Refresher Course on Advances in Economics for College/University Faculty  


Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

(Deemed University)


November 14-December 2, 2011

IGIDR is an autonomous research body located in Mumbai and founded in 1987 by the Reserve Bank of India.  It received the deemed university status in 1995.  It offers Masters in Economics and integrated M.Phil/Ph.D programs in Development Studies.  Its mission is to promote the study and dissemination of knowledge of, and conduct research from a broad interdisciplinary perspective, on development with its economic, technological, social, political and ecological aspects, to gain insights into the process of development and alternative policy options, with special emphasis on social, legal, organizational and institutional aspects.


IGIDR is organizing an intensive refresher course on Advances in Economics from November 14 to December 2, 2011, as part of its nationwide capacity building activities. Several short courses such as Contemporary issues in Development, Contemporary issues in Energy and Environment, Decision Theory, Game Theory, Institutions, Investments, Oligopoly, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Productivity, and Time Series within the broad themes of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Development and Energy and Environment will be offered by IGIDR faculty. Apart from these short courses, there will be additional special lectures by eminent scholars.


Applications are sought from interested faculty from universities and colleges recognized by the University Grants Commission to participate in this refresher course. Preference would be given to those who are teaching Economics at Masters or senior undergraduate level, preferably below 45 years of age and who have done mathematics at the higher secondary and/or Bachelors ancillary level. The application should include detailed cv with contact details such as phone and email id, the courses taken by the faculty in their Bachelors and Masters degrees, and also the courses that they are currently teaching, along with a short syllabi. IGIDR will provide boarding and lodging to the selected participants. In addition, selected outstation participants will be paid travel allowance (not exceeding return 2-tier AC train fare by the shortest route) on furnishing the original tickets. Applications should be sent to Mr. Jai Mohan Pandit, Registrar, IGIDR, Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Film City Road, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 by post or by fax (022-2840 2752) or by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by September 20, 2011. Please add “Refresher Course on Advances in Economics” header to your envelope or electronic message.