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The events listed below are indicative of the wide dissemination of the Palanpur research. These are events where the Palanpur research was the main focus, or referred to as a case study.

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  • 15th April 2019. How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics. Speakers: Nicholas Stern and Peter Lanjouw. Disscussants: Anne Case (Princeton University) and Pramila Krishnan (University of Oxford). Chair: Fabien Postel-Vinay (UCL). A Plenary Session at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2019. Held at the University of Warwick.
  • 8th April 2019. How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. Held at Columbia University, New York.
  • 15th February 2019. Seven Decades of Palanpur. Speakers: Nicholas Stern, Himanshu and Dipa Sinha. Chair: Kirit Parikh. Discussants: Alakh Sharma, Surinder Jodhka and Mekhala Krishnamurthy. Other participants: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Abhijit Sen, Ajit Ghose and Rinku Murgai. This workshop was hosted at the India International Centre, Delhi. Supported by the British Academy, CSH, DfID, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Oxford University Press.


  • 19th December 2018. How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. Held at DfID, London.
  • 31st October 2018. A Village and a Subject: Palanpur and Development Economics. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. Presented at a EDePo-STICERD Away Day at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London.
  • 27th August 2018. How Lives Change. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. Chair: Liz Leonard. This event was part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and first launch of the new book How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics.



  • 6th April 2016. A workshop A Village and a Country: Development through Seven Decades of Palanpur and book launch of The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Village Surveys. Held at JNU, New Delhi.


  • 10th - 12th October 2015. Emerging Dynamics of Rural Labour Markets in India. Panellist: Himanshu. At the 57th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) in Srinagar, India. Organised by the Department of Economics, Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar, in collaboration with the Division of Agricultural Economics, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir. Palanpur research was referred to by Himanshu in this panel session.
  • 17th - 19th September 2015. Analysing Poverty and Inequality in Palanpur: Insights and Challenges from a Longitudinal Village Study. Speakers: Peter Lanjouw and Himanshu. This paper was presented at one of the plenary sessions during the 30th Anniversary Conference, Mapping the Future of Development Economics. Organised by the United Nations University-World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • 24th July 2015. Sustainable Growth and Inclusion: Commonwealth of Nations. Speaker: Ruth Kattumuri. Keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth, held in London. Ruth drew on the Palanpur study in the context of the different levels of development across states in India.
  • 13th July 2015. Consultative Session on the Financing of Sustainable Infrastructure. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. At the Third International Conference on Finance for Development, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Nick drew on the Palanpur study in this session organised by the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on Monetary Affairs and Development and the Brookings Institution.
  • 15th - 16th June 2015. A keynote lecture on Palanpur research. Speaker: Peter Lanjouw. At the Nordic Conference in Development Economics 2015, University of Copenhagen.
  • 3rd June 2015. India's Economic "Revolution": A Perspective From Six Decades of Development in Palanpur. An international conference at LSE to discuss Palanpur research. Participants included Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Michael Lipton, Barbara Harriss-White, Gerry Rogers, Janine Rogers, Jocelyn Kynch, Mike Mcguire and Maitreesh Ghatak.
  • 22nd May 2015. Palanpur Seminar. Papers from Palanpur research were presented for discussion: (i) A Changing Country, A Changing Village: Insights from Six Decades of Palanpur; (ii) Six Decades of Agricultural Development in Palanpur; (iii) Tenancy in Palanpur; (iv) Non-farm Diversification in Palanpur; and (v) Inequality and Mobility in Palanpur. The research team benefitted from feedback from Bruno Dorin, economist based at CSH, and other participants.
  • 20th - 22nd May 2015. Two dollars-a-day Population and Love's Labour's Gained. Speaker: Ruth Kattumuri. Keynote lecture at the South Asian Studies Network 2015 Conference Structural Transformation of South Asia, Lund University, Sweden. Ruth used Palanpur Research as a case study in her lecture.
  • May 2015. Presentation on Palanpur Research. Speaker: Ruchira Bhattacharya. Presented research at a doctoral workshop at Brown University, USA.
  • 25th - 27th March 2015. The Growth Net 2015. 3rd Annual Conference, New Delhi. Nicholas Stern moderated a conversation with Suresh Prabhu and was a panellist on two sessions, Activating new sources of growth in Asia, Latin America and Africa to avoid the "middle income trap" and Where is the "Modi magic" leading India and its economy? He drew on knowledge and experience of Palanpur research in his discussions. Ruth Kattumuri also participated in the conference. They met with senior politicians and leaders from public sector and business community including, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Suresh Prabhu, Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot, Piyush Goyal, Ramadorai and Sanjay Kapoor.
  • 24th March 2015. What Can the Countryside Tell Us About the Country? Evidence from Six Decades of Agricultural Development in Palanpur. Speaker: Sarthak Gaurav. CSH-Economics Workshop, Delhi.
  • 23rd March 2015. Social Reciprocity and Choice of Tenancy Contracts in Palanpur. Speaker: Japneet Kaur. CSH-Economics Workshop, Delhi.
  • 2nd March 2015. Credit in Palanpur. Speaker: Aditi Banerjee. CSH-Economics Workshop, Delhi.
  • 16th January 2015. Nutritional & Health Outcomes in Palanpur. Speaker: Ruchira Bhattacharya. CSH-Economics Workshop, Delhi.


