Amrita Center for Economics and Governance (ACEG), Amritapuri, in association with ACRD and in collaboration with The Indian Econometric Society and RMIT University, School of Economics, Finance & Marketing, Melbourne, Australia, will organize a workshop on Microeconometric Techniques and Survey Data from June 19 - 21, 2018.
Venue: Amritapuri Campus, Clappana PO, Kollam (Kerala)
Amrita Center for Economics & Governance; Madras School of Economics; Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai; RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia)
The emerging trend in empirical research is to utilize field level data to validate, and alternatively to challenge the conventional wisdom. This program is designed as a workshop to help young scholars and professionals develop research capability by acquiring analytical skills in econometric techniques and applications to deal with survey data. It will also develop technical competence about the gathering of data in a variety of forms and the presentation and processing of those data with a view to supporting some key hypotheses and stylized facts. The coverage of the workshop is spread over mainstream economic theories and quantitative research practice.
Amrita is again the top private University in India for the second consecutive year and is the only private university in the Top 10. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, which is only 15 years old, has emerged as the 8th best university in the NIRF Ranking 2018 for Indian Universities that was released by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, with 20,000 students and 1800+ faculty (including about 200 international faculty), is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC and also ranked high by international ranking agencies such as THE, QS, etc. The University is currently spread across five campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The foundation stone for its upcoming campuses at Delhi and Amaravati have been laid recently.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham continuously collaborates with top US institutions including Ivy League universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India. The University is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
Amrita Center for Economics & Governance (ACEG) is a multi-disciplinary research network with focus on economic analysis of development episodes and design and evaluation of innovative public policies and governance regimes. The recent revival of interest among economists in public policy and governance is not random; it has deep theoretical underpinnings. New growth economists have challenged the market driven predictions of neoclassical economists that countries will converge in growth and income distribution. So the current conventional wisdom stemming from the ground reality seems to be that the complexity of economic and social regress can be better explained by understanding the dynamics and constraints of domestic policies and institutions in the global context. The idea to develop a research center focusing on dynamics of development and various aspects of economic and social performance emerged in 2014 when economists and finance analysts at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Faculty of Management scattered over 4 campuses of the institution started participating in collaborative research on thematic issues. In addition to in-house researchers, international experts in the field also expressed interest in this research endeavour. Besides promoting and disseminating applied research on development and policy, capacity building through professional education for researchers and public policymakers has been considered a vital engagement for the center in the medium term.
The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) is a registered society under Public Societies Registration Act, formed in 1960. It is one of the oldest and the largest body of professional econometricians and quantitative economists with more than 2000 members from all over India and abroad. TIES organises annual conference where experts from all over India and abroad participate and deliberate on various issues. The 54th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society was held at Shri Mata Vishnodevi University, Katra, Jammu, from 7th to 9th March, 2018. TIES also publishes ‘Journal of Quantitative Economics’.
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.
One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.
RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.
MPhil/ Ph.D. research scholars, academic staff members and research analysts in the public and private sectors willing to develop the competency in research methodology skills will constitute the target beneficiaries. Although the sessions are geared towards the research needs of socioeconomic and management disciplines, research scholars in other fields, namely technology, agriculture and environmental sciences may also gain from the lectures and workshop sessions.
This learning cum practice-oriented program is designed to be highly participatory. Lecture sessions will be followed by workshop sessions. The latter will comprise various learning tools and devices, hands-on computer packages, problems and empirical exercises.
The participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance on the completion of the workshop with appropriate acknowledgment of the academic support from Indian Econometric Society.
Registration (Maximum Intake 20)
Fees Structure: (for 3 days, June 19-21 2018)
GST will be charged on the fees as applicable
Nearest Railway and Bus station: Kayamkulam (15 Kilometres) and Karunagpally (10 Kilometres) (between Kochi and Trivandrum)
Airport: Kochi Airport (145 kilometers), Trivandrum Airport (110 Kilometres)
Tentative Schedule of Sessions (19-21 June, 2018)
|Tuesday 19 June|
|10:00–11:30||Session 1: Data Generating Process and Modelling with Qualitative Survey Data (Dr Shyam Nath, ACEG, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)|
|11:45–13:15||Session 2: Hands on with STATA: Binary Response Models (Dr Sougata Ray, DOM, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)|
|14:15–15:45||Session 3: Program Evaluation and Treatment Effects (Dr Yeti N Madhoo, ACEG, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)|
|16:00–17:30||Session 4: Randomized Control Trials using STATA (Dr Yeti N Madhoo, ACEG, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)|
|Wednesday 20 June|
|9:00–10:30||Session 1: Sample Design - Propensity Score Matching (Dr S Chandrasekhar, IGIDR, Mumbai)|
|10:45–12:15||Session 2: Diff-in-Diff Method (Dr S Chandrasekhar, IGIDR, Mumbai)|
|12:30–14:00||Session 3: Panel Models with Survey Data – Hands on with STATA (Dr S Chandrasekhar, IGIDR, Mumbai)|
|9:30–11:00||Session 1: Regression Discontinuity (Dr Vijayamohanan Pillai N, CDS, Thiruvananthapuram)|
|11:15–12:45||Session 2: Regression Discontinuity using STATA (Dr Vijayamohanan Pillai N, CDS, Thiruvananthapuram)|
|13:45–15:15||Session 3: DEA & Hands on Econometric Software (Dr. K. Pushpangadan, Gulati Institute of Finance & Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram)|
|15:30–17:00||Session 4: Endogeneity in Survey Data and Hands on with STATA (Dr Sefa Churchill, RMIT University, Australia)|