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Annual Conference and other events


Dear Members,

Greetings! I am providing here the registration form for the 98th Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association to held on 27-29 December, 2015 at Hyderabad. Duly filled in form along with the demand draft of the requisite amount is to be sent at the address provided in the form latest by 10th December, 2015.

Kindly note that there is no on-the-spot registration allowed for any delegate. No registration form received after 10th December, 2015 will be entertained. Please Note:

Please send your duly filled in forms by the due date. The brochure for the conference will also be uploaded in a couple of days on the website as well as sent to your address too. Please send separate forms for each registration, using downloaded/ photocopy of the forms if required. Also kindly send the clubbed forms (for example of husband-wife or those travelling in group preferring accommodation in the same room/ same campus) in the same envelope and mention on your form about the same.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference.

With Warm Regards,

Anil Kumar Thakur

General Secretary and Treasurer,


Registration form for the 98th Annual Conference of IEA

IEA's 98th Annual Conference Brochure

IEA's 98th Annual Conference Notice

Dear Members,

I am giving below all the relevant information pertaining to the 98th Annual Conference of the IEA. This information would be sufficient for you to start working on your papers for the conference. The Newsletter 2015 is already under print and will be mailed / posted and also uploaded on this website very shortly. In fact this relevant information is also being mailed to the mail ids in IEA database and this year, I have also directed the EC members too to ensure wider circulation of this information. I am quite confident that the below furnished information is quite sufficient for you for the time being, however if you still wish to know anything more about the upcoming Annual Conference, you are requested to directly contact me only for everything.

Warm regards,

Anil Kumar Thakur.

 Chief Patron of the 98th Annual Conference

 Prof. C. H. Hanumantha Rao,
 Former President,
 Indian Economic Association


 Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS),


The central theme of the 98th Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association is Growth, Inequalities and Human Development Linkages. In recent discourse there has been a considerable discussion on the impact of growth on poverty reduction and human development. The empirical evidence indicates that growth in some cases has been poverty reducing, while in other cases its impact on poverty reduction is less. The mediator is the pattern and trend in inequalities. The growth pattern that enhances inequalities reduces the chances of poor in sharing the benefits from growth. Growth to be poverty reducing the corresponding increase in inequalities has to be minimum. Therefore in recent years it has been agreed that the growth in income is essential for human development, but it is not enough, and 'Growth-Plus Approach' is proposed. For the growth to be poverty reducing, it has to be necessarily inclusive of poor. In other words, it has to be pro-poor, hence the focus has been how to make the growth pro-poor. Further, the growth has to be socially inclusive, in the sense that it should benefit not only poor, but most poor and among them the Excluded and Indigenous communities, as the latter tend to get excluded due to discrimination and social exclusion even within their group. Growth to be inclusive and pro-poor, it must also generate employment. And those who need employment, should have the necessary requisite education and skill, or what is known as employability.

It is with this backdrop, that the central theme of this conference is chosen as GROWTH, INEQUALITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. In this context, the sub themes include discussion on the concept of human development, especially in the context of Million Development goals; empirical evidence on the linkages between growth, inequalities and human development in India, particularly during the period of high growth; growth and employment linkages; and the access to education and skill.

Each of the themes is discussed below for the benefits of the paper writers:

Theme I :

Changing notion of Human Development and the Millennium Development Goals 2015

This theme will be mainly theoretical. The participants are expected to write papers on the changing notion or concept of development and growth. There has been shift in the concept of growth and development itself. The Economists began to conceive Development not only in term of increase in per-capita income alone but in terms of human development and indicators like income, literacy, health as measured by longevity and others. Also focus has been shifted from Growth alone approach to Growth plus and to Pro-poor and Socially Inclusive Growth. The papers should include discussion on the changing notion of development. There has to be discussion on the nature of development in the context of Millennium Development Goals 2015 and the post-2015 Development Agenda.

  Thus sub-themes in this theme may include:

Theme II :

Income, Wealth Inequalities and Social Class

In the context of Growth the issue of Income and wealth inequalities has become a subject of concern and discussion. The issue has acquired much greater significance after the publication of book by Thomas Piketty: Capital, wherein the issues of income and wealth inequalities have been deeply explored. It has raised serious questions about long accepted hypothesis of inverted income inequality curve, as given by Simon Kuznets. Linkages between income distribution and poverty is an issue which has occupied attention with rapid growth of income in China, India, Brazil and South Africa, which has, at the same time, also seen trends in growing inequalities. Therefore papers under this theme should focus on India, and empirically examine the linkages between growth, inequalities and poverty reduction as well as changes in other indicators of human development. The papers should include analysis at all India level, ,as well as State experiences. Attempts must be made to analyse and answer questions like, what type of growth reduces poverty more than other types of growth?

  Thus the sub-themes could include:

Theme III :

Policies and Strategies for Growth with Job Creation

There is another associated concern of growth - the phenomenon of jobless growth. Growth with less employment generation will not help poverty reduction. An economy that is experiencing growth without an expansion of jobs challenges investors, employees and industries to adapt to the new economic order. When growth is coupled with high unemployment, it means that the economy is experiencing structural changes. This structural shift offers opportunities to some and difficult choices for others. In a jobless growth economy, unemployment remains stubbornly high even as the economy grows. This tends to happen when a relatively large number of people have lost their jobs and the ensuing recovery is insufficient to absorb the unemployed, under-employed and new members entering the work force. Thus it needs to be explored as to what strategies are needed to promote employment generation. This theme should include papers on the empirical evidence on growth and employment in India and strategies that would increase employment generation.

