Session on 'Middle East Split: Understanding the Tension between Middle East Nations' (28.09.2017): The session covered in detail what the Middle East Split is about. A discussion on the factors that led to the widening of the crisis was held. The attendees examined the economic impact of the crisis on Qatar and the role of foreign policy in shaping up of the Qatar crisis.
'Nudging : Session on Behavioural Economics (26.10.2017): The session covered a brief description of behavioural economics and how it is different from standard economic theories, followed by the concept of Nudging, given by Richard Thaler (Nobel Laureate 2017) and Cass Sunstein. Further the attendees discussed in detail the significance of Nudging and how it affects the choice behaviour of consumers. Finally, a brief discussion was held on its potential role in future.
Discussion group on 'The 2008 Global Financial Crisis' (28.11.2017): It was an informative and interactive session where all following questions and many more were addressed and analysed. It's been 10 years since the news headlines flashed "Collapse of Lehman Brothers- the fourth largest investment bank in the United States". What exactly was behind the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history? What exactly was the global financial crisis of 2008 and how much have we revived after one of the worst financial crises in the history of the world that shook the very roots of democracies around the globe? Or was it just the 'beginning of the end'?
Seminar on "The Great Inflation and the Federal Reserve's Implacable Opposition to Social Democracy." by Prof. Edwin Dickens (10.08.2017): Edwin T. Dickens is Chair and Professor of Economics and Finance at St. Peter's University (New Jersey), where he also teaches in the M.B.A. Program. He attempted how the Federal Reserve unleashed the Great Inflation deliberately, as a strategy to weaken the labour movement in the US, which quickly spread throughout the advanced capitalist world.
Seminar on 'Economic Freedom and Liberalism by Mohit Satyanand' (16.08.2017): Mr. Mohit Satyanand delivered a talk on 'Economic Freedom and Liberalism'. Mr. Satyananda is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Liberty Institute, a policy think-tank and has a special interest in the policy thrust of education and macroeconomics. He also co-founded Teamwork Films, which now produces several of India's most prestigious arts festivals.
A Game Has No Name: Annual Economics Conclave Pre-event (23.09.2017): We hosted an event open to outside colleges, based on the Game of Thrones fandom. A Game of Thrones themed quiz and treasure hunt was organized as a pre event for Zenith: The Annual Economics Conclave. It saw a large footfall of students who participated in the event.
Talk on 'Making Sense of Social Policy' by Dr. Jean Dreze (11.10.2017): Dr. Dreze is a development economist and activist. He had conceptualized and drafted the first version of the NREGA. He has co-authored with several noted economists including Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen, Nicholas Stern, Nobel laureate in economics Angus Deaton among others. The talk was on the huge importance of public action in social policy and how it is a social responsibility on all of us to highlight the problems of the weaker sections so that their welfare can be formulated in a democratic way.
Quiz testing General Knowledge organised by Jaipuria Institute (18.10.2017): Quiz on general awareness for the students of economics. It was conducted by the Jaipuria Institute and prizes were given. These prize winners qualified for the next round.
Seminar on 'Applications of Big Data in Economic Analysis' by Michael Jones (26.10.2017): Session on how Big Data is used in MNCs and government and how to analyze the same. It was conducted by Prof. Michael Jones, University of Cincinnati, USA. Professor Michael Jones is in the Economics Department at the University of Cincinnati. He is also the Academic Director for MS in Applied Economics program at UC.
Discussion group on GST (23.08.2016): The attendees got a first-hand opportunity to deliberate and understand the proposed workings of the Goods and Services Tax through interaction and discussion with Ritisha Mishra, who conducted this event.
Workshop on STATA, a statistical software (03.09.2016): Raavi Aggarwal, alumnus of Miranda House gave an introduction to the use of the statistical software STATA.
Seminar on 'Studying Abroad' (03.09.2016): Students aspiring to go abroad got to know about the various options and the procedure to apply for higher studies abroad. Alumna of Miranda House, Raavi Aggarwal and Gunjita Gupta were invited to brief the students and help them with their queries.
Discussion group on Brexit (08.09.2016): Arjita and Shreshtha from the Vishleshan team led the discussion on Brexit on September 8, 2016. Organised about a month after the referendum that revealed 52% of UK had voted to leave the European Union, the discussion was intended to clarify and give a broad perspective on the Issues involving the referendum and its consequences. The discussion saw strong participation.
Seminar on 'Markets, Growth and Social opportunity: 25 years of reforms in India' (23.09.2016): On 23 rd September, 2016, Dr. Pulapre Balakrishnanan graced us with his presence at Miranda House. His speaker session on, "Markets, Growth and social opportunity: 25 years of reform in India" was attended by students from a variety of colleges.
Panel Discussion on "Rethinking Globalisation" (10.02.17): Dr. Jayati Ghosh and Dr. Surjit Bhalla addressed the issues of rising inequality in globalised countries. This opening lecture of Zenith 2017 was very fruitful and left the students with much to ponder about.