In a Free Enterprise System, Do Justice and Virtue Win or Lose?

4-5 January 2014
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
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Program Schedule

The conference will bring together academics and thought leaders to present seven or eight original papers with an effort to give a broad representation of views- Western and Indian, liberal, conservative, and libertarian.

Saturday, 4 January 2014
9:00-10:00 Registration & Tea
10:00-10:30 Welcome: Baishali (Emcee)
Introduction: Arthur Melzer


Opening Address: Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World

  • Speaker: Deirdre McCloskey
  • Chair: Parth J Shah
12:00-13:00 Lunch


The World Is Too Much With Us? On The Expanding Reach of the Market

  • Speaker: Steven Lukes
  • Discussant: Neera Badhwar
  • Chair: TBD
14:45-15:15 Break


Free Market Fairness

  • Speaker: John Tomasi
  • Discussant: Gurpreet Mahajan
  • Chair: Shikha Dalmia
17:00-18:00 Networking & Tea
Sunday, 5 January 2014


Good and Bad Contracts: How Consequentialism Helps Define Moral Theory

  • Speaker: Richard Epstein
  • Discussant: Rajshree Chandra
  • Chair: Christopher Lingle
10:45-11:00 Break


Catching up with the West (and Western Liberalism): Chinese, Indian and Japanese Responses to Liberalism in the Early Twentieth Century

  • Speaker: Pankaj Mishra
  • Discussant: Tom Palmer
  • Chair: TBD
12:45-13:45 Lunch


Religion and Economy in Enlightenment Political Thought

  • Speaker: Andrew Bibby
  • Discussant: Peter McNamara
  • Chair: Gurcharan Das
15:30-16:00 Break


Session: TBD

  • Speaker: Pratap Bhanu Mehta
  • Discussant: Parth J Shah
  • Chair: TBD
17:45-18:00 Closing & Vote of Thanks: Baishali Bomjan
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