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Fiftieth Foundation Year Lecture Series

Second Lecture (16.01.2020): Professor Guilhem Fabre

The second Lecture under the Fiftieth Foundation Year Lecture Series titled “China’s Economic Slowdown” was delivered by Professor Guilhem Fabre at the Baker Auditorium, CDS on 16 January, 2020. Professor Guilhem Fabre is Professor at the Department of Chinese Studies at the Universite Paul Valery- Montpellier 3, France. The seminar was chaired by Professor Sunil Mani, Director, CDS.

Abstract: Following the global crisis, the stimulus package of 2009-10, with its huge expansion of credit, marked the end of “Cheap China” with the under pricing of labour, capital, land, energy and currency, and disproportionally shifted growth in favour of the public sector and real estate, the lion’s share of the State-Party system. The present process of deleveraging must address the unprecedented inequities that stem from the distortions in the allocations of resources and the respective functions of the respective function of the central and local governments.

First Lecture (14.01.2020): Professor Sanjay Reddy

The first Lecture under the Fiftieth Foundation Year Lecture Series titled “Development Economics for Whom? Randomization and Beyond” was delivered by Professor Sanjay Reddy at the Joan Robinson Hall, CDS on 14 January, 2020.

Professor Reddy is Associate Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research at New York, USA. The lecture was well attended by the faculty, students and invited guests from other institutions in Trivandrum.