Events 2020 – 2021



Programme Date
1. Webinar by Prof. Sunil Mani on  “India’s role in frugal innovations in health-related technologies to deal with COVID-19”. 5 May, 2020
2. Webinar on “Human Development Report- 2019” by  Ms. Shraddha Jain,  Dr. Thiagu Ranganathan and  Mr. Amartya Paul. 20 May, 2020
3. Panel Discussion on Economic growth with self- reliance in India: Does the stimulus package in five tranches enhance it? Panellists  – Professor  Alok Sheel,  Professor R Nagaraj ,  Professor Sukhpal Singh,  Mr. P. S Vijayshankar,  Professor Irudaya Rajan,  Dr. M. Parameswaran and  Dr. Chidambaran G. Iyer 27 May, 2020
4. Webinar on “Performance of the Plantations during the Covid-19 pandemic” by Prof. Vinoj Abraham and Dr. Mithesh Madhavan. 12 June, 2020
5. Webinar on” Caste and Regular Jobs in India” by Dr. Thiagu Ranganathan and Dr. Tirtha Chatterjee 19 June, 2020
6. Webinar on ” Discussion on National Strategy for Financial Inclusion ” by  Papaiah Koppula, Amit Nandan & Indrajeet Kumar, PhD Scholar-CDS 24 June, 2020
7. Webinar on ” Political Economy of Government Response to COVID-19: A Cross Country Analysis” by Dr. Vinoj Abraham and Mr. Manikantha Nataraj 26 June, 2020
8. Webinar on “Making Essential Medicines Affordable: Can Bangladesh do for COVID-19 what India did for AIDS?” by Prof. Sudip Chaudhuri. 10 July, 2020
9. Webinar on “Impact of Covid-19 on availability and access to health and nutrition services – insights from a rapid study in five states” by  S. Ramanathan and Vasudha Chakravarthy, Development Solutions, Delhi 17 July, 2020
10. NRPPD Steering Committee Meeeting from 11 a.m onwards. 24 July, 2020
11. Webinar on “India’s quest for technological self-reliance, An analysis of her patenting performance in the Post-TRIPS phase” by Professor Sunil Mani 31 July, 2020
12. Webinar on “The Morality of Abandonment and the Production of Plantation Order in India.” by Dr. Jayaseelan Raj 7 Aug, 2020
13. Webinar on “India and China: The Evolution and Status of Economic Inter-Dependence” by  Professor Biswajit Dhar 14 Aug, 2020
14. Webinar on “Trade in Kerala Economy” by  Professor  Sushil Khanna 21 Aug, 2020
15. Webinar on “The Social Context of Technological Experiences in India” by Dr. Anant Kamath, Azim Premji University 26 Aug, 2020
16. Webinar on “Managing stress in pandemic days” by Professor Sunita Simon Kurpad, St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore 9 Sept, 2020
17. 50th Foundation Year Lecture on “The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation” by Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey, University of Oxford 10 Sept, 2020
18. Webinar on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation systems: Two Indian case studies” by Dr. Chidambaran Gurunathan Iyer, CDS 18 Sept, 2020
19. Centre’s Finance Committee meeting (10 am), Committee of Direction meeting (11.30 am) and 74th Governing Body meeting (2 pm) 24 Sept, 2020
20. Webinar on “Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown on the profitability of firms: Evidence from an emerging economy.” By Dr. Ritika Jain, Asst. Professor-CDS 25 Sept, 2020
21. Webinar on Is an Economic Being a “Social Moron”? Using Game Theory to Explore Moral Behaviour by Dr. Thiagu Ranganathan and Mr. Rounak Sil 9 Oct, 2020
22. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series- Webinar on “From Make in India to Assemble in India to Atmanirbhar Bharat: Contradictions of Trade Policy” by Prof. C. Veeramani,IGIDR-Mumbai 16 Oct, 2020
23. 50th Foundation day lecture on “Economics and Politics of the Unemployment Problem in Indian Democracy” by Prof. Amit Bhaduri-Honorary Fellow, CDS 19 Oct, 2020
24. Webinar –Panel Discussion on the draft EIA Notification 2020 by panelist -Dr Karen Coelho-MIDS Chennai, Dr T V Sajeev-KFRI, Peechi and Dr Lavanya Suresh-BITS, Hyderabad moderator- Prof. J. Devika, CDS 23 Oct, 2020
25. Book release on “ Kerala and the World Economy” by Hon’ble Dr. Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister of India and first copy to be presented to Dr. Thomas Issac, Hon’ble Minister for Finance-GOK 2 Nov, 2020
26. 11th B.G. Kumar Lecture  on “Economic Transformation, Growth of the Middle Class and Family Change in India” to be delivered by  Professor Sonalde Desai, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland and Professor and Centre Director, NCAER-National Data Innovation Center, New Delhi 5 Nov, 2020
