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About Economics Area

The Economics Area carries out rigorous empirical and theoretical research on a wide variety of issues. The area members’ research interests include Agricultural and Indian Economic Policy, Applied Econometrics, Applied Economics, Development Economics, Economics of Information, Economics of Institutions, Economics of Money, Credit and Banking, Economics of Pension Funds, Energy Economics, Environmental Governance and Management, Financial Markets, Household Finance, International Trade, Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, Public Finance. The area members have published their work in many reputed international journals like Conservation Letters, Economic and Political Weekly, Economics Letters, Economic Modelling, Financial System Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, International VAT Monitor, Journal of Asia Business Studies, Journal of Economic Integration, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Policy Modeling, Landscape and Urban Planning, Physica A. The area members’ research projects have received funding from leading agencies such as the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), European Commission (EU), NABARD, NITI Aayog, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Government of India).

The area has expertise in doctoral supervision in the above mentioned areas and welcomes candidates with research interest in these and allied areas. Candidates who successfully complete the fellow program in management with specialisation in economics can look forward to rewarding careers in academia, industry and policy institutions.

The area offers a number of courses in all programs of the Institute. In the Fellow (doctoral) Program, there are three compulsory courses: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, and Econometric Applications in Research along with a range of electives such as Agriculture Sector and Policy Analysis, Development Economics, Indian Economic History, International Trade, Monetary Economics, Natural Resources and Development, Panel Data and Time Series Analysis.

In the Post Graduate Program, the area offers four compulsory courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Environmental Management, and Indian Economy. There are also a number of electives offered by the area, such as Business and Government, Game Theory, Policy Analysis in International Trade, and Pricing. In the Executive Post Graduate Programs, the area contributes three compulsory courses: Managerial Economics, Economic Environment, Environmental Governance and Sustainability, and electives such as Exploring Agribusiness, Modelling with Economic Data, and Public Policy Analysis.

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