Submission Deadline
September 30, 2021

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) has invited submissions of research papers for its 19th Macroeconomics and Finance Conference to be held virtually on December 15, 16 and 17, 2021

The objective of the Conference is to bring together scholars, who are engaged in quality research in macroeconomics 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.


Papers are invited on all theoretical and empirical aspects of macroeconomics and financial markets. Contributions on the following topics are particularly welcome.

  1. Financial sector stability
  2. Debt sustainability and sub-national finances.
  3. Monetary policy and crypto-currencies
  4. Macroeconomics of labour markets
  5. Big data and application of machine learning in macroeconomics and finance

Papers with a focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and fitting in any of the above themes will be especially welcome.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  1. Complete, unpublished papers should be submitted online in Adobe PDF format after logging in at

  2. Papers should reach on or before September 30, 2021. All submissions will be reviewed and the authors of accepted papers will be informed by October 31, 2021.

  3. Authors of accepted papers may be requested to act as discussants for other papers.

  4. A few select papers presented at the Conference can be considered for publication in either of the Institute's two in-house journals: Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies ( or the Journal of Quantitative Economics (, provided the papers meet the aims and objectives of the respective journals. These would be subjected to the regular, albeit faster review process.