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CITD Seminars

CITD Seminars

CITD Seminars for Monsoon 2019


31stDr. Susmita Dasgupta, World Bank

Title:  Vulnerability of Coastal Areas in a Changing Climate: Evidence from Bangladesh
21st: Shikha Singh , PhD student , CITD
Title: Financial structure and stability: an empirical exploration (joint with Mandira Sarma)
28th: Yashaswini Saraswat, PhD student, CITD

Title: Health effects of sustained exposure to fine particulate matter: Evidence from India (joint with Sangeeta Bansal)


4th: Khushboo Aggarwal,PhD student, CITD

Title: Still Waters Run Deep: Groundwater Arsenic Contamination & Education Outcomes in India (joint with Rashmi Barua & Marian Vidal-Fernandez

18th: Kavita Sardana, Assistant Professor, TERI

Title: Welfare impact of ad hoc truncation and homogenous preferences: an application to the on-site recreational model


16th: Priyanka Yadav, PhD student, CITD

Title: The Merit of Private Provision of Merit goods: Econometric evidence from the Indian HEalthcare sector (joint with Amit S. Ray)

23rd: Prof. Ramprasad Sengupta ( Professor Emeritus, JNU)

Title: Entropy Law and Social Dimension of Economic Growth

CITD Seminars for Winter 2019


23rd: Prarthna Aggarwal Goel (Assistant Professor, IP University)

Title: Female Education, Marital Assortative Mating and Dowry: Theory and Evidence from India


6th: Shivani Gupta (PhD Candidate)

Title:Effect of Overweight  and Obesity on Diabetes: An Evidence from India

13th: M Rahul (PhD Candidate)

Title:Choice of License for an Open Source Software


3rd Anirban Kar (Delhi School of Economics)

Title: Local institutional structure and clientelistic access to employment: the case of MGNREGS in three states of India 


CITD Seminars for Monsoon 2018


5th: Ashok Guha, Professor Emeritius, CITD, JNU

Title: Some Results on Intertemporal Utility functions

12th: Aishwarya Harichandan, PhD Candidate, CITD

Title: Terrorism in a game theoretic framework

26th: Amit S. Ray, Professor, CITD, JNU

Title:Drivers of Knowledge Exchange from Indian Universities: The Role of Signaling under Asymmetric Information


17th:  Mandira Sarma, Associate Professor, CITD, JNU

Title: Effectiveness of Agricultural Derivatives Markets in India: A study of the Chickpea futures markets

24th: Arjita Chandna, PhD Candidate, CITD, JNU

Title: Intrahousehold Allocation and Food Security

31st: Priyanta Ghosh ( joint with ALokesh Barua and Aparna Sawhney)

Title: The Role of Home Market on Export Participation: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing


15th:  Malvika Mahesh, PhD candidate, CITD, JNU

Title: Crime and Credit constraints: Evidence from a Microfinance crisis in India

CITD Seminars for winter 2018


24th: Devasmita Jena, PhD Canidate, CITD

Title- Trade and Income Convergence: Empirical Evidence from the EU and the ASEAN

31st: Vinay Yadav, PhD Candidate, CITD

Title- Credit market intervention and Economic growth: A case study of India's priority sector lending policy


7th: Sushama Murty, Professor, CITD, JNU

21st: Subhra Bhattacharya, Assistant professor, Shiv Nadar University

Title: Asymmetric Agents and Dynamic Voluntary Contributions to Public Goods


14th: Kanika Mahajan, Assistant Professor, Ashoka University

Title: Reducing Crime against Women: Are Alcohol Sale Restrictions Effective?

25th: Madhav S. Aney, Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University

Title: Rule by ordinances: Minority governments and decree power in India

CITD Seminars for Monsoon 2017


 16th: Prarthna Aggarwal Goel (PhD Candidate, CITD, JNU)

“Age-Specific Sex Ratio and Crime: Instrumental Variable Evidence from India”


23rd: Kaushik Deb, BP

"Statistical Review of World Energy"


30th: Kavita Sardana (Assistant Professor, TERI University)

“Tourists’ Willingness to Pay for Restoration of Traditional Agro-Forest Ecosystems providing Biodiversity:  Evidence from India”



13th: Dr. Shailaja Thakur (Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi) and Amit S Ray (Professor, CITD, JNU)

 "Indigenous Entrepreneurial Performance in Mizoram (India): Role of tribal culture and failure of policy incentives"


20th: Suchismita Tarafdar (Assistant Professor, SNU)

"Generalized Envelope Theorems: Applications to Dynamic Programming"



11th: Pavel Chakraborty (Assistant Professor, CITD, JNU)

"Organize to Innovate: Intellectual Property Regimes, Technology Adoption and Firm Structure"



1st: Madhu Khanna (Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

"Effects of Ethanol Plant Proximity and Crop Prices on Land-Use Change in the United States"


CITD Seminars for Monsoon 2016

10th: Kollapuri M

Ph.D. Research Scholar, Centre for International Trade and Development
Impact of Bank Consolidation on Banks' Efficiency: An Empirical Study from India

17th: Dr. Samuel Asher 
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Oxford
Market Access and Structural Transformation: Evidence from Rural Roads in India

31st Prof. B. L. Pandit
Guest Professor, CITD
Policy Rates of Interest

14th: Prof. Sebastian Dullien 

HTW, Berlin
Rethinking Development Strategies after the crisis:What characterizes top growth performers?

