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    Qualitative Data Repository granted award from NSF

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted its fourth major award since 2011 to support the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR). The repository is hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, which is affiliated with the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, a unit of the Maxwell School. The initial award is for $505,730, and the grant is expected to total $1,667,886.

     

    Mitra discusses Indian redistributive programs in Economic Times

    "No economist providing policy prescriptions can ignore the political constraint of the inevitability of redistribution to the bottom 20-30 per cent," writes Devashish Mitra. "Therefore, an important task before any policy economist is to suggest the most efficient form of this redistribution." Mitra's article, "View: Biometric authentication, exclusion restrictions can ensure effective cash transfer system in India," was published in the Economic Times.

     

    Lovely testifies before US-China Commission on US corps in China

    On February 28, 2019, Professor Mary Lovely testified before the U.S.-China Commission on the "Risks, Rewards, and Results: U.S. Companies in China and Chinese Companies in the United States." "While we often see multinationals as the chief villains in the rapid decline of U.S. manufacturing employment, they remain an important source of U.S. manufacturing jobs," Lovely told the Commission.

     

    Mitra analyzes India's minimum income proposal in the Indian Express

    In his article titled "A minimum framework," Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, examines India's proposed NYAY (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) scheme. The scheme is described as a poverty alleviation program and is the most recent iteration of a Minimum Income Guarantee.

     

    Ray Smith Symposium connects SU community through Indian storytelling

    The Ray Smith Symposium—in conjunction with Syracuse Symposium, whose theme this year is “Stories”—continues with eight events under the heading “Stories We Are Told, Stories We Tell.” The series, which explores the role of storytelling in Indian culture, is led by Susan S. Wadley, the Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies in partnership with the South Asia Center (SAC).

     
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