Refresher Course on Advances in Economics for College/University Faculty” at IGIDR

Refresher Course on Advances in Economics for College/University Faculty

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

(Deemed University)


June 25 – July 13, 2018

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 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 June 25 – July 13, 2018, as part of its nationwide capacity building activities. Several short courses such as Time Series Econometrics, Econometrics for Policy Analysis, Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, Contemporary issues in Development, Contemporary issues in Energy and Environment, Structural Transformation,  Decision Theory, Game Theory, Theory of Institutions, International Finance and Economics, Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies and Investments, Topics in Oligopoly Theory, 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 members (regular or on contract) teaching economics in colleges/universities/institutes recognized by the University Grants Commission to participate in this refresher course. Preference would be given to those who have done mathematics at the higher secondary 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 can be sent via email (preferably) to

or by post to The Registrar, IGIDR, Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Film City Road, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 by post by April 30, 2018. Please add “Refresher Course on Advances in Economics” header to your electronic message or envelope.