Women remain severely under-represented in political institutions across the world. The International Political Science Association reports that as of January 2013 women representatives accounted for just over 20 percent of all parliamentarians in the world. Set against the just-completed largest election in the world in India, it is useful to ask why are there so... Read More
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. Community colleges address a mid-level skill gap in the US economy, providing post-secondary technical skills and training for a broad range of... Read More
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.
The QRE provides a comprehensive review of developments in the economy in the agriculture, industry, services, trade, finance, prices, public finance, and macroeconomic sectors. The reports also provide annual macroeconomic forecasts. A review of the economy is prepared each quarter and provided to the subscribers of the Review and to the media.
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. A number of developing countries – such as India – have seen a growth in outward FDI... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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.
This workshop focussed on the modelling work NCAER is 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 modelling in India and... Read More
A lecture by Professor Arvind Panagariya on "A Reform Agenda for India's new Government" was second in the series of lecture, instituted in memory of Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh, one of India's most eminent economists and a founding father of NCAER. In his lecture, Professor Panagariya stressed that the overarching objective of the reforms by... Read More