  • 20th December 2014. Panel discussion on inequality. Panellist: Himanshu. The Annual Growth and Development Conference of Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. Palanpur research was referred to by Himanshu in this panel discussion.
  • December 2014. Tenancy in Palanpur. Speaker: Japneet Kaur. Paper presented at the CSH-Economics workshop. This work is jointly with Himanshu and Tushar Bharati.
  • 19th November 2014. Poverty and the Pope. Speaker: Jagdish Bhagwati. Discussant: Nicholas Stern. The Stamp Memorial Lecture at LSE. Nick referred to and gave examples from Palanpur research in his discussion. Palanpur research was further referred to and discussed by Ruth Kattumuri and Nick Stern at the dinner following the lecture with senior academics and practitioners, including Global team editors of Financial Times.
  • 16th - 18th October 2014. Palanpur Workshop. A workshop at CSH to present, discuss and review work in progress. Nick Stern, Ruth Kattumuri, Himanshu and some external reviewers participated in discussions. Members of the research team presented the ongoing work on all themes.
  • 22nd September 2014. The Bihar Story: Resurrection of the State, Inclusion and Growth. Speaker: Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi. Discussants: Robin Burgess, Shaibal Gupta and Ruth Kattumuri. Lecture by Bihar Chief Minister Manjhi at LSE co-organised by India Observatory and the DfID sponsored International Growth Centre (IGC). Ruth's suggestions for innovative solutions regarding Bihar's land issues were appreciated and taken into consideration by the Chief Minister and it has been reported that Mr Manjhi's cabinet approved the "Bihar Building By-laws" in December 2014 to regulate construction of commercial and residential property in the state.
  • 29th July - 1st August 2014. Perspectives on Evidence and the Policy Process in Global Social Science. Speaker: Ruth Kattumuri. World Social Science Fellows Seminar organised by the Academy of Social Sciences. Ruth drew on Palanpur research programme for this talk in London.
  • 8th May 2014. Equality and Justice. Speaker: Ruth Kattumuri. Ruth was invited to speak at the House of Lords to mark Ambedkar's Life and Works. She spoke on and presented findings from Palanpur research.
  • 16th April 2014. Growth, Mobility and Inequality: a changing country, a changing village. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. A seminar on the Palanpur study for Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officers, which was attended by the Governor and Deputy Governors of RBI. Himanshu and Kattumuri also participated in this seminar.Organised by the RBI's Department of Economics and Policy Research.
  • 17th February 2014. Six decades of Palanpur: Change and continuity in a North Indian village. Speaker: Himanshu. Agrarian Change Seminar organised by Journal of Agrarian Change and Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). At SOAS, London.
  • 9th - 12th January 2014. Poverty, Inequality and Mobility in Palanpur. Speaker: Himanshu. Paper presented at a conference on agrarian issues organised as part of the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Foundation for Agrarian Studies, Kochi.


