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The State and the Market in Indian Education

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
Class of 1947 Room, Library

The State & the Market in Indian Education: Evidence & Policy Implications

Karthik Muralidharan

Tata Chancellor’s Professor of Economics University of California, San Diego

Professor Muralidharan is actively involved in advising and capacity building in India at both the central and state government levels. He is co-chair of the education research program of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT and a Research Associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research. His research spans development, as well as public, and labor economics with a focus on improving public spending in the social sector.

In this lecture Professor Muralidharan will discuss the deep structural challenges of the Indian education system and will suggest reforms based on his extensive research.

Sponsored by AAASI India Studies Program


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Political Science (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, India Studies, UConn Master Calendar

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