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Fellowships and awards

=> Adam Smith Fellowship at Mercatus Center, USA
Last date to apply: March 15, 2022

=> Malcolm Adiseshiah & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Award 2022: for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies
Last date to apply: February 28, 2022

=> Breakthrough Generation Fellowship 2022, for Post-graduate students [10 weeks]
Last date to apply: January 28, 2022

=> The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship to Indian nationals
Last date to apply: March 21, 2022

=> IDRC Research Awards 2022-2023
Last date to apply: February 1, 2022

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19
and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Birthal, P.S; Hazrana, J. and Negi, Digvijay. S. (2021). Effectiveness of Farmers’ Risk Management Strategies in Smallholder Agriculture: Evidence from India. Climatic Change, V.169. Springer

2. Bahl, S; Bhatt, Vasavi and Sharma, A. (2021). Returns to formal and informal vocational education and training in India. International Journal of Manpower. Emerald

3.Naraparaju, K and Chandrasekhar, S. (2021). Poverty Reduction in Rural India During 2004–2005 to 2011–2012: Role of Growth, Redistribution, and Population‐Shifts. Review of Income and Wealth. Wiley

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Basu, Anwesha and Veeramani, C (2021). Labour Share in Indian Economy: An Exploratory Analysis of the Role of Trade, Technology and Structural Transformation (WP-2021-027)

2. Mahendra Dev, S (2021). Beyond India @75 : Growth, inclusion and sustainability (WP-2021-026)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> ADB:Energy Efficiency in South Asia: Opportunities for Energy Sector Transformation

=> Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 Supplement: Recovery Continues

=> IMF Annual Report 2021

=> Trade and Development Report 2021

=> Review of Maritime Transport 2021

=> The ILO Global HIV Discrimination in the World of Work survey

=> The State of Food and Agriculture 2021

=> State of Climate in 2021

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences /Seminars
International Conferences /Seminars
11th MoFiR Workshop on Banking, July 5-6, 2022

Last date for submission: January 30, 2022

Lisbon, , Portugal

1st CEPR WEFIDEV Workshop in Finance and Development, April 11-12, 2022

Last date for submission: January 31, 2022

London, , United Kingdom

22nd CEPR-JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organization and 18th CEPR-JIE School on Applied Industrial Organization, June 13-15, 2022

Last date for submission: February 13, 2022

Berlin, , Germany

ESSLE - CEPR - LSE Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2022, June 9-10, 2022

Last date for submission: February 18, 2022

Centre for Economic Performance, London, United Kingdom

Dresden Nexus Conference 2022, Mau 23-25, 2022

Last date for submission: February 10, 2022


Enabling Gender-Sensitive Covid Recovery in Asia Conference, July 12-13, 2022

Last date for submission: January 31, 2022

Tokyo, Japan

Database of the month
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DataONE Enabling new science and knowledge creation through universal access to data about life on earth and the environment that sustains it. Data ONE is a community driven program providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. DataONE promotes best practices in data management through responsive educational resources and materials. We envision researchers, educators, and the public using DataONE to better understand and conserve life on earth and the environment that sustains it....

Internet Resources
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DRAYD : The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types. Dryad originated from an initiative among a group of leading journals and scientific societies to adopt a joint data archiving policy (JDAP) for their publications, and the recognition that open, easy-to-use, not-for-profit, community-governed data infrastructure was needed to support such a policy. These remain our guiding principles. Dryad’s vision is to promote a world where research data is openly available, integrated with the scholarly literature, and routinely re-used to create knowledge....

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DataVerse The Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others' work more easily. Researchers, journals, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility. A personal Dataverse collection is easy to set up, allows you to display your data on your personal website, can be branded uniquely as your research program, makes your data more discoverable to the research community, and satisfies data management plans....

Recent research articles
Impacts of Climate Shocks on Household Consumption and Inequality in India by Aggarwal, Raavi

Environment and Development Economics, December 2021

This paper examines the impact of climate shocks, measured as temperature and precipitation variability, on real monthly per capita consumption expenditure of Indian households over the 1988-2012 period, utilising data from...

Combatting Gender Oppression: Applying Intersectionality in Microfinance Self-Help Groups by Karan, Prasheela; Lee, Jung-Sook; Hugman, Richard

European Journal of Development Research, December 2021

Microfinance studies indicate the varied impacts of access to credit on women and suggest the need for programmes to address the diversity of women. An intersectional approach offers contextualised understanding of inequality ...

Borrowers' Credit Risk Factors, Perception towards Repayment Interventions and Moral Hazard in Loan Delinquency: An Investigation of Indian Microfinance Institutions by Sangwan, Sunil; Nayak, Narayan Chandra; Harshita; Sangwan, Vikas

Applied Economics, December 2021

The study explores the borrowers' credit risk factors, perception towards repayment interventions, and the problems of moral hazard affecting delinquency in uncollateralized loans issued by the Microfinance Institutions (MFI)...

Political Competitiveness and the Private-Public Structure of Public Expenditure: A Model and Empirics for the Indian States by Winer, Stanley L.; Ferris, J. Stephen; Dash, Bharatee Bhusana; Chakraborty, Pinaki

International Tax and Public Finance, December 2021

Studies of government size usually try to identify the factors that explain what parts of economic activity are brought within the public sector and what parts are left strictly in private hands. Modern governments are now so large...

Comparative Analysis of Escalator Capacity at Metro Stations: Theory versus Practice by Kahali, Dharitri; Rastogi, Rajat

Transportation, December 2021

The studies on escalators have mainly reported the walking speeds of passengers or their passenger handling capacity. Theoretical capacity is reported as a constant value for a given escalator speed, but is never achieved ...

The Growing Impact of US Monetary Policy on Emerging Financial Markets: Evidence from India by Lakdawala, Aeimit

Journal of International Money and Finance, December 2021

Much research has been devoted to studying the international spillover effects of US monetary policy. However, a lot of the focus has been on the recent unconventional monetary policies undertaken by the Federal Reserve....

Perspective of New Innovative Biogas Technology Policy Implementation for Sustainable Development in India by Aggarwal, R. K.; Chandel, Shyam Singh; Yadav, Priya; Khosla, Atul

Energy Policy, December 2021

The energy costs have increased substantially in recent years due to widespread development in India. Vast agro and animal waste resources are available which can easily be harnessed for biogas production economically...

Do Technological Investments Promote Manufacturing Productivity? A Firm-Level Analysis for India by Khanna, Rupika and Sharma, Chandan

Economic Modelling, December 2021

This paper assesses the effects of firms' investments in Information Technology (IT) and Research and Development (R&D) on their productivity growth. Unlike prior studies, our models examine individual as well as combined ...

Gender and LPG Use after Government Intervention in Rural North India by Vyas, Sangita; Gupta, Aashish; Khalid, Nazar

World Development, December 2021

Exposure to air pollution from cooking with solid fuels has important consequences for public health. This paper focuses on rural north India, where despite robust economic growth and government subsidies, the vast majority of...

Missing Women in India: Gender-Specific Effects of Early-Life Rainfall Shocks by Sivadasan, Jagadeesh; Xu, Wenjian

World Development, December 2021

We link over a century of monthly precipitation data (1911-2011) to the population by gender and age at the district level in the 1991, 2001, and 2011 Indian censuses to study how early-life (around birth year) rainfall shocks ...

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