Eighth Delhi Macroeconomics Workshop


October 17-18, 2019

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

Venue: Auditorium, ISI Delhi


 October 17, 2019

 1:00 - 1:55  

 1:55 - 2:00 Opening Remarks:
[ISI Delhi]

 2:00 - 3:00 Speaker:
[IIM Indore]
TopicDecomposition of India's Debt-GDP Ratio in the Post-Liberalization Period 
[jointly with Chetan Ghate]

Chair: Rohit Kumar [ISI Delhi]


 3:00 - 4:00  Speaker:
[IIM Bangalore]
TopicAsymmetric Business Cycles in Segmented Labour Markets
[jointly with Abhishek Naresh, Jong Kook Shin, and Chetan Subramanian]

Chair: Urvi Neelakantan [CAFRAL]


 4:00 - 4:30

 4:30 - 5:30 Keynote Speaker:
[NYU Abu Dhabi]
Topic: Openness Without Trade
[jointly with Laurent Pauwels]

Chair: Chetan Ghate [ISI Delhi]


 5:30 - 6:30 Speaker:
 Chathuri Sineth Kannangara
[Central Bank of Sri Lanka]
Topic: Investigating the Growth Performance of Sri Lanka

Chair: Mudit Kapoor [ISI Delhi]

 6:30 - 7:00  Light Snacks  

 October 18, 2019

 8:30 - 9:00  
 Registration and morning tea

 9:00 - 10:00 Speaker:
 Ammu George 

TopicCentral Bank Digital Currency with Adjustable Interest Rate in Small Open Economies
[jointly with Taojun Xie and  Joseph D. Alba]

Chair: Subrata Kumar Ritadhi [RBI]


 10:00 - 11:00 Speaker:
 Subrata Kumar Ritadhi 
TopicTax Distortions, Financial Constraints and Firm Performance: Evidence from India’s VAT Implementation
[jointly with Abhay Aneja and Nirupama Kulkarni]

Chair: Kavita Rao [NIPFP]

 11:00 - 11:30  

 11:30 - 12:30 Keynote Speaker:
[NYU Abu Dhabi]
Topic:  Search demand effects on equilibrium unemployment and a wage Phillips curve 
[jointly with Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau and Philippe Weil]

Chair: Monisankar Bishnu [ISI Delhi]


 12:30 - 1:30  Speaker:
TopicWho values Access to College?
[jointly with Kartik Athreya, Felicia Ionescu, and Ivan Vidangos]                 

Chair:  Jean Imbs [NYU Abu Dhabi] 


 1:30 - 2:30  

  2:30 - 3:30 Speaker:
TopicEstimating New-Keynesian Phillips Curve for India: Is Labor Share a Better Measure of Economic Slack?
[jointly with Hariharan Jayashankar] [slides]

Chair: Pulapre Balakrishnan [Ashoka University]

 3:30 - 4:30 Speaker:
 Ojasvita Bahl
[ISI Delhi]
TopicRedistributive Shocks and Optimal Monetary Policy with Heterogeneous Agents
[jointly with Chetan Ghate and Debdulal Mallick]

Chair: Etienne Wasmer [NYU Abu Dhabi]

 4:30 pm  
Vote of Thanks

  5:00 pm  
Bus departs for Dinner at IIC [by invitation only]



Note: Attendance is strictly by invitation. All presentations are for 1 hour including Q and A.