Friday, 24 February 2017

Seminar @ MIDS

The Union Budget 2017-18: Implications for the Economy

Special Seminar

Monday, February 27, 2017
Venue: Adiseshiah Auditorium, MIDS

10 am: Inaugural
Welcome by Prof. Shashanka Bhide, Director, MIDS
Chair: Prof. K.L. Krishna, Chairman, MIDS
The Union Budget: State Perspectives, Comments by Mr. S. Krishnan, Principal Secretary, Department of Planning & Development and Special Initiatives
Comments by Chair

10.20 am: Economic, Development and Political Perspectiveson the Budget 2017-18
Mr. T.C.A. SrinivasaRaghavan, Consulting Editor, Business Standard, and Visiting Fellow, MIDS
Dr. SoumyaKanti Ghosh, Group Chief Economic Advisor, State Bank of India, Mumbai
Dr. D.K. Pant, Chief Economist, India Ratings, New Delhi
Dr. Jessica Seddon, Okapi and CTAP, IIT Madras, Chennai

11.45 am: Comments by Invited Discussants
Dr. Paul Appasamy, Madras School of Economics, Chennai
Dr. Suresh Babu, IIT Madras, Chennai
Dr. M. Vijayabaskar, MIDS, Chennai
Dr. S. Janakarajan, MIDS, Chennai

12.30 pm: General Discussion

Lunch break

2.15 pm: Book release and Lecture
Title:Development and Taxation: 60 Critical Commentaries
byDr. Parthasarathi Shome; published by Academic Foundation, New Delhi
Book release: Prof. K.L. Krishna
About the book: Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Chairman, International Tax Research and Analytics Foundation (ITRAF), Bengaluru, and Visiting Fellow, MIDS
Comments: Prof. U. Sankar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai

Lecture:Reflections on Recent Union Budgetsby Dr. Parthasarathi Shome

4 pm: Closing

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