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Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Globalization and Development

July 8-20th, 2024
Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Deadline Extended:
31st March, 2024

Two weeks of dialogues on
Poverty, Development, Globalisation
July 8 - 20, 2024
Azim Premji University,

AGW is a small interdisciplinary workshop, directed by Joseph Stiglitz since 2006 and organized by the Azim Premji University and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The goal of the workshop is to bring together PhD candidates studying economic development at a sufficiently advanced stage of their dissertation work to be able to discuss and receive feedback on their research. While we welcome applications from all fields in the social sciences, students should have some background in economics or familiarity with quantitative techniques.


Find the Call for Nominations (2024) here! In addition, please note that room and board will be covered for all participants. In case of selected students outside India are not able to afford the costs of travel, we will be able to pay for international airfares (tickets for students from within India will be covered regardless). Students who can pay for their international airfare are requested to do so.

The workshop typically has two distinct parts. Firstly, a series of lectures given by leading scholars and practitioners will deal with a range of economic, political and social issues pertaining to development, poverty and globalization. Secondly, students will refine their research and presentation skills within assigned small groups under the guidance of faculty leaders in preparation for a culminating workshop-wide presentation of their research. We have invariably succeeded in making these small groups supportive and friendly environments in which students feel comfortable to discuss and provide feedback on each other’s work.

Find this year's schedule and list of speakers here! (Coming soon)

Important Dates: 

Deadline to submit applications: March 31st, 2024, 11.59 pm IST

Registration for selected participants: March 31st, 2024

Workshop Dates: July 8 - 20, 2024


Azim Premji University, Burugunte Village, Survey No 66, Bikkanahalli Main Rd, Sarjapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125 (Google Maps)

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Graduate Students



Leading Social


Past Editions

The first edition of AGW was held in 2006. Ever since, this workshop has played a major role in nurturing young researchers who engage critically with issues related to economic development, globalization and poverty. It seeks to identify the complex interactions that influence well-being, development and growth.

Given the enormous challenges facing the global and Indian economy and the need for a great variety of initiatives at multiple levels to resolve them, the first step is to build a new generation of scholars and practitioners that understand and engage with these issues. To that end, over the years this workshop has created a space for an interdisciplinary group of scholars at the advanced stages of their PhD dissertations from all over world to collaboratively engage in these issues with each other and with leading academics and practitioners.

Joseph Stiglitz, Akbar Noman, Jayati Ghosh, Branko Milanovic, Rohini Somanathan, Samuel Bowles, Satish Deshpande,  Karla Hoff, Antara Halder, Prabhat Patnaik, Léonce Ndikumana, Natalie Quinn, Diane Elson, Ravi Kanbur, Rajiv Sethi, Wendy Carlin, Reetika Khera, Sanjay Reddy, Harini Nagendra, Kaushik Basu, Toke Aidt,  Maitreesh  Ghatak, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Arvind Subramanian, Laxmi Iyer and several other leading social scientists from across the world has graced AGW over the last 16 years.

Here is a glimpse into the world of AGW from pre-covid era: 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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The graduate student participants are central to the success of AGW. Students from 50+ institutions spread across more than 20 countries have particpated in various editions of AGW. Most of these students have joined the academic world and are actively contributing to discourses of development. The group leaders, who are typically early career academics and lead the smaller groups of graduate students during the 14 day workshop, also play a critical role in guiding the participants both in terms of their research as well as presentations.

Here, you can check the profiles of our recent alumni (2022, 2023)






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Any questions regarding this year’s AGW may be directed to (or to one of Tamoghna Halder <>, Tony Kurian <>, Mrinalini Jha <>).  

Organizing Committee of AGW 2024:








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María del Pilar López-Uribe

María del Pilar López-Uribe 

Assistant Professor, 


Universidad de los Andes

Mrinalini Jha

Assistant Professor, Economics, Jindal Global University

Tamoghna Halder

Assistant Professor, Economics, Azim Premji University

 Akbar Noman  

Adjunct Professor, 

School of International &

Public Affairs, Columbia

 University and Senior 

Fellow at Initiative for

Policy Dialogues

Arjun Jayadev

Director, School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University and Senior Economist, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Tony Kurian

Assistant Professor, Social Science

Azim Premji University

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