July-2019 Volume 01 | Issue No. 04
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Fellowships and awards

=> Mahalanobis Memorial Medal - 2018 : National and International Award in Quantitative Economics
Last date to apply: September 16, 2019

=> National Research Fellowship Program 2019 sponsored by ICSSR & IPE
Last date to apply: August 31, 2019

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IGIDR Research Publications

1. Sharma, S. V., Han, P., & Sharma, V. K. (2019). Socio-economic determinants of energy poverty amongst Indian households: A case study of Mumbai. Energy Policy, V.132, 2019. Elsevier

2. Pal, R., & Sharma, A. (2019). Preferences over Public Good, Political Delegation, and Leadership in Tax Competition. Public Finance Review, V.47(4), 2019. Sage

3. Rigatos, G., Siano, P., Ghosh, T., & Xin, B. (2018). A Nonlinear Optimal Control Approach for Industrial Production Under an Oligopoly Model. IEEE Systems Journal, 13(2), 2019.

UNICEF Data: Monitoring the situation of children and women

UNICEF maintains a series of global databases for tracking the situation of children and women globally. The databases include only statistically sound and nationally representative data from household surveys and other sources. They are updated annually through a process that draws on a wealth of data maintained by UNICEF’s network of 140 country offices. UNICEF has also led the development of new indicators and methodologies for gathering relevant data on a number of priority issues, including education, child labour, child disability, child mortality, maternal mortality, water and sanitation, low birthweight, antenatal care, pneumonia, malaria, iodine deficiency disorder, female genital mutilation/cutting and adolescents...

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences
International Conferences
NBER - Emerging and Frontier Markets: Capital Flows, Risks, and Growth Cartagena, Colombia, May 4-5, 2020

Last date for paper submission: January 15, 2020

Cartagena, Colombia

NBER - Economics of Innovation in the Energy Sector, September 10-11, 2020

Last date for paper submission: October 31, 2019

Cambridge, MA

The 4th International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics (EcoSta 2020), July 20-22, 2020

Last date for paper submission: February 20, 2020

The Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

CEPR International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF) Programme Meeting, November 14-15, 2019

Last date for abstract submission: August 2, 2019

European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

6th Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) Workshop at School of Economics and Management, October 3 & 4, 2019

Last date for abstract submission: September 8, 2019

Braga, Portugal

Database of the month
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UNIDO: UNIDO maintains a variety of databases comprising statistics of overall industrial growth, detailed data on business structure and statistics on major indicators of industrial performance by country in the historical time series. The databases are updated regularly with the most recent data. UNIDO Statistics maintains data for six indicators related to the 9th Sustainable Development Goal “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”. Read about our work here and track the progress of individual countries...

Recent research articles
Are Tax Havens Good? Implications of the Crackdown on Secrecy by Weichenrieder, Alfons J.; Xu, Fangying

Journal of Economics, July 2019

While parts of the economic literature emphasize possible positive effects of tax havens on high-tax countries, the present paper argues that proponents of positive effects may have started from questionable premises...

Demand Curves for Stocks Do Not Slope Down: Evidence Using an Exogenous Supply Shock by Jain, Ankit; Tantri, Prasanna; Thirumalai, Ramabhadran S.

Journal of Banking and Finance, July 2019

We analyze the price impact of an exogenous share sale of inside blockholders who were forced to sell a part of their shareholdings following a regulatory change in India. The affected firms experience a negative excess...

Commercial and Industrial Consumers' Perspectives on Electricity Pricing Reform: Evidence from India by Moerenhout, Tom S. H.; Sharma, Shruti; Urpelainen, Johannes

Energy Policy, July 2019

This paper investigates the perspectives of commercial and industrial consumers on electricity pricing reform in Uttar Pradesh, India. In a first study of its kind, we report results from semi-structured, in-depth interviews...

When Black Meets Green: A Review of the Four Pillars of India's Energy policy by Sokolowski, Maciej M.

Energy Policy, July 2019

India is one of the most important global players in the energy sector in terms of production and consumption. The way in which the country shapes its energy policy not only affects India itself, but also the global climate action...

A Hierarchical Model of the Determinants of Non-performing Assets in Banks: An ISM and MICMAC Approach by Rizvi, Noor Ulain; Kashiramka, Smita; Singh, Shveta; Sushil

Applied Economics, July 2019

The banking systems of emerging economies in general and India in particular are facing sustained impairment due to mounting non-performing assets (NPAs). In the absence of stringent policies and their implementation, the results will...

Are BRICS Exchange Rates Chaotic? by Plakandaras, Vasilios; Gupta, Rangan; Gil-Alana, Luis A.; Wohar, Mark E.

Applied Economics Letters, July 2019

In this paper, we focus on the stochastic (chaotic) attributes of the US dollar-based exchange rates for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) using a long-run monthly dataset covering...

Decentralisation, Economic Inequality and Insurgency by Nandwani, Bharti

Journal of Development Studies, July 2019

This paper investigates if devolution of political power in conflict-affected areas can reduce violence. Political decentralisation has been widely recognised to improve access to local public services...

Colonialism, Landlords, and Public Goods Provision in India: A Controlled Comparative Analysis by Verghese, Ajay

Journal of Development Studies, July 2019

What is the impact of colonialism on public goods provision? This article examines India, once the world's largest colony. While recent studies of the Indian case are divided, they overwhelmingly rely on econometric approaches...

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