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Fellowships and awards

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

=> Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020 @ University of British Columbia, Canada
Last date to apply: November 13, 2020

=> NRDC:National Meritorious Invention Awards 2020
Last date to apply: August 31, 2020

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Narayanan, Sudha and Saha, Shree (2020).One Step Behind: The Government of India and Agricultural Policy During the Covid-19 Lockdown. Review of Agrarian Studies, V.10(1)

2. Nachane, Dilip and Ray, Partha (2020). Macroeconomic Foundation of Functioning of the IMF: An Evolutionary Journey. (IIM-C Working Paper)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> The 2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

=> Global education monitoring report, 2020: Inclusion and education: all means all

=> RBI: Financial Stability Report, July 2020

=> MoSPI: Health in India, July 2017-June 2018 (NSS 75th Round)

=> MoSPI: Household Social Consumption on Education in India, July 2017-June 2018 (NSS 75th Round)

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
International Conferences
3rd Joint Research Conference on Firm Financing and Firm Dynamics: "Firms in Times of the Pandemic, December 4, 2020

Last date for submission: August 23, 2020

France, Paris

CESifo Area Conference on Economics of Digitization 2020, November 20-21,2020 (Online)

Last date for paper submission: September 13, 2020

Munich, Germany

CESifo and LINER-AUEB Conference on The Role of Institutions and Policies in Firm Exporting, November 5-6, 2020 (Online)

Last date for abstract submission: September 15, 2020

Munich, Germany

Database of the month
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Internet Resources
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Recent research articles
Bicycle Superhighway: An Environmentally Sustainable Policy for Urban Transport by Agarwal, Amit; Ziemke, Dominik; Nagel, Kai

Transportation Research: Part A: Policy and Practice, July 2020

Bicycle is a sustainable low-carbon transport mode. However, insufficient or unplanned infrastructure leads to decrease in the share of bicycle in many cities of developing nations. In order to increase...

What Deteriorates India's Current Account Balance: Crude Oil Imports or Gold Imports? by Sahoo, Manoranjan; Mallick, Hrushikesh; Mahalik, Mantu Kumar

Applied Economics Letters, July 2020

We examine the impact of crude oil imports and gold imports on India's current account balance (CAB) using linear cointegration techniques for the period 1980-2017. We find strong evidence in support of...

Producer Collectives through Self-Help: Sustainability of Small Tea Growers in India by Saha, Debdulal

International Review of Applied Economics, July 2020

Collective action through self-help among small tea growers (STGs) is considered as a sustainable alternative of producer collectives in tea plantations in India. Using the case study method, this article...

Risk Factors Explaining Returns Anomaly in Emerging Market Banks--Study on Indian Banking System by Mohapatra, Sabyasachi; Misra, Arun Kumar; Kannan, Marimuthu Murali

Journal of Economics and Finance, July 2020

The article provides evidence about the risk factors influence the pricing of banking stocks in the context of emerging economies like India. We use 10 years of data comprising of public and private banks...

Epidemiology of Inflation Expectations and Internet Search: An Analysis for India by Saakshi; Sahu, Sohini; Chattopadhyay, Siddhartha

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, July 2020

This paper investigates how inflation expectations of individuals are formed in India. We investigate if the news on inflation plays a role in the formation of inflation expectations following the epidemiology...

The Gendered Nature of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stove Adoption and Use in Rural India by Gould, Carlos F.; Urpelainen, Johannes

Journal of Development Studies, July 2020

Clean cooking fuels promise substantial health benefits for rural households, but almost three billion people continue to rely on traditional biomass for their cooking needs. We explore the role of gender...

Prestige Matters: Wage Premium and Value Addition in Elite Colleges by Sekhri, Sheetal

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, July 2020

This paper provides evidence that graduates of elite public institutions in India have an earnings advantage in the labor market even though attending these colleges has no discernible effect on academic...

Weathering Electricity Demand? Seasonal Variation in Electricity Consumption among Off-Grid Households in Rural India by Conevska, Aleksandra; Urpelainen, Johannes

Energy Research and Social Science, July 2020

We investigate the relationship between energy consumption from standalone PV systems and a factor widely understood as critical to general energy use: weather. Using household level data collected between...

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