Six participants from each country will write and present individual research papers on six subthemes in the area of political economy. The remaining four participants from each country will together participate in a quiz competition.

At the conference, a 15-minute presentation, based on your research papers will be required.

Please note that your presentation based on your work will be judged first and foremost on the level of its economic content. This means that it must be clear from the presentation that the author has had training in economic science, and is making distinctly economic arguments. While other aspects of the presentation such as clarity, style, topical content and relevance to South Asia are also important, we wish to stress this first criterion, since students sometimes fail to address it sufficiently.