2013 Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development, and Globalization
January 7, 2013
Azim Premji University Bangalore, India
The 2013 Advanced Graduate Workshop took place from January 7-18, 2013 at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India. Thank you to everyone who participated in the workshop for making it a success! We would like to extend a special thank you to our co-sponsors, Azim Premji University and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).
We have received positive feedback from both students and lecturers, and are processing student evaluation data to help us make next year's event even better. Here is a recap of this year's event, including a list of lecturers and students. The lecturers from the 2013 AGW have been kind enough to allow us to post their presentations on our site, so please be on the lookout for those in the near future!
2013 AGW Speaker List
- Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University - Rethinking Development and Learning for a New Economy
- Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University - The Informality Lens
- Amman Madan, Azim Premji Foundation - Education and Development: Social structure and conflict in India
- Sanjay Reddy, The New School for Social Research - Democracy, Technocracy, and Development Economics
- Robert Wade, London School of Economics - Protecting Power: How Western nations retain the lead in global development organizations, despite 'the rise of the East and South'
- Marissa King, Yale University - Networks and the Diffusion of Pro-Social Innovations
- Prabhat Patnaik, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Jesse Anttila-Huges, University of San Francisco - Destruction, Disinvestment, and Death: Economic and Human Losses Following Environmental Disaster
- Antara Haldar, Columbia University - Revisiting Institutional Theory: Evidence from Land-Tilting and Microfinance Programmes
- Rajiv Sethi, Columbia University - The Economics of Group Inequality
- José Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University - Reforming The International Monetary Non-System
- Rohini Somanathan, Delhi School of Economics at the University of Delhi - Repayment and Exclusion in Microfinance
- Léonce Ndikumana, University of Massachusetts - Financing Inclusive Development in Africa
- Vamsi Vakulabharanam, University of Hyderabad - Recasting Economic Development and Ineqeuality: Analyzing the Asian Experience
- Gabriella Carolini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Reforming and Exporting Public Responsibility: Brazilian Innovations and South-South Cooperation
- Martin Rama, The World Bank - World Development Report 2013
- Perry Mehrling, Institute for New Economic Thinking - Financial Globalization and Instability
- Deepak Nayyar, Jawaharlal Nehru University - Macroeconomics and Human Development
- Akbar Noman, Columbia University - Growth, Governance, Institutions, Development Strategies and so forth
- Timea Pal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 AGW Class
- Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai - Development Policy and Management (Development Economics), University of Manchester
- Prabhat Barnwal - Sustainable Development, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
- Bidisha Barooah - Development Economics, Econometrics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
- Zeynep Basak - Economics, Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)
- Francesco D'Amuri - Economics, University of Sussex (UK)
- Florence Dafe - Governance Team and Globalisation Team, University of Sussex (UK)
- Amir Jina - Sustainable Development, Columbia University
- Wouter Schmidt Jongbloed - J.S.D., Columbia Law School, Columbia University
- Robin Kemkes - Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Jonathan Kreamer - Economics, University of Maryland
- Avanti Mukherjee - Economics, Amherst College
- Katharina Muehlhoff - Economic History, University of Mannheim
- Christine Ngo - Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)
- Michael Olabisi - Business Economics, University of Michigan
- Kate Owens - Urban Planning, University of Michigan
- Yu Qin - Applied Economics, Cornell University
- Ariel Schwartz - Applied Social Research/Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling, School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
- Ana Solorzano - Development Studies, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK)
- Kristina Spantig - Economics, Institute for Economic Policy, Leipzig University
- Lara Tobin - Economics, Paris School of Economics
- Peter van der Windt - Political Science, Columbia University
Who is eligible to apply for the workshop?
PhD students of any discipline who are at an advanced stage of their dissertation work are eligible to apply.
What application materials must students submit?
Students should submit a CV, cover letter, one letter of reference and a draft paper which reflects their research interests via email to [email protected]
In what academic disciplines should students be pursuing their graduate studies?
We welcome applications from all fields in the social sciences; however, students should have some background in economics or familiarity with quantitative techniques.
When will students be notified about the status of their applications?
Students will be notified of their acceptance status by September 10. Those accepted will be expected to confirm their participation along with their itinerary by September 25. Those placed on the waitlist will be contacted on whether they have been accepted by September 26.
If accepted, when should students expect to arrive at the university?
Although the workshop officially begins January 7, students should plan to arrive anywhere between the evening of January 4-the morning of January 6, to account for jet lag and get settled on campus. The workshop's introductory event will be held the evening of January 6.
Lecture by Joseph Stiglitz on rethinking developing, given on January 7th 2013.
The Informality Lens
Lecture by Ravi Kanbur on the informality lens, given on January 7th, 2013.
Protecting Power: How Western nations retain the lead in global development orgs, despite 'the rise of the East and South'
Lecture by Robert Wade on how Western nations protect their power, given on January 9th, 2013.
Networks and the Diffusion of Pro-Social Innovations
Lecture by Marissa King on networks and the diffusion of pro-social innovations, given on January 9th, 2013.
Learning for a New Economy
Lecture by Joseph Stiglitz on the transformation to a learning society, given on January 10th, 2013.
Economic Development and the Global Environment
Lecture by Jesse Anttila-Hughes on economic development and the global environment, given on January 10, 2013.
The Economics of Group Inequality
Lecture by Rajiv Sethi on the economics of group inequality, given on January 11th, 2013.
Reforming The International Monetary Non-System
Lecture by Jose Antonio Ocampo on reforming the international monetary non-system, given on January 11th, 2013.
Recasting Economic Development and Inequality: Analyzing the Asian Experience
Lecture by Vamsi Vakulabharanam on economic development and inequality, given on January 14th, 2013.
Financial Globalization and Instability
Lecture by Perry Mehrling on financial globalization and instability, given on January 15th, 2013.
Macroeconomics and Human Development
Lecture by Deepak Nayyar on macroeconomics and human development, given on January 15th, 2013.