The second episode of the lecture series organised by the Department of Economics, SRM University-AP, will be held on September 07, 2021, at 04.00 pm. The lecture titled “Secession with natural resources” will be delivered by Prof Pramila Krishnan from the Oxford Department of International Development.

Abstract:
The lecture will look at the formation of new Indian states in 2001 to uncover the effects of political secession on the comparative economic performance of natural resource-rich and natural resource-poor areas. Resource-rich constituencies fared comparatively worse within new states that inherited a relatively larger proportion of natural resources. The study argues that these patterns reflect how political reorganization affected the quality of state governance of natural resources. Results describe a model of collusion between state politicians and resource rent recipients that can account for the relationships we see in the data between natural resource abundance and post-break-up local outcomes.

About the Speaker:
Pramila Krishnan is a Professor of Development Economics at Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford and a Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. She began her academic life as an econometrician working on models of self-selection before seeing the light and moving on to work in development economics.
Her research has concentrated on applied microeconomics and she has worked on topics ranging from household portfolios of poor households to risk-sharing, intra-household allocation and informal insurance, social networks, non-cognitive skills and whether migrants might be both rich and happy. Pramila Krishnan teaches on the MSc in Economics for Development, offering a module on education.

Join this intriguing online lecture on September 07, 2021, at 04.00 pm and enrich your knowledge through the scholarly voice of Prof Pramila Krishnan!

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The Department of Economics is hosting a webinar on “Salient Features and Career Opportunities for BSc (Hons) Economics at SRM University AP” on July 19, 2021, at 4.00 pm to discuss the thrust areas of Economics. Dr Balaga Mohana Rao, Assistant Professor in the department, will introduce students to the theoretical and analytical foundations of economics careers.

In the webinar, Dr Balaga Mohana Rao will detail the industries and job roles available for graduates and discuss the best ways to attain internships and jobs in the industry. Students who choose to pursue a BSc in Economics at SRM University-AP participate in a three-year full-time programme that aims to impart global standards-based curriculum. The objective of the programme is to develop a class of economists who are proficient not just in theory but also in practical expertise to address and analyse real-world problems.

Attend this informative session on July 19, 2021, at 4.00 pm to learn more about the courses, subjects, syllabus, scope, and career opportunities of the BSc Economics course offered in SRM University-AP.

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When the fiscal measures announced by the Central Government remain as textbook prescriptions, the scholars of our nation work for bettering the ground reality of India. The Department of Economics at SRM University-AP, in the first session of the Departmental Lecture Series, is conducting an online lecture titled “An Alternative Fiscal Stimulus Package to Atmanirbhar Bharat” on July 23, 2021, at 11.00 am to enunciate a novel perspective for fiscal stimulus packages.

The guest speaker Prof Santosh Mehrotra, visiting professor in the Centre for Development at the University of Bath (UK) will put forth his vision of an alternative fiscal stimulus package to the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan financial package. Prof Mehrotra had also been a professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi. Dr Ghanshyam Pandey, Assistant Professor and faculty coordinator at the Department of Economics, SRM University-AP is the convenor of the event. The organising committee from the department consists of assistant professors Dr Anandrao Suvvari, Dr Manzoor Hassan Malik, and Dr Balaga Mohana Rao.

The lecture will give a detailed analysis of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and evaluate whether the plans of the policymakers to combat the economic crisis in India acquired the envisioned goals. Join this engaging online lecture on the zoom platform on July 23, 2021, at 11.00 am.

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The Department of Economics is hosting a webinar on “Salient Features and Career Opportunities for BSc (Hons) Economics at SRM University AP” on June 25, 2021, at 4.00 pm to discuss the thrust areas of Economics. Dr Suvvari Anandarao, Assistant Professor in the department, will introduce students to the theoretical and analytical foundations of economics careers.

In the webinar, Dr Anandarao will detail the industries and job roles available for graduates and discuss the best ways to attain internships and jobs in the industry. Students who choose to pursue a BSc in Economics at SRM University-AP participate in a three-year full-time programme that aims to impart global standards-based curriculum. The objective of the programme is to develop a class of economists who are proficient not just in theory but also in practical expertise to address and analyse real-world problems.

Attend this informative session on June 25, 2021, at 4.00 pm to learn more about the courses, subjects, syllabus, scope, and career opportunities of the BSc Economics course offered in SRM University-AP.

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An International Conclave on the “Transition towards sustainability of Agriculture: Role of Technology in Agriculture Supply Chain” is being organised by the Department of Economics, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh on June 3-4 from 9 am. Renowned economists and experts across the world will be joining the conclave to share their thoughts and perspectives on the much-needed topic of this time. Faculty and Scholars are invited to submit the abstracts of their research papers on or before May 25, 2021. Prof Vijay Paul Sharma, Chairman, Commission for Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Govt of India, will grace the conclave with his presence as the Chief Guest.

The agriculture and food sectors are facing multiple challenges. With the global population projected to grow from 7.6 billion in 2018 (UN DESA, 2019) to over 9.6 billion in 2050, there will be a significant increase in the demand for food (UN DESA, 2017). At the same time, the availability of natural resources such as fresh water and productive arable land is becoming increasingly constrained. Production is not the only concern; although agricultural output is currently enough to feed the world, 821 million people still suffer from hunger (FAO, 2018). Processes such as the rapid rate of urbanisation also have important implications for food production patterns and consumption. The agri-food sector remains critical for livelihoods and employment. There are more than 570 million smallholder farms worldwide (Lowder et al., 2016), and agriculture and food productions account for 28% of the entire global workforce (ILOSTAT, 2019).

