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Azim Premji University's First Workshop on Advanced Macroeconomics

Date: Aug 23 & 24

Rationale

There is substantial published research by scholars working in universities, central banks, and research institutes on macroeconomics. Most of this research completely ignores the advanced research inspired by heterodox economists. More importantly, there is inadequate critical evaluation of the dominant macroeconomic thinking – both in theory and policy. The formulation of good macroeconomic policies for India requires a mix of good macroeconomic theory, empirics, and understanding of Indian socioeconomic institutions. In order to better understand the core logic of the dominant macroeconomic thinking, this workshop features presentations on the role of competition and potential output in their framework, and alternatives are presented. In addition, presentations will be made on demand-led growth theory.

Through a mix of senior and junior academics, policy makers, and economics students, this work strives to communicate the importance of good macroeconomic thinking to a wide audience.

Speakers

This workshop will feature senior scholars such as Pulapre Balakrishnan (Ashoka University), Gonçalo Fonseca (INET), Mritiunjoy Mohanty (IIM-Calcutta), G. Omkarnath (University of Hyderabad), and Antonella Palumbo (University of Rome 3) who will set the stage for our discussions. Other speakers include Harendra Kumar Behera (RBI), Arjun Jayadev (Azim Premji University), Saswata Guha Thakurata (Kanchrapara College, University of Kalyani, WB), and Limakumba Walling (University of Hyderabad).

For participants

This workshop is ideal for MPhil/PhD students who are working on macroeconomics in Indian universities. Exceptional MA/BA students can also apply.

Selection will be based on your (1) CV and (2) a 2-page critical essay on the existing state of macroeconomic thinking in India.

Your application should be sent to: apumacroworkshop@gmail.com

For the selected participants, travel, accommodation, and food will be provided.

Last date for application: 20 June 2018

Notification of results: 25 June 2018



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