March 2014

Prof. Pranab Bardhan

4th March 2014

 

Prof. Pranab Bardhan, a celebrated economist and Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley recently graced the Pratichi Institute, Kolkata centre with a highly informative and inspiring talk.

His talk was primarily based on the current changes in the political scenario in West Bengal and the riveting factors that guided this change. The findings were based on a survey of about 2400 households spread across 90 villages in 17 districts of West Bengal. He talked about "political clientelism" as the mainstay between the voters and the elected representatives in West Bengal.He volleyed quite a number of question from the researchers with utmost ease and etched out a memorable presence.