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal of a ‘world with zero hunger’ by 2030 will require more productive, efficient, sustainable, inclusive, transparent and resilient food systems. This will require an urgent transformation of the current agri-food system. Digital innovations and technologies may be part of the solution. The so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (Industry 4.0) observes several sectors to be transformed rapidly by ‘disruptive’ digital technologies such as Blockchain, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Immersed Reality. In the agriculture and food sectors, the spread of mobile technologies, remote-sensing services and distributed computing are already improving smallholders’ access to information, inputs, market, finance and training. Digital technologies are creating new opportunities to integrate smallholders into a digitally-driven agri-food system. In this two-day Internation Conclave, reputed experts will shed some light by sharing their wisdom with others on the recent challenges and the scope associated with it. Needless to say, food will always be an integral part of the basic need of humans. In these discussions, the path towards ensuring enough food supply for future generations will be searched.

The Department of Economics, under the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at SRM University-AP, is a vibrant unit for teaching fundamental courses (core & electives) in Economics along with allied courses for students across the disciplines. In addition to the Foundation Courses and optional Minors across the departments, the department ensures that the education imparted is truly multidisciplinary with an excellent programme structure that can cater to the growing market demand for professional economists and policy researchers. At Present, the department offers B.Sc. (Hons.) and PhD in Economics and will soon offer a postgraduate programme with specialisations in Econometrics, Finance, Trade and Development in coming years.

Call for Papers:
Faculty and Scholars are invited to submit the abstracts to be presented at the conclave “Transition towards sustainability of Agriculture: Role of Technology in Agriculture Supply Chain” on or before May 25, 2021. The abstract must go through the review, and if accepted by the reviewers, the abstract acceptance notification will be sent. There is no registration fee to participate in the conclave. The event will take place entirely in virtual mode. Please submit the abstracts to ghanshyamkumar.p@srmap.edu.in on or before May 25, 2021. Abstracts should not be more than 250 words, and it must include the purpose of the study, methodology, findings and policy recommendations.

Themes:
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sustainable agricultural, farming, and post-harvesting strategies
  2. Multicriteria sustainability performance measures in the food context
  3. Closed-loop ecosystems for by-product valorisation
  4. Improving traceability and transparency of food operations
  5. Strategic approaches for waste management
  6. Sustainable cold chain design and management
  7. Digital twins in food processing, storage, and distribution

Distinguished Speakers:

  1.  Prof Vijay Paul Sharma, Chairman, Commission for Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP)Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Govt of India
  2. Prof Ashok K Mishra, Professor, W P Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, USA
  3. Prof R S Deshpande, Honorary Visiting Professor, Ex-Director, ISEC, Bangalore, India
  4. Prof P S Birthal, National Professor, ICAR-National Institute of Agriculture Economics and Policy Research, PUSA, New Delhi, India
  5. Dr Anjani Kumar, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), South Asia Office, New Delhi, India
  6. Dr Devesh Roy, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), South Asia Office, New Delhi, India
  7. Prof Sukhpal Singh, Professor of Economics, IIM Ahmedabad, India
  8. Prof Gopal Naik, Professor of Economics, IIM Bangalore, India
  9. Prof Prem Vashisth, Professor Emeritus, School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Noida, India
  10. Prof Seema Bathla, Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  11. Prof C S C Shekhar, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India
  12. Prof S S Kamlakar, Director, Agriculture Economics Research Centre, Anand, Gujrat, India
  13. Prof Brajesh Jha Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India
  14. Dr Asif Reza Anik Associate Professor Department of Agricultural Economics Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) Salna, Gazipur-1706 Bangladesh
  15. Dr Thiagu Ranganathan, Associate Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  16. Dr Sarthak Gaurav Assistant professor, Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT, Mumbai, India
  17. Dr Amarnath Tripathi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and International Business School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Noida, India
  18. Dr Elumalai Kannnan, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
  19. Dr Jabir Ali, Associate Professor, IIM Jammu, Jammu, India
  20. Prof S P Singh, Professor of Economics, IIT Roorkee, India

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Panel Discussion on Union Budget 2021-22

Objective of the Event: The world is facing a severe pandemic driven crisis and India is not an exception. Academics, Industry and the public are eagerly waiting for the revival of the economy. We cannot ignore the role of government. India needs a robust budget which will boost the demand and stabilize the economy. This panel discussion will analyse the announced budgetary sectoral fund allocation and revenue design of GoI. In order to tap the potential revenue sources to cope up with the adverse impact of pandemic, whether budget has been delivered on expected lines. The objective of the event is to place a platform for better understanding about the budgetary situation of the Central Govt. and critical analysis of the Union Budget by the eminent academicians across the spectrum, given the current expectations and need of the country.

About the Department: The Department of Economics under the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at SRM University-AP, is a vibrant unit for teaching fundamental courses (core & electives) for B.Sc Hons in Economics along with allied courses for students across other departments. Along with Foundation Courses and optional Minors across other departments, we ensure that the education imparted is justly multidisciplinary so that it helps all the students in rational decision making in the next step in life with proper knowledge. Currently the department offers B.Sc. (Hons.) and PhD in Economics. We have designed an excellent program structure which can cater to the growing market demand for professional economists and policy researchers. These programs in Economics emphasize on the application of economic theories and trained professionals for lifetime learning. This unit is expecting to offer the postgraduate program with specialisation in Econometrics, Finance, Trade and Development in coming years. It is a growing department for research on diverse topics spanning the worlds of theory and practice of economics and interdisciplinary subjects. The vision of the department is to achieve an educational environment committed to excellence, creating employability through skill development, making capacity building for future economists and social scientists. The broader goal is to analyse the socio-economic environment for policy framing with efficient implementation of the policies and designing proper road map for national and sub-national governments. In nutshell, it commits to contribute to welfare generation for the society through creating proper knowledge base and conducting good quality research.

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