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Events

Seminar

Money & Medicine: the odd couple - An overview of the complexities of health system financing

  • Speaker Margaret Faux
  • Speaker profile

    Margaret Faux is a lawyer, registered nurse and Ph.D. candidate who has worked in the health sector for over 35 years. The subject of her Ph.D. integrates a 20-year career in medical claiming, compliance and administration. A regular contributor to peer review journals, public health blogs and radio forums, Margaret is considered as one of Australia’s leading experts on the legal and administrative structure and operation of Australia’s health care system, Medicare. In addition, Margaret has vast clinical and corporate experience in both hospitals and community based settings and draws on this experience to teach, inspire and foster future leaders in health system financing and public health administration.

  • Date Thu, 20 April, 2017
  • Time 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Venue Conference Room, Ground Floor, R&T Building, NIPFP
  • Abstract

    With a hundred years of health systems behind us we know a great deal about what works and what doesn’t work in the health market. Countries such as India are perfectly positioned to benefit from this vast body of knowledge, but it’s complex! In this seminar we will consider key questions such as who should pay for health? Why is the health market unique and why are countries, with very different health systems, facing the same challenges controlling health expenditure? What is universal healthcare and why is the USA the only developed country that has been unable to achieve it? We will look at important health system drivers including information asymmetry, the operation of the moral hazard, the social determinants of health, the codification of health services and the ways in which doctors around the world are paid. We will also compare and contrast some successful but very different health care systems, before concluding by considering the core legal infrastructure required for a health system to succeed.

  • Contact email nipfp.seminar@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

April 2017 IMF World Economic Outlook: Presentation of Analytical Chapters

  • Speaker Malhar Nabar and Zsoka Koczan
  • Speaker profile
    Malhar Nabar is a Deputy Division Chief in the World Economic Studies Division of the Research Department at the IMF. Previously he worked in the Asia Pacific Department, where he covered China and Japan and was mission chief to Hong Kong SAR. Mr. Nabar’s research interests are in financial development, investment, and productivity growth. He holds a Ph.D. from Brown University.
     
    Zsoka Koczan is an Economist in the World Economic Studies Division of the Research Department at the IMF, having worked previously in the European Department. Prior to joining the IMF in 2013, she worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include applied microeconomics, inequality and migration.
  • Date Wed, 12 April, 2017
  • Time 03:30 PM
  • Venue NIPFP Auditorium
  • Abstract
    Chapter 2. ROADS LESS TRAVELED: EMERGING MARKET AND DEVELOPING ECONOMY GROWTH IN A COMPLICATED EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
     
    Presenter: Malhar Nabar
     
    Chapter 3. UNDERSTANDING THE DOWNWARD TREND IN LABOR INCOME SHARES
     
    Presenter: Zsoka Koczan
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Seminar

Regulatory framework for IFSC in India: The experience of GIFT IFSC

  • Speaker Dipesh Shah
  • Speaker profile
    Mr. Dipesh Shah is Head (IFSC & Strategy), Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Co. Ltd. (GIFT). Mr. Shah has over 18 years of professional experience in International Business, Project Development, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Law & Policy matters.  
     
  • Date Wed, 05 April, 2017
  • Time 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Venue Conference Room, Ground Floor, R&T Building, NIPFP
  • Abstract
    International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) is considered as a game changer for providing International Financial Services from Global Financial Centre in India.  In the absence of IFSC in India, it is estimated that India is losing around US $ 50 billion per year (2015) which will grow to US $ 120 billion by 2025.
     
    Govt. of India announced regulatory framework for IFSC in India on April 10, 2015. In a short span of two years, GIFT International Financial Services Centre has attracted International Financial Services with 9 Banks, 4 Insurance Companies, 2 leading Exchanges and around 100 broking entities. The banking vertical have already completed around USD 2 billion transactions from GIFT IFSC. International Exchange for the first time in the country started trading of foreign stock futures covering Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and JP Morgan.  The experience of GIFT IFSC in this regard is useful learning for the development of International Financial Services Centre in India.
     
  • Contact email nipfp.seminar@nipfp.org.in

Conference

Papers in Public Economics and Policy (PPEP) BY INVITATION ONLY

  • Date Thu, 23 March, 2017 - Fri, 24 March, 2017
  • Venue Auditorium and Conference Hall, NIPFP
  • Details

    The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) has initiated a lecture series and an annual conference on Papers in Public Economics and Policy, in honour of Dr. Raja J. Chelliah. The sixth event in this series is being organized on 23-24th March 2017 at New Delhi. 

     

    The Sixth Dr. Raja Chelliah Lecture will be held on 24th March, 2017 at 04.30 pm at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Dr Y.V. Reddy, Former Governor, RBI and Chairman, 14th Finance Commission, has kindly agreed to give the lecture.

     

    The papers should be sent in soft copy to: ppep@nipfp.org.in. Any other communication regarding the Conference can also be addressed to arunoday.kumar@nipfp.org.in or alka.matta@nipfp.org.in

     

    Click here for full video of the lecture.

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  • Contact email alka.matta@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Zero Rating of Content: The Power in the Middle

  • Speaker D. Manjunath
  • Speaker profile

    D. Manjunath is a Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of IIT Bombay.

    Detailed bio

  • Date Thu, 16 March, 2017
  • Time 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Venue Conference Hall, R&T building, NIPFP
  • Abstract

    Zero rating platforms allow a content provider to pay the ISP for the consumption of its data by a user; the user gets to consume for free. This is differential pricing and hence violates neutrality. The talk will analyze the market structures that can emerge when zero rating is permitted.

