Technological Advance and the Changing Nature of Work: Prospects for India

Lecture
Event Speaker: 
Prof. Kaushik Basu
Event Time: 
07:00 PM to 08:15 PM
Event Venue: 
LHC 111

Technological Advance and the Changing Nature of Work: Prospects for India

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in association with Techno Economic Research Institute cordially invites you to the First Dr. P. C. Bansil Memorial Lecture by Prof. Kaushik Basu.

Title: Technological Advance and the Changing Nature of Work: Prospects for India

Date and Time: Thursday, 21 February 2019, 7 pm

Venue: LH111, Lecture Hall Complex, IIT Delhi

About Dr. P. C. Bansil:

Dr P C Bansil (1921-2016) belonged to the first batch of the Indian Economic Service. He also worked with the FAO for about 15 years and chaired Working Group on Animal Husbandry of the Tenth- and Eleventh-Five Year Plans. He authored several books and a large number of papers on agricultural economics and statistics.

About the speaker:

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, and former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank (2012-16). From December 2009 to July 2012 he served as the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Government of India at the Ministry of Finance. Till 2009 he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and during 2006-09 he was Director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell. Earlier he was Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, where in 1992 he founded the Centre for Development Economics in Delhi. He is currently President of the International Economic Association (2017-2020). A Fellow of the Econometric Society, Kaushik Basu has published widely in the areas of Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory and Welfare Economics. In May 2008 he was awarded one of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Bhushan, by the President of India.