Thursday, November 29, 2018

3 December 2018: Tiffin Talk - Does beef availability early in life affect anaemia decades later? Evidence from cattle slaughter bans in India

Aparjita Dasgupta,
Ashoka University

This paper uses the rollout of cattle slaughter bans in India as a natural experiment in beef availability around birth. We compile rich historical data on cattle slaughter ban legislation and harmonize it with household and individual level data on beef consumption and biomarkers from independent data sources for this purpose. Using a triple differences-in-difference strategy along with an event study design, we show that cattle slaughter bans reduce the availability of beef for the poor. In the long –term we find that early life exposure to cow slaughter bans leads to lower levels of haemoglobin (Hb)for poor women in communities that traditionally eat beef, who are up to 10% more likely to be anaemic in their prime reproductive ages.

Date: December 3, 2018
Time: 11:30 A.M.

Brookings India
No. 6, Second Floor,
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Marg,
New Delhi-110021


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

12 November 2018: Risk Transfer solutions in the Insolvency space

Amit Agarwal
JLT Independent Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd.

While IBC has heralded a revolution in the India, wherein for the first time, there has been a shift of power amongst the creditors from the erstwhile powerful debtor regime, it is still subject to many risks and challenges, some of which however can be effectively transferred by way of insurance. We at JLT believe that the broad risks in the IBC eco-system can be transferred in the following ways:

1. Transfer of Asset risk of corporate debtor by having proper due diligence of the existing insurances, (if in existence) or structuring the same for the corporate debtor.
2. Transferring Liability risk accruing onto the Resolution Professional, having designed bespoke insurance solution for the RP and protecting him and the team.
3. Exploring to provide M&A solutions to enhance the value of the asset, benefitting the CoC and the RP.

Date: November 12, 2018
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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