Mundle, Distinguished Senior Fellow at NCAER, was the discussant. The seminar was attended by members of the NCAER Research Team, and invited guests from various eminent institutions across Delhi.


The 8th NCAER C. D. Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2020
February 13, 2020
Dr David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund delivered NCAER’s 8th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture. Held in NCAER’s new, world-class, T2 Conference Centre, the Lecture was attended by a distinguished audience including economists, civil servants, prominent media persons, industry analysts, and students

     
Immigration, Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement
January 13, 2020
NCAER hosted a book talk by Neeraj Kaushal, Professor of Social Policy at Columbia University, on her latest book, Blaming Immigrants: Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement (January 2019; Columbia University Press). Mr Sanjoy Hazarika, Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and Mr Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Senior Editor, Hindustan Times, offered their comments after the book talk. The seminar was attended by members of NCAER Research Team and invited guests.

  
The NCAER 2019-20 Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy
November 16, 2019
NCAER presented the 2019-20 Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy on November 16, 2019 in cooperation with the India International Centre (IIC). NCAER macro team led by NCAER Distinguished Fellow Sudipto Mundle presented its latest analysis of the economic situation and its growth forecasts to an audience of policy makers, policy commentators, and the business media.

     
How to leverage open government, research, and data to strengthen public policymaking in India
November 7, 2019
Around 100 participants from a diverse group of researchers, policymakers, civil society, representatives of international organizations and corporate sector attended this seminar co-hosted by NCAER and 3ie. The event was held in the new Conference Centre at NCAER offering world-class facilities. Participants working on development economics, impact evaluation and for the government as well as technology sector discussed on a variety of topics on how to leverage open government, data and research to strengthen public policymaking in India.

     
Quality of Care and the Bypassing of Primary Health Centers in India-Implications for Ayushman Bharat
October 10, 2019
NCAER hosted a seminar on “Quality of Care and the Bypassing of Primary Health Centers in India—Implications for Ayushman Bharat” with Krishna Dipankar Rao, Johns Hopkins University. Shailender Swaminathan, Principal Economist, Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development (LEAD), KREA University, was the discussant. The seminar was attended by members of the NCAER Research Team, and invited guests from various eminent institutions including, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Integrated Research and Action for Development, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, International Food Policy Research Institute, and IDinsight.

  
Workshop on Tourism Satellite Accounts for India and Indian States & Union Territories
September 6, 2019
NCAER has recently completed a seminal study on Tourism Satellite Accounts for 2015-16 for India and Indian States and UTs for the Union Ministry of Tourism. In this context, a one-day workshop was organised to launch NCAER’s Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and to study and discuss its findings. The workshop commenced with a welcome address by Dr Shekhar Shah. Shri Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, delivered the keynote address.

  
NCAER, Brookings India, and Business Standard pay tribute to their former colleague, Subir Gokarn (1959-2019)
August 7, 2019
It is with deep sadness that many of Subir Gokarn’s friends and former colleagues heard about his tragic passing away in Washington DC on July 30th after a brief illness: Dr Gokarn was just 59. Since November 2015, Subir Gokarn had been the IMF Executive Director for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. More than that, he was a professional and personal friend to many in India and overseas, known for his wry, keen sense of humour.

  
State of the Economy Seminar July 2019
July 26, 2019
NCAER presented its Quarterly Review of the Economy, covering the performance of the Indian Economy in the first quarter of 2019-20 and forecast for the year ahead at this seminar held at NCAER. Organized as an integral part of the Quarterly Review, this seminar brought together policymakers, industry leaders and researchers for a discussion. Bornali Bhandari and Sudipto Mundle, NCAER, presented the analysis and key findings of the report. Devendra Pant from India Ratings and Research and Subhomoy Bhattacharya, Business Standard were invited as discussants. The seminar also hosted a presentation on Fintech: Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities by Mitul Thapliyal, Partner, MicroSave Consulting.

