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Theme: Money and the Economy

Date: August 16 & 17, 2019

Venue: Wipro Learning Centre, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

Concept Note

There is substantial published research by scholars working in universities, central banks, and research institutes on monetary macroeconomics. However, most of this research uses unsatisfactory theoretical frameworks, weak accounting principles, and is often devoid of institutional specifics. The motivation for this year’s Advanced Macroeconomics workshop emanates from our view that the formulation of good macroeconomic policies for India requires a mix of good macroeconomic theory, empirics, and understanding of Indian socioeconomic institutions. For this workshop, we also wish to create a space for other social scientists who work on money, which illuminate the sociological character of money, the challenges of informal sources of money, the anthropology of money, and also the history of monetary issues.


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.


The tentative speakers include Amol Aggarwal (Ahmedabad University), S. Ananth (Independent Scholar), Ashima Goyal (IGIDR), Arjun Jayadev (Azim Premji University), Anush Kapadia (IIT-Mumbai), Niranjan Rajadhyaksha (IDFC Institute), Jillet Sam (IIT-Kanpur), and Rajeswari Sengupta (IGIDR).

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 ‘Money and the Economy’ in India.

Your application should be sent to:

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

Last date for application: 20 July 2019

Notification of results: 25 July 2019

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