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Fellowships and awards

=> Economic Impact of Digital Technologies request for proposals by Facebook
Last date to apply: May 20,2020

=> NBER: Call for proposals: Research Grants on Women, Victimization, and COVID-19
Last date to apply: May 11,2020

=> Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Indian Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai
Last date to apply: July 1, 2020

=> MIT:Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), USA
Last date to apply: June 3, 2020

=> WAFA Youth Climate Award 2020
Last date to apply: May 10, 2020

=> Win Win Gothenburg Sustainability Youth Awards 2020
Last date to apply: June 5, 2020

Video of the month

IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy

Online Competition 2020:

'Vision/Solutions for Sustainable Tomorrow' by by Die Junge Akademie, Berlin, Germany

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Goyal, Ashima and Kumar, Abhishek (2020). A DSGE Model-Based Analysis of the Indian Slowdown’, Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy. V.11(1)

2. Mustafi, Utso Pal and Sengupta, Rajeswari (2020). Regime shifts in Indian Monetary Policy and Tenures of RBI Governors, Economic and political weekly, V.55(13)

3. Barnett, William; Bella, Giobanni;Ghosh, Taniya; Mattana, Paolo; Venturi, Beatrice(2020). Shilnikov Chaos, Low Interest Rates, and New Keynesian Macroeconomics (MPRA Working Paper)

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Sudha Narayanan, Shree Saha (2020). Urban food markets and the lockdown in India. (WP-2020-017)

2. Ashima Goyal (2020). Post Covid-19: Recovering and Sustaining India’s Growth. (WP-2020-016)

3. Leena Bhattacharya, S Chandrasekhar (2020). India's Search for Link Language and Progress towards Bilingualism. (WP-2020-015)

4. Marta Montinaro, Rupayan Pal and Marcella Scrimitore (2020). Per unit and ad valorem royalties in a patent licensing game. (WP-2020-014)

5. S. Mahendra Dev and Rajeswari Sengupta (2020). Covid-19: Impact on the Indian Economy. (WP-2020-013)

6. Akhilesh K Verma and Rajeswari Sengupta (2020). Interlinkages between External Debt Financing, Credit Cycles and Output Fluctuations in Emerging Market Economies (WP-2020-012)

Recent Reports and Publications

==>> ADB: Futures Thinking in Asia and the Pacific: Why Foresight Matters for Policy Makers

==>> ADB: Asia Bond Monitor – March 2020

==>> Energy Statistics, 2020 by MoSPI, Govt. of India

==>>Final Report of the Committee for Sub-National Accounts, 2020 by Chairman: Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia (NSO, MoSPI, Govt. of India)

==>>Sustainable Development Goals-National Indicator Framework, Progress Report, 2020 by NSO, MoSPI, Govt. of India

==>> EnviStats India 2020, Vol. 1: Environment Statistics by MoSPI, Govt. of India

==>> Women & Men in India, 2019 by NSO, MoSPI, Govt. of India

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences
International Conferences
Nineteenth Summer School in International and Development Economics, 2020, September 2-5, 2020

Last date for submission: May 25, 2020

Gargnano (BS), Italy

4th International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics, July 20-22, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: July 10, 2020

Seoul, Korea

2nd CESifo-EconPol Europe Workshop on Public Policy Design, October 15-16, 2020

Last date for paper submission: July 15, 2020

Munich, Germany

Database of the month
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WHO:Global Health Observatory data repository: is gateway to health-related statistics for more than 1000 indicators for its 194 Member States. Data are organized to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including health status indicators to monitor progress towards for the overall health goal, indicators to track equity in health indicators, and the indicators for the specific health and health-related targets of the SDGs

Internet Resources
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Google Dataset Search is a search engine from Google that helps researchers locate online datasets that is freely available for use. The search engine enhances the discovery of datasets from fields such as life sciences, social sciences, machine learning, civic and government data, and more...

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Harvard Dataverse is a free data repository open to all researchers from any discipline, both inside and outside of the Harvard community, where you can share, archive, cite, access, and explore research data. Each individual dataverse is a customizable collections of datasets (or a virtual repository) for organizing, managing, and showcasing datasets...

Recent research articles
On the Propensity to Issue Contingent Convertible (CoCo) Bonds by Fajardo, Jose; Mendes, Layla

Quantitative Finance, April 2020

In this paper, we analyze the determinants of CoCo bond issuance. We find evidence that banks that issue CoCos are typically large. Moreover, in the case of BRICS and other emerging economies, we find evidence...

Estimating Efficiency Effects in a Panel Data Stochastic Frontier Model by Paul, Satya; Shankar, Sriram

Journal of Productivity Analysis, April 2020

This paper proposes a panel data based stochastic frontier model which accommodates time-invariant unobserved heterogeneity along with efficiency effects. The efficiency effects are specified by a standard...

Financial Inclusion and Poverty: A Tale of Forty-Five Thousand Households by Churchill, Sefa Awaworyi; Marisetty, Vijaya Bhaskar

Applied Economics, April 2020

Using a new nationally representative survey data covering approximately 45,000 Indian households, we examine the effects of financial inclusion on poverty. We construct a multidimensional indicator of...

Do Management Interventions Last? Evidence from India by Bloom, Nicholas; Mahajan, Aprajit; McKenzie, David; Roberts, John

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, April 2020

We revisited Indian weaving firms nine years after a randomized experiment that changed their management practices. While about half of the practices adopted in the original experimental plants had been dropped...

Environmental Regulatory Spillovers, Institutions, and Clean Technology Innovation: A Panel of 32 Countries over 16 Years by Herman, Kyle S.; Xiang, Jun

Energy Research and Social Science, April 2020

The empirical literature on environmental regulatory-induced innovation is extensive and finds equivocal results, following the seminal works by Lanjouw and Mody (1996) who show a positive innovation effect and...

Regulatory Reform and Market Efficiency: The Case of Indian Agricultural Commodity Futures Markets by Mohanty, Sunil K.; Mishra, Sibanjan

Research in International Business and Finance, April 2020

We present the results of two efficiency measures that include intraday return predictability measure based on order imbalance and measures of several variance ratio tests on intraday subsamples of nine major...

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