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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, September 12, 2022

CASI 2021-22 Annual Report

We are delighted to announce that CASI will now provide an accessible overview of its activities in the form of an Annual Report. Our 2021-22 Annual Report is now available. View our highlights from the past year of programming and research, and learn about some of our plans for the coming year!

Land Market Frictions in India

Aradhya Sood
September 12, 2022

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Aradhya Sood (University of Toronto) examines the costs of ill-functioning land markets on the growth of agricultural and manufacturing sectors in India.

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This is the final article in a series of guest-edited IiT short series. The articles in this series seek to understand India's economic future and its prospects for structural transformation. The first article takes stock of the health of India's sovereign debt and gives an overview of the consequences and possibilities in the immediate future. The next three articles focus on three major national endowments that have been neglected in the course of our development trajectory—the second article focuses on labor force participation of women, the third on water, and the fourth on land. The ability of the sovereign to spend on nation building, along with how we use our endowments, will be key in determining our future.
(Guest Editor: Shoumitro Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of International Economics, SAIS, JHU)

CASI Student Programs

"The City Plasticks: Towards an Introduction," a blog post by Summer Research Grant recipient Adwaita Banerjee, was featured in the September 6, 2022 issue of Penn Today.

CASI students have completed their internships in India—read all about how they spent their summers on the CASI Student Programs Blog!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact casi@sas.upenn.edu

Upcoming Events

2022-23 CASI Hybrid Seminar Series

September 15, 2022, 12 noon EDT | 9:30pm IST (Virtual)

"The Indian Constitution: Conversations with Power"

CASI / South Asia Center / Center for Asian Law / SALSA Seminar with Gautam Bhatia (Supreme Court of India)

September 22, 2022, 12 noon EDT | 9:30pm IST (In-person & Virtual)

"The Poor Man’s Energy: Low-Modernist Solar Technologies in India and the Global South, 1878–2016"

CASI / South Asia Center / Dept. of History / Dept. of History and Sociology of Science Seminar with Elizabeth Chatterjee (University of Chicago)

October 1-2, 2022

"MARAAS at 50: Where Is Asian Studies Now?"

Co-sponsored by CASI, Asian American Studies Program, Association for Asian Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Japan-American Society of Greater Philadelphia, South Asia Center


SAVE THE DATE (Registration Coming Soon!):

India at 75, CASI at 30
CASI'S 30th Anniversary Symposium

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Penn Carey Law School
Michael A. Fitts Auditorium
Golkin Hall 100 (Lower Level)

Event Videos:

September 8, 2022: CASI Seminar "Political Accountability for Populist Policies: Lessons from the World’s Largest Democracy" with Priya Mukherjee (University of Wisconsin-Madison) FULL VIDEO


Campus Location

CASI's office is located close to the heart of Penn's campus at the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics at 133 South 36th Street (Suite 230) Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CASI is operating on a hybrid schedule.

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