Sixth Delhi Macroeconomics Workshop


October 26, 2017

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

Venue: Auditorium, ISI Delhi


  8:30 - 8:55                                Registration and Morning Tea

8:55 - 9:00        Opening remarks    Chetan Ghate                              ISI Delhi




9:00 - 10:00       Speaker                  Sargam Gupta                             ISI Delhi


Topic: Inefficient Shocks and Optimal Monetary Policy


Chair: Sumru Altug (Koc University)


10:00 - 11:00     Speaker                   Purva Khera                               International Monetary Fund


Topic: Prioritizing and Sequencing Structural Reforms and Coping with Adjustment Costs in India [jointly with Volodymyr Tulin (IMF)] [Slides] [Research Note]


Chair: Pulapre Balakrishnan (Ashoka University)


11:00 - 11:20                                                Tea/Coffee/Networking



11:20 - 12:20     Speaker                  Cagri Kumru                                 Australian National University


Topic: Social Security: Progressive Benefits but Regressive Outcome? [jointly with Monisankar Bishnu and Nick L. Guo]


Chair:  Subrata Guha (CESP, JNU)

 12:20 - 1:20       Speaker                  Sumru Altug                                  Koc University


Topic: Ambiguous Business Cycles: A Quantitative Assessment [jointly with Fabrice Collard, Cem Cakmaklı, Sujoy Mukerji and Han Ozsoylev]


Chair:  Monisankar Bishnu (ISI Delhi)

1:20 - 2:30                                                Lunch



  2:30 - 3:30         Speaker                Megha Patnaik                              ISI Delhi


Topic: Taxes, Lies and Redtape [Slides]


Chair:  Surender Kumar (Delhi School of Economics)

 3:30 - 4:30         Speaker                 Siddhartha Chattopadhyay           IIT, Kharagpur

Topic: Epidemiology of Inflation Expectations of Households and Internet Search - An Analysis for India  [jointly with Saakshi (IIT Kanpur) and Sohini Sahu (IIT Kanpur)] [Slides]

Chair: Sajjid Chinoy (JP Morgan)


4:30 pm                                            Vote of Thanks

 6:30 - 8:00         Keynote Lecture        Viral V. Acharya                            Reserve Bank of India

                                                                                                               Venue: IIC Annexe

Topic: Monetary Easing, Investment and Financial Stability [jointly with Guillaume Plantin (Sciences Po)] [Slides]

Chair: Chetan Ghate (ISI Delhi)



8:00 pm                                             Conference Dinner (by invitation only)



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