Espousing the philosophy of how contemporary economic theories look at socio-economic problems in a variety of ways, the Centre for New Economics Studies (CNES) through its research and activities aims to focus more on exploring the diversity of the scholarship on economics. At CNES, students and young researchers are not only exposed to the basic foundations of economic reasoning and thought but are exposed to the inter-disciplinary application of the discipline of economics in fields of political science (via political economy), psychology (via behavioral economics), history (via economic history), legal studies (via law and economics) etc.
In most universities and traditional learning centres for mainstream economics learning, there still remains a lacuna between the taught economic theory and the application of such theories in the real policy environment. CNES aims to fill this lacuna by linking economic theory with historical experience(s) and empirical observation under a robust, experimental environment of research. At CNES, teaching or understanding a given economic theory cannot be viewed merely as an exposition of received and established truths or as an intellectual exercise in the skills of logical deduction and inference.
Mr. Deepanshu Mohan
Director, Centre for New Economics Studies
Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities.
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CNES Research Advisory Board
Akriti Bhatia Founder and Executive Director, PAIGAM (People’s Association of Grassroots Action and Movement)
Arun Kumar Kaushik Associate Professor, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities
Ashit Kumar Srivastava Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University Orissa
Kishalay Bhattacharjee Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication
Khetrimayum Monish Singh Programme Officer, The Centre for Internet and Society, New Delhi
Laknath Jayasinghe Associate Professor, Jindal Global Business School
Mara Nogueira- Teixeira
Post-Doctoral Fellow,London School of Economics
Nicolas de Zamaroczy Assistant Professor, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities.
Samrat Sinha Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities.
Siddhartha Bhasker Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Business School
Sukalpa Chakrabarti Deputy Director & Associate Professor, Symbiosis School of International Studies
Vinod Vyasulu Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal School of Government and Policy
Vivek U Padvetnaya Associate Professor, O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University)
Wajahat Ahmed Social Anthropologist
Conversations in Development Studies (CIDS)
What is Conversations in Development Studies (CIDS)?
CIDS (Conversations in Development Studies) is a peer-reviewed, quarterly research publication produced by the research team of Centre for New Economics Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University. The student-led editorial publication features solicited research commentaries (in the range of 2500-3000 words) from scholars currently working in the cross-sectional aspects of development studies. Each published CIDS Issue seeks to offer a comprehensive analysis on a (pre-identified) specific theme within the scope of development scholarship.
Assistant Professor, International Management Institute, New Delhi.
Indranil Mukhopadhyay Associate Professor, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Laknath Jayasinghe Associate Professor, Jindal Global Business School
Lokendra Kumawat Visiting Professor of Economics, Statistics, Ashoka University
Sidharth Bhaskar Assistant Professor, O.P.Jindal Global University
Sudip Patra Assistant Professor of Management Practice, O.P.Jindal Global University
Sukumar Murlidharan Associate Professor, Research, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication
Vivek U. Padvetnaya
Associate Professor, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University
CNES is committed in its research goal to explore wider, more diverse inter-sectional possibilities for research in areas within economics, while experimenting with methods engaged during a process of research. Objective is to identify contemporary social, economic and political issues in context to developing economies and look at these from a micro, more ethnographic perspective. Consequently, the research aim here is not only to publish or disseminate findings through academic journals but also develop alternative ways of knowing within existing frameworks of economic analysis and reasoning to create a genuine interest among students and others for pursuing a cross-fertilized, field based approach to economics (and other social sciences).
More information on the research clusters created within the Centre is given below.
Clusters are focus-groups led by the Director along with a dedicated team of research and senior research assistants (analysts) associated with CNES. The CNES Faculty Advisory Board is engaged in sharing insights on certain documented studies, offering feedback to some clusters.
Narrative Economics: An Economics Perceived Through Stories
For queries on any research cluster, kindly write to the research team at firstname.lastname@example.org
InfoSphere is a space for fact-based, objective analysis on some of the most pressing contemporary issues of policy concern in South Asia (with a more focus on India).