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Conference

Symposium on Old-Age Income Security and Universal Basic Income in South Asia (RSVP required)

  • Date Mon, 27 February, 2017
  • Time 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Venue NIPFP Auditorium
  • Details

    We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Symposium on Old-Age Income Security and Universal Basic Income in South Asia on 27 February, 2017 at NIPFP Auditorium, New Delhi. This day-long symposium is organized by the Social Development Division of UNESCAP in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), with the support of the ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office, New Delhi.

     
    The objectives of the Symposium are (a) to disseminate the results of study on income security for older persons in India; (b) to share experience in providing income security for older persons in South Asia; and (c) to develop recommendations on providing income security for older persons in the sub-region. The event will be attended by experts from Government, civil society, academia and development practitioners involved in the design of or research on the provision of social protection.
     
    The keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Hemant Contractor, Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Government of India. The symposium will also discuss the issue of the Universal Basic Income in India with a high-level panel in the afternoon on that topic.
     
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  • Contact email sswa.escap@un.org

Seminar

Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice

  • Speaker Pranesh Prakash
  • Speaker profile

    Pranesh Prakash is a Policy Director at, and was part of the founding team of, the Centre for Internet and Society, a non-profit organisation that engages in research and policy advocacy.

  • Date Thu, 09 February, 2017
  • Time 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Venue Conference Room, Ground Floor, R&T Building, NIPFP
  • Abstract

    The speaker proposes to present a narrative of the current state of surveillance law, our knowledge of current surveillance practices (including noting where programmes like Natgrid, CMS, etc. fit in), and then to chart a rough map of reforms needed and outstanding policy research questions.

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Seminar

The Politics of Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India

  • Speaker Dr. Anuj Bhuwania
  • Speaker profile

    Dr. Anuj Bhuwania is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at South Asian University, New Delhi.  He is the author of 'Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India,' published in December 2016 by Cambridge University Press.

  • Date Tue, 07 February, 2017
  • Time 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Venue Conference Room, Ground Floor, R&T Building, NIPFP
  • Abstract

    The Indian higher judiciary has acquired an increasingly important role in India’s public discourse in the last few decades. The Supreme Court and the state High Courts have emerged as enormously powerful judicial institutions in the aftermath of the Internal Emergency of 1975-77. The principal means through which these judicial powers have been mobilized and enacted is the jurisdiction of Public Interest Litigation (PIL). This lecture will talk about the political role that PIL has come to play in contemporary India. It revisits the circumstances and manoeuvres that led to the rise of PIL and traces its political journey since then, arguing that the enormous powers that PIL confers upon the appellate judiciary stems from its populist character.

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Seminar

The Union Budget 2017-18: Reforms and Development Perspectives (By Invite)

  • Date Sat, 04 February, 2017
  • Time 10:00 AM - 01:30 AM
  • Venue Diwan-I-Aam & Diwan-I-Khas, The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110 011
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  • Contact email honey.karun@nipfp.org.in

Seminar

Measuring the Natural Rate of Interest: International Trends and Determinants

  • Speaker Thomas Laubach
  • Speaker profile
    Thomas Laubach is the director of the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.  He advises the Board and the FOMC on the conduct of monetary policy, including open market operations and the discount window.  In recent years, he has played a central role in supporting the FOMC's monetary policy process.
     
  • Date Thu, 12 January, 2017
  • Time 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Venue Conference Hall, R&T building, NIPFP
  • Abstract

    U.S. estimates of the natural rate of interest – the real short-term interest rate that would prevail absent transitory disturbances – have declined dramatically since the start of the global financial crisis. For example, estimates using the Laubach-Williams (2003) model indicate the natural rate in the United States fell close to zero during the crisis and has remained there through the end of 2015. Explanations for this decline include shifts in demographics, a slowdown in trend productivity growth, and global factors affecting real interest rates. This paper applies the Laubach-Williams methodology to the United States and three other advanced economies – Canada, the Euro Area, and the United Kingdom. We find that large declines in trend GDP growth and natural rates of interest have occurred over the past 25 years in all four economies. These country-by-country estimates are found to display a substantial amount of comovement over time, suggesting an important role for global factors in shaping trend growth and natural rates of interest.

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Seminar

Decomposition of Debt-GDP Ratio for United Kingdom:1984-2009

  • Speaker Piyali Das
  • Speaker profile

    Dr. Piyali Das is currently an Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. She has a Ph.D in Economics from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Her research areas include monetary macroeconomics, applied econometrics and development. 

  • Date Thu, 05 January, 2017
  • Time 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Venue NIPFP Auditorium
  • Abstract

    Most advanced nations today are witnessing a peacetime public debt surge that match post World War levels. This raises concerns about fi scal fi nancing and liquidation of the stock of debt especially in the face of changing demographics. United Kingdom being one of the advanced nations with a high level of public debt and an aging population is facing similar issues of fiscal fi nancing. This paper attempts to decompose the evolution in the debt-to-GDP ratio of UK between 1984-2009 into nominal returns, inflation, GDP growth rate, primary de ficit and the maturity structure of the debt. The results of the decomposition show that the government of UK inflated away part of the debt but most of the adjustments were due to low interest rates and changes in the primary deficit.

  • Contact email nipfp.seminar@nipfp.org.in