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Fellowships and awards

=> Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral and Experimental Economics @ Harvard University, USA
Last date to apply: May 11,2020

=> Research Fellow, Econometrics and Business Statistics @ Monosh University, Australia
Last date to apply: May 31, 2020

=> Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New Zealand Work Research Institute, New Zealand
Last date to apply: May 31, 2020

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IGIDR Research Publications

1. Goyal, Ashima and Banerjee, Krittika (2020). How Far Is India’s Nominal Exchange Rate from Equilibrium?. Economic and political weekly, V.55(4)

2. Nachane, Dilip M (2020).The New Consensus Macroeconomics: A Lakatosian Perspective, Artha Beekshan, V.28(4)

3. Nagaraj, R (2020).China’s and India’s Economic Performance After the Financial Crisis: A Comparative Analysis, in 'The Political Economy of the BRICS Countries,Volume 1. BRICS: The Quest for Inclusive Growth' Ed. by Abraham, Biju Paul and Ray, Partha, World Scientific Pub., ISBN:9789811202179

4. Sinha, Apra; Abhishek Kumar; Gopalakrishnan and Narayanan, Badri (2020). Environmental Kuznets Curve and Pollution Haven Hypothesis (MPRA Working Paper)

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Utso Pal Mustafi (CEMFI, Spain) and Rajeswari Sengupta (IGIDR) (2020). Regime changes in India’s monetary policy and Tenures of RBI governors. (WP-2020-011)

2. Abhishek Dureja and Digvijay S. Negi (2020). Coping with the Consequences of Short-Term Illness Shocks: The Role of Intra-Household Labour Substitution. (WP-2020-010)

3. Digvijay S Negi, Pratap S Birthal, Devesh Roy and Jaweriah Hazrana (2020). Market Access, Price Policy and Diversification in Indian Agriculture. (WP-2020-009)

4. Ashima Goyal and Akhilesh K. Verma (2020). Cross Border Flows, Financial Intermediation and Interactions of Policy Rules in a Small Open Economy Model. (WP-2020-008)

Recent Reports and Publications

==>> A new era for girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress for girls by UNICEF

==>> All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2018-19

==>> Capital Markets and SMEs in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies : Can They Go the Distance? by World Bank

==>> Global Payments Report 2020

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences
International Conferences
CESifo Area Conference on Macro, Money, and International Finance, July 24-25, 2020

Last date for submission: May 4, 2020

Munich, Germany

CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Education, September 4-5, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: May 18, 2020

Munich, Germany

BoE, CEPR, Imperial, LSE Third Conference on Non-bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability, October 9, 2020

Last date for paper submission: Mar 15, 2020

London, U.K.

The 4th International Conference on Economics and Development 2020, December 3-4, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: August 6, 2020

Colombo, Sri Lanka

13th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics 2020), December 19-21, 2020, and

14th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE 2020), December 19-21, 2020

Last date for paper submission: July 15, 2020

London, United Kingdom

Database of the month
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Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India - data.gov.in: is a platform for supporting Open Data initiative of Government of India. The portal is intended to be used by Government of India Ministries/ Departments their organizations to publish datasets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use. It intends to increase transparency in the functioning of Government and also open avenues for many more innovative uses of Government Data to give different perspective.

Internet Resources
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The SHRUG : The Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic Platform for India (SHRUG) is a geographic platform that facilitates data sharing between researchers working on India. It is an open access repository currently comprising dozens of datasets covering India’s 500,000 villages and 8000 towns using a set of a common geographic identifiers that span 25 years....

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The Marxists Internet Archive (MIA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit public library, established in its present form in 1998. MIA contains the writings of around 850 authors representing a complete spectrum of political, philosophical, and scientific thought, generally spanning the past 200 years. MIA contains these writings in 63 different languages, comprising a total size of over 180,000 documents and 288 GB of data..

Recent research articles
Classifier Based Stock Trading Recommender Systems for Indian Stocks: An Empirical Evaluation by Vismayaa, V; Pooja, K. R; Alekhya, A; Malavika, C.N; Nair, Binoy B; Kumar, P.N

Computational Economics, March 2020

Recommender systems that can suggest the user when to buy and sell stocks can be of immense help to those who wish to trade in stocks but are constrained by their limited knowledge of stock market dynamics...

Gender Diversity and Firm Performance: Evidence from India and Singapore by Duppati, Geeta; Rao, Narendar V.; Matlani, Neha; Scrimgeour, Frank; Patnaik, Debasis

Applied Economics, March 2020

This study investigates if gender diversity on boards is an effective driver of financial performance. For this purpose, this study choses two countries, one of which has the soft law approach (Singapore) while...

Rural Roads and Local Economic Development by Asher, Sam; Novosad, Paul

American Economic Review, March 2020

Nearly one billion people worldwide live in rural areas without access to national paved road networks. We estimate the impacts of India's 40 billion USD national rural road construction program using...

Conspicuous Daughters: Exogamy, Marriage Expenditures, and Son Preference in India by Robitaille, Marie-Claire

Journal of Development Studies, March 2020

The literature on son preference postulates a strong link between marriage expenditures, dowry practices, and son preference, leading to the elimination of female foetuses and important discriminatory ...

The Price of Gold: Dowry and Death in India by Bhalotra, Sonia; Chakravarty, Abhishek; Gulesci, Selim

Journal of Development Economics, March 2020

We provide evidence that dowry costs motivate son-preferring behaviors in India. Since gold is an integral part of dowry, we study parental responses to shocks in the world gold price. Exploiting monthly...

Failure of Frequent Assessment: An Evaluation of India's Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Program by Berry, James; Kannan, Harini; Mukherji, Shobhini; Shotland, Marc

Journal of Development Economics, March 2020

Continuous assessment programs, which emphasize frequent evaluation over infrequent high-stakes testing, have been implemented in many developing countries as a way to improve learning outcomes. ..

The Effect of Marital Endowments on Domestic Violence in India by Menon, Seetha

Journal of Development Economics, March 2020

Numerous studies have documented a relationship between income and wealth of a woman and domestic violence. One such factor that could potentially impact domestic violence is the gold endowment a woman ...

Bridging the Gaps in Cognitive Achievement in India: The Crucial Role of the Integrated Child Development Services in Early Childhood by Vikram, Kriti; Chindarkar, Namrata

World Development, March 2020

The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme aims to provide food supplementation, immunization, health check-ups, and early childhood education to children under the age of six years. ...

The Role of Social Influence in Crop Residue Management: Evidence from Northern India by Lopes, Adrian A.; Viriyavipart, Ajalavat; Tasneem, Din

Ecological Economics, March 2020

Postharvest crop residue burning, which is associated with negative environmental and health outcomes, has become a major public policy concern in developing countries. We use original survey data from 1230...

Hidden Linkages between Resources and Economy: A 'Beyond-GDP' Approach Using Alternative Welfare Indicators by Kalimeris, Panos; Bithas, Kostas; Richardson, Clive; Nijkamp, Peter

Ecological Economics, March 2020

Taking GDP as the standard economic indicator for economic welfare, recent Resources-Economy studies indicate the "dematerialization" of the economy, the so-called decoupling effect. This conclusion seems...

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