Submission Deadline
August 31, 2023

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites submissions of research papers for its 20th Macroeconomics and Finance Conference to be held during December 14-16, 2023. 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.

Keynote Speakers

Kenneth D. West
John D. MacArthur and Ragnar Frisch Professor of Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amartya Lahiri
Royal Bank Research Professor, Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia

Sajjid Z. Chinoy
Managing Director and Chief India Economist
J.P. Morgan


Papers are invited on all theoretical and empirical aspects of macroeconomics and finance. Contributions on the following topics, with a focus on emerging market economies are particularly welcome.
  • Monetary policy, inflation and unemployment
  • Debt, deficit and related fiscal issues
  • Financial stability in times of macroeconomic uncertainty
  • Capital flows and exchange rate management
  • Global slowdown and emerging market economies
  • Automation and labour markets
  • Macroeconomics of climate change
  • Macroeconomic implications of CBDCs and Fintech
  • Big data and machine learning in macroeconomics and finance

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • Complete, unpublished and original papers in PDF format should be submitted online using the form at
  • All papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. An applicant has to submit two documents (a title page and a blinded manuscript) as part of the paper submission process. The title page should contain the following: title of the paper, name of authors with current affiliations, contact information, abstract (up to 300 words), keywords and JEL codes. The corresponding author should be clearly indicated on the title page. The blinded manuscript should have a title page (without the author(s) name, affiliation and contact information) followed by the main text.
  • Multiple submissions by the same person are allowed. However, each person can only present one paper.
  • Papers should reach on or before August 31, 2023. All submissions will be reviewed and the authors of accepted papers will be informed by September 30, 2023.

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 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 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.

Travel and Accommodation

The Institute will provide the presenting author round trip airfare up to Rs. 10,000, and accommodation, food and local hospitality.

Mode of the Conference

The Conference will be held on the IGIDR Campus, Goregaon East, Mumbai.

Conference Website

Organising Committee

Sargam Gupta
Rajeswari Sengupta
Taniya Ghosh (Co-convener)
Jayati Sarkar (Convener)

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Sayli Charatkar
Tel: (022)6909 6530   Fax: (022)28416399/28402752
For any queries, please contact the Conference Secretariat.