Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization

Jul 8–21, 2018 Download .ics

Bangalore, India | Azim Premji University

This small interdisciplinary workshop, is organized by the Azim Premji University, Institute for Policy Dialogue and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The goal of the workshop is to bring together graduate students studying development studies at a sufficiently advanced stage of their dissertation work to be able to discuss and receive feedback on their research.

The workshop will have two distinct parts. Firstly, a series of lectures given by leading scholars and practitioners will deal with a range of economic, political and social issues pertaining to development and poverty. Secondly, students will refine their research and presentation skills within assigned small groups under the guidance of faculty leaders in preparation for a culminating workshop-wide presentation of their research. We have invariably succeeded in making these small groups supportive and friendly environments in which students feel comfortable to discuss and provide feedback on each other’s work.

We welcome applications from all fields in the social sciences; however, students should have some background in economics or familiarity with quantitative techniques. The AGW provides a unique opportunity for students to receive constructive advice and feedback on their dissertation presentations. Accepted candidates will join a distinguished rank of alumni and forge invaluable connections with top flight lecturers and peers, all committed to the study of the myriad issues confronting developing economies.

We expect to accept approximately 25 students for the 2018 workshop. Students will reside at Bangalore’s WIPRO Learning Centre for the two-week duration. Room and board will be covered for all participants.  In addition, in case of selected students outside India, not able to afford the costs of travel, we will be able to pay for international airfares (tickets for students from within India will be covered regardless). Students who can pay for their international airfare are requested to do so.

Applications should include:
1) CV; 2) a letter describing your research topic and your interest in the workshop; and 3) a letter of recommendation or the name of a person to provide one (students should request their referee to send the recommendation to them for forwarding) Applications should be sent to [email protected]. For those who may inquire with you, we do also allow self-nomination;

Any other questions regarding this year’s AGW may also be directed to  [email protected] or Gabriela Plump. For information about previous years’ workshops, please see

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