Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Ram Singh – Using Eminent Domain to Acquire Private Properties: The Actors and the Outcomes

Thursday, February 25, 2016

4 p.m.

Birkelund Board Room

Ram Singh is Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He holds Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi) and Post-Doctorate (Harvard) degrees in Economics. His areas of research interests are Contract Theory, Public Economics, Public Private Partnerships, and Law and Economics. He is a recipient of Fulbright, Commonwealth and Erasmus Mundus Fellowships in Economics, and Ronald Coase Fellowships in Economics. His recent publications include “The Inefficiency of Compulsory Land Acquisition” in the Economic and Political Weekly, 2012; “The Efficiency of Comparative Causation” (with Francesco Parisi) in the Review of Law and Economics 2011; “Delays and Cost Overruns in Infrastructure Projects: Extents, Causes and Remedies” in the Economic and Political Weekly, 2010; “Comparative Vigilance” (with Allan Feldman), in the American Law and Economics Review, 2009.

He has taught at the Delhi School of Economics, Brown University, University of Hamburg, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has been Commonwealth Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is Co-editor of the Indian Economic Review.

Dr. Singh was invited by the Joint Committee of the Parliament of India on the Land Acquisition Bill, 2015, to address it as a subject expert. He addressed the committee on June 23, 2015.

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