CALL FOR PAPERS - 19th Annual Conference on Macroeconomics and Finance

Conference dates

15 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021


Virtual Conference, Mumbai


CALL FOR PAPERS - 19th Annual Conference on Macroeconomics and Finance

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai – 400 065, India

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites submissions of research papers for its 19th Annual Conference on Macroeconomics and Finance to be held virtually on December 15, 16 and 17, 2021. The objective of the Conference is to bring together scholars, who are engaged in quality research in macroeconomics and finance, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas that seek to push the boundaries of existing research, particularly with respect to emerging economies like India.

Keynote Speakers
Frederic Mishkin
Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions
Columbia Business School, USA

Ugo Panizza
Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Arvind Subramanian
Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brown University, USA

Papers are invited on all theoretical and empirical aspects of macroeconomics and financial markets. Contributions on the following topics are particularly welcome.
1. Financial sector stability
2. Debt sustainability and sub-national finances
3. Monetary policy and crypto-currencies
4. Macroeconomics of labour markets
5. Big data and application of machine learning in macroeconomics and finance
Papers with a focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and fitting in any of the above themes will be especially welcome.

Guidelines for Paper Submission
1. Complete, unpublished papers should be submitted online in PDF format after logging in at
2. Papers should reach on or before September 30, 2021. All submissions will be reviewed and the authors of accepted papers will be informed by October 31, 2021.
3. Authors of accepted papers may be requested to act as discussants for other papers.
4. A few select papers presented at the Conference can be considered for publication in either of the Institute’s two in-house journals: Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies ( or the Journal of Quantitative Economics (, provided the papers meet the aims and objectives of the respective journals. These would be subjected to the regular, albeit faster review process.

Best Paper Award
The Dr. Subir V. Gokarn Best Paper Awards will be presented at the Conference to the author(s) of the best paper, the second best paper and the third best paper. The awardees will be chosen based on the quality of the paper in terms of its innovativeness, objectives, methodology, quality of analysis, clarity of text, completeness of the paper, contribution to the literature, and policy relevance. The Best Paper Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. One lakh and a citation. The Second Best Paper award consists of a cash prize of Rs. Fifty thousand and a citation. The Third Best Paper Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. Twenty-five thousand and a citation.

Mode of the Conference
In view of the Covid-19 situation, the Conference will be held online in the evening hours (IST).

Conference Website

MFC Organising Committee
Taniya Ghosh
Sargam Gupta
Rajeswari Sengupta
Rajendra Vaidya
Jayati Sarkar (Convener)

Conference Secretariat
Martha Lobo
Tel: (022)28416585 Fax: (022)28416399/28402752

For any queries, please contact the Conference Secretariat.