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Fellowships and awards

=> The DK International Research Foundation-Awards
Last date to apply: December 20,2020

=> NSE Award for the Best thesis in financial Economics
Last date to apply: November 15, 2020

=> EXIM BANK-IERA Award 2020
Last date to apply: September 30, 2020

=> Facebook: Request for Proposals-People’s Expectations and Experiences with Digital Privacy
Last date to apply: September 16, 2020

=> Facebook & Carnegie Mellon University: The COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge
Last date to apply: September 29, 2020

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Ghosh, Taniya and Ramanayake,S.S (2020). The macroeconomics of gender equality. International Journal of Finance & Economics

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Sengupta, Rajeswari and Vardhan, Harsh (2020). Are more productive banks always better?. (WP-2020-027)

2. Patnaik, Ila and Sengupta, Rajeswari (2020). Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Economy: An Analysis of Fiscal Scenarios.(WP-2020-026)

3. Bhatt, Vasavi; Chandrasekhar, S. and Sharma, Ajay (2020). Regional Patterns and Determinants of Commuting between Rural and Urban India. (WP-2020-025)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific by ADB & ILA

=> Transforming Urban-Rural Water Linkages into High Quality Investments by ADB

=> RBI: National Strategy for Financial Education: 2020-2025

=> AMS:State of the Climate in 2019

=> MoSPI: National Accounts Statistics 2020

=> NCRB: Prison Statistics India - 2019

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
International Conferences
Call for Papers on High-Speed Rail, Equity, and Inclusion by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), March 31, 2021

Last date for submission: October 30, 2021


CESifo Area Conference on Economics of Digitization 2020, November 20-21,2020 (Online)

Last date for paper submission: September 13, 2020

Munich, Germany

CESifo and LINER-AUEB Conference on The Role of Institutions and Policies in Firm Exporting, November 5-6, 2020 (Online)

Last date for abstract submission: September 15, 2020

Munich, Germany

Database of the month
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EconBiz offers...
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 -A calendar of events for scholarly conferences and summer schools
 -The reference service Research Guide EconDesk which answers your questions about the search for literature and statistical data.
 -The section research skills with the online tutorial Guided Walk on how to search, evaluate and cite scholarly publications. As well as the Academic Career Kit for Early Career Researchers

Internet Resources
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Recent research articles
Does the Indian Financial Market Nosedive Because of the COVID-19 Outbreak, in Comparison to after Demonetisation and the GST? by Mishra, Alok Kumar; Rath, Badri Narayan; Dash, Aruna Kumar

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, August 2020

We investigate the impact of COVID-19 on the Indian financial market and compare it with the outcomes of two recent structural changes of the Indian economy: demonetization and implementation of the Goods....

Does Economic Policy Uncertainty in the U.S. Influence Stock Markets in China and India? Time-Frequency Evidence by Li, Rong; Li, Sufang; Yuan, Di; Yu, Keming

Applied Economics, August 2020

This paper uses continuous and discrete wavelet tools to evaluate the dynamic correlation and causality between the U.S. economic policy uncertainty (EPU) and stock markets...

Innovation, Productivity and Intellectual Property Reform in an Emerging Market Economy: Evidence from India by Kanwar, Sunil; Sperlich, Stefan

Empirical Economics, August 2020

This paper attempts to address the question whether intellectual property (IP) reform post-Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights agreement significantly shifted out the technology...

Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India by Harari, Mariaflavia

American Economic Review, August 2020

The spatial layout of cities is an important feature of urban form, highlighted by urban planners but overlooked by economists. This paper investigates the causal economic implications...

Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Pathway to Operational Performance under the Effects of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Environmental Dynamism: A Study of Manufacturing Organisations by Dubey, Rameshwar; Gunasekaran, Angappa; Childe, Stephen J.; Bryde, David J.; Giannakis, Mihalis; Foropon, Cyril

International Journal of Production Economics, August 2020

The importance of big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning has been at the forefront of research for operations and supply chain management. Literature has reported the influence...

Impact of Credit Accessibility on the Earnings of Self-Employed Businesses in India by Bairagya, Indrajit; Bhattacharya, Tulika; Bhattacharjee, Manojit

Journal of Asian Economics, August 2020

The study assesses the impact of credit accessibility on the earnings of self-employed small businesses in India. Using unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises survey data provided by National Survey Sample ...

Do Households Care about Cash? Exploring the Heterogeneous Effects of India's Demonetization by Karmakar, Sudipto; Narayanan, Abhinav

Journal of Asian Economics, August 2020

The recent demonetization exercise in India is a unique monetary experiment that made 86 percent of the total currency in circulation invalid. In a country where the currency in circulation constitutes...

Precarious Gains: Social Mobility and Volatility in Urban Slums by Rains, Emily; Krishna, Anirudh

World Development, August 2020

Nearly one sixth of the global population lives in urban "slums"--areas characterized by inadequate infrastructure and tenure security. This figure continues to grow as developing countries rapidly urbanize....

Improved Sanitation Increases Long-Term Cognitive Test Scores by Orgill-Meyer, Jennifer; Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.

World Development, August 2020

Poor sanitation has large negative impacts on environmental quality, health, and well-being. Sanitation infrastructure is particularly lacking in India, where in 2011, 66% of households did not own a toilet. ....

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