Prof. Kirit Shantilal Parikh 75th Birthday Honor Conference;October 26-27, 2010  

 

Prof. Kirit Shantilal Parikh 75th Birthday Honor Conference

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai

October 26-27, 2010

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Director’s Opening Address: Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, Director, IGIDR (Video)
Inaugural Address: Dr. Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (Video)
Key Note Address: Prof. Kaushik Basu, C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics, Cornell University and Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India (Video)

Inauguration (October 26, 2010, 9 to 11 am, Auditorium IGIDR)

9.00: Director’s Opening Address: Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, Director, IGIDR

9.10: Inaugural Address: Dr. Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

9.30: Key Note Address: Prof. Kaushik Basu, C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics, Cornell University and Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

10.00: Laudation: Prof. P.G. Babu, IGIDR

10.10: Remarks by the Guest of Honor: Prof. Kirit S. Parikh, Founder Director of IGIDR and Chairman, IRADe

10.20: Remarks by Prof. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe

10.30: Chair’s Address: Prof. K.L. Krishna, Former Director of Delhi School of Economics, and Member, Board of Management, IGIDR

10.45: Felicitation of the Guest of Honor Prof. Kirit S. Parikh by the Director, IGIDR

10.50: Vote of Thanks: Dr. Vijay Laxmi Pandey, IGIDR

Tea Break: 11.00 am 11.30 am (Near the Mural Door)

Session on Macro, Finance and Fiscal Policy (October 26, 2010, 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, Seminar Room 1)

Chair: Prof. Ashima Goyal, IGIDR

Chair’s Presentation: Prof. Ashima Goyal, IGIDR: Future of Financial Liberalization

Dr. Gangadhar Darbha, Executive Director & Head, Algorithmic Trading Strategies, Global Markets, Nomura Structured Finance: Best Execution of a Trade: An Adaptive approximate Dynamic Programming Approach using Actor-Critic

Session on Public Distribution Systems (October 26, 2010, 12.30 to 1 pm, Seminar Room 1)

Chair: Prof. M.H. Suryanarayana, IGIDR

Prof. Madhura Swaminathan, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata: Targeting and the Public Distribution System

Lunch Break: 1 pm to 2 pm (Near the Mural Door)

Session on Energy (October 26, 2010, 2 to 3 pm, Seminar Room 1)

Chair: Prof. Sudhakara Reddy, IGIDR

Chair’s Presentation: Prof. Sudhakara Reddy, IGIDR: Energy Efficiency and Climate Change: A Developing Country Perspective.

Dr. Anoop Singh, IIT Kanpur: Economics and Regulation for Renewable Energy Certificates


Session on Infrastructure (October 26, 2010, 3 pm to 4 pm, Seminar Room 1)

Chair: Prof. R. Nagaraj, IGIDR

Dr. Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group: What Lies Beneath: The challenge of Mineral Policy Reform

Dr. Piyush Tiwari, Director, Policy, IDFC: Energy Efficiency and Building Construction

Tea Break: 4 pm to 4.30 pm (Outside the Auditorium)

Special Session on “Foundation Years of IGIDR: A Reprise of 90’s Research” (October 26, 2010, 4.30 to 6 pm, Conference Hall aka SEANZA Hall)

Chair: Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, Director, IGIDR

Panelists:

Dr. P.G. Babu, Dr. A. Ganesh-Kumar, Dr. Ashima Goyal, Dr. R. Krishnan,

Dr. R. Nagaraj, Dr. Manoj Panda, Dr. Vijay Laxmi Pandey, Dr. K.V. Ramaswamy,

Dr. B. Sudhakara Reddy, Dr. Jayati Sarkar, Dr. Subrata Sarkar, Dr. Vinod K. Sharma,

Dr. M.H. Suryanarayana, Dr. Susan Thomas, Dr. Rajendra Vaidya

Remarks by the Chair: Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, Director, IGIDR

