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The following is a cumulative list of workshop and conferences executed at IGIDR.


URL :http://conference.iassi.org/
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The 21st Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) will be held during 13-15 June, 2022 at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India. Dr. Kirit Parikh, the well-known economist and Chairman, IRADe and former Member, Planning Commission is the Conference President. Professor A. Ganesh Kumar, IGIDR and Dr. Jai Mohan Pandit, Registrar, IGIDR are the Organising Secretaries of the Conference.

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URL :http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/devconf/
For more information on Second Biennial Conference on Development please visit the above conference web page

URL :http://www.igidr.ac.in/bigdata/
Description :
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is a deemed to be university and an advanced research institute established and fully funded by the Reserve Bank of India for carrying out research on development issues from a multi-disciplinary point of view. The Summer School on Econometrics and Machine Learning is part of the FLAIR 4 Big Data initiative of IGIDR that seeks to Foster Learning, Analysis, Insights and Research on Big Data. The initiative is supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Objectives of Summer School 2022
The three objectives of the Summer School are:

  1. Develop deep understanding of Econometric models of prediction: OLS, Logit, Probit
  2. Hands-on application of all well-known Machine Learning Algorithms like Random Forest, Gradient Boosting Machine, K Nearest Neighbour, Support Vector Machine etc. using real world data of Indian companies and understanding the implications of the different techniques.
  3. Practical exposure to Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing using real life problem sets.

The workshop will be conducted by IGIDR faculty and leading experts from the industry with knowledge in theory, empirics as well as experience in real world applications.

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This conference seeks to provide a forum for exchange of ideas among scholars who are engaged in quality research in the areas of agriculture, household food security, diet diversity, reproductive, child health, and nutrition outcomes. The central theme of the conference is to understand how India can end all forms of malnutrition by the year 2030 in line with Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is being organized as part of the research initiative ‘System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism for Agriculture and Nutrition’ (SPANDAN) which is supported by a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/indiapolecon
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It is a part of the partnership among University of California, Berkeley, King’s College, London and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai being funded by the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).Scholars from various parts of the world, working from different disciplinary perspectives are trying to make sense of India and the changes it has been going through. Our objective is to promote discussion and dialogue among them, and thereby deepen understanding of contemporary India.

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URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/ysp
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The Young Scholars’ Programme (YSP) is a capacity building initiative of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. The Programme was launched in the year 2007 with the objective of promoting research in different aspects of human development. The Programme is a part of the project ‘Strengthening State Plans for Human Development’ supported by the United Nations Development Programme and Planning Commission of India.
The Young Scholars’ Programme is conceived with the objective of giving young researchers, teachers and development practitioners an orientation about different dimensions and aspects of human development so as to build up their capacity to contribute to this field through research and implementation.
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URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/water
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The workshop on Economic Instruments of Water Resource Management organized by the IGIDR is an educational workshop with the goal of discussing the latest work on economic issues related water resource management. Scholars of international repute have been invited to share their knowledge on several topics related this area.
Invitations were extended to interested people from academia, government, industry and NGOs so as to maximize the knowledge diffusion, reach and impact of the frontier ideas to the rest of the country, far beyond its own campus. Topics covered in the workshop include sectoral overviews such as changing priorities in Indian irrigation, Challenges of providing drinking water and disposal of waste water, issues in flood control and management.
It also includes conceptual issues related water resource management such as virtual water trade, determinants to access to drinking water, economic vs human rights to water and market and non-market instruments for water governance.
URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/derivative/index.htm
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Recent advances in econometric modeling have vastly improved our understanding of the empirical research in the field of equity derivatives. Our ability to adequately capture stylized facts in financial and economic data depends crucially on the development of good models and the estimation of their parameters.
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URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/finwrk/overview.html
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Recent advances in econometric modeling have vastly improved our understanding of financial market dynamics. Our ability to adequately capture stylized facts in financial and economic data depends crucially on the development of good models and the estimation of their parameters. This will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in financial econometrics and banking with a special reference to India. We will aim at bringing together delegates from the finance industry and specialists from academia directly interested in these topics. The following are the main topics:

