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Misum spen seminar with Namrata Kala, MIT Sloan School of Management

Welcome to a Misum Open Seminar on "Firm presence, environmental quality, and agglomeration: Evidence from a large scale randomized relocation" with MIT Associate Professor, Namrata Kala.

About the speaker


Namrata Kala is an Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she brings her expertise as an economist with a focus on environmental and development economics. Her research delves into understanding how firms and households navigate and adapt to environmental changes and regulations, exploring topics such as the impacts of environmental technologies and worker training incentives. 

Prior to her current position, Namrata held prestigious fellowships at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, where she further honed her skills and insights in economics, history, and politics. She earned her PhD in environmental economics from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, building upon her foundational studies in economics with a BA (Honors) from Delhi University and an MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University. 

About the event

In this Misum Open Seminar, MIT Assocoiate Professor Namrata Kala will present on the paper Firm presence, environmental quality, and agglomeration: Evidence from a large scale randomized relocationco-authored with Michael Gechter. The paper examines the impact of firm relocation on environmental quality. Using data from a large-scale relocation policy in New Delhi, the study finds that relocating firms outside the city improves air quality but poses challenges for firms, leading to a high rate of exit. 

The seminar will take place at the Stockholm School of Economics on Thursday, March 21 from 11:45 to 13:00 in The Ragnar Room. A light lunch will be provided during the seminar for all registered participants. Please register your attendance here. 

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