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Fellowships and awards

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

=> Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by Govt. of Canada, 2020
Last date to apply: October 1, 2020

=> IDRC Research Awards 2021 for PG Students
Last date to apply: September 27, 2020

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

=> Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships, 2021-2022
Last date to apply: August 14,2020

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 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  


IGIDR Research Publications

1. Chattopadhyay, S. and Ghosh, Taniya. (2020). Taylor Rule implementation of the optimal policy at the zero lower bound: Does the cost channel matter?. Economic Modelling, V.89

2. Ghosh, Taniya; Sahu, S. and Chattopadhyay, S. (2020). Inflation expectations of households in India: Role of oil prices, economic policy uncertainty, and spillover of global financial uncertainty. Bulletin of Economic Research

3. Ghosh, Taniya; Parab, Prashant Mehul and Sahu, Sohini (2020). Analyzing the Importance of Forward Orientation in Financial Development-Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from Big Data. Journal of Behavioral Finance

4. Nagaraj, R (2020). Deciphering the Economic Package, in "The stimulus package in five installments Does it make the economy more self-reliant?, Commentary on India’s Economy and Society Series-15",CDS,Thiruvananthapuram

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Rajeswari Sengupta and Harsh Vardhan (2020). Productivity growth in Indian banking: Who did the gains accrue to?. (WP-2020-024)

2. Vasavi Bhatt, Shweta Grover and Ajay Sharma (2020). COVID-19 Pandemic, Lockdown and the Indian Labour Market: Evidence from PLFS 2017-18. (WP-2020-023)

3. Xavier Estupinan, Mohit Sharma, Sargam Gupta and Bharti Birla (2020). Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Labour Supply and Gross Value Added in India. (WP-2020-022)

4. Madhuparna Ganguly (2020). Firms' Intrinsic Motivation and Environmentalism: blessing or burden?. (WP-2020-021)

5. Gopakumar Achuthankutty and Souvik Roy (2020). Strategy-Proof Rules On Partially Single-Peaked Domains. (WP-2020-020)

Recent Reports and Publications

==>> ADB: Asia and the Pacific Renewable Energy Status Report, 2019

==>>ADB: Asia Bond Monitor – June 2020

==>> World Economic Outlook Update, June 2020


Database of the month
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Recent research articles
Where Are the Jobs? Estimating Skill-Based Employment Linkages across Sectors for the Indian Economy: An Input-Output Analysis by Bhattacharya, Tulika; Bhandari, Bornali; Bairagya, Indrajit

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, June 2020

The objective of this paper is to identify the sectors of the Indian economy that are able to generate different types of skilled employment (both directly and indirectly)...

Income Poverty Measurement in India: Defining Group-Specific Poverty Lines or Taking Preferences into Account? by Dimri, Aditi; Maniquet, Francois

Journal of Economic Inequality, June 2020

We study absolute income poverty measurement when households differ in preferences and face different prices. The difficulty arising from price heterogeneity is typically...

The Moses Effect: Can Central Banks Really Guide Foreign Exchange Markets? by Roy Trivedi, Smita

Empirical Economics, June 2020

Central banks seek to guide the foreign exchange market through interventions. However, the success of the central bank in guiding the forex markets, much like the biblical...

Does Non-farm Income Affect Food Security? Evidence from India by Rahman, Andaleeb; Mishra, Sumit

Journal of Development Studies, June 2020

Livelihood diversification through greater non-farm activities has been considered as an important mechanism to propel growth, lower rural poverty and augment farm income across...

Bribery and Firm Performance in India: A Political Economy Perspective by Jain, Ritika

Journal of Asian Economics, June 2020

This study examines how corruption affects firm performance in India using data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey for 2013-14. A set of testable hypotheses is formulated with regard...

Understanding the Government's Attempt to Transform Attitudes towards a Critical Resource: Gold Monetization in India by Narayanan, Priya; Gopalakrishnan, Balagopal; Sahay, Arvind

Resources Policy, June 2020

We examine the Indian government's attempts to transform consumer attitudes towards a critical mineral asset in order to bring a part of 25,000 tonnes of privately held gold back into economic...

Access to Internal Capital, Creditor Rights and Corporate Borrowing: Does Group Affiliation Matter? by Thapa, Chandra; Rao, Sandeep; Farag, Hisham; Koirala, Santosh

Journal of Corporate Finance, June 2020

We examine whether the effect of increased creditor rights on corporate borrowing depends on firm's access to internal capital. By exploiting a creditor protection reform in India, empirical...

Returns to Work, Child Labor and Schooling: The Income vs. Price Effects by Bai, Jie; Wang, Yukun

Journal of Development Economics, June 2020

This study examines the impact of returns to work, for adult labor and child labor, on child work and schooling outcomes. We propose an empirical strategy that sheds light on the underlying...

Link between Farm Electricity Supply Management, Farm Investments, and Farm Incomes--Evidence from India by Chindarkar, Namrata; Chen, Yvonne Jie; Sathe, Shilpa

Energy Policy, June 2020

This paper examines the link between farm electricity supply management in the context of Gujarat's feeder segregation program, "Jyotigram Yojana" (JGY), investments in fixed and variable farm...

Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers: Impact Evaluation of the Indian Experience by Gudibande, Rohan Ravindra; Jacob, Arun

World Development, June 2020

What impact does minimum wage legislation have on wages and employment opportunities in an informal sector in a developing country? The paper answers this question in the context of minimum wage...

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