Rapporteur: Mr. Kiran Limaye

October 27, 2010 Wednesday

Session on Agriculture, CGE and Food Policy (October 27, 2010, 9.30 to 10 am, Seminar Room 1)

Chair: Prof. N.S.S. Narayana, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

Prof. Manoj Panda, Director, CESS, Hyderabad and IGIDR and Prof. A. Ganesh-Kumar, Research Fellow, IFPRI and IGIDR: Trade Liberalization, Income Poverty and Nutritional Status: A CGE Analysis for India

Session on Industry, Corporate Performance and Regulation (October 27, 2010, 10 to 11.10 am, Seminar Room 1)

Chair: Prof. Anindya Sen, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Dr. Dipika Das, Assistant Adviser, Monetary Policy Department, Reserve Bank of India: Has Reform Helped in Reducing the Regional Variation in Productivity Performance in Indian Manufacturing Industries?

Dr. Nitin Kumar, Research Officer, Reserve Bank of India: A Nonparametric Approach to Corporate Performance in India

Prof. Ramakrishnan Ramanathan (with Andrew Black), Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham: Flexible Environmental Regulations and Performance: The Moderating Role of Innovation at Sector Level, to be presented by Mr. Nitin Harak, IGIDR

Tea Break: 11.10 am to 11.30 am (Outside the Auditorium)


Session on Environment (October 27, 2010, 11.30 to 1.30 noon, Seminar Room 1)

Chair: Prof. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe

Dr. T.R. Muraleedharan, Programme Officer, Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, United Nations Environment Program, Geneva: Conflicts, Disasters, and Environment

Dr. N. Satyanarayana Murthy, Principal Analyst, Planning Department, PSA Corp Ltd., Singapore: CO2 emission reduction strategies for India

Prof. K.S. Kavikumar, Madras School of Economics: The Challenge of Climate Change Adaptation: Conceptualization and Cost Estimates

Prof. Bibhas Saha, University of East Anglia, U.K. (with Parimal Kanti Bag and Debasis Mondal, NUS, Singapore): Adoption of Green Technology and More Pollution, to be presented by Mr. Kiran Limaye, IGIDR

Lunch Break: 1.30 to 2.30 pm (Near the Mural Door)

Concluding Session on “Reminiscences: A Walk Down the Memory Lane” (October 27, 2010, 2.30 to 4 pm, Auditorium)

Chair: Prof. Dilip M . Nachane, Former Director IGIDR and Emeritus Professor IGIDR

Distinguished Guest Address: “My Association with Prof. Kirit Parikh” by Prof. Suresh Tendulkar, Former Chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, Government of India

Panelists:

Prof. N.S.S. Narayana, Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore

Prof. Anindya Sen, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Prof. P.G. Babu, IGIDR

Dr. Gangadhar Darbha, Executive Director & Head, Algorithmic Trading Strategies,

Global Markets, Nomura Structured Finance

Mr. T.V. Subramanian, Former Registrar, IGIDR

Dr. G.K. Manjunath, Chief Librarian, IGIDR

Mr. Lingaraj Panda, System Analyst, IGIDR

Ms. Diana George, Administrative Officer, IGIDR

Mr. Satish Doshi, Chief Accountant, IGIDR

Prof. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe, Delhi

Chairman’s Remarks: Prof. Dilip M. Nachane, Former Director IGIDR and Emeritus Professor IGIDR

Rapporteur: Mr. Kiran Limaye

Special Focal Event (4 to 5.30 pm, Auditorium):

Walk down the Memory Lane”: An Interview with Prof. Kirit S. Parikh, Founder Director IGIDR and Chairman, IRADe by a Panel of Current Students of IGIDR:

Mr. Sarthak Gaurav, Ms. Rohini Grover, Mr. Nitin Harak, Ms. Chetna Jain, and

Ms. Nayantara Sarma

5.30 pm: Vote of Thanks: Mr. Jai Mohan Pandit, Registrar and CAO, IGIDR

High Tea: 5.35 to 6 pm (Near the Mural Door)