IIDS Webinar Series on Politics, Economy, and Public Policy

Starting December 2021, IIDS started monthly webinar series on Politics, Economy and Public Policy. The series intends to create a virtual platform for indepth discussion across a broad set of topics including politics, economics, and public policy. Each webinar is one hour and 15 minutes long. The distinguished speaker presents paper for approximately 45 minutes and the remaining 30 minutes include question and answer session based on the topic covered. The webinar is held on the first Monday of every month starting 5:45 PM (NPT), 7:00 AM (ET).

Upcoming Episode

 

Previous Episodes 

Episode 01: Science, Technology, Society, and the Environment: An empirical study of the urban environment and its impact on human health

  • Date: December 07, 2020
  • Speaker: Prof. Alok Bohara- Professor of Economics, University of New Mexico
  • Moderator: Dr. Avidit Acharya- Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Watch the full video here.

Episode 02: Does Revolution Work? Post-revolutionary evolution of Nepal's political classes

  • Date: January 04, 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Soledad Prillaman- Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
  • Moderator: Dr. Avidit Acharya- Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Watch the full video here.

Episode 03: Benefits and risks of low-skilled international migration: A researcher’s perspective

  • Date: February 01, 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Maheshwor Shrestha- Economist at the World Bank
  • Moderator: Dr. Avidit Acharya- Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Watch the full video here.

Episode 04: Do Remittances Reshape Household Expenditures? Evidences from Nepal

  • Date: March 01, 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Khushbu Mishra- Assistant Professor of Economics at Stetson University
  • Moderator: Dr. Biswo Poudel- Visiting Associate Professor, Kathmandu University
Watch the full video here.

Episode 05: Social Incentives in State and Non-State Armed Groups

  • Date: April 05, 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Prabin Khadka- Assistant Professor in Government, University of Essex
  • Moderator: Dr. Sucheta Pyakuryal- Director, Center for Governance, IIDS
     Watch the full video here

Episode 06: Environmental Disasters and Property Values: Evidence from Nepal’s Forest Fires

  • Date: May 03, 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Jayash Paudel, Assistant Professor of Economics, Boise State University
  • Moderator: Dr. Sanjaya Acharya, Research Director, Saraswati Multiple Campus, TU.

    Watch the full video here 

Episode 07: Motivating Equity: The Impact of Incentives on Elected Local Politicians in India.

  • Date: June 07, 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Slesh A. Shrestha, Former Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore
  • Moderator: Dr. Ram Acharya, Research Coordinator, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)

        Watch the full video here

Episode 08: Capital Production, Capital Accumulation, and the Cultural Ideology of Cooperation in the Manangi Trade Diaspora.

  • Date: July 07, 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Prista Ratanapruck, Cultural Anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at IIDS
  • Moderator: Dr. Yamuna Ghale, Development Practitioner and Senior Research Fellow at IIDS

        Watch the full video here