Azim Premji University's First Workshop on Advanced Macroeconomics
Date: Aug 23 & 24
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.
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
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: email@example.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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