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Early Career Researchers Series

YSI Early Career Researchers @Global South

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December 16, 2027 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Early Career Researchers Series, building on the success and intellectual foundation of our previous project, “Expanding the Frontier of Economics 1.0,” we are thrilled to announce the launch of a new webinar series.


The primary objective of this webinar series is to explore and expand the boundaries of economic thought, with a particular focus on the Global South. By doing so, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of various critical issues shaping our world today.

Key Themes

The webinar will cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  1. Health: Investigating the economic aspects of healthcare systems, public health policies, and the socio-economic determinants of health in developing countries.
  2. Inequality: Exploring the root causes and consequences of economic inequality, focusing on income disparity, access to resources, and social mobility.
  3. Social Protection: Evaluating social protection mechanisms, their effectiveness, and their role in reducing poverty and vulnerability in the Global South.
  4. Climate Change: Analyzing the economic impacts of climate change, adaptation strategies, and sustainable development practices.
  5. Decolonial Thoughts: Engaging with decolonial perspectives to understand and critique the legacy of colonialism in contemporary economic practices and theories.
  6. Planning Issues: Addressing urban and rural planning challenges, infrastructure development, and policy-making processes that affect economic growth and development.


The webinar series will include monthly sessions featuring presentations by selected young scholars and early career researchers.

Each session will include:

  • Presentations: Short presentations of research findings (30-45 min)
  • Q&A Sessions: Opportunities for attendees to engage with the presenters. (15-20 min)


Webinar Topics:

Session 1: Transportation, employment and gender norms: Evidence from Indian cities

Dr Arun Balachandran, Post-doctoral Research Scientist at the Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York.

June 20, 2024, 6.30 PM Indian Standard Time

  • Exploring how labor market opportunity structure limit women’s labor market participation.
  • Analyzing the role of transport infrastructure in gender-gap in labour force participation and its variations by gender-norms across communities in urban India.
  • ⁠India Human Development Survey and city-level data on transport infrastructure are used.
  • ⁠The causal effects of differential employment status of women and men are analyzed against the size and quality of transport in Indian cities.
  • ⁠Exploring the Interaction effects to understand varying impacts of transport on employment by gender-context in communities.


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