Kaushik Basu 65th Birthday Conference

17 December 2017

Venue: Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi -110007

9:20 – 9:30 Welcome
9:30 – 11:00

Plenary Session 1

Joesph E Stiglitz (Columbia University)

Avinash Dixit (Princeton University)

11.00 -11.30 Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 – 1.00 Plenary Session 2

Debraj Ray (New York University)

Jorgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics)

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch Break
2:30 – 4:00 Panel Discussion on “Policy Advice: The Role of Politics and Economics”

Chair: Kaushik Basu (Cornell University)

Panelists:  Montek Singh Ahluwalia (former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India), Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University), Celestin Monga (African Development Bank) and Jamie Saavedra (World Bank)

4:00 – 4:30 Tea/Coffee Break
4:30 – 6:00 Felicitation and Festschrift Presentation

“Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development” edited by Ajit Mishra and Tridip Ray, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Chief Guest: Manmohan Singh (Former Prime Minister of India)

Guest of Honour: Amartya Sen (Harvard University)

Ashwini Deshpande (Delhi School of Economics) Garance Genicot (Georgetown University), Ranjan Ray (Monash University), and S. Subramanian (Madras Institute of Development Studies).

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