Parallel Sessions 1: Tuesday, December 13 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

1.1. Political Economy                                                   Room 116

Chair: Anirban Kar

  • THE POWER OF THE AGENDA SETTER: A DYNAMIC LEGISLATIVE BARGAINING MODEL
    • Ravideep Sethi, New York University
  • REVOLUTION OR GRADUALISM: OPTIMAL STRATEGY OF A LEADER
    • Souvik Dutta, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • INSTITUTIONS, TAXATION AND INFORMALITY
    • Shalini Mitra, University of Liverpool

 

1.2. Productivity                                                            Room 104

Chair: K. L. Krishna

  • A SIMPLE THEORY OF THE AGGREGATE PRODUCTION FUNCTION
    • Hrishikesh Singhania, University of Exeter
  • DEMAND SHOCK AND PRODUCTIVITY: WHAT DETERMINES FIRMS' INVESTMENT AND EXIT DECISIONS?
    • Pradeep Kumar, University of Exeter
  • DETERMINANTS OF PRODUCTIVITY OF DEVELOPED ASIA
    • Niti Khandelwal, Delhi School of Economics

 

1.3. Education and Development                             Room 206

Chair: Santosh C. Panda

  • THE IMPACT OF EMERGENCY FOOD AID ON CHILDREN'S SCHOOLING AND WORK DECISIONS
    • Nzinga H. Broussard, Economic Research Service, Washington DC
  • ETHNIC FRAGMENTATION AND SCHOOL PROVISION IN INDIA
    • Bharti Nandwani, Shiv Nadar University

 

1.4. Environmental Issues                                        Room 205

Chair: Surender Kumar

  • REBOUND EFFECT IN RESIDENTIAL ENERGY DEMAND: AN INDIAN CONTEXT
    • Debalina Chakravarty, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
  • MEASURING QUALITY OF LIFE IN UTTAR PRADESH THROUGH SANITATON, WATER AND HYGIENE
    • Mukesh Kumar, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India
  • DOES AWARENESS LEAD TO SEGREGATION OF WASTE AT THE HOUSEHOLD LEVEL?
    • Shivani Wadehra, TERI University

 

1.5. Networks                                                             Room 208

Chair: Ram Singh

  • MARRIAGE LAWS AND POVERTY WITH GENDER BIAS
    • Araceli Ortega Diaz, ITESM, Mexico
  • GETTING HELP FROM FRIENDS: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND LABOUR MARKET OUTCOMES
    • Apoorva Gupta, Delhi School of Economics

 

 

Parallel Sessions 2: Tuesday, December 13 (3:40 PM – 5:10 PM)

2.1. Political Economy: Empirics                             Room 116

Chair: Mausumi Das

  • ELECTORAL RULES AND LEADER SELECTION: EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FROM UGANDAN COMMUNITY GROUPS
    • Miri Stryjan, Ben Gurion University
  • ARE EDUCATED LEADERS GOOD FOR EDUCATION? EVIDENCE FROM INDIA
    • Rahul Lahoti, University of Goettingen
  • STRENGTH OF PARTISAN AND CANDIDATE TIES IN INDIA
    • Aditi Singhal, Delhi School of Economics

 

2.2. Labour                                                                  Room 205

Chair: Farzana Afridi

  • LABOR MARKET EFFECTS OF INCONSISTENT POLICY INTERVENTIONS: EVIDENCE FROM INDIA'S EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEES
    • Girish Bahal, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi
  • HETEROGENEOUS WAGE IMPACT OF NREGS IN INDIA: ARE WINNERS HISTORICALLY DETERMINED?
    • Kartik Misra, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • TRADE, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND WAGE INEQUALITY: A THEORITICAL STUDY
    • Sugandha Huria, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

 