     
The Union Budget 2019-20: Reforms and Development Perspectives
July 22, 2019
This joint seminar brought together the Executive Directors of five institutions, namely, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India Development Foundation (IDF), National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) to present their more reflective assessment of the Union Budget 2019-20. NCAER was represented by its Director-General, Dr Shekhar Shah. The discussion and the Q&A with the audience was moderated by Puja Mehra, an Independent Economist.

     
The India Policy Forum 2019
July 8, 2019
NCAER, held the 16th India Policy Forum at the NCAER India Centre in New Delhi on July 8-10, 2019. The keynote speech on the morning of July 9th was delivered by Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. Using data from the Economic Survey 2019 released by the Government of India recently, Dr Subramanian provided a detailed roadmap of the Government’s economic agenda going forward.

     
Whither US federal climate policy in the age of Trump, Pelosi, and defiant US states?
February 15, 2019
NCAER hosted a seminar on “Whither US federal climate policy in the age of Trump, Pelosi, and defiant US states?” with Nathaniel Keohane, Environmental Defense Fund. Shreekant Gupta, Professor, Delhi School of Economics, and Coordinating Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (5th Assessment report), was the discussant . The seminar was attended by NCAER research team and invited guests from institutions across the city.


NCAER signs MoU with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation for Improving India's National Statistical System
January 29, 2019
NCAER signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) in New Delhi today to use new data technologies, knowledge generation and knowledge sharing, and capacity building in the field of official statistics. The MoU was signed by Dr Anil Kumar Sharma, NCAER Secretary and Operations Director and Shri Ajay Kumar Mehta, Deputy Director General MoSPI, in the presence of Dr Shekhar Shah, Director-General, NCAER, Shri Pravin Srivastava, Secretary, MoSPI cum Chief Statistician of India, Shri Jyotirmoy Poddar, Director General, Central Statistics Office, and other senior officers of MoSPI.

  
China Family Panel Studies and Income Inequality in China
January 22, 2019
NCAER organised a seminar on “China Family Panel Studies and Income Inequality in China” with Yu Xie, Princeton University. The seminar was attended by NCAER Research team and invited guests from other institutions in New Delhi.


The Land Question in Urban Development: NCAER releases a new book
January 21, 2019
NCAER released a new book covering critical issues pertaining to land prices and other challenges facing the land sector in urban India at an event held in its new Conference Centre.

  
Blockchain: An Emerging Platform for Trusted Transactions & Reduced Risk
January 18, 2019
NCAER hosted Sriram Raghavan, Vice President, IBM Research & Chief Technology Officer, IBM India/South Asia for a seminar on “Blockchain: An Emerging Platform for Trusted Transactions & Reduced Risk”.


The 7th NCAER C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2019
January 15, 2019
Mr Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London, and among the world’s most influential financial journalists, delivered NCAER’s 7th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture at the NCAER India Centre, New Delhi, on January 15, 2019.

        
The Challenges of International Collective Action in a Changed Environment
January 8, 2019
NCAER invited Jean Pisani-Ferry, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, for a seminar on “The Challenges of International Collective Action in a Changed Environment” on January 8, 2019. Harsha Vardhana Singh, Chairman, IKDHVAJ Advisers, and former Deputy Director-General at WTO, was the discussant at the seminar, which was organised in partnership with GDN, the Global Development Network.


NCAER'S Mid-Year Review of the Economy
November 24, 2018
NCAER presented its 2018-19 Mid-Year Review of Indian economy at an event held at the India International Centre, IIC. This event goes back to a long-standing partnership with IIC, which is attended by policymakers, industry leaders and researchers every year.

     
Skilling India: No Time to Lose
October 30, 2018
NCAER released a new Report, Skilling India: No Time to Lose, at an event inaugurated by Dr K P Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The Report puts forward the key findings of a research project on skills and jobs that NCAER started in 2016 with support from a research grant from J.P. Morgan. The event was held in NCAER’s new T2 Conference Centre.

        
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