  • 16th - 18th December 2013. Effect of Non-Market Sources of Consumption on Levels of Nutritional Intake Among Rural Labours in India.Speaker: Ruchira Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Paper presented at 55th Annual ISLE Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics. Awarded the Ruddar Datt Memorial Award for the best paper.
  • 11th - 15th November 2013. Research Councils UK India (RCUKI) Research and Innovation Week. Quotes, photos and publications from Palanpur research were displayed at this event. Ruth Kattumuri provided the materials and participated in this conference in Delhi.
  • 25th October 2013. Growth, Inequality and Prospects in India: Lessons from one village over half a century.Speaker: Nicholas Stern. Distinguished Silver Jubilee Lecture at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.
  • 4th June 2013. Findings from the Palanpur Survey. Speaker: Peter Lanjouw. At World Bank, Washington.


  • 18th - 20th November 2012. International Conference on Understanding Change in Rural India: Perspectives from longitudinal village studies. Speakers included: Nicholas Stern (LSE), Pronab Sen (formerly Planning Commission, Government of India), Peter Lanjouw (Word Bank), Stefan Dercon (DFID), Sukhdeo Thorat (Indian Council of Social Science Research), Christopher Bliss (University of Oxford), Abhijit Sen (Planning Commission, Government of India) and Jean Dreze. Conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • 2nd October 2012. Six decades of Palanpur: Change and continuity in a North Indian village. Speaker: Himanshu. Lecture organised by University of Manchester and Brooks World Poverty Institute.


  • 8th December 2011. Education in India. Speaker: Ruth Kattumuri. At The Prince's Teaching Institute, London.
  • 16th November 2011. State Bank of India Staff College Golden Jubilee Lecture: India, China and the global economy in a turbulent decade. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. At the University of Hyderabad.
  • 23rd April 2011. Presentation on Palanpur. Speaker: Peter Lanjouw. Washington International School, 3rd Grade Class.


  • 25th October 2010. Distinguished Lecture Series: 50 years of Economic Development in India: Palanpur's experience. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. At the University of Hyderabad.
  • 20th October 2010. Discussion papers presented at Indian Statistical Institute.
    • Palanpur: Markets, tenancy and cultivation by Ashish Tyagi
    • Stepping out of Palanpur: From long term migration to daily commute out of the village by Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay
    • 50 Years of Development in Palanpur: Education by Ruth Kattumuri
  • 1st - 2nd October 2010. World Bank Conference on Non-Farm Transformation Non-Farm Diversification and Rural Poverty Decline: A perspective from the Indian sample survey and village study data. Speaker: Peter Lanjouw. Discussant: Greg Traxler (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Chair: Jean-Jacques Dethier (World Bank). University of California Berkeley.
  • Summer 2010. Discussion papers presented at London School of Economics.
    • Agricultural Markets and Institutions in Palanpur by Ashish Tyagi
    • Migration by Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay
    • Social Developments in Palanpur by Ruth Kattumuri and Dinesh Tewari


  • 6th November 2009. Institute for Human Development Foundation Lecture: A Village and the Continent - Economic and social change in Palanpur and India. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. Panellists: YK Alagh, Kirit Parikh, Abhijit Sen and VS Vyas. In New Delhi.
  • 6th November 2009. Palanpur Workshop. Participants: Jean Dreze, Ruth Kattumuri, Peter Lanjouw, Nicholas Stern and the India based Palanpur team. At the Centre for Sciences and Humanities, New Delhi.
  • 21st July 2009. Palanpur Workshop. Participants: Himanshu, Ruth Kattumuri, Peter Lanjouw, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay, Naresh Sharma, Dipa Sinha, Nicholas Stern, Dinesh Tiwari and Ashish Tyagi. At the London School of Economics.
  • 15th July 2009. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture: Climate Change, Internationalism and India in the 21st Century. Speaker: Nicholas Stern. At Chatham House, London.
  • 30th June 2009. Population and Development Asia Workshop: Unmet need for Education and Health in Rural India - Trends from Palanpur and Uttar Pradesh. Speaker: Dipa Sinha. At the London School of Economics.
  • 31st March 2008. Towards a Global Deal on Climate Change. Nicholas Stern made a presentation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet members including Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram and Montek Singh Ahluwalia. In New Delhi.