21st: Samik Chowdhury 
(Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi)
Health Financing in India – Issues and Challenges

28th: Farzana Afridi
(ISI, Delhi)
Exposing Corruption: How does electoral competition effect politician behavior?

2nd: Rigzin Yangdol

(PhD Research Scholar, CITD, JNU)
Determinants of Access to Financial Services: A Cross Country Study

16th: Pavel Chakraborty 
The Impact of Chinese Competition on Product Variety of Indian Firms 


CITD Seminars for Winter 2016

January 13th: Rigzin Yangdol 
PhD Candidate, CITD, JNU
"Outreach and Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions in India, 2012"

January 27th: Suchismita Tarafdar
Assistant Professor, Shiv Nadar University
"Fiscal Policy in an Emerging Market Business Cycle Model"

February 3rd: Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (ISI, Delhi) 
Associate Professor, ISI, Delhi
"Tertiary Education and Prosperity: Catholic Missionaries to Luminosity in India"

February 10th: Sabyasachi Das (ISI, Delhi)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi 
"Social Network, Political Engagement, and Collective Action: Evidence from Rural India"

February 17th: PhD Synopsis Presentations

March 1st: Professor Roger Guesnerie 
Paris School of Economics 
"Questions Behind Climate Policies"

March 2nd: Deepti Goel (Delhi School of Economics) 
Assistant Professor, Delhi School of Economics
"Caste Identity and Institutions: Perceptions About Remunerative Earnings from Self-Employment in India"

March 18th: Dr Axel Michaelowa
"Market mechanisms in international climate policy – between economic efficiency and political considerations"

March 23rd: Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich)
Professor, University of Zurich
"Transnational Climate Initiatives: Designed for Effective Climate Change Mitigation?"

March 30th: Debasis Mondal (IIT, Delhi)
Assistant Professor (Economics), IIT Delhi

April 6th: Yashobanta Parida (CITD, JNU)

List of seminars held at CITD, 2013:

1. Priya Bhagowalia (Associate Professor, Ambedkar University, Delhi) presented on "Does Child Undernutrition Persist Despite Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries?" on 23 April, 2013.
2. Divya Datt, Research Scholar, CITD, SIS, JNU presented on "Environmental Policy in a Federation with Special Interest Politics and Intergovernmental Fiscal Incentives" on 20 February 2013.
3. Alokesh Barua (Professor, CITD, JNU) presented on 'Trade and Wage Inequality: A Specific Factor Model with Intermediate Goods' on 30 January, 2013.

List of seminars held at CITD, 2011 – 2012:

1. Dil Bahadur Rahut (Faculty of Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi) presented on 'Nonfarm Employment and Rural Welfare: Evidence from the Himalayas' on 19 Sept, 2012.
2. Ashok Guha (Guest Professor, CITD, JNU) presented on 'Reversal of Fortune Revisited: the Geography of Transport and the Changing Balance of World Economic Power' on 05 Sept, 2012.
3. Sanchari Roy (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CAGE and Department of Economics, University of Warwick, UK) presented on 'Motivating Knowledge Agents: Financial Incentives versus Social Proximity' on 22 August, 2012
4. Sujata Basu (Research Scholar, CITD, JNU) presented on 'Endogenous Human Capital Formation, Distance to Frontier and Growth' on 30 March 2012
5. Sourabh Bikas Paul (Associate Fellow, NCAER) presented on 'Distributional Effects of Tariff Reforms in India' on 16 March 2012.
6. Gurbachan Singh (Visiting Faculty, Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) presented a seminar on "`Systemic' flight to quality from emerging economies, and enabled international credit lines" on 3 February, 2012.
7. Tara Shankar Shaw (guest faculty member, CITD, JNU) presented on "Does Food Subsidy Affect the Nutrition of the Household: Some Evidences from Indian Public Distribution System" on 20 January 2012.
8. Workshop on "Non parametric methods" by Monica Das, Skidmore College, USA, during 11-12 January, 2012
9. Siddhartha Chattopadhyay presented on 'Monetary Policy Switching to Avoid a Liquidity Trap' on 9 November 2011.
10. Tridip Sharma (Professor, ITAM, Mexico) presented his theoretical findings on "Transparency of Deliberations" on 1 November 2011.
11. Takahiro Sato (Associate Professor, Kobe University, Japan) presented a seminar titled "The Effect of Corruption on Manufacturing Sectors in India" on 21 October 2011. 

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.