Volatility Models
Spectral Analysis and Non-Linear Models
New Frontiers in Computational Finance
Data Envelopment, Stochastic Frontier and Performance of Banks
Risk Management
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URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/money
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Research on Macroeconomics and Finance in the Indian Economy
IGIDR, Mumbai, India
Research on macroeconomic sand finance in India gained importance after the reforms, initiated in 1991. Changes in the monetary regime and institutions, more openness, development of debt and equity markets, initiation of the derivative market, banking sector reforms, and several other measures raised new questions and policy issues.
This, together with closer linkage to international research in a more open economy has rejuvenated monetary and financial research in India. With the support of the Reserve Bank of India, IGIDR took the initiative in bringing together researchers in this area, to encourage rigorous work, made relevant by interchange with practitioners and policy-makers. The first conference in money and finance was held in 1998.
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URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/law/
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Second Asia Link Workshop in Law and Economics,2007
IGIDR is organizing an intensive training program in Law and Economics from June 11 to June 29, 2007, as part of the activities under the Asia Link Program on Human Resource Development in Law and Economics in India and Europe.
Four short courses on Game Theory and Contract Theory: Tools and Applications in Law and Economics, The Economic Analysis of Environmental Law, Competition and Regulation from a Law and Economics Perspective, and Evolutionary Law and Economics will be taught by Professors Gerd Muehlheusser (University of Bern, Switzerland), Johan Albrecht (University of Ghent, Belgium), Thomas Eger (University of Hamburg, Germany) and Georg von Wangenheim (University of Kassel, Germany), respectively.
Each course will have an evaluation component and grades (on a four point scale) would be given. Workshop completion certificates will be given to only those who successfully complete at least three courses.
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URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/conf/AES2012
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The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research will host the 8th Biennial International Workshop “Advances in Energy Studies (AES)” during October 25-27, 2012 at Mumbai, India. The Workshop is the eighth in the ongoing series of biennial meetings dedicated to advances, innovation and visions in energy and energy-related environmental and socio-economic issues. The series began in 1998 and the workshops were held at Porto Venere (Italy), Campinas (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Graz (Austria) and Barcelona (Spain).
URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/iccgem2013
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The conference series brings together researchers from around the world investigating the impact of corporate governance on firm performance and economic development, and the role of legal, economic and political institutions in shaping corporate governance systems in emerging markets. The conference series aims to facilitate dissemination of state of the art research on corporate governance in emerging markets with the objective of supporting policy and practice development. To this end the conference will provide a forum to discuss and solicit research from both theoretical and policy perspectives to improve corporate governance research. The conference will also provide an opportunity to inquire how academic research findings relate to practice in emerging markets by having leading practitioners as discussants.
URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/sj2012/sinternationalconf.pdf
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IGIDR is having it’s Silver Jubilee International Conference on “Development: Successes and Challenges Achieving Economic, Social and Sustainable Progress” on December 1 to 3, 2012 at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Film City Road, Goregoan East, Mumbai
Program details.
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As part of special silver jubilee conference IGIDR is having Conference on ‘Labour and Employment’ on September 5-6, 2013 at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Film City Road, Goregoan East, Mumbai
Call For Papers
URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/sj2012/UI
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The objective of the one day conference organized as part of the silver jubilee year celebrations of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is to have a conversation on emerging issues on urbanization in India. The distinctiveness of the workshop is the gathering of select scholars and practitioners from the fields of architecture, development, economics, education, geography, human rights and sociology. While we have a fair understanding of the macro picture on urbanization from data available as part of Census of India and surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Organisation, due to limitations of data, it has proved difficult to understand specific processes occurring in India’s cities. In light of this, the one day conference is an attempt to have a detailed and meaningful conversation on the contentious issue of land, city development plans, the perspectives emerging from field level studies and issues relating to rights based development.

