India Exim Bank Announces the Winner of the BRICS Annual Economic Research Award 2021

Presentation of India Exim Bank’s BRICS Economic Research Annual Award 2021 by Ms. Harsha Bangari, Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India (India Exim Bank), to the Award winner, Dr. Rahul Singhin the presence of Mr. N. Ramesh, Deputy Managing Director, India Exim Bank,during the Annual BRICS Financial Forum hosted online by India Exim Bank, on September08, 2021.

September 08, 2021: Dr.Rahul Singhwas declared the winner of Export-Import Bank of India’s (India Exim Bank’s) BRICS Economic Research Annual Award 2021 for his doctoral thesis titled “Essays in International Trade in Post Liberalization India”, during the Annual BRICS Financial Forum 2021, hosted online by theIndia Exim Bank,on September08, 2021. The Award comprises prize money of Indian Rupees 1.5 million (approximately USD 21,000), a medal and a citation. The Award was presented to the winner byMs. Harsha Bangari, Managing Director, India Exim Bank, in the presence of Mr. N. Ramesh, Deputy Managing Director, India Exim Bank, andin the virtual presence ofDr. Bhagwat KishanraoKarad, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Government of India, and the heads of the member development banks from BRICS viz. The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES); The State Development Corporation (VEB.RF),China Development Bank (CDB); the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the New Development Bank.IndiaExim Bank’s occasional paper based on Dr.Singh'sAward-winning thesis was also released on the occasion at the hands of the Dr.Karad.

The Winning Thesis

Dr.Rahul Singhreceived hisdoctoral degree in 2020 from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is currently working as anAssistant Professor at the Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University.

The BRICS Economic Research Annual Award

In the context of India’s Chairmanship of the BRICS Forum during 2016, and under India Exim Bank’s Presidency of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, India Exim Bank instituted the BRICS Economic Research Award in March 2016.The objective of the Award is to stimulate and encourage advanced doctoral research on economics related topics of contemporary relevance to the member nations of BRICS.

he BRICS Economic Research Annual Award represents India Exim Bank’s on-going efforts at promoting research in international economics, trade &development and related financing.The Award acceptsas 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 University or academic institution globally. The details of the Award were disseminated globally through advertisements in print and electronic media.A large number of applications were received for the BRICS Award 2021, covering all the 5 nationalities.

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