Winter School 2019 @DSE

December 10-13, 2019 
at the Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India.




V.V. Chari (University of Minnesota)

Varadarajan V. Chari has been a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota since the Fall of 1994. He is currently the Paul W. Frenzel Land Grant Professor of Liberal Arts and is the founding director of the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute. He received a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1974, and was a Production Engineer at Union Carbide (India) Limited from 1974 to 1976. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1980 and joined the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University as an assistant professor of managerial economics. In 1986 he moved to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis where he eventually became senior research officer and economic advisor. In 1992 he returned to the Kellogg Graduate School of Management as Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Risk Management. He served as an associate editor of the Journal of Financial of Intermediation, and serves on the board of editors of the Journal of Economic TheoryMacrodynamics , and the Review of Economic Dynamics . In 1998, he was elected fellow of the Econometric Society.

His research interests are in banking, fiscal and monetary policy and in issues of economic development. He has written extensively on banking crises, exchange rate fluctuations and international capital flows. 

Edward Glaeser (Harvard University)

Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He regularly teaches microeconomic theory, and occasionally urban and public economics. He has served as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He has published dozens of papers on cities economic growth, law, and economics. In particular, his work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992.

Ran Spiegler (University College London and Tel Aviv University)

Ran Spiegler is Aaron Rubinstein Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University and professor of economics at University College, London. He is well known for his work on bounded rationality. He is the author of Bounded Rationality and Industrial Organization (Oxford University Press, 2012), and at present the editor of Theoretical Economics.

Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania).

Petra Todd is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Economics at UPenn. Professor Todd is also a Research Associate of Penn’s Population Studies Center. She serves as an Associate Editor for the American Economic Review and the Journal of Human Capital.
Her main fields of research are social program evaluation, labor economics, and microeconometrics. She has published papers on the determinants of cognitive achievement, testing for discrimination in motor vehicle searches, sources of racial wage disparities, and methods for evaluating and optimally designing conditional cash transfer programs.
She is currently working on implementing a large-scale randomized school incentive program in Mexican high schools, on analyzing the effects of school vouchers in Chile and on assessing the effects of government regulation on the operation of the privatized pension market in Chile.

December 10-13, 2019
Delhi, India

The Econometric Society, jointly with the Centre for Development Economics and the Department of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, is now accepting contributed papers for the Delhi Winter School to be held December 10-13, 2019, at the Delhi School of Economics in Delhi, India.

The invited speakers for WS2019 are V.V. Chari (University of Minnesota), Edward Glaeser (Harvard University), Ran Spiegler (University College London and Tel Aviv University) and Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania). Each invited speaker will deliver a set of lectures. The School will also feature presentations of selected contributed papers by junior scholars. Graduate students and junior faculty are strongly encouraged to submit papers for this part of the programme.

Submission Procedure

The contributed paper submission process will be open August 28 through September 28, 2019. Papers must be submitted electronically in pdf format through the Conference Maker website at A person may submit and present only one paper. However, a person may be a co-author of several papers submitted to the School. Early submissions are encouraged. Decisions will be conveyed by October 12. Submitters of papers and participants in WS2019 do not have to be members of the Econometric Society. However, a person interested in joining the Society may please visit


Registration for WS2019 will be open October 15 through December 13. For information and registration, please visit The registration fee includes admission to all scientific sessions, meeting information, coffee breaks, lunches and social events. For information about funding possibilities, details of the programme as it takes shape, visa requirements and local arrangements, please visit

If you experience any problems in submitting a paper, please email and if you have questions regarding registration please email 

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