Awards, visiting positions, keynotes etc


Queen’s University Belfast, UK
> Promising Researcher Award (2005)

RAND Corporation, USA
> Grant to attend the summer workshop on ageing (2004)

Phi Beta Kappa of Southern California, USA
> Phi Beta Kappa Award (1993-94)

University of Southern California, USA
> Outstanding Graduate Student Award (1994)
> Haynes Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (1993-94)
> Hugo Santora Award (Population Research Laboratory) (1991)
> Teaching assistantship (1989-93)


Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany (August 2016, August 2017)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, USA (December 2007, December 2008, August 2014)

Binghamton University (formerly State University of New York at Binghamton), USA (April 2006)

IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn, Germany (July 2005, April 2006)

London Business School, Centre for New and Emerging Markets, UK (May 2005)

Rutgers University, Department of Economics, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (Summer 2000, Summer 2004, Summer 2006, Summer 2008)

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India (Summer 1995)


Webinar on Finances and Efficiency in a Post Covid-19 Environment, Productivity Insights Network (March 2021)

Webinar on COVID-19 Fallout and the Challenges for Global Recovery Response, Lincoln International Business School and Resilient Lincolnshire (streamed live over Facebook and YouTube) (May 2020)

Global Political Economy Network Conference, Loughborough University London, UK (April 2019)

Workshop on Emerging Markets from a Multidisciplinary Perspective, Emerging Markets Research Centre, School of Management, Swansea University, UK (July 2017)

7th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe, Lake Stamberg (near Munich), Germany (July 2015)

UKTI – India Business Day, Birmingham, UK (June 2013)

GOVKNOW, Forum on Exporting with the Commonwealth and BRICS – A Roadmap to Business Success, London, UK (March 2013)

Workshop on Escaping the Middle Income Trap (presentation on India), Warwick Emerging Markets Forum, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK (November 2012)

Workshop on China & India: Trading with Asia’s Giants (presentation on India), East Midlands International Trade Association (emita), Nottingham, UK (October 2010)

Euromoney Bond Investors’ Congress, London, UK (February 2008)

Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference, Session on corporate governance in BRICS countries, King’s College London, UK (April 2007)

IZA-World Bank Conference on Employment and Development, Panel on Skill Development for Better Labour Market Outcomes, Bonn, Germany (May 2006)