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Fellowships and awards

=> Google Ph.D. Fellowship Program 2021
Last date to apply: April 28, 2021

=> World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) 2021
Last date to apply: April 30,2021

=> Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program 2021 at IIPS
Last date to apply: July 1,2021

=> Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships 2022-23
Last date to apply: July 15, 2021

=> Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2022-23
Last date to apply: September 15,2021

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Banerjee, Krittika and Goyal, Ashima (2021). Behavioural​ equilibrium real exchange rates and misalignments: Evidence from large emerging markets. Economic Analysis and Policy, v.70, Elsevier

2. Mishra, Srijit (2021). Green, but Not So Green: Agriculture and Sustainability. Economic and Political Weekly, V.56(9)

3. Suryanarayana, M.H(2021). Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: A Dual Narrative. Journal of Asian Development Research, Sage

4. Reddy, Anjaneya and Pujar, Shamprasad M (2021) ; Scholarly open access journals in Economics: a study of DOAJ. Library Philosophy and Practice

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Vikas Charmal and Ashima Goyal (2021). Liquidity Management and Monetary Transmission: Empirical Analysis for India (WP-2021-008)

2. S Chandrasekhar, Karthikeya Naraparaju and Ajay Sharma (2021). Spatial Disparities in Household Earnings in India: Role of Urbanization, Sectoral Inequalities, and Rural-Urban Differences (WP-2021-009)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> Global Gender Gap Report 2021

=> ADB:How COVID-19 Is Changing the World: A Statistical Perspective Volume 3

=> RISE-ADB: Water-Sensitive Informal Settlement Upgrading

=> World Employment and Social Outlook, 2021

=> Energy Statistics India 2021

=> PLFS Quarterly Bulletin April-June, 2020

=> National Accounts Statistics 2021

=> Renewables in Cities, 2021

=> UNEP Food Waste Index Report, 2021

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
International Conferences /Seminars
Virtual EcoSta 2021, June 24-26, 2021

Last date for submission: April 15, 2021


3rd Endless Summer Conference On Financial Intermediation And Corporate Finance, August 30-31, 2021

Last date for submission: April 30, 2021

Athens, Greece

New Consumption Data, September 2-3, 2021

Last date for submission: June 1, 2021


Bank of Finland and CEPR Joint Conference on New Avenues for Monetary Policy, September 10-11, 2021

Last date for submission: June 30, 2021


14th International Conference of the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics, December 18-20, 2021

Last date for submission: September 6, 2021

London, UK

Database of the month
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Internet Resources
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The Internet Archive scholar: a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form and provide access to Millions of Research Papers. This fulltext search index includes over 25 million research articles and other scholarly documents preserved in the Internet Archive. The collection spans from digitized copies of eighteenth century journals through the latest Open Access conference proceedings and pre-prints crawled from the World Wide Web...

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OAPEN is based in the Netherlands, with its registered office in the National Library in The Hague. It promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. OAPEN work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books and provide services for publishers, libraries, and research funders in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation...

Recent research articles
The Effects of Labor Regulation on Firms and Exports: Evidence from Indian Apparel Manufacturing by Hasan, Rana; Mehta, Aashish; Sundaram, Asha

Journal of Comparative Economics, March 2021

We examine the impact of labor regulations on firm outcomes and explore their differential effects on exporters. Building on a conceptual framework developed from standard theory and a detailed qualitative study of India's...

Information Asymmetry and Financing Choice between Debt, Equity and Dual Issues by Indian Firms by Sony, Bipin; Bhaduri, Saumitra

International Review of Economics and Finance, March 2021

This paper examines the role of information asymmetry in determining the capital structure choices of firms in an emerging market--India. Unlike the conventional capital structure studies examining the debt-equity framework...

Increasing Utilization of Public Health Insurance Programs: Evidence from an Experiment in India by Puri, Raghav; Sun, Changqing

World Development, March 2021

Unlike most social programs that involve regular delivery of benefits (such as subsidized food or monthly cash transfers), public health insurance programs are used based on need. When households face health shocks...

Are Indian Sectoral Indices Oil Shock Prone? An Empirical Evaluation by Mishra, Shekhar; Mishra, Sibanjan

Resources Policy, March 2021

We present the impact of oil shocks on a disaggregate Indian stock market by using 10 sectoral indices for the period from 2010-2019. We use the novel Ready's (2018) oil shock decomposition mechanism. Using the rolling...

Migration, Assets, and Forest Degradation in a Tropical Deciduous Forest of South Asia by Baquie, Sandra; Urpelainen, Johannes; Khanwilkar, Sarika; Galletti, Christopher S.; Velho, Nandini; Mondal, Pinki

Ecological Economics, March 2021

Indian internal migration is among the highest in the world, with 30% of the population migrating, often for work. Such population movement can alleviate poverty and reduce forest degradation. However, estimates of this ...

Managing Power System Flexibility in India via Coal Plants by Shrimali, Gireesh

Energy Policy, March 2021

The Government of India plans to install 175 GW of renewable energy projects by 2022, and 275 GW by 2027. In meeting these goals, the Indian power sector faces twin challenges: first, managing renewable energy will ...

Framework to Analyze the Spatial Distribution of the Labor Impacts of Clean Energy Transitions by Sharma, Anjali; Banerjee, Rangan

Energy Policy, March 2021

This paper presents an analytical framework to study the spatial distribution of the labor impacts of clean energy transitions. While there exists optimism about the job creation potential of clean energy industries,...

Examining the Willingness-to-Pay for Exclusive Use of LPG for Cooking among Rural Households in India by Chindarkar, Namrata; Jain, Abhishek; Mani, Sunil

Energy Policy, March 2021

Using unique household-level data from rural areas of six energy-access-deprived states in India, we examine the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for exclusive use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. We find that awareness...

Estimation of Gross Refining Margin of Indian Petroleum Refineries Using Driscoll-Kraay Standard Error Estimator by Joshi, Jignesh M.; Dalei, Narendra N.; Mehta, Pratik

Energy Policy, March 2021

The prudent combination of technological, economic, and other factors can enhance the performance of any manufacturing unit. Indian petroleum refineries are no exception to this. In this background, an effort has been...

Contract Employment as a Worker Discipline Device by Basu, Arnab K.; Chau, Nancy H.; Soundararajan, Vidhya

Journal of Development Economics, March 2021

Fixed-term labor contracting has increasingly replaced regular open-ended employment in developing countries. What justifies its emergence? What determines its intensity? What policy responses are appropriate, if any?...

Foreign Demand, Developing Country Exports, and CO2 Emissions: Firm-Level Evidence from India by Barrows, Geoffrey; Ollivier, Helene

Journal of Development Economics, March 2021

Over the past few decades, wealthy countries have relied increasingly on imports from developing countries, prompting concerns regarding the environmental effects of trade. Increased import demand in wealthy countries...

Livelihoods in COVID Times: Gendered Perils and New Pathways in India by Agarwal, Bina

World Development, March 2021

This piece argues that to understand the gendered impact of livelihood loss due to COVID-19, we must examine not only the direct effects on women's earnings but also the indirect effects on intra-household dynamics and...

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