Centre for Public Policy hosted the XVI International Conference on Public Policy & Management from August 23-25
Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan, Vice Chancellor, Krea University, delivered the inaugural address while Dr P Thiaga Rajan, Finance Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, gave a special address on the complexity of public policy in administration.
In his valedictory address at the XVI International Conference on Public Policy and Management, hosted by the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore, on 25th August, Prof. Jean Drèze, Visiting Professor at Ranchi University and Honorary Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, began with a question on why some ideas flourish while others fall into oblivion. Remarking that ideas that suit the privileged tend to flourish, he pointed out that ideas have a better chance to survive if they serve powerful interests.