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Dr. Padmaja M

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Academic Background:

  • Ph.D (Economics), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2017.
  • M. A. (Economics), University of Calicut, 2010

Academic Experience:

  • Lecturer, Providence Women’s College, Malaparamba, Calicut, Kerala, June- March 2011.

Seminars/Workshops

  • Attended Workshop on Financial Econometric Modelling, organized by Christ University, Bangalore from August 25-27th, 2010, in collaboration with Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.
  • Attended workshop on Open Data and Open Development organized by Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) from 15th – 16th May 2013, organized by the H.T. Parekh Library, IFMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in collaboration with the World Bank.
  • Attended a two-week Research Methodology workshop on Applied Econometrics organized by Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India from November 27th –December 10th 2013, in collaboration with ICSSR.
  • Attended 3rd IGC-ISI Summer School In Development Economics, 2015, July 16- 20th organized by International Growth Centre (IGC) and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI Delhi).

Achievements and Awards

  • Special appreciation about the quality of PhD thesis by the evaluation committee of EXIM bank Award for Research in International Economics, 2017.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET) in Economics, University Grants Commission (UGC), 2011.
  • BEST PAPER AWARD for the paper titled “Trade and Economic Growth In SAARC Countries: A Panel Data Analysis” Presented in Sixth Doctoral Theses Conference held at IBS Hyderabad, India during 26th & 27th, April 2013 organized by IBS Hyderabad in collaboration with Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, USA.
  • University Second Rank, M.A. Economics, 2010, Calicut University, Kerala, India.

Areas of Research Interests:

  • International Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Industrial Economics
Selected Publications:
  • With Sasidharan. S, Do Financing Constraints Matter for Outward Foreign Direct Investment Decisions? Evidence from India. Asian Development Review. 35 (1), 2018.
  • With Sasidharan, S. Sunk Costs, Firm Heterogeneity, Export Market Entry and Exit: Evidence from India. Journal of Quantitative Economics. 15 (2), (2017).
  • Sasidharan, S and M. Padmaja (2017). Do Financing Constraints Matter for Outward Foreign Direct Investment Decisions? Evidence from India. Asian Development Review (Forthcoming)
  • M. Padmaja and Sasidharan, S. (2017). Sunk Costs, Firm Heterogeneity, Export Market Entry and Exit: Evidence from India. Journal of Quantitative Economics. 15 (2): 367-393.

Working Papers:

  • Subash Sasidharan and M. Padmaja (2016) Do Financing Constraints Matter for Outward Foreign Direct Investment Decisions? in Asia Research Centre (ARC) Working paper Series (No. 61, April 2016) by Copenhegan Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Abstract of paper titled “Financial Constraints and Export Behaviour of Firms: Evidence from India” is published in the conference proceedings of Finance and Economics Conference 2015 of LUPCON Center for Business Research, Germany (International Conference).

Work in Progress:

  • With S. Sasidharan, Financing constraints and Firm Producitvity: Evidence from Indian Firms.
  • M Padmaja, Firm Leverage and Labour Productivity: A Quantile Regression Approach.
  • M Padmaja, Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) and Exports from India: Substitutes or Complements? 
  • With Subash Sasisdharan. Financing constraints and Firm Export Behaviour: Evidence from India

Conference Publications

  • M. Padmaja (2018) Relationship between Trade openness, FDI and Economic Growth: Evidence from SAARC Countries, Presented on Research Day, SRMIST held on 22nd February 2018, SRMIST Kattankulatur.
  • M. Padmaja and Subash Sasidharan (2018) Financing constraints and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Indian Firms, Accepted for presentation at Asia Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC) held on July 4- 6th at Seoul National University, Korea.
  • M Padmaja (2018) Firms’ Leverage and Labour Productivity: A Quantile Regression Approach. Presented at sixth Applied Econometrics Conference held from July 4- 7th at IBS Hyderabad in collaboration with Indian Econometric Society.
  • M Padmaja (2018) Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) and Exports: Substitutes or Complements? Evidence from India (Accepted) for presentation in Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance (EIIFT) to be held from December 13th to 14th 2018 at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
  • M. Padmaja and Subash Sasidharan (2017) Financing Constraints and Exports: Evidence from India. Presented at 11th ISDSI International Conference held from 27th – 30th December, IIM Tiruchirappalli.
  • M. Padmaja and Subash Sasidharan (2016) Sunk Costs and Firm Export Market Entry and Exit: Evidence from India,10th Winter School 2015, December 14-16, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi.
  • M. Padmaja and Subash Sasidharan (2015) Financial Constraints and Export Behaviour of Firms: Evidence from India, Finance and Economics Conference 2015, August 5- 7, LUPCON Center for Business Research, Germany.
  • Subash Sasidharan and M. Padmaja (2015) Financial Constraints and Outward Foreign Direct Investment Decision: Evidence from India, Knowledge Forum 10th Annual Conference on “Technology, Growth and Sustainability”, November 27-28, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.
  • M. Padmaja. (2013) Trade and Economic Growth in SAARC countries: A panel Data Analysis, 6th Doctoral Theses Conference, April 26-27, IBS Hyderabad. (Won the Best Paper Award).