The purpose of each Fact-Sheet, to be released on a monthly basis, is to provide a data-based narrative on an identified issue, allowing readers to understand, analyse and interpret facts critically from well-authenticated sources.
The Team’s sincere hope is that such form of analysis will allow a cohesive space for policy-diagnosis and discussion on key issues, where facts shown here, can help most shape more informed opinions than give way to personal conjecture or views reflecting deep prejudice or rhetoric.
COVID19 Special Series comprises of an exclusive-series of analytical features published with research and news platforms across the world by CNES Research Team Members, assessing the political, economic and social impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Series was featured in Three Parts, Part I and Part II focus on the socio-economic impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on India. Part III focuses on the global scale of the impact and provides a set of informed arguments on how a post-coronavirus world may look like.
Part I of Special Series on COVID19 and Its Impact
What will be the Economic Consequences of COVID-19 for India and Rest of the World
‘Panel Discussion on Voting Patterns in Indian Elections: How Indians Vote?’ – Professor Deepanshu Mohan, Professor Mohsin Raza Khan, and Professor Rakshi Rath with Professor Anish Vanaik as Discussant
Politica is a discussion forum initiated by the Centre that seeks to promote active public engagement by scholars working on key socio-economic issues with an inter-disciplinary focus along with those who are willing to share their research insights.
You can have a look at our recently concluded forum discussions below : –
Conference Report on “Conflict and Economic Development” (co-organized with the Centre for Study of Political Violence) [ PDF]
Draft Report on the 2015-16 CSPV Fellowship Program in Bihar, Assam (co-organized with the Centre for Study of Political Violence) [ PDF]
Report on the 2016-17 Border Studies Winter School Program in Indo-Bhutan area (co-organized with the Centre for Study of Political Violence)
The research programs and activities spearheaded by CNES undertaken are innately interdisciplinary in nature and draw on contemporary debates emanating from economic history, behavioral sciences, international economics, development economics, and political science.
In addition to the activities organized by CNES, the Centre offers credit-based elective courses on the following thematic areas (also open for cross-registration by students from all JGU schools):
Political Economy of Late Development
Public Law and Economics: An Introduction
Political Economy of Doing Business in India
Development Economics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Development
A Brief History of Economic Crises during 20th & 21st Century
Nickeled and Dimed
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Shram Ko Naman : A Photo Essay Series is a joint initiative by the Centre for New Economics Studies along with PAIGAM Network to showcase the plight of India’s unsecured, working class occupied across different strata. This Series was initiated in month of May, 2020 as part of the Shram Ko Naman initiative, when India’s working classes were struggling to find basic livelihood opportunities in making their ends meet. For more see here
Photographs and Captions are by Jignesh Mistry and the text is by Advaita Singh and Aman Khullar.
The Mazdoor Mandis of Metros: Narratives of Daily Wage Workers from Surat
CNES in collaboration with PAIGAM (People’s Association in Grassroots Action and Movement) initiates VisualStoryboards, as an experimental method forvisually archiving our research team’s fieldwork, in a more exclusive focus on studying the lives-livelihoods of unsecured workers and communities across India.
VisualStoryboards is conceptually aimed at encouraging the development of a new, audio-video based graphic model of anthropological research in development studies, encouraging analytical-scrutiny to take dialogical conversations around ‘impact assessment’ and ‘livelihood studies’ beyond a metric-fixated view.
The core research group shall produce suchStoryboards through a systemic production of Photo-Essays, Video-Graphic Essays and In-Depth Textual Analysis -targeted for Independent Media-Platforms.
Narratives matter and shape the experience, lives of those who often find little ‘visibility’ otherwise in the formal, institutional channels of statistical collation. This CNES-PAIGAM methodological framework is directed at decentralizing, democratizing knowledge-creation over time with a principled commitment to critical intellectual-scrutiny, further creating aggregated (visual) platforms for both media, and policy advocacy.
