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January 2020

Weekly Economics Seminar by Albin Erlanson

January 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
AC 02 LR 105

Title: Organizing Time Exchanges: Lessons from Matching Markets Speaker: Albin Erlanson, Assistant Professor, University of Essex Abstract: This paper considers time exchanges via a common platform (e.g., markets for exchanging time units, positions at education institutions, and tuition waivers). There are several problems associated with such markets, e.g., imbalanced outcomes, coordination problems, and inefficiencies. We model time exchanges as matching markets and construct a non-manipulable mechanism that selects an individually rational and balanced allocation which maximizes exchanges among the participating agents (and those…

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Prof. Oliver Hart on “Corporate Purpose”

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
India International Centre,
India International Centre
New Delhi, India
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Science Policy Initiative on Blockchain Technology

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ashoka University Campus

Landscaping Priority Areas for Blockchain: Cryptoeconomics, Capacity building, Scalability, Security Ashoka University, in its first of its kind policy initiative, is hosting a high-level deliberative workshop on blockchain technology. The overarching theme of the workshop is Landscaping Priority Areas for Blockchain: Cryptoeconomics, Capacity building, Scalability, Security. Participation at the workshop is by invitation only. For any queries, please reach out anjali.taneja@ashoka.edu.in. Click here for more details

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Overcoming Contractual Incompleteness: The Role of Guiding Principles

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dr. Reddy’s Auditorium,
Ashoka University
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The Economics Department is delighted to announce a guest lecture by Professor Oliver Hart, Co-Recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics on 'Overcoming Contractual Incompleteness: The Role of Guiding Principles'.   Bio: Professor Hart is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University where he has taught since 1993. He is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, the American Finance Association, a Distinguished Fellow of the American…

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Weekly Economics Seminar by Rahul Singh

January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
AC 02 LR 105

Title: Technical Regulations, Intermediate Inputs and Performance of Firms: Evidence from India Speaker: Rahul Singh, PhD Candidate, IIM Bangalore Abstract: We estimate the consequences of maintaining restrictive Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) measures on physical efficiency and markups for manufacturing firms in India. We combine firm-product level production data from Prowess with the database of TBT measures that have been raised as a concern by member countries against India in the dedicated committees of WTO. We find that the incidence of restrictive…

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April 2020

Border and Connectivity: Narratives from the Himalayas

April 24 - April 25
Ashoka University Campus

CALL FOR PAPERS Potential themes Trade, Commerce, Reciprocity Migration and Movement Tourism and Travel Literature and Language Human-Nature Interaction Social Movements States and Borders Border and Cross-Border Communities Institutions and Organisations Last date for submission of abstracts (500 words): 5th January, 2020 Late date for submission of full papers: 30th March, 2020 Papers will be shared only with discussants. Each paper presenter will get 30 minutes of presentation time. Travel subsidies and accommodation for 3 nights will be provided by…

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