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Fellowships and awards

=>Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Research Proposal Scholarships 2022
Last date to apply: June 15, 2022

=>TED Fellowship Program 2022 for Innovators
Last date to apply: June 30, 2022

=>TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award 2022
Last date to apply: September 09, 2022

=> Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2022 by Govt. of Canada
Last date to apply: September 21, 2022

=> The Bracken Bower Prize 2022
Last date to apply: September 30, 2022

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19
and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Bradford, Scott C; Negi, Digvijay S and Ramaswami, Bharat (2022). International risk sharing for food staples. Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier

2. Murugasamy, Poovitha and Mishra, Vandita (2022). Energy Efficiency Versus Consumption: An Empirical Investigation of Jevons’ Paradox Across Sectors in India. The Indian Economic Journal, Sage

3. Sengupta, Rajeswari and Vardhan, H. (2022). Productivity growth in Indian banking: who did the gains accrue to?. India Review, V.21(1), Taylor & Francis

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Aggarwal, Nidhi; Arora, Sanchit and Sengupta, Rajeswari (2022). Exploring Correlations between Aggregate Demand and Supply Shocks in India (WP-2022-005)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> RSF’s 2022 World Press Freedom Index 2022

=> PLFS Quarterly Bulletin October-December, 2021

=> Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) 2019-20 (Provisional Results)

=> ADB: Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization in Southeast Asia

=> WEF: Travel & Tourism Development Index 2021

=> WEF: Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2022

=> ILO: Social Dialogue Report 2022

=> UNCTAD: Debt management and financial analysis system programme: Annual Report 2021

=> FAO: Global Report on Food Crises 2022

=> WHO: World Health Statistics 2022

=> Global report on assistive technology: A WHO-UNICEF joint report

=> IFPRI: 2022 Global food policy report: Climate change and food systems

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences /Seminars
International Conferences /Seminars
Economic and Business Trends Shaping the Future, November 10-11, 2022

Last date for submission: June 15, 2022

Skopje, Macedonia

WTCG 2022: World Trade Congress on Gender - Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery, December 5-7, 2022

Last date for submission: July 1, 2022

Geneva, Switzerland

PCAOB Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets, October 20-21, 2022

Last date for submission: July 15, 2022


Monetary Policy: Heterogeneity, Communication and Subjective Inflation Expectations, November 11-12, 2022

Last date for submission: July 31, 2022

Bogotá, Colombia

10th International Conference on Economics, Finance and Statistics (ICEFS), December 9, 2022

Last date for submission: September 9, 2022

Bucharest, Romania

RMIT Fintech-Blockchain Conference, December 8-9, 2022

Last date for submission: September 15, 2022

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Database of the month
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UNCTAD-STAT: All statistics of UNCTAD are harmonized and integrated into UNCTADstat- free to use dissemination platform. It gives access to basic and derived indicators built upon common rules, harmonized environment and clear methodology. The statistical series are regularly updated and classified into easy-to-navigate themes. UNCTADstat offers ready-to-use analytical groupings, with a unique coverage for countries and products and a particular focus on developing economies. This approach ensures data consistency across multiple data series, and enables users to harness its full potential by mixing and matching data from various domains...

Internet Resources
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Retraction Watch : In academic publishing, a retraction is the action of removing a published paper from the journal due to its validity has been brought into question. Retraction Watch is a searchable database that reports retraction of scientific papers and other related topics. The database was founded by science writers Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus....

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Retraction Watch Hijacked Journals Checker: Hijacked journals mimic legitimate journals by adopting their titles, ISSNs, and other metadata. Usually, hijacked journals mirror legitimate journals without permission from the original journal. The Retraction Watch Hijacked Journal Checker will be frequently updated, and requires resources....

Recent research articles
Dynamic Correlations and Volatility Spillovers between Stock Price and Exchange Rate in BRIICS Economies: Evidence from the COVID-19 Outbreak Period by Rai, Karan; Garg, Bhavesh

Applied Economics Letters, May 2022

This paper examines the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dynamic correlations and volatility spillovers between stock prices and exchange rates in BRIICS economies. Using volatility modelling, we demonstrate significant...

Dividend Policy, Risk and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns: Evidence from India by German U in Cairo; Mars, Inc, Cairo

International Review of Economics and Finance, May 2022

We invoke theories of dividend policy and asset pricing to investigate the impact of dividend changes on stock price risk, stock returns, and the cross-sectional risk-return tradeoff. We use a large sample of Indian firms during the period...

Economies of Scale of Large-Scale International Development Interventions: Evidence from Self-Help Groups in India by Siwach, Garima; Paul, Sohini; de Hoop, Thomas

World Development, May 2022

Livelihoods and microfinance programs for women often show reduced impacts after scale-up. Yet, program scale-up may reduce average per capita costs and maintain cost-effectiveness despite lower impact. This paper presents...

Political Competition and Public Healthcare: Evidence from India by Kailthya, Subham; Kambhampati, Uma

World Development, May 2022

n this paper, we examine the causal effect of political competition on public provision of healthcare. Specifically, we investigate whether the effect of political competition on more visible public goods (e.g. health centre access) differs...

Agricultural Trade and Depletion of Groundwater by Sekhri, Sheetal

Journal of Development Economics, May 2022

Globalization can lead to either conservation or depletion of natural resources that are used in the production of traded goods. Rising prices may lead to better resource management. Alternatively, stronger incentives to extract these...

Measuring Honesty and Explaining Adulteration in Naturally Occurring Markets by Rustagi, Devesh; Kroell, Markus

Journal of Development Economics, May 2022

There is astounding variation in product quality sold in markets even when quality is difficult to ascertain and rules are poorly enforced. We investigate whether sellers differ in innate honesty (incur private cost to provide good quality) ...

Unlocking the Unsustainable Rice-Wheat System of Indian Punjab: Assessing Alternatives to Crop-Residue Burning from a Systems Perspective by Downing, Andrea S.; Kumar, Manish; Andersson, August; Causevic, Amar; Gustafsson, Orjan; Joshi, Niraj U.

Ecological Economics, May 2022

Crop residue burning in Indian Punjab emits particulate matter with detrimental impacts on health, climate and that threaten agricultural production. Though legal and technological barriers to residue burning exist--and alternatives...

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