South Asia Working Group

About

Join us to explore the economic challenges of the South Asian continent, including inclusive growth, urban and regional challenges, development, gender, and more.

Coordinators:
Bikram Barman (Institute for Social and Economic Change, India)
Saswata Guha Thakurata (Kanchrapara College, India)
Varsha Gupta (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

Contact
southasia[@]youngscholarsinitiative.org

Mandate

Research themes

  • Climate change and related issues (climate refugees, green investment, etc.)
  • Understanding capitalism: what works and what doesn’t
  • Health inequality and way forward
  • Issues in regional trade, trade agreements and role of globalisation
  • Issues in female workforce participation and discrimination against women
  • Role of AI, automations and disruptions in labour markets

Research questions

  • Which parts of the global economy will continue to globalize, which will de-globalize?
  • How can South Asia prepare for climate risks in a stagnant/slow economic growth environment?
  • What are the innovative ways to tackle health related challenges?
  • How can cooperation be enhanced between developing nations?
  • How to enhance female labour participation in the South Asian Region?
  • What are the challenges of a digitized society?

Projects Planned 

  • Expanding Frontiers of Economic : Evidence from South Asia [Season II]
  • Inclusive Development: Role of Employment and Environment
  • Dissecting Capitalism [Season III]
  • Webinars on Health Inequality
  • India Hub meet-up
  • Doctoral workshop
  • INET-YSI Conference at UC Berkeley [tentative]

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • Azim Premji University
  • IIT Tirupati
  • NLSUI

Projects

You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 

Upcoming 

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The latest updates and announcements, sent out to all working group members via email.
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Book discussion: Boats in a storm [Nov 24, 2023]
Boats in a Storm: Law, Migration and Decolonization in South…
November 23, 2023
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Happening today [October 13, 2023] Webinar by Dr. MR Sharan
Contemplations of an alternative democratic vision for Rural India through…
October 13, 2023
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Upcoming Webinar by MR Sharan [October 13, 2023]
Contemplations of an alternative democratic vision for Rural India through…
October 11, 2023
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