Noted Economists of South Asia to congregate at the Fifth International Conference on South Asian Economic Development

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New Delhi: Faculty of Economics, South Asian University, is organizing the Fifth International Conference on South Asian Economic Development on 21-22 February, 2019, at its Akbar Bhawan Campus in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Around 60 presenters and discussants from institutions across South Asia (as well as from Europe and USA) will be presenting their research on issues of economic development, specifically focussing on the current development process in the South Asian region. Apart from 14 technical sessions, the conference program includes a Keynote Lecture on the state of agriculture by Ramesh Chand, Member of NITI Aayog; a Plenary Lecture on the state of industry in India post liberalization by Professor R. Nagaraj from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR); an Inaugural Panel Discussion on the state of economic development in South Asia, featuring Rana Hasan (Director, Development Economics and Indicators Division, Asian Development Bank, Manila), Dushni Weerakoon (Executive Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Colombo), and Wahiduddin Mahmud (Former Professor, University of Dhaka, Dhaka); and a Valedictory Panel Discussion on the political economy of development and democracy in South Asia, featuring Rohini Somanathan (Professor, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi), Satish Deshpande (Professor, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi), Gurpreet Mahajan (Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), Prabhat Patnaik (Professor Emeritus, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), and Pulin Nayak (Former Professor, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi).