Special Lectures

2017

Sophie Mitra

Disability, Health and Human Development, March 17, 2017.

Sanjoy Chakravorty

Refocusing the Land Debate in India: The Market, the State and Development, March 15, 2017.

Roger Jeffery

Appropriate Access to Medicines in India’s Fragmented Market : Reflections on 10 Years’ Sociological Research, January 24, 2017.

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Partition and Dalit Peasant Refugees in Eastern India, 1946-64, January 11, 2017.

2016

Naila Kabeer

Qualitative Evaluations of Asset Transfers to Women in Extreme Poverty in West Bengal and Sindh: Empirical Findings and Methodological Reflections, November 11, 2016.

Madhusudan Datta

Paradox of Growth and Stagnation in Indian Manufacturing, September 9, 2016.

Claudine Burton-Jeangros

Inequality in Health and Quality of Life in Switzerland, August 19, 2016.

Amrita Ghatak

Burden of Diseases due to Air Pollution in Urban India, June 10, 2016.

Ishita Dey

Genealogy of a ‘Moira’, June 3, 2016.

V Shanthakumar

Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand, April 29, 2016.

Ananta Kumar Giri

Poetics of Development, April 1, 2016.

Azizur Rahman Khan

Bangladesh: The Next Asian Tiger, March 3, 2016.

R Nagaraj

What is Wrong with the New GDP Estimates, February 19, 2016.

Deepankar Basu

Profitability and Investment in India’s Organized Manufacturing Sector: A Marxian Perspective, February 5, 2016.

Ranjan Ray

Global and Country Poverty Rates, Welfare Rankings of the Regions and Purchasing Power Parities: How Robust are the Results, January 21, 2016.

2015

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

The Waning of the Quantity Theory of Money: The Quantitative Easing Vindicates its Critics, December 21, 2015.

Robert Pollin

Economics and Politics of Austerity in the U.S. and Europe, October 28, 2015.

S. Subramanian

The Inequity of Money-metric Poverty in India, April 9, 2015.

Jayati Ghosh

Emerging Alternatives to Neoliberalism in the Global South, March 27, 2015.

Amit Bhaduri

A Study in Development by Dispossession, March 20, 2015.

Maitreesh Ghatak

Inequality or Poverty, February 19, 2015.

Betsy Hartmann

Population Politics Today: Gender, Climate and Strategic Demography, February 6, 2015.

2014

Nilanjana Roy

Gains or Pains: Female Inheritance Rights in India and the Health of Young Girls, November 14, 2014.

Jayati Ghosh

In Search of Indian Bourgeoisie : On the Trail of Michael Sprinker following Proust (Fifth Michael Sprinker Lecture), August 1, 2014.

Anupam Das

Does the origin of Remittance Flows Matter for Saving Behaviour: Results from a Bangladeshi Survey, July 25, 2014.

Suman Seth

Measuring Destitution in Developing Countries : An Ordinal Approach for Identifying Linked Subset of Multidimensionally Poor, July 11, 2014.

Subhashish Dey

Electoral Politics and Public Goods Distribution: Evidence from Village Council Election and MG-NREGA Allocation in West Bengal, July 4, 2014.

Siddhartha Chattopadhyay

The Inflation Target at the Zero Lower Bound, June 26, 2014.

Prasenjit Bose

The Perils of Borrowed Prosperity, May 8, 2014.

Rosinka Chaudhuri

Two Ways of Thinking About Criticism, May 2, 2014.

Guilhem Fabre

The Lion’s Share : What is Behind China’s Economic Slowdown, April 25, 2014.

Subrata Ghoshroy

Scientific Research in the US: The Military Academic Complex, March 28, 2014.

Stig Toft Madsen

Ripples on the Plains, March 25, 2014.

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh

East Kolkata Wetlands : Patterns, Non-linearities and Narratives, February 26, 2014.

Bhaskar Dutta

Systems Biology and Medicine : An Interdisciplinary Vision of the Future, February 24, 2014.

2013

Dilip Dutta

Relevance of Neo-structuralist and New Institutionalist Methodologies for the Analysis of the Development Process over the last Two decades, October 31, 2013.

Vivek Chibber

The prospects for developmentalism in the twenty-first century, July 11, 2013.

Samiparna Samanta

“Unwholesome Meat” and paranoia: Examining the slaughterhouse, July 5, 2013.

Vijay Prashad

Arab Spring and the role of the “Great Powers”, January 30, 2013.

Sir James Mirrlees

Optimal growth in developing economies, January 10, 2013.

2012

David Washbrook

The importance of being female : Demography and development in South India in 19th and 20th centuries, December 14, 2012.

Taimur Rahman

Class structure of Pakistan, November 30,2012.

D Narayana

Health care insurance for the poor, November 7, 2012.

Anthony P D’Costa

Compressed capitalism in India: Is that another variety?, October 16,2012.

Aparajita Dasgupta

Can the major public works program in India buffer negative shocks in early childhood? Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, September 17, 2012.

Amiya Kumar Bagchi

Theorizing in a hall of prisms: Italy and the origins of contextual political economy, September 5, 2012.

Agnirup Sarkar

Financial intermediation and economic growth: The post liberalization Indian experience, August 31, 2012.

Prasannan Parthasarathi

Why Europe grew rich and Asia did not?, July 23,2012.

Aijaz Ahmad

‘Returns’ to Marx : Derrida, Badiou, Zizek (Fourth Michael Sprinker Lecture), March 22, 2012.

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate
Occupy Wall Street movement and the future of the world economy, January 14, 2012.

Martha Nussbaum
The new religious intolerance: Fear and philosophical principles, January 5, 2012

2011

P. Sainath
Death on the Farm: Agrarian Crisis and Inequality (Third Michael Sprinker Lecture), March 7, 2011.

2010

Pranab Kumar Sen, Cary C. Boshamer
Development and management of national health plans: Health economics and statistical perspectives, December 22, 2010

David Washbrook
Problem of capitalism in twentieth-century India, December 7, 2010

Parikshit Kumar Basu
Socio-cultural changes to economic growth in China-looking ahead, November 22, 2010

Anthony P. D’Costa
Geography, uneven development and distributive justice: The political economy of IT growth in India, November 15, 2010

2009

Golam S. Khan
Cultural distinctiveness between East and West Bengal Hindus following partition-migration during and after 1946-47, December 29, 2009

Ashwani Saith
Inequality: Reflections on a silent pandemic, December 18, 2009

David Washbrook
Excavating modernity: Conflicts and contradictions in colonialism, December 4, 2009

Gordon Johnson
Universities and society, November 18, 2009

Jan Breman
Great transformation in Asia, September 9, 2009

Shailaja Fennell
Development studies in Cambridge, August 3, 2009

Sir James Mirrlees
Bad markets and the current crisis: Investment and lending, January 28, 2009

Anthony P. D’ Costa
The barbarians are here, January 9, 2009

Sir James Mirrlees
China-India: Innovation, Transformation, Displacement and Growth, December 21-23, 2009

2008

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
The legacy of Derrida?, August 4, 2008

Sudipta Sen
Man-slaughter, medicine and law in the late eighteenth century British India, May 28, 2008

Dilip M. Nachane
Capital account convertibility, March 27, 2008

Martha Nussbaum
Compassion and violence against women, March 18, 2008

Diane P. Wood
The winding road toward equality for women in the United States, March 18, 2008

Ugo Pagano
Primates’ fertilization systems and the evolution of the human brain, February 8, 2008

Francesca Bettio
Occupational segregation and gender wage disparities in developed economies, February 8, 2008

Preben Kaarsholm
Migration, Islam and identity strategies in KwaZulu natal, February 4, 2008

Dilip Dutta
The retail sector of India – A structuralist analysis, January 11, 2008

Arjun Sengupta
India’s Informal Economy: Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods, NCEUS, February 13, 2008

2007

Oliver Mendelsohn
Law and civil society in India, December 12, 2007

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
Cambridge as a place in Economics, December 5, 2007

Martha Nussbaum
Education and human development, November 20, 2007

Joseph Stiglitz
Making globalization work, November 2, 2007

Debjani Sengupta
The self-help group movement in West Bengal, October 12, 2007

Nighat S. Khan
Tenant struggle in Okara and Khanewal (Pakistan), September 5, 2007

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
Randomized evaluations and the demand for healthcare, August 23, 2007

Marcus Rediker
The floating dungeon: The slave ship in the history of capitalism, August 6, 2007

Dipankar Coondoo
Underemployment in India: Measurement and some analysis based on NSS, 61st Round, June 1, 2007

Jayasree Basu
Spatial analysis of access to primary care: An Overview of findings, February 23, 2007

Jaideep Hardikar
Politics of farmers’ suicide in Vidarbha, February 20, 2007

Rada Ivekovic
Uprisings of the underprivileged: France 2003, 2005, January 12, 2007

2006

Ranabir Chakravarty
Blockading the Gulf of Eden: A Bishop’s Blueprint (14th Century), December 20, 2006

Henrike Lott
Farmers’ suicides in India: A challenge to governance and strategic reform, November 10, 2006

Sugata Bose
Historical antecedents of contemporary globalization, August 21, 2006

Abhijit Banerjee
Corruption and ethnic politics, August 7, 2006

Tanika Sarkar
Fire-eaters: Law and faith in early colonial Bengal, July 17, 2006

Yingyi Qian
Transformation in China since 1978, July 4, 2006

Irfan Habib
Towards writing people’s history of India, February 21, 2006

Peter Kulchyski
Aboriginal rights in Canada, February 10, 2006

Marika Vicziany
Bang for the buck: Chinese and Indian defence expenditures, February 6, 2006

2005

Abhijit Banerjee and Arundhati Banerjee
The name of the disease: Challenges of delivering health care in rural India, December 26, 2005

Indraneel Dasgupta
Evasive reform: Informalisation in a liberalized economy with wage-setting unions, December 23, 2005

Robin Ghosh
Adam Smith on capital accumulation and economic growth: Another perspective, November 11, 2005

Immanuel Ness
Workers of the world: Class struggle and the politics of global labour migration, October 5, 2005

Binayak Ray
Corruption: Perceptions, realities and policy implications, September 9, 2005

Amartya Sen
The ancient argument and modern democracy, July 31, 2005

Des Gasper
Subjective and objective well being, July 22, 2005

Jawhar Sircar, IAS
The construction of the Hindu identity in medieval Western Bengal: The role of popular cults, May 11, 2005

Himani Bannerji
Versions of modernity: decolonization and nationalism in Rabindranath Tagore and recent post-colonialists, March 28, 2005

Anthony D’Costa
Doing industry studies: Context, theories and research questions, March 11, 2005

Tapas Majumdar
Elementary education policy in India, February 4, 2005

Rada Ivekovic
Politics of reason, January 22, 2005

Indranil Dasgupta
Community and class antagonism, January 14, 2005

Dilip Dutta
Social shaping of India’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector, January 7, 2005

2004

Howard Guille
Education, markets and GATS, December 7, 2004

S. M. Naseem
Pakistani perceptions about Indian economic growth and regional cooperation, December 6, 2004

Dale Whittington
The costs and benefits of municipal water and sanitation in developing countries: A global perspective, November 16, 2004

Bernard Gert
Technology and the definition of death, October 6, 2004

Ramprasad Sengupta
Impact of highway development on poverty, August 11, 2004

Amartya Sen
Democracy and the future of India, July 14, 2004

Benjamin Powis
Penetrating localities: Participation and party building at the grassroots in Andhra Pradesh, April 16, 2004

Guy Standing
Globalization and labour market facility, April 6, 2004

A. R. Khan
Economic growth and inequality in China before and after the Asian financial crisis, February 7, 2004

Samir Amin
Globalisation of resistance, January 28, 2004

Barsha Khattry
Indonesia: Loosening the fiscal constraint, January 19, 2004

2003

Shahriar Kabir
Collection and preservation of the history of political and social movements in the subcontinent and rise of militant fundamentalism in Bangladesh, September 24, 2003

Satish Agnihotri
Use of mapping technique in social policy analysis, May 15, 2003

Victor A Van Bijlert
Revolutionaries and modernity, May 12, 2003

Himani Bannerji
Brahminism, gender and ethnic nationalism, April 16, 2003

Sadhan Chattopadhyay
Growth and structural change in the economy of Gujarat, 1971-2000-01, April 9, 2003

Martha C. Nussbaum
Capabilities as fundamental entitlements: Sen and social justice, January 29, 2003

Subrata Dasgupta
Cognitive science and creativity, January 16, 2003

Mark Selden
Global perspectives on war and terror in the long twentieth century, January 9, 2003

2002

Sucheta Mazumdar
China and global history, December 23, 2002