With a view to encourage and stimulate advanced economic research in international economics, trade, development, and related financing at universities and academic institutions in India and abroad, the Export-Import Bank of India has instituted two international awards viz. the International Economic Research Annual (IERA) Award and the BRICS Economic Research Annual Award (BRICS Award). These initiatives represent the Bank’s ongoing efforts at promoting economic research and analysis, thereby contributing to policy formulation.
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Presentation of Exim Bank of India’s BRICS Economic Research Award 2019 by Mr. Gustavo Montezano, President of Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), to the Award winner, Dr. Tushar Bharati in the presence of Dr. José Pio Borges, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and Mr. David Rasquinha, Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), during the 9th Annual BRICS Financial Forum hosted by BNDES together with CEBRI, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 12, 2019.
Background of the Award
Exim Bank is the nominated member development bank under the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, along with other nominated member development banks from member nations of BRICS namely the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Brazil; the State Development Corporation (VEB.RF), Russia; China Development Bank Corporation (CDB), China, and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa. In the context of India’s Chairmanship of the BRICS Forum during 2016, and under Exim Bank’s Presidency of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, Exim Bank instituted the BRICS Economic Research Award in March 2016. The BRICS Economic Research Award represents Exim Bank’s on-going efforts at promoting research in the area of international economics, trade, development and related financing.
The objective of the Award is to stimulate and encourage advanced doctoral research on Economics and related topics of contemporary relevance to the member nations of BRICS. The Award comprises prize money of Indian Rupees 1.5 million (approximately USD 22,000) sponsored by Exim Bank, a medal and a citation. Doctoral thesis of nationals of any of the five member nations of BRICS, i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who have been awarded a Doctorate or accepted for the Award of a Doctorate from any recognized nationally accredited University or academic institution globally, are eligible to participate and receive the Award.
Entry for BRICS Award 2020
The Award accepts as entries, doctoral thesis written by nationals of any of the five member nations of BRICS, who have been awarded a doctorate or accepted for award of a doctorate from any nationally accredited University or academic institution globally, during the period January 2015 to March 2020. The broad focus of the eligible theses could be International Economics, Trade, Development, and related aspects of Financing, which may also have particular relevance especially to BRICS nations/ member development banks of BRICS. The last date for receiving entries is March 31, 2020.Click here download the application form
Winner and Award Winning Thesis
Dr. Tushar Bharati: Essays on Education and Institutions in Developing Countries
Zheli He: Essays on International Trade, Welfare and Inequality
Dr. Raquel Almeida Ramos: Financialization and its Implications on the Determination of Exchange Rates of Emerging Market Economies
Dr. João Prates Romero: Technical Progress and Structural Change: The Roles of Demand and Supply in Economic Growth
The objective of the IERA Award is to stimulate advanced doctoral research by Indian nationals in international economics, trade, development, and related financing at universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. The Award consists of a prize amount of ₹ 3,50,000/- (Indian Rupees Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand only) and a citation.
Exim Bank Announces the Winner of IERA Award 2018
Presentation of Exim Bank International Economic Research Annual (IERA) Award 2018 by Dr. K. L. Krishna, Professor Emeritus and Former Director, Delhi School of Economics, to the Award winner, Dr. Soumyatanu Mukherjee in the presence of Mr. David Rasquinha, Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India and Mr. T. C. A. Ranganathan, Former Chairman and Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India at the Award Function held in New Delhi on August 07, 2019.
Exim Bank has instituted an annual Award for promoting doctoral research in International Economics, Trade, Development and related Financing. The objective of this Award is to promote research in International Economics, Trade, Development and related Financing by Indian nationals at universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. The Award consists of prize money of Indian Rupees Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand (₹ 3.5 Lakh) and a Citation. The Award was instituted in 1989.
