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Fellowships and awards

=> RBI Scholarship Scheme for Faculty Members from Academic Institutions: 2021
Last date to apply: October 20, 2021

=> Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, 2022-23
Last date to apply: November 30, 2021

=> RBI Research Internship 2021

=> Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Early Career Fellowships
Last date to apply: November 1, 2021

=> National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students
Last date to apply: November 30, 2021

=> Horowitz Foundation Awards 2020 for Social Policy Research
Last date to apply: December 1,2021

=> Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia, 2022-23
Last date to apply: January 3,2022

Video of the month

 IGIDR Research on Covid-19
and the Economy  

IGIDR Research Publications

1. Chadha, Nishant and Nandwani, Bharti (2021). Local Community Composition and School Provision in India. The Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis

IGIDR Working Papers

1. Mishra, Srijit (2021). Methodological and Ethical Concerns in a Study on Effect of COVID-19 Vaccine among Health Care Workers in a Medical College of India (WP-2021-023)

Recent Reports and Publications

=> Global Innovation Index, 2021

=> Crime in India, 2020

=> NSS REPORT No. 588: All India Debt & Investment Survey (January – December, 2019), Round:77th

=> NSS REPORT No. 587: Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households and Land and Livestock Holdings of Households in Rural India, 2019, Round: 77th

=> The Annual Bulletin on Additional Indicators PLFS, July 2019 – June, 2020

=> Forests, Food Systems, and Livelihoods: Trends, Forecasts, and Solutions to Reframe Approaches to Protecting Forests

=>Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery: Acting Now for a Better Future

=> Asia Bond Monitor–September, 2021

=> Women in the Workplace, 2021

=> World Social Protection Report, 2020-22

=> Trade and Development Report, 2021

Upcoming Conferences/Call for papers
National Conferences /Seminars
IGIDR-19th Annual Conference on Macroeconomics and Finance, December 15-17, 2021

Last date for submission: September 30, 2021


International Conferences /Seminars
COVID-19 and Health Outcomes, November 18, 2021

Last date for submission: October 15, 2021


Big Data and Securities Markets, December 9-10, 2021

Last date for submission: October 17, 2021


Wage Dynamics in the 21st Century, September 16-17, 2022

Last date for submission: October 27, 2021

Cambridge, USA

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) CONFERENCE, February 7-11, 2022

Last date for submission: November 1, 2021


The Labor Market for Older Workers, May 19-20, 2022

Last date for submission: November 10, 2021

Cambridge, USA

12th ifo Conference on Macroeconomics and Survey Data, February 3-4, 2022

Last date for submission: November 15, 2021


Database of the month
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Internet Resources
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Recent research articles
Technological Diffusion, Banking Efficiency and Solow's Paradox: A Frontier-Based Parametric and Non-parametric Analysis by Prakash, Navendu; Singh, Shveta; Sharma, Seema

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, September 2021

Technological innovation is critical to secure long-term productivity benefits in any section of society. Investment in ICT is often seen as an imperative for improving banking efficiency. However, the unexpected failure of ICT in enhancing...

Adverse Shocks, Household Expenditure and Child Marriage: Evidence from India and Vietnam by Trinh, Trong-Anh; Zhang, Quanda

Empirical Economics, September 2021

Child marriage is associated with negative outcomes in regard to education, health and economic empowerment in later life. While the consequences of child marriage have been studied extensively, there has been limited discussion...

Infant Malnutrition, Clean-Water Access and Government Interventions in India: A Machine Learning Approach towards Causal Inference by Brahma, Dweepobotee; Mukherjee, Debasri

Applied Economics Letters, September 2021

We use a debiased Machine Learning technique to explore causes behind infant malnutrition for households below-poverty-line in India and examine effectiveness of various government interventions along with other factors

Testing the Expectations Hypothesis and Explaining the Determinants of Term Premia: Evidence from the Indian Money Market by Nath, Golaka C.; Pawaskar, Vardhana; Dalvi, Manoj; Pacheco, Manoel

Applied Economics, September 2021

The pure expectations hypothesis states that the current yields on bonds with different maturities reflect investor expectations of future interest rates. Analysing the short-term inter-bank rates in a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM)...

The Impact of Sentiment on Emerging Stock Markets by Anand, Abhinav; Basu, Sankarshan; Pathak, Jalaj; Thampy, Ashok

International Review of Economics and Finance, September 2021

For five leading emerging economies: China, India, Russia, Indonesia, and South Korea, we show that existing sentiment variables--both direct (Consumer Confidence Index) and indirect (Baker-Wurgler Index)--are insignificant...

Rural Road Infrastructure and Agricultural Production: Evidence from India by Shamdasani, Yogita

Journal of Development Economics, September 2021

A large share of the world's poor live in remote regions, where high costs associated with limited connectivity constrain economic activity. This paper estimates the effects of improvements in infrastructure under a large rural road-building...

International Collaborations in Green Energy Technologies: What Is the Role of Distance in Environmental Policy Stringency? by Corrocher, Nicoletta; Mancusi, Maria Luisa

Energy Policy, September 2021

This paper investigates the intensity of international collaborations in energy-related technologies across OECD and BRIICS countries, by disentangling the role of the distance in environmental policy stringency between countries...

Getting to India's Electric Vehicle Targets Cost-Effectively: To Subsidize or Not, and How? by Shrimali, Gireesh

Energy Policy, September 2021

In the context of India's ambitious electric vehicle targets, we examine two related questions. First, based on lifetime costs, which electric vehicles need to be subsidized? Second, based on lifetime subsidies, which subsidy option...

The Hedonic Treadmill: Electricity Access in India Has Increased, but So Have Expectations by Aklin, Michael; Chindarkar, Namrata; Urpelainen, Johannes; Jain, Abhishek; Ganesan, Karthik

Energy Policy, September 2021

As household electrification rates continue to increase globally, the focus in energy access planning is increasingly shifting towards quality of service. To inform this planning, we explore changes in household electricity and people's...

The Future of Nuclear Energy in India: Evidence from a Nationwide Survey by Gupta, Kuhika; Ripberger, Joseph T.; Fox, Andrew S.; Jenkins-Smith, Hank C.; Silva, Carol L.

Energy Policy, September 2021

Extant research has demonstrated that public support (or lack thereof) is a primary driver for the expansion (or decline) of the use of nuclear reactors as a significant source of energy. This study uses a national survey to explore ...

Electrification and Productive Use among Micro- and Small-Enterprises in Rural North India by Pelz, Setu; Aklin, Michael; Urpelainen, Johannes

Energy Policy, September 2021

The reported effects of electrification on rural entrepreneurship are mixed, with recent studies describing heterogeneity in outcomes and methodological challenges in attributing causal effects. Furthermore, the debate largely focuses ...

Lack of Access to Clean Fuel and Piped Water and Children's Educational Outcomes in Rural India by Choudhuri, Pallavi; Desai, Sonalde

World Development, September 2021

Investments in clean fuel and piped water are often recommended in developing countries on health grounds. This paper examines an alternative channel, the relationship between piped water and access to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ...

Friends and Benefits? Endogenous Rotating Savings and Credit Associations as Alternative for Women's Empowerment in India by Sedai, Ashish Kumar; Vasudevan, Ramaa; Alves Pena, Anita

World Development, September 2021

This study examines the effects of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) on women's socio-economic freedom and autonomy at the national level in India. We compare ROSCAs to agency based micro-credit schemes...

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