CAS Young Scholars’ Seminar 2018

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Thursday, 6 December 2018
Event End Date: 
Friday, 7 December 2018
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CAS Young Scholars’ Seminar 2018
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CAS Young Scholars’ Seminar 2018, CESP, JNU

6 and 7 December 2018, Committee Room, Ground Floor, SSS-II Building, J.N.U.

Seminar Programme

Day 1 (December 6th)

Registration (9.30 – 10.00 a.m.)

Opening Remarks (10.00 – 10.10 a.m.) Prof Subrata Guha, Seminar Coordinator

Session 1.(10: 10 – 11.30 a.m.) Economic Theory

Chair: Dr.Soumendu Sarkar, TERI School of Advanced Studies

A Game of Cooperative Network Formation in the Presence of Network Effects.”

Siddhi Gyan Pandey, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Incompetence and Corruption in Procurement Auctions.”

Sonakshi Jain, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University


Tea Break(11:30 – 11:50 a.m.)


Session 2. (11.50 a.m. – 1.10 p.m.) Experimental Economics

Chair: Prof. Sujoy Chakravarty, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Influence of Social Network Effect and Incentive on Choice of Star Labeled Cars in India: A Latent Class Approach based on Choice Experiment.”

Charu Grover (with Sangeeta Bansal and Adan L. Martinez-Cruz), CITD, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Closure Rules in Auctions: An Experiment.”

Vishruti Gupta, Delhi School of Economics


Lunch Break (1.10 – 2.30 p.m.)


Session 3. (2:30 – 3.50 p.m.) Economics of Gender

Chair: Dr. Rashmi Barua, CITD, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Women's labour supply in India: Feminization hypothesis and determinants.

Tuhina Roy Chowdhury, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility and Sex Ratio at Birth? An Impact Evaluation of Madhya Pradesh’s LadliLaxmiYojana.

Manisha Jain, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University


Tea Break (3.50 – 4.10 p.m.)


Session 4.(4.10 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.) Economics of Health

Chair: Dr.Indrani Roy Chowdhury, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Health and Policy Implications of Obesity: Evidence from India.

Shivani Gupta, CITD, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Reproductive and Child Health Deprivation in West Bengal at Sub-State Level Exploring Long-Run Deprivation Trap Using DLHS (I-IV) Data.

SulekhaHembram (with Sohini Mukherjee and Sushil Kr. Haldar), Jadavpur University


Day 2 (December 7th)

Session 5.(9.30 – 11.30 a.m.) Economics of Sustainable Development

Chair: Dr.NandanNawn, TERI School of Advanced Studies

Environmental and Development Dichotomy.

TanuShivnani, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Solid Waste Management in Mumbai: A Socio-Economic Perspective.

SindhujaMalladi, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad

Has Urban Planning improved Living Conditions in Slums? Evidence from Million Plus Cities in India.

ShobhitKulshreshtha, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research


Tea Break(11.30 – 11.50 a.m.)

Session 6.(11.50 a.m. – 1.10 p.m.) Economics of Social Institutions

Chair: Prof.SugatoDasgupta, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University

“Effect of Female Education on Marital Assortative Mating: Driven by Dowry or Household Efficiencies?”

Prarthna Agarwal Goel, CITD, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Political Reservation and Allocation of Public Goods for Backward Communities.

Saheli Bose, Jadavpur University


Lunch Break(1.10 – 2.30 p.m.)

Session 7.(2.30 – 3.50 p.m.) Economics of Money and Banking

Chair: Dr.LokendraKumawat, Ramjas College and Visiting Professor, Ashoka University

Determinants of Profitability of Indian Commercial Banks: A Study with Special Focus on Macroeconomic Conditions.

Anjali Saini, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Testing the Validity of Deposits Channel of Monetary Policy: The Case of India, 2007-08 to 2016-17.

Aarushi Joshi, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University


Tea Break (3.50 – 4.10 p.m.)


Session 8.(4.10 – 5.30 p.m.) Economics of Inequality

Chair: Dr.Ananya Ghosh Dastidar, Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi

The Movers and Stayers: Wage Inequality and Wage Mobility in India, 2004-05 to 2011-12.”

BalakrushnaPadhi, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Inequality of Opportunity and Economic Growth in India.

MrinaliniJha, Delhi School of Economics


Vote of Thanks : Dr. Shakti Kumar, Deputy Coordinator, UGC CAS Programme, CESP