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Fellowships and awards

=> Gordon F. Henderson Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 at University of Ottawa
Last date to apply: May 31, 2022

=>Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, 2022
Last date to apply: May 31, 2022

=>MOFA Taiwan Fellowship 2023
Last date to apply: June 30, 2022

=>Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Research Proposal Scholarships 2022
Last date to apply: May 31, 2022

=>Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2022-23
Last date to apply: September 21, 2022

=>Call for nominations for CSWEP’s Carolyn Shaw Bell Award and Elaine Bennett Research Prize 2022
Last date to apply: September 15, 2022

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19
and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Barnett, W.A.; Bella, G; Ghosh, Taniya; Mattana, P; Venturi,B. (2022). Controlling chaos in New Keynesian macroeconomics, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, DeGruyter

2. Jena, Diptimayee; Mishra, Srijit (2022). Growth and Decomposition of Nutri-cereals in India (1960–61 to 2019–20), Economic and Political Weekly, V.57(18)

3. Dureja, Abhishek ; Negi, Digvijay S. (2022). Coping with the consequences of short-term illness shocks: The role of intra-household labor substitution. Health Economics, Wiley

4. Nuthalapati, C.S.R; Mahendra Dev, S; Sharma,R. (2022). Supply-side Problems in Food Loss and Waste:Issues in Mitigation through Cold Chain. Economic & Political Weekly, V.57(14)

5. Samal, R.R.; Mishra, Srijit (2022). Food Security among Kandhas of Kandhamal, Odisha, India: A Mixed Method Study. Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage

6. Shirish, Joshi; Mishra, Srijit (2022). Pathways and challenges of farmer producer organizations in Odisha Millets Mission. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, V.36(1spl)

7. Nachane, D.M. (2022). Indian Economics: Tragedy of a Forsaken Legacy. 'In Studies in International Economics and Finance' Ed. by Yoshino, N.;Paramanik, R.N.;Kumar, A.S., Springer. ISBN:9789811670619

Recent Reports and Publications

=> Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022: Mobilizing Taxes for Development

=> Global Network of Advanced Manufacturing Hubs: Annual Report 2021

=> World Economic Outlook | April 2022

=> Global Financial Stability Report | April 2022

=> Fiscal Monitor | April 2022

=> Global education monitoring report 2022: gender report, deepening the debate on those still left behind

=> The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022: groundwater: making the invisible visible

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences /Seminars
International Conferences /Seminars
Digital Governance for Social, Economic, and Environmental Prosperity, October 4-7, 2022

Last date for submission: May 15, 2022

Guimarães, Portugal

CESifo / ifo Junior Workshop on Big Data 2022, October 20-21, 2022

Last date for submission: May 31, 2022

CESifo, Munich

Monetary Policy in the Post-Pandemic Era - Bank of Finland and CEPR, September 16-17, 2022

Last date for submission: June 30, 2022

Hybrid format

Emerging Markets Back in the Spotlight: Risks and Policy Options, November 28-29, 2022

Last date for submission: June 30, 2022

Pretoria, South Africa

2nd IZA Workshop: Climate Change and Human Wellbeing, September 26, 2022

Last date for submission: June 30, 2022


CESifo Area Conference on Behavioral Economics 2022, October 14-15, 2022

Last date for submission: July 14, 2022

CESifo, Munich

Database of the month
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ILOSTAT is a statistical database published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Department of Statistics to the United Nations on labour statistics. It is a free and open access database to labour statistics containing more than 100 million data points. The ILOSTAT provides free access to data series covering a wide range of labour topics such as employment, unemployment, industrial relations, wages, informal economy, social protection, safety and health at work, etc...

Internet Resources
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MIT OpenCourseWare is a portal that creates opportunities for learners and educators, sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) from MIT and connects free access to knowledge. The portal provides access to a free and open collection of materials from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum. Anyone can Modify, remix, and reuse these material but just requires to cite OCW as the source...

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Open Yale Courses portal provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The main objective of this portal is to provide access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats...

Recent research articles
Nonparametric Measurement of Potential Gains from Mergers: An Additive Decomposition and Application to Indian Bank Mergers by Ray, Subhash C.; Sethia, Shilpa

Journal of Productivity Analysis, April 2022

In this paper, we derive conditions under which merger between a number of firms within the same industry would induce a more cost efficient production of the aggregate output bundle, especially in the short-run, and show that ...

Female and Male Community-Level Empowerment: Capability Approach-Based Findings for Rural India by Schmidt, Melinda; Strotmann, Harald; Volkert, Jurgen

European Journal of Development Research, April 2022

This paper adds to the empirical research on empowerment drivers by analysing the empowerment of women and men at the community level. Using micro-data from four villages in rural Karnataka/India, our econometric...

Influence of Return on Investment and Labor Market Conditions on Job Seekers' Preferences of Employment Attributes in the Indian Context by Sonu, Sabit K.; Jawahar, I. M.; Saini, Gordhan K.

Asian Business and Management, April 2022

Previous research has treated job seekers' preference of employment attributes as invariant across labor market conditions. In contrast, drawing on human capital theory and labor market theory, we propose that employment...

A Pandemic and Economic Slowdown: The Case of India by Chakrabarty, Manisha; Mukherjee, Subhankar

Applied Economics, April 2022

In this article, we use a novel dataset on new investment projects undertaken, available for states in India in quarterly frequency, to forecast economic activities in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Panel data estimates ...

The Cross-Section of Indian Stock Returns: Evidence Using Machine Learning by Lalwani, Vaibhav; Meshram, Vedprakash Vasantrao

Applied Economics, April 2022

We test whether 35 stock characteristics can explain the cross-section of stock returns in India. We address the limitations of previous studies by using a comprehensive, survivorship bias free sample of all firms listed on the major...

Microfinance Loan Officers before and during Covid-19: Evidence from India by Czura, Kristina; Englmaier, Florian; Ho, Hoa; Spantig, Lisa

World Development, April 2022

The Microfinance industry has been severely affected by Covid-19. We provide detailed insights into how loan officers, the key personnel linking the lender to its borrowers, are affected in their performance and adapt their...

The Effect of Universal Salt Iodization on Cognitive Test Scores in Rural India by Tafesse, Wiktoria

World Development, April 2022

This paper studies the impact of a large-scale public health intervention in early life on cognitive skills in childhood. Iodine deficiency is the most common predictor of brain damage globally which has prompted over 140 countries ...

The Power of Employment: Effects of India's Employment Guarantee on Women Empowerment by Rodriguez, Zachary

World Development, April 2022

In many countries, women do not share the same decision-making power as the men around them. This preexisting discrimination suggests an imbalance in decision-making power in the household, which makes empowering...

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