Tuesday Seminar
Oct 23


A surprise demonetization, where certain or all denominations of currency notes cease to be legal tender within a short notice, can be understood as a severe payment system shock requiring agents to immediately shift to alternative payment mechanisms. I use a short-term macroeconomic model featuring goods and financial market segmentation to analyze the effects of such a shock in an economy with substantial informality and cash dependence. I provide a quantitative...

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Tuesday Seminar
Oct 30


Using pooled data over 1986-87 and 2014 from three nationally representative special education rounds of the National Sample Survey (NSS) for India, we investigate the role of son preference in explaining children’s education outcomes. We examine if gender gaps in quantity and quality of education can be explained by parental motivation;
in particular, if gender gaps depend on whether families have “unwanted” girls. We suggest a methodology to distinguish between...

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Tuesday Seminar
Nov 6

Abstract TBA


Dr. Shinod NK is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi.

Jan 7

Disciplinarity in a Digital Age : An Exploration into the Transformation of Disciplines

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi
7-14 January 2019 (exact dates to be announced)


Michel Bitbol (CNRS, France)
Sumeet Agarwal (IIT Delhi)
Amitabha Bagchi (IIT Delhi)
Sukanta Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University)
Steven Connor (University of Cambridge)
Anne Duprat (Université de Picardie-...

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Jan 17

Call For Applications

Travelling Classroom
Self, Techne and Biopolitics
17th to 21nd January 2019

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)-TEQIP-III, in collaboration Delhi Contemporary (DC), with invites applications for participation in a five-day “Travelling Classroom” session on “Self, Techne and the Biopolitical”. Designed as a classroom, DC and IIT-D will bring together a group of academics and senior graduate students and early career researchers...

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Feb 11


This winter school (11-15 February 2019) invites students to reflect on the interaction between culture and livelihoods in processes of change. When considering change, often either the economic dimension or the cultural dimension is foregrounded, the other side neglected. In the life-worlds of specific communities and individuals, however, these dimensions necessarily converge and cannot be separated. The forms and materiality of subsistence are always enmeshed in...

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