The Centre for New Economic Studies is organising its 2019 edition of Inter-Disciplinary Student Workshop in Development Studies (ISDS 2019) on 21st September at the O.P. Jindal University campus.
Please check the Workshop Call for Papers by clicking here:
Guest Lecture on “Israel Studies as a discipline in India” on 21st Jan 2019 [PDF]
The Centre for New Economic Studies is organising an Inter-Disciplinary Student Workshop in Development Studies (ISDS 2018) on March 3, 2018.
The one-day workshop will be held on campus, offering students from across different areas of social sciences to present working papers on Technology and Society and Agency of Women in Path to Development (under the sub-tracks provided). The workshop is open to students from different universities (in and outside Delhi) and welcomes abstracts on any of the identified themes.
Please find attached a detailed Concept Note with a Call for Abstracts for your reference. [PDF]
Positions @ CNES
Details on Designated Roles of Association with Centre for New Economics Studies (CNES)
Any student or interested writer can apply for a position of a Columnist for Nickeled & Dimed once an open call is announced every academic semester (i.e. twice a year). As part of the role, each selected columnist shall be assigned to a writing cluster on a given thematic area and will be guided by one of the editorial team members, who will be responsible for managing the writing cluster. Each Columnist is required to submit at least two written articles every month and these should be as per the editorial guidelines of Nickeled and Dimed. The term of association will be for 6 months at a minimum and extendable upto a year (based on the feedback received from the editorial team).
Columnists, like all other positions at the Centre, will be issued a Letter of Appreciation by the Centre’s Director at the end of their term in acknowledgment of their contributions. Associated writers and columnists, when applying for a Research Assistant/Analyst position, will stand a favourable chance for selection by the team due to their written contributions. Interested applicants can write to Nickeled and Dimed team at email@example.com
Any student of the University can apply for the role of a Research Assistant when there is a call for applications before the beginning of a semester. A Research Assistant would be required to undertake administrative, research related responsibilities initiated by the Centre during a given semester. This may include working as part of the official research platform, Nickeled and Dimed; or, be part of the organising team of the policy discussion series, Politica; or, may include additional research responsibilities (including field-work for on-going research projects). Any JGU student working as a Research Assistant with CNES would need to commit for a minimum period of a given semester and can work for a maximum of two Research Centres (including CNES) during their appointed term duration. Students with previous research article contributions towards Nickeled and Dimed will be encouraged during appointments made for the role.
For applications/queries: All interested students may email their expression of interest/queries to the Centre’s Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any individual interested in being part of the Centre who may not be officially associated with the University can apply for this role. The roles and responsibilities of a Research Analyst may be the same to that of a Research Assistant. Considering the applicant’s work experience and academic qualifications, the Centre’s Executive Team will notify the selected individual about the terms and conditions of an Analyst’s role and responsibilities (including stipend details-if applicable).
For applications/queries: All interested individuals may email their expression of interest/queries with a copy of their CV to the Centre’s Executive Director at email@example.com
Senior Research Assistant
Research Assistants/Analysts who have been associated with the Centre for a considerable duration of time (at least for two semesters or more) and may express interest to continue their association with CNES can be considered for promotion to the role of a Senior Research Assistant/Analyst. In capacity of a senior role, students or young scholars will work on Centre-initiated research projects which includes students designing their own project proposals, in close coordination with the Executive team while administering other responsibilities. All Senior Research Assistants/Analysts will be paid a stipend amount for the research work contributed towards the end of the semester or the research project (whichever is earlier).
Important: For all of the above roles (i.e. Research Assistant, Research Analyst and Senior Research Assistant), a Letter of Appreciation shall be issued to each individual after she/he completes her/his association with the Centre. The issued Letter will acknowledge details of all administrative responsibilities and research contributions made by Assistants/Analysts during their term with the Centre.