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Jun 3, 2019 (All day) to Jun 4, 2019 (All day)

Nineteenth Annual Conference on Indian Economic Policy: Priorities for the New Government

Nineteenth Annual Conference on Indian Economic Policy: Priorities for the New Government

The Stanford King Center on Global Development hosts the 19th Annual Conference on Indian Economic Policy on June 3 and 4. The conference brings together policy makers, academics, business experts and community members to discuss critical issues facing the Indian economy. This year’s conference focuses on priorities for the new government in India. As with earlier conferences, the program will feature a mix of academic papers and panel sessions combining business leaders and senior policy makers. Session topics will include agriculture, energy, health, media and politics, business and industry, and macro-economics.

The 19th Annual Conference on Indian Economic Policy abides by the Chatham House Rule. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This excludes the “Financial Sector” session on June 4. The “Financial Sector” session is entirely off-the-record, in that whatever is said by presenters, moderators, discussants, or attendees shall not be reported on or publicly broadcast beyond the conference. This includes use of social media. By participating and attending this event, you are agreeing to these terms. Following the conference, some presentation slides will be made part of the public record and posted here.

Presentations from select sessions are available below, and photos from the day can be viewed on the highlights page.

Conference
Location: 
Koret-Taube Conference Center
Admission: 

By Invitation Only

Contact: 
I Lin Chen
(650) 724-5482
ilinchen@stanford.edu

June 3, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 9:15am
Opening remarks

Presenter(s):

Grant Miller, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development

9:15am to 10:45am
Session I: Social Sectors

Presenter(s):

Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

View Abhijit Banerjee's presentation.

 

Sandhya Venkateswaran, Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India

View Sandhya Venkateswaran's presentation.

 

Moderator:  

Anjini Kochar, Director, India Program at the Stanford King Center on Global Development

10:45am to 11:00am
Coffee break
11:00am to 12:30pm
Session II: Innovation and Reform in Energy and Related Sectors

Presenter(s):

Arun Majumdar, Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy and Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University


Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

View Arunabha Ghosh's presentation.

 

Moderator:  

Nadir Godrej, Managing Director, Godrej Industries Limited

12:30pm to 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Session III: Agriculture

Presenter(s):

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

View Ashok Gulati's presentation.

 

Harish Damodaran, National Rural Affairs and Agriculture Editor, The Indian Express

View Harish Damodaran's presentation.

 

Moderator:  

Anne Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University

3:30pm to 3:45pm
Coffee break
3:45pm to 5:15pm
Session IV: Health

Presenter(s):

Pascaline Dupas, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

 

Anup Malani, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law, University of Chicago; Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

View Anup Malani's presentation.

 

Moderator:  

Suman Bery, Public Policy Fellow, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

5:15pm to 6:00pm
Reception
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dinner
Keynote

Presenter(s):

Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy and Director, Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies, Columbia University

 

Moderator:  

David Mulford, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University and U.S. Ambassador to India (2004-2009)

June 4, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 10:30am
Session V: The Macro Economy

Presenter(s):

Sajjid Chinoy, Chief India Economist, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited


Poonam Gupta, Lead Economist for India, The World Bank

 

Moderator:  

Ranil Salgado, Mission Chief, IMF, India

10:30am to 10:45am
Coffee break
10:45am to 12:15pm
Session VI Keynote: Financial Sector

Presenter(s):

Urjit Patel, 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

View Urjit Patel's presentation.

 

Moderator:  

Roger G. Noll, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Stanford University

Discussant(s):

Amit Seru, The Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance, Stanford University

View Amit Seru's presentation.

 

12:15pm to 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Session VII: The Digital Economy and Social Media

Presenter(s):

Matt Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

View Matt Gentzkow's presentation.

 

Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India
 
Moderator:  

Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

3:00pm to 3:15pm
Coffee break
3:15pm to 4:45pm
Session VIII: A Case Study in India's Transformation at Scale

Presenter(s):

Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice President & Country Manager, Amazon India

 

Moderator:  

Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall

4:45pm to 5:00pm
Vote of Thanks