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VIDEOS: Notable Speakers and Economists Discuss Indian Economy at Raj Center Conference
Friday, November 3, 2017

The Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policies hosted the "Conference on the Indian Economy: A Festschrift in Honor of Arvind Panagariya" on October 28, 2017 at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The conference attracted many notable speakers and economists, including Mr. Jay Panda, Member of Parliament, India and Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog. The all-day conference attracted more than 150 attendees and explored topics related to the growth of the Indian economy and its future.  Download a Booklet...

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Raj Center Hosts Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policy and the School for International and Public Affairs welcomed Government of India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The talk, given before an overflow crowd, was entitled “India’s FDI Reforms: Achievements and Challenges.” The lecture and question and answer section garnered significant coverage, includes the following articles: Financial Express — Arun Jaitley at Columbia University: World can look forward to a bigger, cleaner Indian economy in coming years First Post — Jaitley stoutly...

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Panagariya in Times of India: Floor hasn’t fallen through
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As published in the September 25, 2017 version of the Times of India Floor hasn’t fallen through: Don’t go by ‘feel’, economic data call for measured rather than precipitate action  Reviewing the fascinating book Progress by Swedish economic historian Johan Norberg, the Economist recently wrote, “People are predisposed to think that things are worse than they are, and they overestimate the likelihood of calamity. This is because they rely not on data, but on how easy it is to recall an example. And bad things are more memorable.” ...

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PM Modi praises the work done by Arvind Panagariya as Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
Monday, September 25, 2017

In a speech given in the presence of senior Cabinet Members and Secretaries, as well as 220 young CEOs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the work done by Professor Arvind Panagariya as the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog. The Prime Minister himself serves as the Chairman of the NITI Aayog, which replaced the erstwhile Planning Commission on January 1, 2015. Professor Panagariya joined the NITI Aayog as its first Vice Chairman on 13th January 2015 and served in that capacity until 31st August 2017. On September 2, 2017, he returned to...

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VIDEO: Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Ravindra Patel Presents Third Kotak Lecture
Monday, April 24, 2017

Urjit  Urjit Ravindra Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, presented the Third Kotak Fmaily Distinguished Lecture on April 24, 2017 at Columbia University. The lecture was co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs, the Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policies, and The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business.

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