CONFERENCES

Past Conferences:

NEEA has organized fourteen annual conferences so far on certain important economic issues relating to the North East. The details of the conferences are shown below:-

Sl.No.

Date

Place

Theme

1

April 8-9, 1998

Guwahati

Development Policies and Development Experiences in the North-East

2

February 10-11, 1999

Margherita

North-East Economy Beyond 2000

3

December 18-19, 1999

Imphal

Resource Mobilisation in the North East

4

September 21-22, 2001

Shillong

Agricultural Transition in the Hill Areas of North-East India

5

December 14-15,2002

Lala

Emergence of Indigenous Entrepreneurship in North-East : Problems and Prospects

6

February 10-11, 2004

Dibrugarh

Implementation of Rural Development Programmes under different Institutional Set-ups in the North East of India

7

October 21-22, 2005

Itanagar

a. Problems of Emergence of Market Institutions in North East India.

b. Fiscal Management and Governance in North East India.

8  November 16-17, 2006 Aizwal

a. North East India as a Common Market and

b. Learning from Success Stories.

9  November 16-17, 2007 Tripura

a. Working of the Decentralized Institutions in North East India

b. Dynamics of Service Sector Growth and

c. Social Sector Dynamics.

10  November 20-21, 2008 Manipur

a. Infrastructure in North East India and

b. Management of Environment.

11  December 18-19,2009 IIT Guwahati

a. Governance Issues in Economic Development

b. Gender Issues and Developmental Transformation in the North East.

c. Young ResearchersÕ Forum.

12  December 18-19,2009 Nagaland University, Lumami, Nagaland

a. Identity Aspirations and Developmental Challenges in NE Region

b. Issues in Livelihood Promotion in Northeast India

c. Young ResearchersÕ Forum

13  November 16-18, 2011 Assam University, Silchar

a. Overcoming Infrastructure Backlog in North East India

b. Microfinance at the Crossroads

c. Researcher's Segment

14  December 13-15, 2012 Sibsagar College, Joysagar

a. Social Welfare Interventions: Issues in Allocation, Absorption, and Efficiency

b. Food Security and Public Distribution System

c. Researcher's Segment

Forthcoming Conference:

The 15th Annual Conference of NEEA will be held under the auspices of the Dept. of Economics, Mizoram University, Aizawl during November 15-16, 2013 with a pre-conference workshop on Research Methodology and Proposal Writing on 14th November, 2013. The theme selected for this year's conference is:

Financial Sector and Development in North East India with the following sub-themes:

a. Financial Inclusion;
b. From social insurance to market based insurance;
c. Use of financial technologies;
d. Financial markets-informal and formal

Additionally, there will be another section in the Conference, namely, 'Researchers Forum' where besides young researchers, senior scholars will also be expected to present findings of their research work/project, etc. in any field of Economics or related discipline. However, the papers submitted for the forum should be based on on-going or completed M Phil, Ph. D. work or research projects. Hence scholars submitting papers for the segment should specify whether the paper is based on M. Phil. or Ph. D. work or research project funded by UGC/ICSSR or other sources.

Abstracts of papers in about 300 words should be sent to the organising committee, 15th Annual Conference of NEEA (e-mail: vchhawna@yahoo.co.in, drlapuii@gmail.com) in soft copy (by e-mail attachment/CD) on or before September 30, 2013 with the subject: 'abstract for XV Annual Conference' with a copy to the Secretary, NEEA to the following e-mail id: secretary_neea@rediffmail.com. The last date of receipt of the full paper is October 31, 2013.