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Fellowships and awards

=> Russian Government Scholarship (Open Doors Project) for International Students
Last date to apply: December 10,2020

=> Horowitz Foundation Awards 2020 for Social Policy Research
Last date to apply: December 1, 2020

=> AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women 2020-21
Last date to apply: November 15, 2020

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19 and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Goyal, Ashima (2020). Post Covid-19: recovering and sustaining India’s growth. Indian Economic Review, Springer

2. Narayanan, Sudha and Saha, Shree (2020). More Reform than Relief: Indian Agriculture and the Pandemic. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Springer

3. Patnaik, Ila ; Sengupta, Rajeswari (2020). Impact of Covid-19 on the Indian Economy: An Analysis of Fiscal Scenarios, Indian Public Policy Review, V.1(1)

4. Jain, Manisha; Anand B. Rao, and Anand Patwardhan (2020). Energy Cost Information and Consumer Decisions: Results from a Choice Experiment on Refrigerator Purchases in India. The Energy Journal, V.42(2)

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Krittika Banerjee and Ashima Goyal (2020). Monetary Spillovers and Real Exchange Rate Misalignments in Emerging Markets. (WP-2020-030)

2. Rupayan Pal and Dipti Ranjan Pati (2020). Corruption vs. Efficiency in Water Allocation under Uncertainty: Is There a Trade-off?.(WP-2020-029)

3. Mohit Sharma, Sargam Gupta and Xavier Estupinan (2020). An alternate to survey methods to measure work from home. (WP-2020-028)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> WWF: The Living Planet Report 2020

=> Smart City Index 2020

=> ADB: How COVID-19 Is Changing the World: A Statistical Perspective Volume 2

=> ADB: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020

=> The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2020

=> RBI: Measuring Productivity at the Industry Level – The India KLEMS Database

=> RBI: Report of the Expert Committee on Resolution Framework for Covid-19 related Stress by K.V. Kamath

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
International Conferences
CEPR Conference: The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking, February 12, 2021 (Online)

Last date for submission: November 15, 2020


  CESifo 14th Workshop on Political Economy, November 27,2020 (Online)

  Last date for paper submission: October 23, 2020


17th Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, February 24-26, 2021

Last date for abstract submission: November 24, 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Recent research articles
Decoding India’s Low Covid-19 Case Fatality Rate by Minu Philip, Debraj Ray and S. Subramanian

NBER Working paper, August 2020

India’s case fatality rate (CFR) under covid-19 is strikingly low, trending from 3% or more, to a current level of around 2.2%. The world average rate is far higher, at around 4%. ....

The Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on Income Inequality: Evidence from the BRICS by Berisha, Edmond; Gupta, Rangan; Meszaros, John

Economic Modelling, September 2020

In this paper we investigate how the evolution of income growth, real interest rates, and inflation have driven income inequality across a variety of countries with particular focus on the BRICS...

Extending the Approaches to Polarization Ordering of Ordinal Variables by Sarkar, Sandip; Santra, Sattwik

Journal of Economic Inequality, September 2020

The partial dominance orderings introduced in Allison and Foster (J.Health Econom. 23(3), 505-524, 2004) and Chakravarty and Maharaj (Int. J. Econom. Theory 11(2), 231-246, 2015) are applicable to ordinal...

Allocation of Village Public Goods at Community Level: Does Political Reservation Help? by Mukherjee, Vivekananda; Bose, Saheli; Roy, Malabika

Constitutional Political Economy, September 2020

It has been empirically observed that reserving seats for leaders belonging to disadvantaged social groups at the local level improves targeting of household public goods to households belonging to ...

The Effects of Rural Electrification in India: An Instrumental Variable Approach at the Household Level by Thomas, Daniel Robert; Harish, S. P.; Kennedy, Ryan; Urpelainen, Johannes

Journal of Development Economics, September 2020

Governments in developing countries are investing billions of dollars to increase electricity access in rural areas, but the literature on the impact of these investments has produced mixed results. We leverage...

The Effects of Elite Public Colleges on Primary and Secondary Schooling Markets in India by Jagnani, Maulik; Khanna, Gaurav

Journal of Development Economics, September 2020

We present the first estimates of the effects of higher education investments on lower levels of schooling. Using the roll-out of elite public colleges in India, we show that investments in higher education ...

Costs and Benefits of Rural-Urban Migration: Evidence from India byImbert, Clement; Papp, John

Journal of Development Economics, September 2020

This paper provides new evidence on rural-urban migration decisions in developing countries. Using original survey data from rural India, we show that seasonal migrants prefer to earn 35 percent less ...

Performance Bonuses in the Public Sector: Winner-Take-All Prizes versus Proportional Payments to Reduce Child Malnutrition in India by Singh, Prakarsh; Masters, William A.

Journal of Development Economics, September 2020

We conduct a randomized trial to compare incentives for improved child outcomes among salaried caregivers in Chandigarh, India. A contest whose prize is divided among workers in proportion to measured...

Improving Learning Outcomes through Information Provision: Experimental Evidence from Indian Villages by Afridi, Farzana; Barooah, Bidisha; Somanathan, Rohini

Journal of Development Economics, September 2020

We study how information to parents and schools on the performance of primary school children can improve learning outcomes in an environment where public and private schools co-exist. ..

Policies for Managing Peak Stock of Food Grains for Effective Distribution: A Case of the Indian Food Program by Singha Mahapatra, Maheswar; Mahanty, Biswajit

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, September 2020

The Indian food program has encountered a significant shortfall in storage due to slow expansion of storage facilities in comparison with procurement. The open storage of food grains results in substantial ..

Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture: An Equity-Based Analysis from India by Nichols, Carly

World Development, September 2020

Malnutrition remains a problem across India, particularly among women and children in rural areas. In response, nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) programs have emerged, which promote activities ..

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