The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is organising the 19th Macroeconomics and Finance Conference during December 15-17, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. IST. The objective of the Conference is to bring together scholars who are engaged in quality research in money and finance, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas that seek to push the boundaries of existing research, particularly with respect to emerging economies like India.

The conference themes this year are growth dynamics, banking sector issues, central banking, monetary policy and economic impact of crisis.


Keynote Speeches



DAY 1: Wednesday December 15, 2021, 8:00 P.M. IST


Frederic Mishkin The Covid Crisis and the Economy
Frederic Mishkin
Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions
Columbia Business School, USA


DAY 2: Thursday December 16, 2021, 6:30 P.M. IST


Ugo Panizza Rethinking Sovereign Debt
Ugo Panizza  
Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva


DAY 3: Friday December 17, 2021, 6:30 P.M. IST


Arvind Subramanian Peering Back to Look Ahead: Measurement and Prognosis for the Indian Economy
Arvind Subramanian  
Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brown University, USA



Dr. Subir V. Gokarn Best Paper Awards

Subir V Gokarn Subir V. Gokarn
Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Former Faculty, IGIDR

The Dr. Subir V. Gokarn's Best Paper Awards will be presented at the Conference to the author(s) of the best paper, the second best paper and the third best paper. The awardees will be chosen based on the quality of the paper in terms of its innovativeness, objectives, methodology, quality of analysis, clarity of text, completeness of the paper, contribution to the literature and policy relevance. The Best Paper Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. One lakh and a citation. The Second Best Paper award consists of a cash prize of Rs. Fifty thousand and a citation. The Third Best Paper Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. Twenty-five thousand and a citation.



Special Session on Dr. Subir V. Gokarn

Friday December 17, 2021


Duvvri Subbarao

Chief Guest:

Duvvuri Subbarao  
Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India

One of the highlights of the Conference this year is the Special Session on Friday, December 17 in honour of the late Dr. Subir V. Gokarn, former faculty of IGIDR and former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India, is the Chief Guest of the session. In this session, the top three papers of the conference will be awarded the Dr. Subir V. Gokarn Best Paper Awards, as well as a web page devoted to Dr. Gokarn's policy writings and work at IGIDR will be launched.


Mode of the Conference

In view of the on-going Covid 19 situation, the Conference will be held online between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. IST.


Organising Committee

Taniya Ghosh
Sargam Gupta
Rajeswari Sengupta
Rajendra Vaidya
Jayati Sarkar (Convener)

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Martha Lobo
mfc@igidr.ac.in

Tel: +91-22-69096585; Fax: +91-22-69096399/28402752