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Fellowships and awards

=> Breakthrough Generation Fellowship 2021, for Post-graduate students [10 weeks]
Last date to apply: February 12,2021

=> Pre-Doctoral Fellowship In Child Health 2021

=> UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report Fellowship Program 2021
Last date to apply: January 11,2021

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1.Ganesh-Kumar, A and Das, Varun Kumar (2020). Storage and structural factors determining the commercialization of Indian agriculture. in 'Transforming Agriculture in South Asia: The Role of Value Chains and Contract Farming' Ed. by Ashok K. Mishra, Anjani Kumar, Pramod K. Joshi, Routledge, ISBN: 9781003024996. 2020

2.Goyal, Ashima and Parab, Prashant (2020). What Influences Aggregate Inflation Expectations of Households in India? Journal of Asian Economics

3.Mahendra Dev, S (2018). Farm and Non-farm Sector Linkages and Future of Agriculture. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, V.73(1)

4.Ramaswamy, K.V (2020). Employment potential in the services sector in India : An overview. in 'Deciphering India's Services Sector Growth' Ed.by Shashanka Bhide; V.N.Balasubramanyam and K.L.Krishna, Routledge, ISBN:9781003045137. 2021

5.Sarkar, Jayati and Selarka, Ekta (2020). Women on Board and Performance of Family Firms: Evidence from India. Emerging Markets Review

6.Suganthi, D; Mahendra Dev, S and Pandey, Vijay Laxmi (2020). Who quits and who sustains participation in a supermarket supply chain?: An insight from the Aditya Birla More supply chain. in 'Transforming Agriculture in South Asia: The Role of Value Chains and Contract Farming' Ed. by Ashok K. Mishra, Anjani Kumar, Pramod K. Joshi, Routledge, ISBN: 9781003024996. 2020

7.Abhishek Kumar; Mallick, Sushanta and Sen, Kunal (2020).Effects of productivity growth on domestic savings across countries: Disentangling the roles of trend and cycle (UNU-WIDER Working paper)

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Sharada Srinivasan and Sudha Narayanan (2020). With a Little Help : Young women farmer experiences in India. (WP-2020-042)

2. Sudha Narayanan and Sharada Srinivasan (2020). No country for young women farmers: A situation analysis for India. (WP-2020-041)

3.Sudha Narayanan (2020). Becoming a Young Farmer in Madhya Pradesh, India. (WP-2020-040)

4. Sudha Narayanan and Shree Saha (2020). Take home rations (THR) and cash transfers for maternal and child nutrition: A synthesis of evidence in India. (WP-2020-039)

5. C. Rangarajan and S. Mahendra Dev (2020). Poverty in India: Measurement, Trends, and other issues. (WP-2020-038)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> National Family Health Survey,2019-20 (NHFS-5)

=> Asian Water Development Outlook 2020: Advancing Water Security across Asia and the Pacific

=> Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Supplement: Paths Diverge in Recovery from the Pandemic

=> PLFS Quarterly Bulletin January-March, 2020

=> Global Competitiveness Report, Special Edition, 2020

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
International Conferences /Seminars
19th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference, May 6-8, 2021

  Last date for submission: February 26, 2021


Max Planck Summer School on the Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution 2021, August 2-8, 2021

Last date for submission: March 31, 2021

Berlin, Germany

The 5th International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics (EcoSta 2021), June 24-26, 2021

Last date for submission: March 22, 2021

Seoul, South Korea

Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, 2021, April 26-28, 2021.

Last date for submission: January 29, 2021


Developments in Economics Education Conference 2021, September 1-3, 2021.

Last date for submission: March 5, 2021

Edinburgh, Scotland

Database of the month
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Internet Resources
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Recent research articles
Mental Health Impacts of Child Labour: Evidence from Vietnam and India by Trinh, Trong-Anh

Journal of Development Studies, December 2020

A number of recent studies have investigated the relationship between child labour and physical health. However, there has been little empirical evidence...

A Model of Credit Constraint for MSMEs in India by Athaide, Malcolm; Pradhan, H. K.

Small Business Economics, December 2020

This study examines credit constraints using standard models in the highly constrained micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)...

The Great Indian Demonetization by Lahiri, Amartya

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2020

On November 8, 2016, India demonetized 86 percent of its currency in circulation. The stated objectives of the move were to seize...

Identification of Backward District in India by Applying the Principal Component Analysis and Fuzzy Approach: A Census Based Study by Basu, Tirthankar; Das, Arijit

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, December 2020

India is a large country with several axes of inequality. Among the various axes of inequality, the regional disparity is the prominent one...

Viability of Power Distribution in India--Challenges and Way Forward by Das, Soumya Deep; Srikanth, R.

Energy Policy, December 2020

Energy is a key component for economic growth as well as for human development. India is the third-ranking electricity generator...

Distress Migration and Employment in Indigenous Odisha, India: Evidence from Migrant-Sending Households

World Development, December 2020

We convey responses from migrant-sending households in western Odisha from interviews on migration conducted during...

Human Dignity and Cross-Border Migrants in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dhungana, Nimesh

World Development, December 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the resultant lock-downs and cross-border travel restrictions have reinvigorated...

More Than a Decade in the Making: A Study of the Implementation of India's Right to Information Act by Relly, Jeannine E.; Rabbi, Md. Fazle; Sabharwal, Meghna; Pakanati, Rajdeep; Schwalbe, Ethan H.

World Development, December 2020

India's progressive Right to Information Act (RTIA) is a global model. The RTIA was adopted a decade and a half ago to serve as a check ...

Unfreezing Unspent Social Special-Purpose Funds for the Covid-19 Crisis: Critical Reflections from India by Desai, Deval; Randeria, Shalini

World Development, December 2020

In India, the government launched a US$22.6 billion financial support package for the poor and marginalized as a result of...

Impacts of a National Lockdown on Smallholder Farmers' Income and Food Security: Empirical Evidence from Two States in India by Ceballos, Francisco; Kannan, Samyuktha; Kramer, Berber

World Development, December 2020

In early 2020, the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 prompted India, among many other countries, to put in place stark measures...

Gender, Time-Use, and Energy Expenditures in Rural Communities in India and Nepal by Picchioni, Fiorella; Zanello, Giacomo; Srinivasan, C. S.; Wyatt, Amanda J.; Webb, Patrick

World Development, December 2020

Women's patterns of time-use, which proxy the work burdens associated with productive and reproductive activities, are an important...

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