We live in a connected world, where prosperity as well as calamities like pandemics spread through interconnections among people and institutions. The South Asian region, however, presents a study in contrasts. Despite growing at impressive rates over the last decade and a half, it remains one of the least integrated regions of the world with a large untapped potential for development fostered through greater economic and financial integration. This is despite a common economic history that goes back several millennia. The region is home to the largest concentration of the world's poor with abysmal levels of access to basic economic and social infrastructure. Being part of a unique university with a mandate of inculcating regional consciousness among the citizens of South Asia, the Faculty of Economics envisions for itself a leading role in understanding the economic challenges and opportunities unique to this region. We believe that a rigorous scientific enquiry is needed for this purpose. As in the past, we hope that through this conference, we shall provide an effective platform for sharing cutting-edge research on methodological advances, both in economic theory and empirical methods. Our hope is that this shall contribute to a better understanding of South Asian Economic Development.
We have three area experts delivering masterclass lectures this year, who will also discuss two papers related to their research interest, on the following topics:
Themes for the Paper Presentation in the Conference
We invite theoretical and empirical contributions in all areas of relevance to South Asian economies. This may include (but not limited to):
For paper submissions, please open an account with EasyChair and use the submission link on the Registration tab on this website.