Research work by Indian nationals in international economics, trade, development and related financing (either awarded a doctorate or accepted for award of doctorate) from an university or equivalent academic institution in India or abroad is a pre-requisite for eligibility of the Award. Issues of relevance to India / Exim Bank such as those pertaining to foreign trade, foreign direct investments, joint ventures, international competitiveness, policies impacting trade and investment, monetary and fiscal interventions, among others, would be of particular interest. Exim Bank will accept, as entry, those thesis for which doctorate has been obtained/ accepted for award of doctorate between January 1, 2015 and September 30, 2019.. Please note that the last date for submitting the application for IERA Award 2019 is in October 20, 2019.Click here to download the application form
Winner and Award Winning Thesis
Dr. Soumyatanu Mukherjee: Liberalisation, Wages and Sector Growth: General Equilibrium Analysis for India
Dr. Amrita Saha: Essays in Indian Trade Policy
Dr. Isha Chawla: The Internationalisation of Indian Firms through Outbound Foreign Direct Investment: Nature, Determinants and Developmental Consequences
Dr. Chinmay Tumbe: Migration and Remittances in India
Dr. V. Kalyan Shankar: Value Addition Chains and Trade in Manufactured Commodities in Southeast Asia
Dr. Anwesha Aditya: Trade Liberalisation, Product Variety and Growth
Dr. Harendra Kumar Behera: The Effects of Financial Openness: An Assessment of the Indian Experience
Dr. Brijesh Pazhayathodi: Exports of Services and Offshore Outsourcing: An Empirical Investigation in the Indian Context.
Dr. Narayan Chandra Pradhan– Openness and Growth of the Indian Economy: An Empirical Analysis
Dr. Debasis Mondal – Innovation, Imitation and North South Trade: Economic Theory and Policy
Dr. Ramaa Vasudevan - International Trade, Finance and Money: Essays in Uneven Development
Dr. Arjun Jayadev -- Financial Liberalisation and its Distributional Consequences: An Empirical Exploration
Dr. (Ms.) Monica Das -- Theory & Empirical Evidence on the Ecology versus Economy Debate: A Non-Parametric Estimation of the SURE Model and an Application to a General Equilibrium Model of Trade & Investment
Dr. (Ms.) Rashmi Banga - The Nature, Pattern and Impact of Japanese and US Foreign Direct Investments in Indian Manufacturing
Dr. (Ms.)Prachi Mishra - Essays on Globalization and Wages in Developing Countries
Dr. Debkusum Das - Some Aspects of Productivity Growth and Trade in Indian Industry. Dr. C. Veeramani - Intra-Industry Trade under Economic Liberalisation: An Analysis of India Manufacturing Sector.
Dr. Praveen Kumar - Increasing Wage Inequality - Role of Changing Trade, Technology and Factor Endowments. Dr. Brati Sankar Chakraborty - Essays on Trade in Goods and Factor Movements Under Increasing Returns to Scale
Dr. Sajjid Chinoy - Currency Risk Premia and Unhedged, Foreign Currency Borrowing in Emerging Markets
Dr. (Ms.) Sujata Verma -The Architecture of the International Capital Markets: Theory and Evidence Dr. Uday Bhanu Sinha - On Some Implications of Imperfect Market Structures: International Technology Transfer and Instability of Joint Ventures in Developing Economies
Dr. (Ms.) Poonam Gupta - Essays in International Economics
Dr. Avik Chakrabarti - Foreign Direct Investment and Host Country Interaction: A Strategic Approach. Dr. Arijit Mukherjee - International Joint Ventures and Technology Transfers in Developing Economies: Theoretical Analyses.
Dr. Rajat Acharyya - Theoretical Aspects of Liberal Trade Policies in Transitional Economies: Exchange Rate, Competition and Exports.
Dr. Avadhoot Nadkarni - India's Exchange Rate under the Basket Arrangement: An Exposition and Evaluation. Dr. Laveesh Bhandari - International Technology Transfer: Contracts, Learnings and Alliances.
Dr. Aditya Bhattacharjea - Essays in Industrial Organisation and Strategic Trade Policy for Developing Countries.
Dr. A. Prasad - External Debt of Developing Countries: A case study of India. Dr. (Mrs.) Ashwini Deshpande - Some Aspects of International Debt of Developing Countries.
Dr. Mathew Joseph - Exchange Rates Regime of Less Developed Countries Dr. Tarun Kabiraj - Some Aspects of Technology Transfer: Theory and Policy
Dr. Subhayu Bandopadhyay - Export Taxation in a Multicountry General Equilibrium Framework.
Dr. (Ms.) Neelam Singh -Foreign Ownership, Size and Performance of a Firm: A Case Study of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry.
Dr. Sebastian Morris - Foreign Direct Investments from India: 1964-83. Dr. Prabhirjit Sarkar - The Post War Terms of Trade Controversy: A Re-Examination.
Dr. Nagesh Kumar - Foreign Controlled Enterprises in Indian Industry