OPHI Researcher delivers lectures in the US

OPHI Research Officer Suman Seth delivered two lectures in the US last week.

On 21 November 2013, Seth delivered a guest lecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology on the theme of poverty measurement in the post-2015 context. The lecture was part of a panel discussion on ‘Economic Development: Post Millennium Development Goals‘. The event was attended by faculty and students working on and studying Economics and International Affairs at the university.

Seth also attended the Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association in Tampa, Florida from 23-25 November, where he delivered a presentation in a session on the theme of  ‘Multidimensional Deprivation’.

The Southern Economic Association is one of the oldest regional economics associations in the US, dating back to a conference held in Atlanta in November 1928. The purpose of the Association has been to further the education of scholars and the public in economic affairs. Toward this end, it seeks to stimulate interest in and disseminate results of recent research in theory and applied economics.

You can read the programme for the 2013 conference here.