2.3. Public Finance                                                    Room 104

Chair: Pulin B. Nayak

  • WHOM ARE YOU DOING A FAVOR TO? GOVERNANCE CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICAL ALIGNMENT
    • Sabyasachi Das, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
  • ARE TAX HAVENS BECOMING TAX HELLS? AN EMPIRICAL STUDY TO TEST THE IMPACT OF TAX TREATIES ON FPI LEVELS
    • Gaurav Pundir, Income Tax Department, Government of India
  • OPPONENT'S FORESIGHT AND OPTIMAL CHOICES
    • Jeevant Rampal, Ohio State University

 

2.4. Macro Empirics                                                 Room 208

Chair: B. L. Pandit

  • RISK FACTORS TO INDIA’S INFLATION TARGETING FRAMEWORK: SURVIVAL ANALYSIS APPROACH
    • Onkar Shivraj Swami, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai
  • NON-LINEAR MOVEMENTS OF THE SENSEX IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS (2008): A STOCK MARKET BUBBLE?
    • Tanmoy Ganguli, HSBC, Kolkata
  • MACRO STRESS TESTING OF INDIAN BANK GROUPS
    • Hema Kapur, Delhi School of Economics

 

Parallel Sessions 3: Wednesday, December 14 (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

3.1. Public Expenditure                                            Room 116

Chair: Sabyasachi Kar

  • FISCAL FINANCING COMPONENTS IN A SIMPLE MODEL OF POLICY INTERACTION
    • Piyali Das, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • MAY THERE BE VICTORY: GOVERNMENT ELECTION PERFORMANCE AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST PUBLIC-WORKS PROGRAM
    • Laura Zimmermann, University of Georgia
  • NO FREE LUNCH: USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE EFFICACY OF SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMS
    • Sisir Debnath, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

 

 

3.2. Trade and Industry                                         Room 205

Chair: Sunil Kanwar

  • TARIFF INDUCED LICENSING CONTRACTS, CONSUMERS’ SURPLUS AND WELFARE
    • Abhishek Kabiraj, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  • R&D IN DUOPOLY UNDER INCOMPLETE INFORMATION
    • Srobonti Chattopadhyay, Vidyasagar College for Women
  • WHAT MOTIVATES MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS? AN INDUSTRY LEVEL ANALYSIS
    • Sonal Dua, Delhi School of Economics

 

3.3. Macro                                                               Room 104

Chair: Paramjit

  • A DSGE MODEL-BASED ANALYSIS OF THE INDIAN SLOWDOWN
    • Abhishek Kumar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
  • DYNAMICS OF PRIVATE CAPITAL FLOWS TO INDIA: A STRUCTURAL VAR APPROACH
    • Virender Kumar, Delhi School of Economics
  • IMPACT OF MONETARY POLICY SHOCKS ON THE INDIAN ECONOMY
    • Anshumaan Tuteja, Delhi School of Economics

 

3.4. Conflict                                                          Room 208

Chair: Abhijit Banerji

  • PROPERTY RIGHTS AND LANGUAGE WARS
    • Ranajoy Guha Neogi, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  • DO GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBOURS? AN ANALYSIS OF THE KASHMIR INSURGENCY
    • Divya Tuteja, Delhi School of Economics
  • IDENTITY CONFLICT WITH CROSS-BORDER SPILLOVERS
    • Dripto Bakshi, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

 

Parallel Sessions 4: Thursday, December 15 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

4.1. Experimental Economics                               Room 205

Chair: J. V. Meenakshi

  • POWER ANALYSIS AND SAMPLE SIZES: A BINDING FRONTIER APPROACH
    • Subrato Banerjee, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • FLEXIBLE BAYESIAN QUANTILE REGRESSION IN ORDINAL MODELS
    • Mohd. Arshad Rahman, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • PROXIMITY AND STOCHASTIC CHOICE
    • Ruhi Sonal, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

 

4.2. Game and Contract Theory                           Room 104

Chair: Sudhir A. Shah

  • A DOMAIN CHARACTERIZATION OF MIN-MAX RULES
    • Gopakumar Achuthankutty, Indian Statistical Institute
  • CONTESTS WITH FOOT-SOLDIERS
    • Bharat Goel, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • A UNIFIED CHARACTERIZATION OF RANDOMIZED STRATEGY-PROOF RULES
    • Soumyarup Sadhukhan, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

