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Cultural Economics and Sustainable Development: As the Footprints Merge

March 25, Spring 2015
with Damodaran Nair, Chairperson and Professor, Economics & Social Sciences Area, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

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This presentation deals with the points of convergence and divergence between Environmental Economics and Cultural Economics. It brings out the case of tropical forest conservation in India and compares the same with the policy and economic dimensions of Classical Performing Dances (with special reference to classical Ballet and India's Sanskrit Drama - Dance). The presentation sets its analysis by drawing upon the notion of natural capital and compares it with creative capital that represents the asset base of classical dance theaters. The presentation seeks to raise fundamental public policy and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) issues connected with sustainable development and cultural Economics.

Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/qjuud9r

About the Presenter

A. Damodaran

Damodaran Nair is currently a faculty in residence at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative.

In 1994, Nair served as an Environmental Fellow with the US-Environmental Protection Agency (Region V) and went on to be a Visiting Scholar with the University of California - Berkeley under the US Asia Environmental Partnership Program. He has taught in Japan, Canada, and the Netherlands. Apart from his many publications in peer reviewed journals he has authored a well-received book titled 'Encircling the Seamless - India, Climate Change and Global Commons' published by the Oxford University Press in 2010.

Nair was part of India's delegation at the negotiations connected with the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2012 and is a member of the High Level Panel set up to assess financial resources required to implement the Aichi - Nagoya Targets on Biodiversity Conservation.

He has a strong interest in creative capital in relation to Classical Performing Arts and has written an IIMB working paper titled 'The locus of Creativity in Classical Performing Arts'.

Nair received his Ph.D., MA, and BA from the University of Kerala, India.