Call for student nominations for the 9th Annual Advanced Graduate Workshop (AGW) on Poverty, Development and Globalization, to be held in Bangalore, India during July 4-18, 2016

The 9th Annual Advanced Graduate Workshop (AGW) on Poverty, Development and Globalization is being organised by the Azim Premji University. The small interdisciplinary workshop, which will be directed by Professor Joseph Stiglitz, will be held in Bangalore, India during July 4-18, 2016.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together graduate students in development studies at a sufficiently advanced stage of their dissertation work to be able to discuss and receive feedback on their research. There are two distinct parts: a series of lectures given by leading scholars and practitioners will deal with a range of economic, political and social issues pertaining to development and poverty Secondly, students will refine their research and presentation skills within assigned small groups under the guidance of faculty leaders in preparation for a culminating workshop-wide presentation of their research. The AGW has invariably succeeded in making these small groups supportive and friendly in which students feel comfortable to discuss and provide feedback on each other’s work.

Applications are invited from all fields in the social sciences; however, students should have some background in economics or familiarity with quantitative techniques. The AGW provides a unique opportunity for students to receive constructive advice and feedback on their work. Accepted candidates will join a distinguished rank of alumni and forge invaluable connections with top-flight lecturers and peers, all committed to the study of the myriad issues confronting developing economies.

Approximately 20-25 students are expected to be accepted for the 2016 workshop. Some students have already been selected, but there are still place for 10-15 more. Hence a second round of applications are invited from students in India.

Students will reside at Bangalore’s WIPRO Learning Centre for the two-week duration. Room, board and airfare will be fully covered for all participants.

To apply, please send a complete application to arjunjayadev@gmail.com.
Every applicant should send a CV, letter of interest, letter of recommendation and a sample of work. The deadline for application is the 15th of May 2016.

Please find below a list of the scheduled talks:

Date
Person
Overall Topic
Sub theme
4th July
 Joseph Stiglitz
 Development and  Structural Change
 The learning economy
4th July
 Prabhat Patnaik
 Development and  Structural Change
 Development and Change in  India
5th July
 Karla Hoff
 Social Divisions and  Development
 Cognition and biases
5th July
 Satish  Deshpande
 Social divisions and  development
 Caste in India
6th July
 Joseph Stiglitz  Global Inequality  Global Inequality
6th July
 Branko Milanovic  Global Inequality  Global Inequality
7th July
 Kalle Moene  Welfare in its place
 Global Welfare and the  Scandinavian experience
7th July
 Reetika Khera  Welfare in its place  Welfare Debates in India
8th July
 TBD
8th July
 TBD
11th July
 Guy Standing
 Informality and Basic  Incomes
 Basic incomes
11th July
 Ashwani Saith
 Informality and Basic  Incomes
 Informality
12th July
 Martin Guzman
 Capital Mobility and the  World
 Capital Mobility
12th July
 C.P.  Chandrashekhar
 Capital Mobility and the  World
 Capital account openness in  India
13th July
 Navroz Dubash
 Global Environmental  Debates
 Climate Change and its  effect on Developing  Economies
13th July
 Harini Nagendra
 Global Environmental  Debates
 Urban Commons and their  management
14th July
 Sanjay Reddy
 Development and its Key  themes
 Key issues in development,  past and current
14th July
 Mushtaq Khan
 Development and its Key  themes
 Contemporary Development  Debates