 

4.3. Social Sector                                                    Room 116

Chair: Nira Goyal

  • CAUSAL IMPACT OF ADOPTION OF SOIL CONSERVATION MEASURES ON FARM PROFIT, REVENUE AND VARIABLE COST IN DARJEELING DISTRICT, INDIA
    • Chandan Singha, Delhi School of Economics
  • EXPENDITURE VISIBILITY AND VOTER MEMORY: A COMPOSITIONAL APPROACH TO THE POLITICAL BUDGET CYCLE IN INDIAN STATES, 1959 – 2012
    • Bharatee Bhushan Dash, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, Delhi
  • DIAL HELPLINE ‘H’ FOR HELP
    • Arunjan Subramanian, University of Glasgow

 

 

4.4. International Trade                                       Room 208

Chair: Vanlalruata Fanai (Asstt. General Manager, EXIM Bank)

  • COMPARING TRADE BARRIERS: HOW TRADE COST ELASTICITIES AND DETERMINANTS OF TRADE DIFFER BETWEEN SECTORS
    • Heidi Vaage, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
  • DOES DEVALUATION IMPROVE BILATERAL TRADE RELATIONS OF SMALL ISLAND ECONOMIES WITH ITS MAJOR AND EMERGING TRADE PARTNERS? THE CASE OF FIJI
    • Kushneel Prakash, The University of South Pacific, Fiji
  • IMPACT OF EXCHANGE RATE VOLATILITY ON INDIA’S BI-LATERAL AGGREGATE AND MANUFACTURING EXPORT GROWTH – A PANEL STUDY
    • Ritu Suri, Delhi School of Economics

 

Parallel Sessions 5: Thursday, December 15 (3:40 PM – 5:10 PM)

5.1. Gender and Development                               Room 205

Chair: Ashwini Deshpande

  • DOWRY: HOUSEHOLD RESPONSES TO EXPECTED MARRIAGE PAYMENTS
    • Nishith Prakash, University of Connecticut and S. Anukriti, Boston College
  • CULTURE AND DECLINING FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN INDIA
    • Srijita Ghosh, New York University
  • GENDER DIFFERENCE IN WAGES IN CASUAL LABOUR MARKET IN INDIA: AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE ACT (MGNREGA)
    • Deepak Varshney, Delhi School of Economics

 

5.2. Applied Game Theory                                     Room 104

Chair: Uday Bhanu Sinha

  • IMITATION AND PRICE COMPETITION IN A DIFFERENTIATED MARKET
    • Abhimanyu Khan, Cambridge-INET
  • REDISTRIBUTION, INEFFICIENCY AND TRADE – THE ROLE OF CREDIT MARKET IMPERFECTION
    • Suryaprakash Misra, National Law University, Delhi
  • DUTY INVERSION AND EFFECTIVE PROTECTION: A THEORETICAL STUDY
    • Kanika Pathania, Delhi School of Economics

 

5.3. Health and Development                                Room 116

Chair: Shreekant Gupta

  • DOES SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE REDUCE FINANCIAL BURDEN? PANEL DATA EVIDENCE FROM INDIA
    • Mehtabul Azam, Oklahoma State University
  • DOES HEALTH INFLUENCE RISK PREFERENCE?
    • Sanjeev Kumar, Yale University
  • CAN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES REALLY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY?
    • Chitwan Lalji, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

 

5.4. Poverty and Inequality                                   Room 208

Chair: Sugata Bag

  • THE SPILLOVER EFFECTS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: AN ARTEFACTUAL FIELD EXPERIMENT WITH CASTES IN INDIA
    • Ritwik Banerjee, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • RE-ESTIMATION OF THE INDIAN POVERTY LINE: HEALTHY EATING INDEX
    • Mousumi Das, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi
  • DOES A GOOD FATHER NOW HAVE TO BE RICH? INTERGENERATIONAL INCOME MOBILITY IN RURAL INDIA
    • Shariq Mohammed, University of Arizona