Roundtable on Economic issues in government procurement

The Finance Research Group and the Chennai Mathematical Institute are organising a web-roundtable on 'Economic issues in government procurement' on 22nd January, 2021 from 9 am to 12.30 pm. The roundtable will focus on identifying key issues in public procurement in India, distinguishing the symptoms from the causes and the pathways to building greater capacity in commercial contracting by the state.

This roundtable brings together academic researchers, practitioners and policymakers, to present and discuss their research to an interested group of peers and experts to elicit views and comments on their work.

January 22, 2021
08:55 - 09:00

Welcome address

Susan ThomasEconomist

09:00 - 09:35

Inefficiencies in government procurement processes: a demonstration

Anjali Sharma, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research and Shubho Roy, University of Chicago

Discussant: Santhosh Mathew, BMGF

09:35 - 10:10

A cross-country comparison of procurement laws

Diya Uday, FRG-CMI and Anjali Sharma, S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research

Discussant: Sudha Krishnan, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India (Retired)

10:20 - 10:55


10:10 - 10:20

Dispute resolution in public contracts: evidence from courts 

Devendra Damle and Karan Gulati, NIPFP, Anjali Sharma, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research & Bhargavi Zaveri, FRG-CMI

Discussant: Surya Prakash B.S, Daksh

10:55 – 11:55

Panel: Payment delays in public procurement contracts

Presentation: Susan ThomasEconomist

Moderator: Ajay ShahEconomist

Panelists: Junaid Ahmad,World Bank

Rajiv MehrishiFormer Comptroller and Auditor General of India

K.P. KrishnanNCAER

Pradnya Saravade, Maharashtra State Police Housing Corporation

11:55 - 12:10

Summing up

Devesh Sharma, BMGF

12:10 - 12:15

Closing remarks

Susan Thomas, Economist