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AC04-005

Academic Research, the Quest for "Exogeneity'', and Bank Branch Expansions in India

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Academic Research, the Quest for "Exogeneity'', and Bank Branch Expansions in India
Academic Research, the Quest for "Exogeneity'', and Bank Branch Expansions in India

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08 Dec 2022, 8:30 pm

AC04-005

About the Event

Abstract:

Academic research in applied microeconomics revolves around studying the response of economic agents to "exogenous'' events. Drawing from an empirical study of how a large-scale expansion of private bank branches affected firms' manufacturing investment, this talk would illustrate how causal interpretations can be assigned to critical policy questions of interest.

About the Speaker:

Professor S.K. Ritadhi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University. His primary research interests are in development economics and political economy and his current research focuses around the intersection of development and finance.

Previously, he has served as a research economist in India's central bank -- the Reserve Bank of India. He completed his PhD in 2017, from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California - Berkeley.

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