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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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July 2020

COVID World and India – A talk by Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Ashoka Distinguished Policy Speaker Series invites you to its first online lecture of the monsoon semester on Saturday, 25th July 2020 at 5 pm. The talk will be delivered by Professor K VijayRaghavan FRS, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India. He will be speaking on Science and Technology Policy for a post-COVID World and India. Abstract: The outbreak of COVID 19 has caused a huge disruption from global supply chains to lifestyle choices and has compelled governments across the world for some…

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September 2020

Weekly Economics Webinar by Francisco Roldan

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm
Zoom/FB

Title: The Aggregate-Demand Doom Loop: Precautionary Motives and the Welfare Costs of Sovereign Risk Speaker: Francisco Roldan, Economist Program – Research Department, IMF Abstract: Sovereign debt crises coincide with deep recessions. In the conventional view, poor economic conditions increase default incentives, and bond spreads. I provide evidence suggesting that the reaction of consumption demand creates feedback from sovereign spreads to output even while the government is in good standing with creditors. Because they ignore the savings behavior of private agents,…

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Weekly Economics Webinar by Sanjeev Goyal

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:40 pm
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Title: Large Scale Experiments on Networks: A New Platform with Applications Speaker: Sanjeev Goyal, Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge Abstract: This paper presents a new platform for large scale networks experiments in continuous time. The versatility of the platform is illustrated through three experiments: a game of linking, a linking game with public goods, and a linking game with trading and intermediation. Group size ranges from 8 to 100 subjects. These experiments reveal that subjects create sparse networks that…

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Weekly Economics Webinar by Sargam Gupta

September 16 @ 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
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Title: Uncertainty shocks and monetary policy rules in a small open economy Speaker: Sargam Gupta, Assistant Professor of Economics, IGIDR Abstract: Post great financial crisis (GFC) of 2008-2009, there has been a surge in the macroeconomics literature on aggregate uncertainty. Although the recent literature has recognized adverse real effects of global uncertainty shocks in EMEs, the role of monetary policy in mitigating these effects is not studied. This paper explores the role of exchange rates (both nominal and real) and…

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Weekly Economics Webinar by Lata Gangadharan

September 23 @ 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
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Title: Improving compliance with Regulations: Insights from Experiments. Speaker: Lata Gangadharan, Professor of Economics, Monash University The talk will be based on two papers: Inter-firm social dilemmas with agency risk (EER, forthcoming) Abstract: Many social dilemmas involve decisions made by firms. We design a laboratory experiment that represents firms' principal-agent problem and includes an inter-firm social dilemma and stochastic agent performance. Agents' unobservable effort affects the likelihood of a bad outcome occurring, such as a regulatory violation. This harms the…

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