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Fellowships and awards

=> Facebook: Request for proposal: Measuring Economic Impact in the Digital Economy
Last date to apply: March 9, 2020

=> Mina - M.S.Swaminathan Doctoral Fellowship Programme (MMSS-Fellow)
Last date to apply: March 31, 2020

=> Japanese Association of University Women International Fellowships 2020
Last date to apply: March 31, 2020

=> New India Foundation Fellowship, Bangalore
Last date to apply: June 30, 2020

=> Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships 2021-2022
Last date to apply: July 15, 2020

Video of the month

Call for Solutions:Innovate4Climate Pitch Hub Competition by The World Bank

Innovate4Climate is an annual Pitch Hub competition for innovators that showcase ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and a clear value proposition and competition aiming to engage startups and entrepreneurs and to create a space for innovate at I4C.

Last date: March 1, 2020

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Narayanan, Sudha and Mehrotra, Nirupam (2019). Loan Waivers and Bank Credit: Reflections on the Evidence and the Way Forward, VIKALPA: The Journal for Decision Makers, V.44(4), Sage, 2019

Recent Reports and Publications

==>> Economic Survey 2019-20

==>> Democracy Index 2019

==>> Global Social Mobility Index 2020

==>> Global Risks Report 2020

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences
International Conferences
Bilkent University and CEPR Workshop on Asymmetries, Nonlinearities, Information Effects, and Other Curios in Monetary Economics, June 11-12, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: March 1, 2020

Ankara, Turkey

Bank for International Settlements, Bank of England, CEPR Financial innovation: Implications for competition, regulation, and monetary policy, September 24–25, 2020 2020

Last date for abstract submission: March 31, 2020

Basel, Switzerland

CEPR:Empirial Investigations in Services Trade Fourth Biennial Conference, June 22-23, 2020

Last date for paper submission: April 12, 2020

Ankara, Turkey

3rd Endless Summer Conference On Financial Intermediation And Corporate Finance August 31- Septempber 1, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: April 30, 2020

Athens, Greece

Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) 2020 Summer Workshops, July 1 to September 11, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: March 1-May 15, 2020

Stanford, USA

The 43rd Annual NBER Summer Institute, July 6-25, 2020

Last date for paper submission: March 18, 2020

Cambridge, USA

Database of the month
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India Water Portal: is a website that shares knowledge and builds communities around water and related issues in India. Managed by Arghyam, the Portal has become a valuable archive of resources, working papers, reports, data, articles, news, events, opportunities and discussions on water. It has also become a place to share experiences and solutions, to talk to water experts, and to learn about the work that others are doing in sustainable water management in India.

Internet Resources

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Open Index Initiative (OII) is a modest attempt by the IGIDR library [Mumbai, India] to develop an online and searchable bibliographic database for most of the Indian Social Science literature and resources available in Indian libraries. OII indexes more than 77 selected Indian social science Journals and working papers/discussion papers/occassional Papers, and thesis/dissertations emanating from Indian social science and management institutes and various departments...

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ISID On-line Index to Indian Social Science Journals and covers more than 250 Indian social science journals covering the disciplines of economics, political science, public administration, sociology,social anthropology, business management, finance, geography, social work, health and education, etc... (One time registration is requried to access the database)

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ICSSR Data Service aims to facilitate data sharing, preservation, accessibility and reuse of social science research data collected from entire social science community in India & abroad..

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National Data Archive NDA-The Microdata Archive provides web based access to the complete metadata of over 144 surveys and censuses conducted under the National Sample Survey (NSS) programme, Annual Survey of Industries (ASI)...

Recent research articles
Market Reaction to Banks Revenue Diversification Strategy: Evidence from India by Thota, Nagaraju

Applied Economics Letters, January 2020

This paper examines whether revenue diversification by banks is beneficial using data from India for the period 1995-2018. We use non-interest income to total income ratio as a measure of revenue ...

Ethnic Diversity and Human Capital Development in India: A Disaggregated Analysis at the State and District Levels by Awaworyi Churchill, Sefa; Madhoo, Yeti Nisha; Nath, Shyam

Applied Economics, January 2020

This study contributes to the development literature by providing a new perspective on understanding factors that influence human capital development in India. We examine the effects of ethnic,...

The Demographic Transition and Women's Economic Participation in Tamil Nadu, India: A Historical Case Study by Pande, Rohini Prabha; Namy, Sophie; Malhotra, Anju

Feminist Economics, January 2020

This study analyzes the co-evolution of economic, social, governmental, and gender systems; the demographic transition; and women's extra-domestic productive opportunities in Tamil Nadu, India...

Macroeconomic News Surprises, Volume and Volatility Relationship in Index Futures Market by Banerjee, Ameet Kumar; Pradhan, H. K.; Tripathy, Trilochan; Kanagaraj, A.

Applied Economics, January 2020

This paper examines the role of macroeconomic news surprises on returns volatility of Indian Index futures market. Empirical literature posits that news arrivals have an influential impact on ...

Stigma and Labour Market Outcomes: Sex Work and Domestic Work in India by Hui, Neha; Kambhampati, Uma S.

Journal of Development Studies, January 2020

In this paper, we examine whether the earnings of sex workers in India are significantly different from those in domestic work, a trade that is also gendered in nature and can be done with similarly...

Kinship, Caste, and Health: Illness and Treatment in Upland Orissa by Bell, Clive; van Dillen, Susanne

Journal of Development Studies, January 2020

This paper investigates whether an individual's relationship to the head of household and caste are associated with the level of his or her morbidity and, in the event of illness, the treatment...

Way Down in the Hole: Adaptation to Long-Term Water Loss in Rural India by Blakeslee, David; Fishman, Ram; Srinivasan, Veena

American Economic Review, January 2020

Worsening environmental conditions threaten to undermine progress in reducing rural poverty. Little is known, however, about the prospects for farmer adaptations to mitigate this threat...

Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction by Adukia, Anjali; Asher, Sam; Novosad, Paul

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2020

The rural poor in developing countries, once economically isolated, are increasingly being connected to outside markets. Whether these new connections crowd out or encourage educational investment...

Managing Risk, Changing Aspirations and Household Dynamics: Implications for Wellbeing and Adaptation in Semi-arid Africa and India by Rao, Nitya; Singh, Chandni; Solomon, Divya; Camfield, Laura; Sidiki, Rahina; Angula, Margaret

World Development, January 2020

Semi-arid regions across Africa and Asia are characterized by rapidly changing biophysical regimes, structural vulnerabilities, and increasing livelihood precarity. Gender, class, and caste/ethnic ...

India's Forests--Stepping Stone or Millstone for the Poor? by Damania, Richard; Joshi, Anupam; Russ, Jason

World Development, January 2020

This article investigates the links between forests and poverty in India. We use original data from a household survey in two states of India (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh) to provide new ...

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