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100th Annual Conference of Indian Economic Association- Highlights

Published on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Key Information

  • Date: 27-30 December 2017
  • Venue: Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 
  • Inaugurated by: President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Objective: Providing a stage of debate and discussion of policy-oriented

Key People Of Conference

  • CM of Andhra Pradesh –Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu
  • Governor of Andhra Pradesh – Shri E.S. L. Narasimhan 
  • Founder of Grameen bank – Professor Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh 
  • Former Governor of RBI – Dr. C Rangarajan 
  • President of Indian Economic Conference –Professor Sukhdeo Thorat 
  • Vice-chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University –Professor A Rajendra Prasad 

Themes Of Conference

Theme I: Pace and Pattern of Development

  • 70 years of India's growth experience
  • Indian Economy: Growth and Development 
  • Consumption of Indian resources 
  • Problem Related to Development and Environment
  • Economic and Social policies in Retrospect

Theme II: Monetary and Fiscal Issues in Development Process

  • Monetary and Fiscal policies for continuous growth
  • Role of fiscal and monetary policies in economic cycle
  • Public finances Management: deficits and debts
  • Economics of corruption and sound legal system
  • GST and Direct Tax Code

Theme III: India and External World

  • External Trade and India 
  • India's Domestic Trade
  • Issues in financial deregulation and capital account liberalization
  • India’s regional and bilateral relations

Theme IV: Issues in Distribution

  • Issues related to Employment Growth and Labour Market
  • Growth, Poverty and inequalities 
  • Group Inequalities, Exclusion and Discrimination
  • Social Mobility issues
  • Problem related to Education and Health in India
  • Social Protection policies

Theme V: Sectorial Performance in Agriculture, Manufacturing and Service Sector 

  • Three sectors and India's GDP
  • Structural transformation: How can we manage the Sectorial shift -Agricultural, Manufacturing and Service Sectors
  • Sectorial linkages and growth prospects
  • Sectorial patterns of productivity growth
  • Demographic Transformation, Migration and urbanization
  • GOI's Initiatives to boost Sectorial growths
  • Special theme for Andhra Pradesh economy 

Background of Indian Economic Conference

  • Indian economic association is an official body of eminent economic professions. It was set in year 1917 with an objective of providing an official platform for debate, economy discussion, theoretical discussion, and issue of policies and thesis on country’s economic condition.
  • The IEA is also International Economic Association member. IEA has had the honor of organizing the World Economic Congress in alliance with the International Economic Association, in New Delhi, in 1986, at which Nobel Prize winner Professor Kenneth J. Arrow was the President of the International Economic Conference.

Members of Indian Economic Association

  • The IEA has 5000 plus members (both Individual and Institutional). Types of members are as follow:
  • Ordinary Members –This category includes teacher of economics
  • Institutional Members –This category includes college, universities, Regional Economic Associations, Research Bodies, Libraries, Government and Non-Government Agencies
  • Life Members –Any individual can enroll in this category
  • Associated Members –only those students who are interested in economics 
  • Donor Members –any individual and institution 
  • Patron Members –any individual and institution
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