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Fellowships and awards

=> Malcolm Adiseshiah & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Award 2020: for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies
Last date to apply: February 29, 2020

=> Chinese Government Scholarship - 2020-21
Last date to apply: January 24, 2020

=> ADBI–Cambridge University Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation and Related ADBI Scholarships-2020
Last date to apply: January 24, 2020

Video of the month

MoSPI - On the Spot Essay Writing Competition-2020

Competition date: February 23, 2020

As part of the celebration of Statistics Day on 29th June, 2020, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) organizing an essay writing competition on Statistics for Post-Graduate students.

Last date to submit: January 20, 2020

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Balakrishnan, Pulapre and Goyal, Ashima (2019). After Liberalizing Reforms: The importance of domestic demand, in 'The Concise Handbook of Indian Economy in the 21st Century', Ed. by Ashima Goyal, 2nd ed., New Delhi, Oxford Uni Pr, 2019

2. Birthal, Pratap S; Hazrana, Jaweriah and Negi, Digvijay S (2020). Diversification in Indian agriculture towards high value crops: Multilevel determinants and policy implications. Land Use Policy, V.91, 2020, Elsevier

3. Bhadury, Soumya Suvra; Ghosh, Taniya (2019). Has Money Lost Its Relevance? Resolving the Exchange Rate Disconnect Puzzle. Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, V.12 (1), 2019

4. Chattopadhyay, Siddhartha and Ghosh, Taniya (2019). Taylor Rule implementation of the optimal policy at the zero lower bound: Does the cost channel matter?. Economic Modelling. Published Online November 2019, Elsevier

5. Goyal, Ashima and Agarwal, D.K (2020). Policy transmission in Indian money markets: The role of liquidity. The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, V.21, 2020, Elsevier

6. Naskar, Mili and Pal, Rupayan (2020). Network Externalities And Process R&D: A Cournot-Bertrand Comparison. Mathematical Social Sciences, V.103, 2020, Elsevier

7.Singh, Mahendra Kumar and Mukherjee, Deep (2019). Drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States: revisiting STIRPAT model. Environ Dev Sustain, V.21, 2019, Springer

8. Book: Goyal, Ashima (2019). A Concise handbook of the Indian economy in the 21st century, 2nd ed., 480p, New Delhi, Oxford Uni Pr, 2019, ISBN: 9780199496464

Recent Reports and Publications

==>> Global gender gap report, 2020

==>> RBI-Report of the working Group on core investment companies

==>> Emission gap report, 2019

==>> Asian economic integration report, 2019/2020

==>> Human development report, 2019

==>> India skills report, 2019

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences
International Conferences
CEPR Annual Public Economics Symposium 2020 on "Public finance", June 8-9, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: January 18, 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

EABCN Conference on Empirical Advances in Monetary Policy, May 6-7, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: January 31, 2020

Paris, France

CEPR/EBRD/ECB Symposium on “Climate Change, Finance, and Green Growth", May 6, 2020

Last date for paper submission: February 10, 2020

Frankfurt, Germany

CEPR/LSE Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2020, June 11-12, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: February 14, 2020

London, United Kingdom

Financial innovation: Implications for competition, regulation, and monetary policy, September 24-25, 2020

Last date for paper submission: March 31, 2020

Basel, Switzerland

Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Fourth Biennial Conference, June 22-23, 2020

Last date for paper submission: April 12, 2020

Ankara, Turkey

Database of the month
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Recent research articles
Caste and the Indian Economy by Munshi, Kaivan

Journal of Economic Literature, December 2019

Caste plays a role at every stage of an Indian's economic life, in school, university, the labor market, and into old age. The influence of caste extends beyond private economic activity into the public sphere, where caste...

A Directional Analysis of Oil Prices and Real Exchange Rates in BRIC Countries by Baghestani, Hamid; Chazi, Abdelaziz; Khallaf, Ashraf

Research in International Business and Finance, December 2019

Numerous studies provide evidence in favor of oil prices as a dominant factor influencing real exchange rates but note variations across countries and time. In this study, we examine...

Intellectual Capital and Firm Performance: Evidence from Indian Banking Sector by Mohapatra, Suryanarayan; Jena, Sangram Keshari; Mitra, Amarnath; Tiwari, Aviral Kumar

Applied Economics, December 2019

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the entire Indian banking industry was paralysed and their performance was shattered by the unfolding of enormous cases of Non-performing...

The Effect of a Workfare Programme on Psychological Wellbeing in India by Tsaneva, Magda; Balakrishnan, Uttara

Journal of Development Studies, December 2019

Little is known about the effect of poverty alleviation programmes on mental health. In this paper we use variation in district implementation dates and location of residence...

Inheritance Law Reform, Empowerment, and Human Capital Accumulation: Second-Generation Effects from India

Journal of Development Studies, December 2019

Although many studies point towards significant positive impacts of Hindu Succession Act (HSA) reforms on females' empowerment and access to human and physical capital, the fact that this...

Democracy and Demography: Societal Effects of Fertility Limits on Local Leaders by Anukriti, S.; Chakravarty, Abhishek

Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2019

We investigate whether restricting elected leadership positions to candidates with "desirable" characteristics leads to the society-wide adoption of those characteristics in a democracy...

Temples, Travesties, or Something Else? The Developmental State, Ecological Modernization, and Hydroelectric Dam Construction in India by Burrier, Grant Alan; Hultquist, Philip

World Development, December 2019

Hydroelectric power is the world's largest source of renewable energy. It can encourage economic development while reducing carbon emissions, but large hydroelectric projects have...

Experimental Results from a Four-Year Targeted Education Voucher Program in the Slums of Delhi, India by Dixon, Pauline; Egalite, Anna J.; Humble, Steve; Wolf, Patrick J.

World Development, December 2019

We present experimental evidence from a school choice program carried out in a 20-square kilometer, highly urbanized slum area known as Shahdara, which is situated in East Delhi, India...

Does Historical Land Inequality Attenuate the Positive Impact of India's Employment Guarantee Program? by Misra, Kartik

World Development, December 2019

By providing 100 days of guaranteed employment to every rural household, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) can challenge the hegemony of landed elites as major employers...

Back to the Plough: Women Managers and Farm Productivity in India by Mahajan, Kanika

World Development, December 2019

In India, role of women as farm managers has been veiled behind image of men as primary decision makers on farms. Data shows that approximately 8% farm households had women farm managers...

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