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mumbai Studying at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

Local Coordinator:
Prof. P.G. Babu, Ph.D.
Tel.: +91-22-28416521
Fax.: +91-22-28402752
Email.: babu[AT]igidr.ac.in

Ms. Fabina D'Mello
Tel.: +91-22-28416576
Fax.: +91-22-28416310
Email.: soffice[AT]igidr.ac.in

Postal Address:
Student Office
Film City Road
Santoshnagar Goregaon (East)
Mumbai 400 065

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Teaching Staff:
Associate Prof. Jayati Sarkar
Vikas Kumar


Thesis Areas:
Law and Economics of Institutions
Law and Economics of Development


p babu P.G. Babu is a Professor at IGIDR, where he coordinates the Law and Economics Program, and has held Adam Smith Chair Professorship in Philosophy and Economics at University of Bayreuth, Germany during summer semesters from 2008 to 2013. He acts as Mumbai coordinator for the Erasmus Mundus European Masters and Doctoral Programs in Law and Economics, of which IGIDR is a member. He is the Managing Editor of Journal of Quantitative Economics, Official Journal of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) published by Springer Nature. He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Aix-Marseille, Bayreuth, Hamburg, IIM Ahmedabad, Madras School of Economics, Erasmus University at Rotterdam, Warsaw School of Economics and Yale. He has a citation from the Prime Minister of India for his research work on decision-making framework for climate change, as part of IPCC working group, which was recognized by a Nobel Memorial Prize, in 2007. The 23rd BSA and Dewang Mehta National Education Awards recognized his teaching through `Best Professor in Economics’ award in 2015. At IGIDR, he has organized several capacity building workshops in Law and Economics and Politics, Philosophy and Economics, apart from various specialized national and international conferences and workshops on topics related to his research interests. He has led several institution-building activities at IGIDR through establishment of institutional collaborations with leading Indian and European Universities, and has played active role in the curriculum development at IGIDR and elsewhere.  He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Science (where he earned his Ph.D.) and Madurai Kamaraj University (where he earned his Masters in Mathematical Economics and Bachelors in Mathematics).

Teaching Staff:
pic jayati 2017 Jayati Sarkar is Professor of Economics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India. She has a Ph.D from the University of Southern California, USA.  Her field of specialization is Institutional Economics and her current research interests are in corporate ownership and governance in emerging economies, corporate social responsibility, business groups, public sector enterprise reforms and performance.  She has published in several international journals among which are Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Economics of Transition, Pacific Basic Finance Journal, and International Review of Finance. She has also published  several book chapters on banking and corporate governance and has co-authored a book, Corporate Governance in India. She is the coordinator of the joint initiative between  National Stock Exchange and IGIDR to promote research on corporate governance in emerging economies.
Vikas Vikas Kumar is an Assistant Professor at Azim Premji University (APU), Bengaluru and Visiting Faculty at IGIDR where he teaches part of the Law and Economics of Development course. His research explores the interfaces between politics and statistics, economics and religion, law and economics in pre-modern India, and the Kauṭiliya Arthaśāstra and other pre-modern texts. He studied metallurgy at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (B. Tech., 2001) and economics at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai (Ph.D., 2010). He was a doctoral fellow (2007-08) at the Institute of SocioEconomics and the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg under the Asia Link Project on Law and Economics funded by the European Union. He worked with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, New Delhi and Trichy and the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru before joining APU.
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Students Voices

zamira xhaferri

"Dear Prospective EMLE Students, Dear Professors,

I am very happy for being an EMLE student and in particular having had the chance to study in two renowned universities, respectively ILE/Hamburg University-Germany and RILE, Eramus University Rotterdam.

Being a non EU student, I was eligible and lucky to be granted the Eramus Mundus Merit Scholarship from the European Commission for Education and Science.

This programme has enabled me to make use of economic methods to explain the efficiency of laws.  I was impressed from the high profile of lecturers and their devotion to this school of thought. EMLE Programme is not like a usual LL.M. programme -  it goes beyond by providing new insights and approaches.

Furthermore, the EMLE programme helped me to build up precious friendship with young people coming all over the continents! I miss  my EMLE friends.

Last but not least, My special thanks and gratitude go to Prof. Dr. Thomas Eger for his patience, very high teaching performance and  kindness.

Best Wishes,

Zamira Xhaferri"

[EMLE Student 2008/2009]