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Seminar in Applied Microeconomics - Virtual Assembly and Discussion

SAMVAAD is a platform for faculty and researchers in India to present their work and get feedback from the applied micro community. The online seminars are coordinated by Sabyasachi Das and Aaditya Dar and conducted once a month in association with the Society for Economic Research in India (SERI).

Upcoming SAMVAADs

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Date Time Speaker Paper
Oct 17 5 PM IST Kanishka Kacker (ISI Delhi) Identifying the Effect of Coal Plants on Air Pollution (joint E. Somanathan and Sagnik Dey and Rishabh Choudhary)
Nov 21 5 PM IST Surbhi Kesar (APU) Economic Transition, Dualism, and Informality in India: Nature and Patterns of Household-level Transitions
Jan 16 5 PM IST Kanika Mahajan (Ashoka) TBD
Feb 13 5 PM IST Oindrila Dey (IIFT Kolkata) Conditionality Matters: A Samaritan’s Dilemma with In-Kind Transfers Targeting Educational Attainment

Note: There is no talk in December.



Weekly edition

The weekly edition of SAMVAADs (conducted between May and July 2020) were held on Friday mornings from 10 AM to 11:15 AM IST.

Date Speaker Paper
May 1 Garima Agarwal (DSE) Improving school attendance for adolescent girls - Evidence from a policy experiment in Delhi’s public schools
May 8 Tanika Chakraborty (IIM Calcutta) Caste, Courts and Business (joint with Sarani Saha, Divya Shukla, Anirban Mukherjee)
May 15 Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (ISI Delhi) Trust Thy Neighbour?: Evidence from Partition of India
May 22 Sugata Bag (DSE) Causes of low labour force participation of married women in India: Conservative culture, spousal education gap and structural factors
May 29 Prachi Singh (Brookings) Information campaign on water quality and marriage market: The case of arsenic exposure in rural Bangladesh (joint with Shyamal Chowdhury)
Jun 5 Vidhya Soundararajan (IIM Bangalore) Import Competition, Contract Labor, and Informal Firms: Revisiting the Trade and Informality Debate (joint with Pavel Chakraborty and Rahul Singh)
Jun 12 Renuka Sane (NIPFP) The Effect of Product-Specific Financial Education on Purchase Decision (joint with Olga Balakina, Vimal Balasubmraniam and Aditi Dimri)
Jun 19 PKV Kishan (IRMA) Bicycle as a Vehicle of Change? Long Term Evidence from an Innovative Cycle Program in India (joint with Ambrish Dongre)
Jun 26 Dyotona Dasgupta A theory of progressive lending (joint with Dilip Mookherjee)
Jul 3 Somdeep Chatterjee (IIM Lucknow) Women empowerment and domestic violence: Evidence from a multi-dimensional policy in India (joint with Prashant Poddar)
Jul 10 Abhishek Dureja (IGIDR) Smoothing Consumption in Times of Sickness: Households Recourse Mechanisms (joint with Digvijay Negi)
Jul 17 Prasenjit Sarkhel (University of Kalyani) Does More Schooling Imply Improved Learning? Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in India (joint with Upasak Das)
Jul 24 Kaushal Kishore (IISER, Bhopal) Dynamic Tax Competition, Home Bias and the gain from Non-preferential Taxation Regimes: A case for unilateral commitment

Monthly edition

Date Time Speaker Paper
Sep 12 5 PM IST Anindya Chakrabarti (IIM Ahmedabad) Science, Pathogenic Outbreak & Market Structure: Evidence from the 2010 NDM-1 Superbug Discovery & Indian Antibiotics Market (joint with Mayank Aggarwal and Chirantan Chatterjee)