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September 2020

Weekly Economics Webinar by Elliot Lipnowski

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm

Title: Rank Uncertainty in Organizations Speaker: Elliot Lipnowski, Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University Abstract: A principal incentivizes a team of agents to work by privately offering them bonuses contingent on team success. We study the principal’s optimal incentive scheme that implements work as a unique equilibrium. This scheme leverages rank uncertainty to address strategic uncertainty. Each agent is informed only of a ranking distribution and his own bonus, the latter making work dominant provided that higher-rank agents work. If…

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October 2020

History Book Discussion Series: Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India by Dr. Pratyay Nath

October 7 @ 1:40 pm - 2:45 pm

The Department of History, Ashoka University, is delighted to present the first book event this semester in the Ashoka History Book Discussion Series. This series is meant as a platform to showcase the latest research of the History Faculty and host intellectual conversations around their most recent books. The event will focus on Pratyay Nath's first book Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India (Oxford University Press, 2019). He will be in conversation with Srinath Raghavan.…

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Third Lecture in Ashoka History Monsoon 2020 Webinar series

October 21 @ 1:40 pm - 2:45 pm

Herewith the abstract and bio pertaining to Annu Jalais' talk on 21 October, titled Rethinking a pan-Asian Nonhuman: the 'travelling monk with tiger' from Dunhuang caves to the Bengal delta: Abstract: The paintings of the ‘travelling monk with tiger’ found in the Dunhuang caves, China, believed to be from the Tang and Song dynasties, raise questions as to the symbolism of the tiger and its supposed relation to the spread of Buddhism to that part of the world. Through a…

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