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Initiated in 1986, the Commencement Day Annual Lecture series commemorated the beginning of the Bank's operations in 1982. Each year, an eminent expert, an opinion maker is invited to deliver a lecture on a theme related to contemporary developments in the Indian and global economy.
The annual lecture series seeks to inform, promote and also contribute to the ongoing debate on globalisation among discerning intelligentsia. Over the years, with the encouragement and support from the distinguished members of the business community, academia and other sections of the society, Exim Bank's annual lecture series has earned recognition as an important milestone in the public life of Mumbai.
34th Commencement Day Annual Lecture
The 34th Commencement Day Annual Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Economics. In 2003 he founded the Abdul LatifJameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), along with Esther Duflo and SendhilMullainathan and remains one of the directors of the lab. In 2009 J-PAL won the BBVA Foundation "Frontier of Knowledge" award in the development cooperation category.
Banerjee is a past president of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the NBER, a CEPR research fellow, International Research Fellow of the Kiel Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. He received the Infosys Prize 2009 in Social Sciences and Economics. In 2011, he was named one of Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers.
His areas of research are development economics and economic theory. He is the author of a large number of articles and three books, including Poor Economics (www.pooreconomics.com) which won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. He is the editor of a fourth book, and finished his first documentary film, "The Name of the Disease" in 2006.
Most recently, Banerjee served on the U.N. Secretary-General’s High level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Venue: Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 6 PM