Quantitative Approaches to Public Policy - Conference in Honour of Professor T. Krishna Kumar (QAPP-TKK), which Sushanta and I have been working on for more than a year is now finally over. This took place at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), under the aegis of the Centre for Public Policy and as an independent tract of the Fourth Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management.
Just before the conference we were little worried because Professor T. Krishna Kumar in whose honour this was being done was not be able to come because his wife was unwell. However, through some web link a contact was made he could participate in some of the proceeding.
One issue that came up is that there was not much time for discussion. True, but as the purpose was to honour Professor T. Krishna Kumar and we decided in favour of bringing together more scholars as against fewer papers with more time for discussions. In any case, we have already requested participants to send in their comments to the authors. The authors can also forward the link of their papers to others requesting comments. I hope that this helps the authors in revising the papers. We also have plans of peer reviewing selected papers for possible publications.
At the end of the day, the conference went off well. The taste of the pudding was yummy!