The workshop rotates among the various institutions represented in the core group. Each workshop is organized by an organizing committee comprising of three to four members working in consultation with the rest of the core group. The workshop features a small number of select papers (around 10-12) presented in seminar length time slots (between an hour and 90 minutes). For the first five editions of the workshop, there was no open call for papers. However, in the latest edition in 2020, we had put out an open call for papers for the workshop. Additionally, in the 2020 edition of the workshop, each paper was assigned to a senior researcher from the field who made critical comments on the paper as the discussant.
The workshop is not restricted by field – we are open to all areas in economics. Participants will be expected to transcend narrow field interests to attend all sessions and offer their ideas freely. For example, we believe theorists can benefit greatly from talking to researchers who are familiar with relevant data and empirical economists can similarly gain from a theorist’s perspective on the patterns they have uncovered. The purpose is to bring in a multiplicity of perspectives and look at a research question from many angles, in addition to getting the specialist’s feedback on the technical implementation of a research program.
First workshop: July 2015. Hosted by the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.
Second workshop: July 2016. Hosted by the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research in Mumbai.
Third workshop: July 2017. Hosted by Ashoka University in Sonepat, Haryana.
Fourth workshop: July 2018. Hosted by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
Fifth workshop: July 2019. Hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Sixth workshop: July 2020. Hosted (virtually) by the Institute of Economic Growth Delhi.