ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE
The Annual Winter Conference is a paper presentation competition organised by the Editorial Board in collaboration with The Ramjas Economics Society. The conference typically sees a panel discussion by eminent economists followed by the paper presentation competition. The conference began as an initiative for providing a platform for budding economists to showcase their skills and apply theoretical concepts to the real world. Since its inception in 2002, the department has successfully organised 19 conferences which are usually held in the first week of February each year.
The Department of Economics, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, organized the 19th Annual Winter Conference on the 20th and 21st of February, 2021. It consisted of the paper presentation competition and a panel discussion on the theme of Caste and Economics. The theme selected to break the monotonous discussions regarding the plunging of the economy due to COVID and its subsequent post-pandemic recovery. We aimed to redirect the focus of popular discussion on an equally important but often overlooked topic in economics: Social Identity.
The editorial board of Ramjas Economic Review, in collaboration with The Ramjas Economics Society organised the 18th Annual Winter Conference with the theme ‘Gender and Inequality’. The panelists for the panel discussion were Dr. Jayati Ghosh and Dr. Mary E. John.
The discussion began with Dr. Apoorva Gupta speaking about gender in the localised context of Indian society. She touched upon various areas such as preferring sons over daughters at the time of birth and a disparity in the way resources are endowed to them during their growing years.
The 17th Annual Winter Conference took place on the 7th of February 2018 at Ramjas College. There was a panel discussion with the theme as "Agrarian Crisis and Rural Distress in India". The panelists were Mr. Roshan Kishore and Mr. Himanshu.
The panel discussed how the agrarian crisis is not a new phenomenon and goes back many years. The audience engaged with the speakers when they explained the impact of cash transfers on the economy. Throughout the discussion, the problem of farmer suicides was addressed as a major failure of the system.
WINNERS OF PAST ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCES
Covid-19 Impact on Education, Child Labour and Policy Responses: A Dynamic Model
Monishankar Dutta, Rahul Sinha and Shouryo Bose
Analysis of Innovation - A Game Theoretic Model
Samiran Dutta and Varun Bansal
Well Being - The Ultimate Goal
Stability in the Market for e-Rickshaw Services
Tanay Raj Bhatt
Is Nordic Model the Way Forward for Sustainable Development?
Bharath Kumar and Vinayak Khanna
How Global Value Chains Have Been Redefined Due to Globalization and Liberalization with Special Emphasis on India