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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020

Fellowships and awards

=> Stephan Klasen Postdoctoral Fellowships
Last date to apply: November 19,2020

=> 2021-22 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship
Last date to apply: January 4, 2021

=> ICS-HYI Fellowship for China Studies, 2021
Last date to apply: January 15, 2021

=> United Nations SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellowship 2021
Last date to apply: November 30, 2020

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Banerjee, Krittika and Goyal, Ashima (2020). Monetary Spillovers and Real Exchange Rate Misalignments in Emerging Markets, International Journal of Emerging Markets

2. Bhatt, Vasavi; Chandrasekhar, S and Sharma, Ajay (2020). Regional Patterns and Determinants of Commuting Between Rural and Urban India, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics

3. Goyal, Ashima and Parab, Prashant (2021). Heterogeneity of Inflation Expectations: An Analysis using IESH data, in 'Recent Developments in Asian Economics, Vol: 28' by Ed. by William A. Barnett and Bruno S. Sergi, 2021, ISBN:9781838673604

4. Mahendra Dev, S (2020). Income Support Through Cash Transfers and Employment Guarantee Schemes During the Pandemic Times in India, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.63

5. Nachane, Dilip M (2020). Gentle Giant of Labour Economics Lalit Deshpande (1933–2020), Economic & Political Weekly, Vol.55(40)

6. Nagaraj, R and Vaibhav, Vikas (2020). Revising the Definition of MSMEs: Who is Likely to Benefit From it?, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.63

7. Negi, Digvijay Singh; Birthal, Pratap; Anjani Kumar and Tripathi, Gaurav (2020). Farmers' social networks and the diffusion of modern crop varieties in India, International Journal of Emerging Markets

8. Sarkar, Shubhro and Tarafdar, Suchismita (2020). Investment Choice with Managerial Incentive Schemes, International Game Theory Review

9. Book Review: Goyal, Ashima (2020). "Debating India’s past and future: Facets of India’s economy and her society: Current state and future prospects, Volumes I and II" by Jha, Raghbendra, London, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 155p, ISBN 978-1-349-95341-7, in 'Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies'

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Ritabrata Bose and Ashima Goyal Disaggregated Indian Industrial Cycles: A spectral analysis. (WP-2020-033)

2. Tanu Gupta and A. Ganesh Kumar (2020). Structural Equation Approach to Modelling Social Norms in Female Education: A Case Study of India. (WP-2020-032)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> Commitment to reducing inequality index 2020

=> EnviStats India 2020, Vol II : Environment Accounts

=> ADB: Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2020 – Volume 1: Country and Regional Reviews

=> IMF: Global Financial Stability Report: Bridge to Recovery

=> Regional Economic Outlook: Navigating the Pandemic: A Multispeed Recovery in Asia

=> The Future of Jobs Report, 2020

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
International Conferences /Seminars

Monthly online seminars: CAFFE-CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (Online)
  Call for Applications: For the Max Planck Summer School on the Political Economy of Conflict   and Redistribution 2021, August 2-8, 2021

  Last date for submission: 1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021

  Berlin, Germany

5th International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics (EcoSta 2021), 24-26 June 2021

Last date for abstract submission: February 7, 2021

Seoul, South Korea

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Recent research articles
Nonparametric Tests for Independence: A Review and Comparative Simulation Study with an Application to Malnutrition Data in India by Herwartz, Helmut; Maxand, Simone

Statistical Papers, October 2020

The detection of dependence structures within a set of random variables provides a valuable basis for a detailed subsequent investigation of their relationships. Nonparametric tests for independence...

Bank Credit Risk, Grain Production and the Indian Economy by Inekwe, John Nkwoma

Applied Economics, October 2020

We generate measures of banking risk across Indian states and examine the relationship between banking risk and economic production in India. We find that banking risk co-moves with total grain production (TPG)...

E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India by Banerjee, Abhijit; Duflo, Esther; Imbert, Clement; Mathew, Santhosh; Pande, Rohini

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2020

Can e-governance reforms improve government policy? By making information available on a real-time basis, information technologies may reduce the theft of public funds. We analyze a large field experiment...

Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants by Kopas, Jacob; York, Erin; Jin, Xiaomeng; Harish, S. P.; Kennedy, Ryan; Shen, Shiran Victoria

Ecological Economics, October 2020

Air pollution is a vexing problem for emerging countries that strike a delicate balance between environmental protection, health, and energy for growth. We examine these difficulties in a study of disparate...

Comparison of the Costs and Benefits of the Clean India Mission by Hutton, Guy; Patil, Sumeet; Kumar, Avni; Osbert, Nicolas; Odhiambo, Francis

World Development, October 2020

Background: The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission (SBM) launched in October 2014 is the world's largest sanitation campaign. Our aim was to estimate and compare major economic costs...

Does the Old-Age Pension Scheme Improve Household Welfare? Evidence from India by Unnikrishnan, Vidhya; Imai, Katsushi S.

World Development, October 2020

As India's population has been ageing due to declines in fertility and mortality rates, more policy emphasis has been placed on reducing poverty among the elderly. The present study aims to examine the effect...

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