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Working Paper: Food security from free collection of foods Evidence from India

No: WP-2019-037 Author:  Sudha Narayanan Title: Food security from free collection of foods Evidence from India Abstract: Despite recognition of the role of free collection of foods in forwarding nutritional security, there is only limited systematic research on its importance and role. This paper provides the first estimates for India, of […]

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Working Paper: The Impact of Size and Group Affiliation in Emerging Markets: A Cost Efficiency Analysis of Indian Firms

No: WP-2019-036 Author: Ramesh Jangili Title: The Impact of Size and Group Affiliation in Emerging Markets: A Cost Efficiency Analysis of Indian Firms Abstract: Despite strengthening market discipline and improving overall competition, emerging markets, like India, still have severe information problems. Large firms and group firms in these markets have the potential to […]

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Working Paper: Export Competitiveness, Labour Laws, and Gender Differences in Job Dynamics: Analysis of Manufacturing Industries across Indian States

No: WP-2019-035 Author:  Purna Banerjee and C. Veeramani Title: Export Competitiveness, Labour Laws, and Gender Differences in Job Dynamics: Analysis of Manufacturing Industries across Indian States Abstract: Increased participation of women in productive employment is a prerequisite for achieving gender equality and other sustainable development goals. Yet, female labour force participation in India, […]

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Working Paper: Evolution of capital controls on foreign institutional investment in India

No: WP-2019-034 Author:  Radhika Pandey, Rajeswari Sengupta, Aatmin Shah, Bhargavi Zaveri Title: Evolution of capital controls on foreign institutional investment in India Abstract: In this paper, we trace the evolution of capital controls on foreign in-stitutional investment in India, by hand constructing a a dataset of legal interventions with respect to foreign institutional […]

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Working Paper: Historical Institutions and Electoral Outcomes The case of India after Decolonization

No: WP-2019-033 Author: Shree Saha Title: Historical Institutions and Electoral Outcomes The case of India after Decolonization Abstract: There is now ample evidence that historical colonial institutions impact contemporary economic outcomes and some suggest that these links might be mediated by the influence of colonial institutions on electoral processes and outcomes. This paper […]

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Working Paper: Off-the-farm Livelihood Choice of Farm Households in India

No: WP-2019-032 AUTHOR: Varun Kumar Das and A. Ganesh-Kumar TITLE: Off-the-farm Livelihood Choice of Farm Households in India Abstract: The process of structural transformation in India presents some unique features not seen in the developed countries, viz., seasonal migration from rural to rural areas within the country for employment within the agricultural […]

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SPANDAN: Call for research proposals

SPANDAN: Call for research proposals

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai (click here for more about IGIDR), and the System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition (SPANDAN) India (click here for more about SPANDAN External Link ), invite research proposals for short studies focusing on the broad areas covered under […]

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Working Paper: Analyzing the importance of Forward Orientation in Financial Development-Growth Nexus: Evidence from Big Data

No: WP-2019-031 AUTHOR: Taniya Ghosh, Prashant Mehul Parab, Sohini Sahu TITLE: Analyzing the importance of Forward Orientation in Financial Development-Growth Nexus: Evidence from Big Data Abstract: The paper analyzes how the citizens’ attitude towards future, obtained using big data, affects the relationship between the nation’s financial development and economic growth. All financial development indicators, […]

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Working Paper: How far is the Indian nominal exchange rate from equilibrium?

No: WP-2019-030 AUTHOR: Ashima Goyal and Krittika Banerjee TITLE: How far is the Indian nominal exchange rate from equilibrium? Abstract: Examining misalignments from equilibrium exchange rates for eight key emerging markets does not find evidence of systemic overvaluation. Swings associated with global events suggest changes are driven more by surges in global capital. […]

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