  Its sub-themes will be as follows:

Theme IV :

Education, Skill Development and Access, especially in context of Privatization of Education

This session will focus on the links that education and skill development have with growth and development and related access to education in general and vocational and professional education in particular. With rising Privatization of higher education the access to education and skill development techniques has become an issue which government is trying to deal with. The enhancement of employability among individuals is essential for employment. Unequal opportunities to education create unequal outcomes. Therefore this session will include papers on education-growth links and access to education, particularly higher education.

  It will cover following sub-themes:


The special session of the 98th Annual Conference will deal with the economy of Telangana. Papers on the same would be invited by and are to be sent directly to the Convener of this session, the details of which will be provided in the Newsletter. The members are requested to meanwhile get their papers ready.



Papers must reach latest by 31st August 2015. Papers received after the last date will not be considered for publication in the Conference Volume. Members can however be allowed to present their papers received after the due date only with the permission of the President Association.


The paper should be in about 3000 words typed in Times New Roman font 12 in 1.5 space, with an abstract of 500 words. Along with a hard copy, the CD containing the paper must be sent. Articles should be typed in MS-WORD only. Research Papers on other formats, like pdf will not be considered. Papers without the Abstract will also not be considered. Kindly also mention your date of birth in your forwarding letter for consideration of awards for your paper.

One hard copy of the papers should be sent to the President Association and one hard copy along with a CD should reach the Secretary Dr. Anil Kumar Thakur, latest by 31st August, 2015, on their addresses given below.Kindly DO NOT send an e-mail of the paper. Papers without the accompanying soft copy will also not be considered.

President Association


Indian Economic Association
Chairman : Indian Council of Social Sciences Research
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi - 110067.
Phone No.: 011-26741679 (O)
E-mail: chairman@icssr.org

General Secretary & Treasurer


General Secretary and Treasurer, IEA
Secretariat Colony, Road No. 3,
House No. B/3, Kankarbagh,
Patna-800020, Bihar.
Mob.- 09431017096
E-mail: anilkumarthakur.iea@gmail.com

The list of papers received would be displayed on IEA's website by 5th September, 2015. The senders of papers are requested to see this list to confirm the receipt of their papers by the IEA Office to safeguard against lost/ delays in postal transfers. Those whose names do not figure in the list are requested to send an email of their paper along with a scanned copy of proof of having sent it earlier to Dr. Anil Kumar Thakur at his email address anilkumarthakur.iea@gmail.com, latest by 10th September, 2015 for the same to be considered for onward action.


Last date for submission of Paper : 31st August, 2015
Notification of Papers received on IEA's website : 5th September, 2015
Last date for receipt of papers lost earlier in postal transfers : 10th September, 2015
Notification of accepted papers on IEA's website : 15th October, 2015
Last date for receipt of undertaking from paper authors : 31st October, 2015
Date of Conference : 27th - 29th December, 2015

Important note for the Paper Writers

  • The papers of only those authors will be considered who are members of the Indian Economic Association. Those who are not the members of the IEA, but wish to submit their papers, will have to first become members by filling the requisite form and fees, the details of which are available at the IEA website as well as in this Newsletter.

  • The co-authors too need to be the members of the IEA. Co-authors, who are not the members of the IEA, will automatically have their names deleted from the Paper Author(s) unless they too become the members.

  • Contributors of research papers are required to mention their E-mail ID, Phone/Mobile Number and address with PIN code along with their names and age in their covering letters. These are essential for coauthors also. This information is mandatory. It will help the editorial board to communicate to the contributors in an efficient manner.

  • The Paper Contributors are requested to also mention in their forwarding letters their Permanent Membership Number, as per the IEA Members' Profile, 2014, circulated during the 97th Annual Conference at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and also available at IEA's Website (in the 'conferences and events' page).

  • The Authors of the Papers, whose full papers are selected by the Referee of the respective Theme, will be required to sign an undertaking that will make it mandatory for them to come and present the Paper during the Annual Conference. This undertaking is to be sent by 31st October, 2015. The failure to sign and abide by the undertaking will amount to their papers not being published in full in the Conference Volume of the IEJ.

    I, Dr./Mr./Mrs.__________________________________________ of _______________________________College/ University abide to be present during the 98th Annual Conference of the IEA at CESS, Hyderabad during 27th - 29th December, 2015 to present my paper titled "_______________________________________________." that has been accepted for presentation in full by the referee of the said theme.

    My failure to abide by the same and absence from the Annual Conference 2015 may make my any future Paper contributions to the IEA liable to be rejected for any further action.

    Name of the Member:
    Permanent Membership No.:
    Address (with Tel. No.) for Correspondence:

    To be sent only on acceptance of your paper for full publication and presentation and not along with the paper


To pay tribute to distinguished Economists for their outstanding contribution to the field of Economics, like every year, this year too the IEA will organize two Memorial Lectures in their honour - one in the memory of Prof. P.R. Brahmananda other in the memory of Prof. Vera Anstey.

In collaboration with the NSE, the IEA will also conduct its Annual Lecture Series on Financial Economics with specific reference to Capital Markets in India in the name of Dr. R.H. Patil Annual Lecture Series.


The 98th Annual Conference will also be host to a few Panel Discussions that will debate and deliberate on contemporary relevant issues of the day.

One such Panel Discussion would be on "Development of Telangana: Policy Concerns".

Other Forthcoming Conferences and Seminars


    National Seminar On "Make in India and Relevance of Act East Policy"

    Date: 27-28 November, 2015
    Venue: Morigaon College, Morigaon, Assam-782105

    Seminar Local Organizing Secretary :

    Dr. Budhen Kumar Saikia
    Hod, Economics, Morigaon College

    Email : budhen35@rediffmail.com

    Phone : 09957508517

    Last Date for Receiving Papers : 15th November, 2015

    Brochure for the Seminar