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Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Film City Road, Goregaon (E), Mumbai-400065

Silver Jubilee Conference on Human Development

26-27 September 2013

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IGIDR is observing its Silver Jubilee with a variety of high profile academic events this year. The conference on Human Development will be one such event during 26-28 September 2013. Two major themes have been selected for this conference. i) Equity issues, including poverty and inequality; and ii) Sustainability of Development, to encompass the perspectives of macroeconomic, social and capabilities-based, and environmental-natural resource based sustainability. On sustainability, there would be two focus areas: a) Forests, mineral resources, and tribals as a deprived community which have large habitations in these regions and use them for their livelihoods; and b) Water as it concerns agriculture, health, nutrition/hygiene, etc., and used extensively in the development process with major footprints on equity and environment.

We hope to get researchers and practitioners from all over India and a few from abroad to share their contributions with the select gathering. We wish to extend this opportunity to about 30 ‘young scholars’ in Social Sciences (especially but not exclusively in Economics) from all over India actively involved in research and teaching who may benefit from this event. Those who have finished their Ph. D. in the last 3 years or are teaching in a UGC recognized institution for no more than 5 years may apply. As part of the event, these scholars will be expected to actively participate in the event, and may be encouraged to make short presentations of their research findings.

Those selected will be provided full boarding and accommodation in twin-sharing AC suites, and 3-tier AC travel by train and incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/CCS/
Description :
IGIDR Silver Jubilee Conference on
Cities and Sustainability
29-30th October 2013
Due to the increasing urbanization as a part of the societal transformation, Indian cities are growing into mega cities with increased economic activity and rising migrant population. Their demand for energy and resources is on rise and so is the inequity in services provision. With the climate change problem looming over and cities being the major contributors, it is important to have an integrated approach towards the sustainable pathways for city development. Such integration should focus on developing response strategies aiming at climate change control, building more resilient and ecologically sound habitats, provision of quality services that are equitable and improving the urban governance. IGIDR, in its Silver Jubilee Conference on Cities and Sustainability focuses on these key elements of urban sustainability.
Experts from reputed institutions, key agencies and government departments within India and abroad have agreed to contribute to this conference and their presentations are structured into a number of sessions:

Planning Cities for Sustainability
Climate Change, Cities and Governance
Provision of Services in Metropolitan Cities
Planning and Securing Cities for Energy
Transportation and Greening Infrastructure
EIPs and SEZs as a Means to Sustainability of Cities
A detailed conference program would be posted soon. Those who are interested to participate in this conference may please send a mail to the conference secretariat (Email: sjcs2013@igidr.ac.in). For any conference related queries please contact the conference secretariat ( sjcs2013@igidr.ac.in).

URL : http://www.tiesindia.net/index.htm
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We cordially invite you to join the Golden Jubilee (50th) Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES) & Valedictory Celebrations of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai Silver Jubilee Year 22-24, December, 2013.
You are also invited alongwith your family members for a Hindustani Classical Concert to be performed by Smt. Subhra Guha and her team on 22nd December, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium followed by Dinner.
Look forward to your active participation.
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URL : http://www.ssbf.edu.in/fifth-international-workshop
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Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad, INDIA; Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, INDIA; Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), INDIA, Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF), Pune, INDIA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA are conducting a four-day International Workshop on Quantitative Finance (IWQF) at Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, Pune INDIA from 21st December to 24th December 2013.
URL : http://www.igidr.ac.in/mgnrega
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This conference is part of a research project funded by the 3ie Open Window 4 grant awarded to Yanyan Liu (International Food Policy Research Institute), Christopher Barrett (Cornell University) and Sudha Narayanan (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research). It aims to bring together researchers and practitioners who have been and continue to be associated with theMahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGS) in India, to take stock of the impacts of the programme and look ahead to ways in which it can fulfill its mandate in the best possible manner. Click here for Programme details