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Thursday, March 29, 2012

NIPFP-DEA Research Program: third MOU going out till 2014

From August 2007 onwards, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has collaborated with NIPFP on a new kind of research arrangement titled the `NIPFP-DEA Research Program'. This institutional innovation induces capacity building in the fields of macroeconomics and finance at the Macro/Finance Group of NIPFP, original academic and policy papers in these fields which are released into the public domain, and policy advice in these fields for DEA.

Earlier this month, the third MOU was signed for the NIPFP DEA Research Program, thus carrying this working arrangement forward till March 2014.

R. Gopalan, Thomas Mathew, M. Govinda Rao and Manoj Govil at the signing ceremony

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

John Vickers seminar

John Vickers is the author of an important new government committee report in the UK, where he is proposing an approach through which the exchequer limits its exposure to bailing out / recapitalising banks, while simultaneously allowing a flexible approach in policy for the remainder of finance. He will do a seminar at NIPFP titled "Stability and competition in UK banking" at 3 PM on 21st (Wednesday,
i.e. tomorrow). Please do join us in this.