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”. 5th May, 2020
2. Webinar on “Human Development Report- 2019” by  Ms. Shraddha Jain,  Dr. Thiagu Ranganathan and  Mr. Amartya Paul. 20th 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 27th May, 2020
4. Webinar on “Performance of the Plantations during the Covid-19 pandemic” by Prof. Vinoj Abraham and Dr. Mithesh Madhavan. 12th June, 2020
5. Webinar on” Caste and Regular Jobs in India” by Dr. Thiagu Ranganathan and Dr. Tirtha Chatterjee 19th June, 2020
6. Webinar on ” Discussion on National Strategy for Financial Inclusion ” by  Papaiah Koppula, Amit Nandan & Indrajeet Kumar, PhD Scholar-CDS 24th 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 26th June, 2020
8. Webinar on “Making Essential Medicines Affordable: Can Bangladesh do for COVID-19 what India did for AIDS?” by Prof. Sudip Chaudhuri. 10th 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 17th July, 2020
10. NRPPD Steering Committee Meeeting from 11 a.m onwards. 24th 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 31st July, 2020
12. Webinar on “The Morality of Abandonment and the Production of Plantation Order in India.” by Dr. Jayaseelan Raj 7th Aug, 2020
13. Webinar on “India and China: The Evolution and Status of Economic Inter-Dependence” by  Professor Biswajit Dhar 14th Aug, 2020
14. Webinar on “Trade in Kerala Economy” by  Professor  Sushil Khanna 21st Aug, 2020
15. Webinar on “The Social Context of Technological Experiences in India” by Dr. Anant Kamath, Azim Premji University 26th Aug, 2020
16. Webinar on “Managing stress in pandemic days” by Professor Sunita Simon Kurpad, St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore 9th 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 10th Sept, 2020
18. Webinar on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation systems: Two Indian case studies” by Dr. Chidambaran Gurunathan Iyer, CDS 18th Sept, 2020
19. Centre’s Finance Committee meeting (10 am), Committee of Direction meeting (11.30 am) and 74th Governing Body meeting (2 pm) 24th 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 25th 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 9th 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 16th 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 19th 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 23rd 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 2nd 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 5th 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 9th 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 10th Nov, 2020
29. Webinar on “Agricultural Farm Laws-2020”  by Dr. Tirtha Chatterjee, Ms. Aritri Chakravarty and Mr. Binod Kumar Behera. 13th 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. 17th 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 20th 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 24th 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 27th 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. 4th 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 11th 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 14th Dec, 2020
37. Webinar on “Covid-19 and Scheduled Tribes in Kerala: Strategies and Responses” by Dr. T. Abhilash, Assistant Professor, CDS 18th 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 8th 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
12th January, 2021
40. 50th Foundation Year Lecture Series
Webinar on ‘Mainstreaming Financial Inclusion’ by Prof. Thankom Arun, The University of Essex, UK
18th January 2021
41. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series
Webinar on ‘Industrial Clusters’ by Dr. Keshabananda Das, GIDR, Ahmedabad
22nd January 2021
42. 50th Foundation Year Lecture series
Webinar on ‘Institutions and the Evolution of Indian Agriculture’ by Prof. Rajeswari Raina, Shiv Nadar University
29th 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
12th February 2021
44. 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
17th February 2021