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Fellowships and awards

=>UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Awards 2020 for Outstanding Initiatives
Last date to apply: July 19,2020

=> ICSSR:Post-Doctoral and Senior Fellowships 2020-21
Last date to apply: June 21,2020

=> Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships at University of Adelaide
Last date to apply: July 10, 2020

=> Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Best Published Paper Award 2019-20
Last date to apply: July 1, 2020

=> Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar Award-2020
Last date to apply: September 15, 2020

=> Fulbright U.S. Scholar program for South and Central Asia Regional Research-2020
Last date to apply: September 15, 2020

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Chakravarty, Satya R; Mitra, Manipushpak; Mutuswami, Suresh and Pal, Rupayan (2020). On the Probability Ratio Index as a Measure of Electoral Competition. Palgrave Communications, V.6 (1).

2. Jain, Manisha; Rao A.B and Patwardhan, A (2020). Appliance Standards and Incremental Price of Efficiency, in 'Advances in Energy Research, Vol. 1' Ed. by Singh S. and Ramadesigan V., Springer Proceedings in Energy, Springer, ISBN:9789811526657

3. Chadha, Nishant and Nandwani, Bharti (2020). Examining the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Funding in Indian Education. New Philanthropy and the Disruption of Global Education (NORRAG), Special Issue 4

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Manisha Jain (2020). Drivers of change in India's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions during 1990-2017. (WP-2020-019)

2. Hardeep Singh, Digvijay S Negi, and Pratap S Birthal (2020). Post Covid-19: Uncertain Monsoon, Irrigation and Crop Yields: Implications for Pricing of Insurance Products. (WP-2020-018)

Recent Reports and Publications

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

==>>World Bank: International Debt Statistics 2020

==>>World Economic Outlook, April 2020: The Great Lockdown

==>>UNDP: The Social and Economic Impact of Covid-19 in the Asia-Pacific Region

==>> NSO, MoSPI: Energy Statistics 2020

==>> NSO, MoSPI: Sustainable Development Goals-National Indicator Framework, Progress Report, 2020

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences
International Conferences
CESifo Area Conference on Behavioral Economics 2020, October 23-24, 2020

Last date for submission: July 15, 2020

Munich, Germany

CESifo Area Conference on Economics of Digitization, 2020, November 20-21, 2020

Last date for abstract submission: September 13, 2020

Munich, Germany

IMF-21st Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference: Living in the Extreme: Economics of Pandemics, Climate Change and Tail Risks, November 5-6, 2020,

Last date for paper submission: July 1, 2020

Washington DC, USA

Database of the month
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Recent research articles
Effect of the Global Financial Meltdown on India's Aggregate Export Volumes by Bhattacharyya, Ranajoy; Ghosh, Sayani

Applied Economics, May 2020

This paper sets up a demand-supply model to analyse India's export performance (in terms of volumes rather than values) between 2000Q1-2014Q4.The main objective is to determine the impact...

Trade Liberalization and Heterogeneous Firms' Adjustments: Evidence from India by Bas, Maria; Ledezma, Ivan

Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, May 2020

In a developing country, trade liberalization affects firms' production choices through different channels: intensification of foreign competition, reductions of production factor costs, and...

What Do We Know about Fiscal Sustainability across Indian States? by Akram, Vaseem; Rath, Badri Narayan

Economic Modelling, May 2020

This study examines fiscal sustainability using Indian state-level data from 1980-81 to 2017-18. The results, derived from cointegration and dynamic ordinary least squares techniques, show strong fiscal...

Does State-Level Per Capita Income Affect Juvenile Delinquency? An Empirical Analysis for Indian States by Dutta, Nabamita; Jana, Dipparna; Kar, Saibal

Economic Modelling, May 2020

While average juvenile crime rates across India has dropped in recent decades, juvenile property crime rates (total juvenile crimes divided by state population) has actually gone up from 15% in 2000-01...

Impact of the NREGS on Children's Intellectual Human Capital by Mani, Subha; Behrman, Jere R.; Galab, Sheikh; Reddy, Prudhvikar

Journal of Development Studies, May 2020

This paper uses panel data from the Young Lives Survey to examine the effect of the world's largest public works program and India's flagship social protection program, the National Rural Employment Guarantee...

Flies without Borders: Lessons from Chennai on Improving India's Municipal Public Health Services by Das Gupta, Monica; Dasgupta, Rajib; Kugananthan, P.; Rao, Vijayendra; Somanathan, T. V.; Tewari, K. N.

Journal of Development Studies, May 2020

India's cities face key challenges to improving public health outcomes. First, unequally distributed public resources create insanitary conditions, especially in slums--threatening everyone's health, as suggested...

An Empirical Examination of Sustainability of Women's Empowerment Using Panel Data from India by Akter, Sonia; Chindarkar, Namrata

Journal of Development Studies, May 2020

ABSTRACT In this article, we empirically test the sustainability of women's empowerment using representative and rich individual-level panel data from India for the years 2004-5 and 2011-12...

The Green Revolution and Infant Mortality in India by Bharadwaj, Prashant; Fenske, James; Kala, Namrata; Mirza, Rinchan Ali

Journal of Health Economics, May 2020

We use a difference in differences approach to show that the adoption of High Yielding Varieties (HYV) reduced infant mortality in India. This holds even comparing children of the same mother...

Using Social Connections and Financial Incentives to Solve Coordination Failure: A Quasi-field Experiment in India's Manufacturing Sector by Afridi, Farzana; Dhillon, Amrita; Li, Sherry Xin; Sharma, Swati

Journal of Development Studies, May 2020

Production processes are often organized in teams, yet there is limited evidence on whether and how social connections and financial incentives affect productivity in...

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