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Fellowships and awards

=> 2022-2023 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships
Last date to apply: July 15, 2021

=> Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 2022 for Doctoral & Post Doctoral Research, 2022-2023
Last date to apply: September 15, 2021

=> Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2021 by Govt. of Canada
Last date to apply: September 22, 2021

=> 2022-2023 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Last date to apply: September 22,2021

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19
and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Bhatt, Vasavi; Bahl, S and Sharma, A (2021). COVID-19 Pandemic, Lockdown and the Indian Labour Market: Evidence from Periodic Labour Force Survey 2018–2019. The Indian Economic Journal, Sage

2. Birthal, P.S; Hazrana, J; Negi, Digvijay S and Pandey, G (2021). Benefits of irrigation against heat stress in agriculture: Evidence from wheat crop in India. Agricultural Water Management, V.255 (1), Elsevier

3. Mahendra Dev, S (2021). Transformation of Indian agriculture: Role of marketing and food systems. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, V.35(1)

4. Verma, A.K and Sengupta, Rajeswari (2021). Interlinkages between external debt financing, credit cycles and output fluctuations in emerging market economies. Review of World Economics, Springer

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Sumit Shrivastav (2021). Price Discrimination with Imperfect Consumer Recognition (WP-2021-017)

2. Ashima Goyal (2021). Using the snowball effect in Indian post Covid-19 paths to fiscal consolidation (WP-2021-016)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> ADB: Mumbai Metro Transforming Transport: Contributing Toward an Equitable, Safer, and Cleaner City

=> ADB: Asia Bond Monitor – June 2021

=> ADB:100 Climate Actions from Cities in Asia and the Pacific

=> WEforum: Chief Economists Outlook

=>WEforum: Deploying Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Scale in India: A Clean Skies for Tomorrow Publication

=> World Bank Global Economic Prospects - June 2021

=> The 27th Global Trade Alert Report: Advancing Sustainable Development With FDI: Why Policy Must Be Reset

=> BIS: Annual Economic Report, 2021

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences /Seminars
International Conferences /Seminars
Joint Conference CEPR/AMSE/Banque de France on Social Mobility, December 2-3, 2021

Last date for submission: July 31, 2021


The Economics Network's eleventh DEE Conference, September 1-3, 2021

Last date for submission: August 1, 2021

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

2021 PCAOB Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets, October 28-29, 2021

Last date for submission: August 6, 2021


TCD/CEPR Workshop in Development Economics 2021, November 18-19, 2021

Last date for submission: August 9, 2021

Dublin, Ireland

10th ASAE International conference: Gearing Asain Agriculture and Fourth Industrial Revolution, December 6-8, 2021

Last date for submission: August 31, 2021


Database of the month
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The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data, according to the Open Data Terms of Use. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources. The data covers various fields like agriculture, rural development, economics, energy security, gender, infrastructure, poverty, private sectors, cience and technology,urban development etc..

Internet Resources
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EconBiz: is an academic search portal for journals, working papers, and conferences in business studies and economics. It is provided by the ZBW - German National Library of Economics, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. The portal was started in 2002 as the Virtual Library for Economics and Business Studies. EconBiz offers -a literature search across important German and international databases, -Access to free and licensed full texts on the internet...

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The Economics Research Network (ERN)

Economics Research Network (ERN) on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in economics in our digital library, speeding up dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers, early stage research and even peer reviewed or published journal articles. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters....

Recent research articles
Unrestricted Geometric Distance Functions and the Geometric Young Productivity Index: An Analysis of Indian Manufacturing by Ray, Subhash C.; Deb, Arnab K.; Mukherjee, Kankana

Empirical Economics, June 2021

In this paper, we employ the less frequently used Geometric Young index to measure productivity change. We reformulate the Geometric Distance Function of Portela and Thanassoulis (J Product Anal 25:25-41, 2006) by removing...

Conjugation of Border and Domestic Carbon Adjustment and Implications under Production and Consumption-Based Accounting of India's National Emission Inventory: A Recursive Dynamic CGE Analysis by Banerjee, Suvajit

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, June 2021

India initiated prudent measures voluntarily in the last two decades to combat against excessive carbon emissions. Acknowledging these initiatives, the study conjoins the policy of 'border carbon adjustment (BCA)' by the developed ...

Class Coalitions and Social Protection: The Labouring Classes and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Eastern India by Roy, Indrajit

Journal of Development Studies, June 2021

Dramatic differences in the quality of human life are a prominent feature of today's world. Poverty and inequality mutilate the life chances of millions around the globe, notwithstanding otherwise impressive economic achievements...

Touch Thee Not: Group Conflict, Caste Power and Untouchability in Rural India by Dasgupta, Indraneel; Pal, Sarmistha

Journal of Comparative Economics, June 2021

We investigate the impact of community power on the practice of untouchability--the avoidance of physical contact--by upper and backward caste Hindus vis-a-vis 'scheduled' castes (SCs) in rural India. We hypothesize that ...

From Working in the Fields to Taking Control: Towards a Typology of Women's Decision-Making in Wheat in India by Farnworth, Cathy Rozel; Jafry, Tahseen; Bharati, Preeti; Badstue, Lone; Yadav, Ashok

European Journal of Development Research, June 2021

Women in India perform a range of roles in wheat-based agricultural systems. However, data remain sparse. Cultural norms which construct men as farmers serve to conceal women's contributions from researchers and rural...

Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration by Lowe, Matt

American Economic Review, June 2021

I estimate the effects of collaborative and adversarial intergroup contact. I randomly assigned Indian men from different castes to participate in cricket leagues or to serve as a control group. League players faced variation...

(Em)Powered by Science? Estimating the Relative Labor Market Returns to Majoring in Science in High School in India by Roychowdhury, Punarjit

Economics of Education Review, June 2021

Despite widespread belief that majoring in science in high school has a greater payoff in the Indian labor market than majoring in business/humanities, there is no hard evidence to substantiate this thought. Here I provide...

Volatility Spillovers between Strategic Commodity Futures and Stock Markets and Portfolio Implications: Evidence from Developed and Emerging Economies by Mensi, Walid; Shafiullah, Muhammad; Vo, Xuan Vinh; Kang, Sang Hoon

Resources Policy, June 2021

This study examines the short-, intermediate-, and long-term volatility spillovers between developed (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and US) and emerging BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa)...

The Gender of Debt and Credit: Insights from Rural Tamil Nadu by Reboul, E.; Guerin, I.; Nordman, C. J.

World Development, June 2021

The champions of financial inclusion regret women's lack of access to credit, while critics of financialization, by contrast, claim that women have become overly indebted. But little is actually known about women's debt/credit ...

Examining Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India 2005/6-2015/16: Insights and Oversights of the Headcount Ratio by Alkire, Sabina; Oldiges, Christian; Kanagaratnam, Usha

World Development, June 2021

Following Amartya Sen's pioneering ideas on poverty and inequality measurement, the development economics literature proposes diverse classes of measures as well as poverty orderings. Yet in the Sustainable Development...

Institutional Benefit Pathways in Development by Ramprasad, Vijay

World Development, June 2021

Farmers make livelihood and landholding decisions within institutional contexts that deliver and shape access to resources they need. I develop an 'institutional-benefit-pathway framework' to help explain the politics of resource...

Life between the City and the Village: Scaling Analysis of Service Access in Indian Urban Slums by Sahasranaman, Anand; Bettencourt, Luis M. A

World Development, June 2021

The emergence of India as an urbanized nation is one of the most significant socioeconomic and political processes of the 21st century. An essential feature of India's urbanization has been the growth and persistence of slums...

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