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February 2020

Weekly Economics Seminar by Aakriti Mathur

February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
AC 02 LR 105

Title: In the danger zone! Regulatory uncertainty and voluntary bank capital surpluses Speaker: Aakriti Mathur, Ph.D. Candidate, The Graduate Institute, Geneva Abstract: Banks voluntarily hold substantially more capital than required by regulators. Understanding why is important for forecasting the extent to which banks would use this surplus to support lending in a crisis, and for calibrating macro-prudential policy. This paper studies the role of uncertainty about the requirements themselves, which could heighten any precautionary motive to avoid accidental breach of minimum requirements.…

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CWC Event: Writing ‘their’ Voices by Dr. Urmimala Munsi Sarkar

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Writing "their" Voices: How NOT to do Ethnography | For this event, CWC Senior Writing Tutor, Poulomi Das, will be in conversation with Dr. Urmimala Munsi Sarkar, a dance scholar and an eminent professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The discussion will focus on the politics and problematics of writings linked to the socio-economic realities and geographical spaces of underprivileged and marginalized communities.

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Weekly Economics Seminar by Prachi Singh

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
AC 02 LR 105

Title: Early Life Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution: Effect on Child Health in India Speaker: Prachi Singh, Ph.D. Candidate, ISI Delhi & Associate Fellow, Brookings India Abstract: This paper examines effect of outdoor air pollution on child health in India by combining satellite PM2.5 data with geo-coded Demographic and Health Survey of India(2016). We use an instrumental variable strategy for identification as local pollution levels may be endogenous due to local household behavioural choices like participation in local fuel wood market, burning…

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March 2020

Weekly Economics Seminar by Sushil Bikhchandani

March 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:40 pm
AC 02 LR 105

Title: Selling Identical Objects Speaker: Sushil Bikhchandani, Professor of Economics, Anderson School of Management, UCLA Abstract: We investigate optimal selling mechanisms for identical objects. We analyze two settings: (i) decreasing marginal values and (ii) increasing marginal values. Thus, buyer values are neither additive nor independent. With decreasing marginal values, we show that under a sufficient condition it is optimal to sell the first unit deterministically. We describe other properties of optimal mechanisms and use these results to show that for…

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Workshop on Economic Theory

March 26
AC02 LT110,
Ashoka University
Sonepat, Hatyana India
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The Department of Economics at Ashoka University is organizing a Workshop in Economic Theory to be held on March 26, at Ashoka University. For more details about the speakers and the schedule, click here.

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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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May 2020

Beyond The Classroom Multilingual

May 26 @ 8:30 pm - May 30 @ 9:30 pm

  Ashoka University launched a free webinar series - Beyond the Classroom (BTC) last month and completed Semester 1 with 12 seminars. The University will be hosting a week of multilingual lectures where the stellar faculty will present host the webinar in an Indian language. BTC is free and open for everyone. Join us!  

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June 2020

CWC Summer School: Creative Writing Workshop

June 8 - June 12

CWC Summer School: Reasech Writing Workshop

June 15 - June 18

CWC Event | Insular Poetry: Online workshop on Imagist Poetry by Shantam Goyal

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom/FB

We say we find some writing poetic, or perhaps a photograph or a painting, even a film. Or we find them lyrical, or flowery. And we know what we mean when we say that, even if it isn't within our bailiwick to articulate what we mean. In this workshop with Shantam Goyal we will try and pull ourselves away from our immersion in what we read, and try to figure out what makes something poetry. Poets and readers, fledgling and…

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