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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

Does Devolution to Local Government Improve Health Outcomes in Rural India?
March 2, 2017
NCAER organised a conversation with Professor Hari K. Nagarajan, RBI Chair Professor at IRMA, about the findings of his joint work with Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize and Anirudh Tagat on whether democratisation and devolution of responsibilities to local governments in India improves access to health care, health status, and individual incomes.

A Conversation on "Automation and Asian Labour Markets"
March 1, 2017
NCAER hosted a Conversation with Ms Pamela Mar, Fellow at the Fung Global Institute at HK University, Hong Kong. Pamela has been researching and writing about the impact of automation on jobs in the Asian context. In her talk at NCAER, she spoke in context of the factors that will impact Asian development and discussed how business, policymakers, and civil society can help spur a more sustainable growth.

National Workshop on Building Synergies: Matching Business Reforms to Improved "Ease of Doing Business"
February 27, 2017
This workshop held in New Delhi is part of NCAER Study on Matching Business Reforms in India’s States to the ‘Ease of Doing Business’, funded by prosperity fund, British High Commission, BHC.

The Union Budget 2017-18: Reforms and Development Perspectives
February 4, 2017
The 5-Institute Budget Seminar 2017-18 brought together the heads of the five institutes —CPR, ICRIER, IDF, NCAER, and NIPFP to share a reflective view of the Union Budget and its longer-term implications for the Indian economy under the leadership of the NDA Government, now well into its second half.

State of the Economy Seminar February 2017
February 23, 2017
NCAER Team presented the Quarterly Review of the Economy at a seminar held at its Conference Room. The review covered the performance of the Economy in the third quarter of 2016-17 and forecast for the year head. The seminar also included a presentation by Andreas Bauer, Senior Resident Representative—India, Nepal, Bhutan on ‘’Global Outlook and the Brexit Impact

The 5th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017
January 27, 2017
Dr Vijay Kelkar delivered NCAER's 5th C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017 at the Nehru Memorial Library Auditorium, Teen Murti Bhavan, in New Delhi. Dr Kelkar spoke on his Reflections on the Art and Science of Policymaking. The distinguished audience included eminent economists, civil servants, industry analysts, media and a large number of students. Dr Bimal Jalan, former President of NCAER’s Governing Body and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, was the evening’s Guest of Honour.

Investor-friendly India: How are India's States Faring? A NCAER-PRI Dialogue
December 20, 2016
NCAER organized an NCAER-PRI video-dialogue, the third in the series of an on-going dialogue with PRI. The theme of the dialogue was India’s investment climate and focused particularly on India’s states. PRI, the Policy Research Institute in Japan, is affiliated with the Japanese Ministry of Finance. The Dialogue follows two earlier video-dialogues in February and June 2015 and is part of the work envisaged by NCAER and PRI to foster joint work and greater collaboration in enhancing economic relations between Japan and India.

Measuring Money: Using Divisia Monetary Aggregates to avoid Policy Mishaps
November 22, 2016
In this seminar held at NCAER, a presentation by Dr Soumya Bhadury, Associate Fellow at NCAER explored the potential role of Divisia monetary aggregates in the Indian context, including how better data can assist the new Monetary Policy Committee decision-making process. Besides, explaining the Divisia aggregates, Soumya explained in detail the experiences of the European Central Bank and the central banks of Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States after their adoption of such aggregates.

The Northeast Regional Workshop on Direct Benefit Transfer
November 21, 2016
NCAER in collaboration with the DBT Mission, organized a one day Northeast Regional Workshop on Direct Benefit Transfer in Imphal, Manipur NCAER in collaboration with the DBT Mission, organized a one day Northeast Regional Workshop on Direct Benefit Transfer in Imphal, Manipur. This workshop is part of NCAER’s ongoing study on “Implement Digital Direct Benefit Transfers: A DBT Readiness Index for the States of India”. A DBT Readiness Index for the States of India”. The workshop helped in promoting an understanding of the myriad problems faced by the North-eastern states in implementing DBT.

Malcolm Adiseshiah Mid-Year Review of the Indian Economy, 2016-17
November 5, 2016
NCAER presented the 2016-17 Mid Year Review of Indian Economy at a seminar held in New Delhi. The review presents the most comprehensive, independent assessment of the Indian economy as the Indian Government and its Ministry of Finance begin preparation of the FY 2017-18 Union Budget. Dr Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre’s India Central Programme chaired the Review.

Global Financial Stability in the Age of Low Growth and Interest Rates: What is New?
November 1, 2016
A low-growth, low-rate era, accompanied by increased political and policy uncertainty, is creating many challenges for policymakers, banks, and corporates in all parts of the world. In this seminar, Dr Ratna Sahay, Acting Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, presented the key findings of the IMF’s October 2016 Global Financial Stability Report that analyses these challenges and offers solutions for fostering stability.

Skilling India: India's 3E Challenge of Education, Employability, and Employment
October 5, 2016
A second consultation workshop on NCAER’s new research study on ‘Skilling India’ was held in New Delhi. NCAER has undertaken the J.P. Morgan New Skills at Work-India (NSAWI) program under NCAER Labour Economics and Research Observatory (N-LERO). It seeks to focus on the three critical elements of education, employability, and employment. The study aims at contributing both to policy as well as practice pertaining to employability, labour markets and the skilling supply chain.

Training Workshop on proposed Impact Assessment Study of Digital India Land Records Modernization program (DI-LRMP)
September 27, 2016
NCAER organized a training workshop for the proposed Impact Assessment Study of Digital India Land Records Modernization program (DI-LRMP), as a follow up to an earlier preparatory meeting held on 30 August, 2016. The workshop was conducted by Deepak Sanan who is the technical advisor for this proposed study and was chaired by Prof. D B Gupta, a Senior Consultant at NCAER.

