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Fellowships and awards

=> ICSSR Doctoral Fellowships, 2021-22
Last date to apply: August 14, 2021

=> Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2022-2023
Last date to apply: August 31, 2021

=> Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships, 2021
Last date to apply: August 13, 2021

=> Economics Network Awards, 2021
Last date to apply: August 18, 2021

=> Facebook Fellowship Program, 2022
Last date to apply: September 20,2021

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19
and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Birthal, P.S.; Hazrana, J; Negi, Digvijay S and Bhan, S.C (2021). Climate change and land-use in Indian agriculture. Land Use Policy, V.109, Elsevier

2. Das, Upasak; Pal, Rupayan and Rathore, Udayan (2021). Evidence of Low Willingness to Pay for COVID-19 Vaccines. Economic & Political Weekly, V.56(28)

3. Ghosh, Taniya and Shakti Kumar (2021). The Effectiveness of Macro-prudential Policies in the face of Global Uncertainty –the Role of Exchange-Rate Regimes.Finance Research Letters, Elsevier

4. Goyal, Ashima; Verma, Akhilesh K. and Sengupta, Rjeswari (2021). External shocks, cross-border flows and macroeconomic risks in emerging market economies. Empirical Economics, Springer

5. Mishra, Srijit and Singh, Kaushiki (2021). Scale Neutrality in Indian Agriculture. Economic & Political Weekly, V.56(26-27)

6. Ramaswamy K.V. (2021). Regional Concentration of Industries in India: What Does the Recent Data Say and How to Understand the Implications? A Perspective. In 'India’s Economy and Society. India Studies in Business and Economics' Ed. by Mani S and Iyer C.G, Springer, ISBN:9789811608681, 2021

7. Ganguly, Madhuparna (2021). Stronger Patent Regime, Innovation and Scientist Mobility (MPRA Working Paper)

8. Ganguly, Madhuparna (2021). Competition and Innovation: the effects of scientist mobility and stronger patent rights (MPRA Working Paper)

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Promit Kanti Chaudhuri (2021). Strategic Inattention and Divisionalization in Duopoly (WP-2021-020)

2. Sumit Shrivastav (2021). Profitability of Behavior Based Price Discrimination (WP-2021-019)

3. Nitin Harak and A. Ganesh-Kumar (2021). Pricing Reforms in Natural Gas Sector of India: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis (WP-2021-018)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> Periodic Labour Force Survey(PLFS) July 2019-June 2020

=> ADB: Greening Markets: Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management in Asia

=> ADB:Supporting Quality Infrastructure in Developing Asia

=> IMF: World Economic Outlook, July 2021

=> UNESCO Science Report-towards 2030

=> ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers – Results and Methodology

=> OECD Employment Outlook 2021 - Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery

=> OECD: The Future of Corporate Governance in Capital Markets Following the COVID-19 Crisis

=> UNCTAD: Commodities and Development Report 2021

=> UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2021

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences /Seminars
International Conferences /Seminars
NBER Research Conference Economics of Mobility, October 22, 2021

Last date for submission: August 16, 2021


Workshop on Contracts, Incentives and Information, December 2-3, 2021

Last date for submission: September 8, 2021

Turin, Italy

Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Public Debt in a Post COVID World, November 18-19, 2021

Last date for submission: September 7, 2021

Paris, France

14th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics 2021), December 18-19, 2021

Last date for submission: September 6, 2021

London, U.K.

15th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE 2021), December 18-20, 2021

Last date for submission: September 6, 2021

London, U.K.

15th Workshop on Political Economy, November 26-27, 2021

Last date for submission: October 3, 2021

Dresden, Germany

Database of the month

NASA - EarthData: NASA at Your Table is an interactive ArcGIS StoryMap that will introduce you to some of the scientists using NASA Earth data to monitor the production and health of crops, assess the state of and threats to supplies of freshwater, and better predict the risk and severity of drought, all to help food producers maximize yields and conserve resources and they work to feed people around the globe. It will also give you a chance to experience the power of NASA Earth data for yourself....

Internet Resources
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Google Data Studio is an online tool for converting data into customizable informative reports and dashboards introduced by Google in 2016 as part of the enterprise Google Analytics 360 suite. It is a free version of Data Studio for individuals and small teams...

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The World Inequality Database (WID.world) aims to provide open and convenient access to the most extensive available database on the historical evolution of the world distribution of income and wealth, both within countries and between countries....

Recent research articles
Financing Constraints and Exports: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in India by Mukherjee, Shahana; Chanda, Rupa

Empirical Economics, July 2021

This paper examines the relationship between external financing constraints and the intensive margin of exports for manufacturing firms in India. We use a sample of nearly 3200 firms over the period: 2000-2015 and construct...

Intra-household Efficiency in Extended Family Households: Evidence from Rural India by Gupta, Sweta; Ksoll, Christopher; Maertens, Annemie

Journal of Development Studies, July 2021

The extended family household, in which multiple generations or married siblings of a family live together, is common in developing countries. We conducted a series of public goods experiments in such households in five villages..

On Her Own Account: How Strengthening Women's Financial Control Impacts Labor Supply and Gender Norms by Field, Erica; Pande, Rohini; Rigol, Natalia; Schaner, Simone; Troyer Moore, Charity

American Economic Review, July 2021

Can increasing control over earnings incentivize a woman to work, and thereby influence norms around gender roles? We randomly varied whether rural Indian women received bank accounts, training in account use, and direct ...

A Passage to India: Quantifying Internal and External Barriers to Trade by Van Leemput, Eva

Journal of International Economics, July 2021

This paper quantifies the size of internal versus external trade barriers and assesses the trade and welfare impact. I develop a quantitative two-sector international trade model featuring nonhomothetic preferences in which..

Per Capita Carbon Emissions Convergence in Developing Asia: A Century of Evidence from Covariate Unit Root Test with Endogenous Structural Breaks by Matsuki, Takashi; Pan, Lei

Energy Economics, July 2021

Many studies address the convergence in per capita CO2 emissions. However, whether countries with lower initial per capita emission levels can "catch up" with more emission-intensive countries is unknown. Utilising historical CO2...

Upstream Complex Power Relationships and Firm's Reputation in Global Value Chains by Mani, Venkatesh; Gunasekaran, Angappa

International Journal of Production Economics, July 2021

Previous research into the upstream supply chain governance mechanisms that focal firms use with suppliers to improve their ethical performance and reputation is incipient. The original contribution includes the development..

Why Do People Use Mobile Payment Technologies and Why Would They Continue? An Examination and Implications from India by Pal, Abhipsa; Herath, Tejaswini; De', Rahul; Raghav Rao, H.

Research Policy, July 2021

Mobile payment technology continues to spread across the globe, but its diffusion has not been uniform. Its low usage in developing economies is of particular concern to policymakers since this technology has the potential...

Identities and Public Policies: Unexpected Effects of Political Reservations for Women in India by Cassan, Guilhem; Vandewalle, Lore

World Development, July 2021

Identity is an important determinant of economic behavior. While the existing literature focuses on one identity dimension at a time, we show that the multiplicity of identity dimensions matters for economic behavior and that neglecting...

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