27. Webinar on “IPR regime and Antitrust Implications of Mergers & Acquisitions: Evidence from the Indian Corporate sector” by Dr. P.L. Beena, CDS 9 Nov, 2020
28. Webinar on ‘Auction theory: Reflections on the contributions of Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B.Wilson’ by Prof. Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, CESP, JNU and Visiting Professor, CDS 10 Nov, 2020
29. Webinar on “Agricultural Farm Laws-2020”  by Dr. Tirtha Chatterjee, Ms. Aritri Chakravarty and Mr. Binod Kumar Behera. 13 Nov, 2020
30. Webinar on “Fiscal Decentralisation in Kerala “by Dr. B. Alwin Prakash, Former Professor and Head of the Dept. of Economics, Kerala University. 17 Nov, 2020
31. 50th Foundation year lecture series- Webinar on “Locating Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in a Discourse on Development” by Prof. Amit Shovon Ray, JNU 20 Nov, 2020
32. Webinar on “Industrialization for Jobs and Growth: A case study of cellular mobile phone manufacturers in India” by Dr. Chidambaran Gurunathan Iyer, CDS 24 Nov, 2020
33. 50th Foundation year lecture series- Webinar on “Climate and the Economy in India from 1880 to the Present” by Professor Tirthankar Roy, London School of Economics 27 Nov, 2020
34. 50th Foundation year lecture series- Webinar on “The Question of Ethics in RCTs” by Professor Reetika Khera, Associate Professor (Economics), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. 4 Dec, 2020
35. 50th Foundation year lecture series- Webinar on “ Talking to Ghosts: Exploring forged employment records in NREGS” by Professor D.Rajasekhar, HAG Professor and Head, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru 11 Dec, 2020
36. 10th P. K. Gopalakrishnan Memorial Lecture on “Why Does the Indian State Both Fail and Succeed? By Professor Devesh Kapur, Director of Asian Programs, Johns Hopkins University, USA 14 Dec, 2020
37. Webinar on “Covid-19 and Scheduled Tribes in Kerala: Strategies and Responses” by Dr. T. Abhilash, Assistant Professor, CDS 18 Dec, 2020
38. webinar on “Revisiting the Kerala Model of Development and its Virtuous Cycle: Spectacular Successes, Spectacular Failures and Outlook for the Future” by Prof. K. P. Kannan, Honorary Fellow, CDS 8 January 2021
39. Panel discussion on ‘Ownership guidelines and corporate structure for Indian private sector banks’
Panelists: 1) Prof. T T Ram Mohan, IIM A, 2) Prof. R Nagaraj, CDS, 3) Mr. Narayan Ramachandran, Inklude lab,
4)Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS
12 January, 2021
40. 50th Foundation Year Lecture Series
Webinar on ‘Mainstreaming Financial Inclusion’ by Prof. Thankom Arun, The University of Essex, UK
18 January 2021
41. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series
Webinar on ‘Industrial Clusters’ by Dr. Keshabananda Das, GIDR, Ahmedabad
22 January 2021
42. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series
Webinar on ‘Institutions and the Evolution of Indian Agriculture’ by Prof. Rajeswari Raina, Shiv Nadar University
29 January 2021
43. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series
Webinar on “Contemporary challenges to Migrant Integration in the EU-UK Context: What do we know so far?” by Dr. Shoba Arun, Reader in Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
12 February 2021
44. Teaching Innovations Programme in Economics (TIPE) 15-26 February 2021
45. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series
Webinar on “The states and market in the Economic Development of South Korea?” by Professor Jong-II You, Dean KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Republic of Korea
17 February 2021
46. Discussion on Economic Survey 2020-21 and Union Budget 2021-22 26 February 2021
47. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series
Webinar on Public Spending for Gender Equality by Rohini Somanathan, Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics
5 March 2021
46. K N Raj Memorial Lecture by Dr. Mihir Shah 10 March 2021
47. Discussion on the report of the 15th Finance Commission: Shri R.Mohan  12 March 2021
48. Webinar on ‘Determinants of export in boom and bust: Evidence from the Indian electronics industry’ by Mr. Smruti Ranjan Sahoo, Ph.D Scholar, CDS 19 March 2021
49. Webinar on “Should government be in the business of banking?” by Professor Errol D’Souza, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 22 March 2021