What does China`s Rebalancing Mean for the Rest of Asia?
September 5, 2016
In recent years, China has moved to “rebalancing” its economy away from a dependence on exports and investment to increasing domestic consumption. What will a rebalanced China look like? What will the rest of the world, and Asia with a rebalanced China in it, look like? This seminar organised by NCAER addressed these issues with Dr Paul Gruenwald of S&P Global Ratings based out of Singapore.

Can India's Financial Sector Finance Double-digit GDP Growth?
August 30, 2016
Dr Frederico Gil Sander, World Bank, New Delhi lead a discussion based around the World Bank’s June 2016 India Development Update: Financing Double-digit Growth. Dr Ila Patnaik, NIPFP and Dr Pallavi Choudhuri, NCAER joined as discussants.

India Human Development Survey-II Advisory Panel Meeting
August 11, 2016
The fifth meeting of the Advisory Panel of the India Human Development Survey (IHDS-II) held at NCAER was chaired by Dr Pronab Sen, former Chairman, National Statistical Commission. The meeting included presentations made by IHDS researchers to showcase the findings of the research team based on the data generated during the surveys.

State of the Economy Seminar July 2016
August 4, 2016
NCAER presented its Quarterly Review of the Economy, covering the performance of the Indian Economy in the first quarter of 2016-17 and forecast for the year ahead at this seminar held at NCAER. This quarterly report is designed to meet the needs of policy makers, corporates and others interested in tracking the latest developments in the Indian economy.

Crosscutting Economic Reforms to make Digital India, Start-up India and Make in India work
July 28, 2016
Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, Nirvikar Singh, discussed the important initiatives of Government India, namely, Digital India, Start-up India and Make in India at this seminar held at NCAER.

Launch of Vijay Joshi's book, 'India's Long Road: The Search for Prosperity'
July 14, 2016
NCAER in association with Penguin Random House India, hosted Vijay Joshi for the launch of his book,'India’s Long Road:The Search for Prosperity', at India Habitat Center on July 14, 2016 to a packed house.

The India Policy Forum 2016
July 12, 2016
The India Policy Forum 2016 featured an exciting mix of paper presentations, a policy roundtable and the IPF Lecture. This annual NCAER conference is now in its 13th year. The IPF explores and provides insights on India’s rapidly evolving and often tumultuous economic transition and the underlying policy reforms that are driving it.

The India Policy Forum Lecture 2016
July 12, 2016
Dr Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India delivered the India Policy Forum Lecture 2016. He spoke on India and the “India and the Global Economy Post-Brexit”.He also released NCAER’s 2015-16 India Policy Forum volume on this occasion.

State of the Economy Seminar May 2016
May 12, 2016
NCAER released its widely-reported Quarterly Review of the Economy at this seminar held at its Conference Room. The report includes review of the Indian Economy 2015-16 and the Forecast for 2016-17.

India launch of the World Development Report 2016 on Digital Dividends
May 10, 2016
NCAER and The World Bank co-hosted the India launch of the World Development Report 2016 on Digital Dividends, followed by a roundtable discussion on how to best speed up India’s digital transformation and reap the digital dividends of faster growth, greater opportunity and jobs, and better service delivery for India.

Looking East: India and the East Asian Policy Experience
May 3, 2016
A conversation around the IMF’s Spring 2016 Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook (REO), Building on Asia’s Strengths during Turbulent Times, led by Dr Thomas Richardson, Senior IMF Resident Representative in India, Nepal, and Bhutan was held at NCAER, following the official release of the report today.

Comparing Cross-country Trends in Household Finance
April 5, 2016
Prof Tarun Ramadorai (University of Oxford and NCAER) presented on Cross-country Trends in Household Finance at this NCAER Seminar. Based on work done jointly with Cristian Badarinza and John Campbell, Ramadorai highlighted common features and contrasts across countries and discuss key issues surrounding retirement savings, investments in risky assets, unsecured debt, and mortgages.

Growth, Urbanization, and Poverty Reduction in India
April 4, 2016
Gaurav Datt of Monash University presented his work on “Growth, Urbanization, and Poverty Reduction in India”, co-authored with Martin Ravallion at Georgetown University and Rinku Murgai at the World Bank. This new work delivers the most robust evidence to date that economic growth in India has not only come with a lower incidence of absolute poverty but also with an acceleration in the pace of poverty reduction in the post-1991 period.

Looking East: India and the East Asian Policy Experience
March 31, 2016
This dialogue brought together Chinese and Indian policymakers and analysts for a discussion on how the Asian landscape will evolve as regional linkages and partnerships in Asia take more concrete shape over this decade. Jointly organised with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through the ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative, this conversation is a part of NCAER’s Looking East Video Series of live conversations with key East Asian policymakers, scholars, and analysts.

Launch of the NCAER Labour Economics Research Observatory (N-LERO): India's 3E Challenge- Education, Employability, and Employment
March 22, 2016
NCAER today launched its first research on India’s 3E Challenge- Education, Employability, and Employment under the New Skills at Work India (NSAWI) program. Housed in NCAER’s Labour Economics Research Observatory (LERO), NSAWI is an inaugural research initiative that will look at the skills gap currently affecting the Indian work environment.

Launch of NCAER's State Investment Potential Index: The 2016 N-SIPI
March 8, 2016
NCAER launched its evidence-based State Investment Potential Index with Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Release of NCAER Research Study for Indian Railways, "Factors Impacting Railway Freight Traffic in India"
February 18, 2016
NCAER presented its study on Factors Impacting Railway Freight Traffic in India to Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways, Mr A K Mital, Chairman of the Railway Board, and Mr Mohd. Jamshed, Member Traffic, Railway Board at the Rail Bhavan today.

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