Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Ashwini Deshpande, Delhi University Presents: Is Self-Employment the Answer to Caste Discrimination?

Monday, April 7, 2014

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum111 Thayer Street

Free admission 

Lunch will be served 

Ashwini Deshpande, Delhi University Presents: Is Self-Employment the Answer to Caste Discrimination?

Dr. Ashwini Deshpande is a professor at the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. She was a part of the first Cambridge Advanced Programme On Rethinking Development Economics in 2001 and returned the next year as a deputy director. She is interested in issues related to globalization and development and her specific research areas are: the economics of discrimination; inequality and inter-group disparities, with a focus on caste and gender in India; international debt; and aspects of the Chinese economy. 

She has published several papers in leading economics journals and has won awards for her work, including the V.K.R.V. Rao award for economists under 45 for the year 2007. She is the editor of Boundaries of Clan and Color: Transnational comparisons of inter-group disparity with William Darity, Jr. (London: Routledge, 2003), as well as two volumes containing selected papers from the first two ACDC conferences: Globalization and Development: A handbook of new perspectives (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007) and Capital Without Borders: Challenges to Development (London: Anthem Press, 2010).

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