3rd CLS-NLUO Credit Course that the Constitutional Law Society of National Law University Odisha is conducting from 22nd January to 6th February 2022 on ‘The Economics of Constitutionalism: Principles and Practice’ with the following course instructors: Prof. Mukul Asher, Dr. KP Krishnan, Dr. Suryaprakash Misra and Mr. Lalit Panda.
The Constitutional Law Society (CLS) of National Law University Odisha was established in 2018 with a vision to provide a platform for public discourse and deliberation vis-à-vis Constitutional Law. CLS seeks to supplement an accessible forum for intellectual discourse and shape the discussion of the most important and relevant issues of constitutional law through meticulous scholarship, public lectures and seminars, and research through independent projects, conferences, and co-operation with other institutions and individuals engaged in constitutional study.
CLS endeavours through the course of its activities to foster awareness about the subject and its importance. The purpose behind the establishment of the Society is to generate debate and dialogue on various nuances of the subject of Constitutional Law. Through this credit course, CLS aims to educate bright minds in this niche field so that there is a higher quality of dialogue which is bound to help larger interests of policymaking.
About the Course
Through this certificate course, we aim to foster an environment where the students are able to appreciate the inextricable connection between Constitutional Law and Economics. We further wish to expose the students to the relevance of the same in contemporary times. The goal is to help students to be in a better position so as to:
Understand the practical application of classroom teaching in diverse spheres of the legal field.
Analyse economic policies and schemes from a constitutional lens.
Learn the economic analysis behind constitutional questions and the tools and techniques employed therein.
Gain skills that can be useful in public policy research or think tank set-ups.
Expose them to the notional thinking of professionals involved in this process.
The teaching time for the Course would be spread over 20 hours. The classes will be held on the weekends (most of them being Saturdays and Sundays) in the forenoon, afternoon and evening. Teaching time on any day would not extend beyond 4 hours so as to enable students to absorb the contents taught. Certificates will be provided to the participants after the conclusion of the course.
Introduction to Law and Economics
State, Economy and Regulation
India's Constitution & Economic Philosophy and Mandates
Constitutional Law and Policy Making: Application of Economics
Positive Constitutional Economics
Economic Institutions and India's Constitution: The Union and State Finance
Statutory Regulatory Authorities and what lies ahead?
Economic Analysis of Constitutions
Public Policy and the Constitution: Practical Involvement of Lawyers
The exact dates of classes will be intimated later to the participants. It will be ensured that classes are only scheduled on weekends.
Professor Mukul Asher
Professor Mukul Asher obtained Ph. D. in Economics from Washington State University in 1972. He was a faculty member with the Department of Economics, and later with the Lee Kuan Yew school of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore for over four decades. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Asian Public Policy Program at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo since the early 2000s.
He is associated with several Indian think-tanks. He is a Distinguished fellow at Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF) in new Delhi; and Senior Adjunct Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) in New Delhi. His research focuses on public financial management, pension reform, and expanding India‘s geo-economic and geostrategic space. His stellar list of research and publications includes reputed national and international journals and over 16 books.
Dr. K.P Krishnan
Dr. Krishnan is a retd. IAS officer (1983 batch) and has served in various field and secretariat positions in India in the Government of Karnataka and Government of India. He also served as Adviser to the Executive Director (Dr. Bimal Jalan), World Bank during 1994-97 and as Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister from July 01, 2010, till 13th August 2012.
He is the IEPF Chair Professor in Regulatory Economics, established with the support of the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority of the Government of India. Prior to his retirement from public service, he served as the Union Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Trained in economics, finance, and law, Dr. Krishnan has chaired or served as a member of several Government of India committees, including the Krishnan Committee on Cross Border Insolvency Rules/Regulation Committee, the Krishnan Committee on Comprehensive Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies, the T K Viswanathan Committee on Reform of Bankruptcy Laws in India.
Dr. Suryaprakash Misra
After returning from the USA with an M.S. (Applied Economics & Statistics) from Clemson University, Dr. Suryaprakash Misra joined the School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar in January 2010 as an Assistant Professor (Economics) – II, and was there till August 2012. Subsequently, he was with NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, as an Assistant Professor (Economics). Presently, he is the Assistant Professor (Economics) at the National
Law University, Delhi.
He has academic publications on various sub-disciplines of Economics such as Microeconomic Theory, Bargaining Theory, Industrial Organization, Development Economics, International Trade, Poverty and Inequality, Public Finance/Economics and Law and Economics.
Mr. Lalit Panda
Mr. Panda is a graduate of the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, and has been working in the Public Law team at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi since 2017. Prior to joining Vidhi, he worked briefly as a Consultant with the 21st Law Commission of India.
At Vidhi, he has worked in the broad areas of law and technology, regulation, and constitutional law, providing legal and policy research on subjects such as data protection, higher education, election law, and fiscal federalism As a Samvidhaan Fellow, his interest lies in interdisciplinary research into the equal protection guarantee in the Indian Constitution, examining a range of recent and long-standing controversies regarding the right to equality through the lens of Law & Economics.
After attending the classes, it becomes imperative to provide the students with a platform where they can discuss on the contemporary developments on the issues. Keeping this in mind, a panel discussion will be organized on 6 February, 2022, with the theme "Emerging trends in constitutional economics in India and its place in the global scenario" It will be a 2 hour event, beginning with a discussion between our four Course instructors, who are luminaries in their own fields, moderated by the Faculty Advisor of CLS and Assistant Professor of Law at NLUO, Ms. Rishika Khare. It will be followed by a Question & Answer session for the attendees.
Note - The Panel Discussion is open-for-all and is not only limited to the registered students.
Registration and Payment Details
Registration is compulsory for the course. There are only limited slots and the selection for the slots will be done on a first come-first serve basis (last date for registration: 20th January 2022). For the purpose of Registration, we would be accepting payment through Bank Transfers/NEFT/IMPS. A payment of Rs. 300 is to be made, the bank details are provided as follows:
Name of the Account Holder - Registrar, National Law University Odisha
Name of the Bank - State Bank of India
Account No. - 33807919875
MICR No. - 753002034
IFSC Code - SBIN0017678
SWIFT Code - SBININBB768
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