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Meet to discuss economy of state

Several top academics and experts would deliberate on the economy of Bihar during the 49th annual conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) in Patna from January 9-11.

Set up in 1960, TIES is one of the oldest bodies of econometricians and quantitative economists and its annual conference witnesses participation of experts both from India and abroad in which different topics come up for deliberations.

“There would be six sessions in the event — held for the first time in Patna — spread over three days and one session would be dedicated to things related to Bihar economy,” said co-chairman of event organising committee Jitendra Kumar Sinha, who also heads the state directorate of statistics. The event is being hosted by the Patna University department of statistics.

Underlining the importance of a session dedicated to Bihar, Sinha said one rarely gets an opportunity to hear so much about the economy of the state and that too from experts of the field.

And to keep the state government in the loop about it, the organisers are trying to rope in chief minister Nitish Kumar for the special session on Bihar.

Acting chairman of National Statistical Commission Sudipto Mundle, former director-general of Indian Council of Social Sciences Research V.R. Panchmukhi, D.N. Nachane of Indira Gandhi Institute of Developmental Studies, Mumbai, former Jawaharlal Nehru University vice-chancellor B.B. Bhattacharya and K.L. Krishna of Delhi School of Economics would be present among others.