Poonam Singh



PhD (Economics) Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

Area & Groups
Finance, Economics & Strategy

Doctor of Philosophy (2010), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai

Dissertation: Mergers and Acquisitions: Firm Size, Market Structure and Regulation

Thesis Supervisors: Prof(s) P. G. Babu, S. Sarkar, Thomas Eger

Master of Science (Economics) 2002- 2004, University of Burdwan, India

Specialization: Econometrics and Industrial Organization. Gold Medalist

Competition Policy

Corporate Governance

Public Policy

Social Entrepreneurship


Managerial Economics

Applied Econometrics

Industrial Organization

Behavioural Economics

Theory of Institutions

Public Policy

  1. Ranjani, K.S and P. Singh “Reciprocity, Performance and Training Spends: A Study of Microfinance Institutions, Entrepreneurhip Development Microfinance, 2019
  2. Hansoge, N., V.B. Marisetty and P. Singh, "Institutional Development and Business Group Affiliation"(resubmitted after R&R in Journal of Corporate Finance, Special Issue)
  3. Ranganathan, K. and P. Singh, "Reference Price Effect and the Regulatory Environment"  Journal of Accounting and Auditing Finance, 2019
  4. P. Singh, “Competition or Comparative Advantage: What Drives Mergers and Acquisition”  Journal of Quantitative Economics 2018, available online at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40953-016-0063-2
  5. Singh, P. (2016) “Book Review of Principles of Econometrics by Shankar K Bhaumik “ Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 14(2) pp. 355-358
  6. Singh, P. (2014). “Book Review of Indian Stock Market An Empirical Analysis of Informational Efficiency by G. S. Hiremath”, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol.
  7. Singh, P. (2013). Convergence in Emerging Markets: The Case of Abuse of Dominant Position in Competition Policy, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 25 (1&2) pp. 4167
  8. Babu, P.G., V. Kumar and P. Singh (2013). “Prosecuting Corruption: Lessons from Karnataka”, India Development Report in S. Mahendra Dev (ed., 2013), India Development Report 201213, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 266285
  9. Singh,P. (2012).”Do Poor Quality Institutions Attract Acquisitions? South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Vol.1(2), pp. 191230 Mehra, P. (2011). “Supranational Antitrust Agency: A Solution for Conflicts in Cross Border Mergers?”. Homo Oeconomicus, Vol. 24(4), pp. 545574
  10. Kar, S. and P. Mehra. (2009). Risk Sharing in Labor Market: Evidence from Indian Industries, Indian Economic Journal, Vol. 55(2), pp. 140154

Development of Technology Platform Innovation towards transformational fintech solutions. (with K S Ranjani and R Mukundan), Industry Project
Economic and Productivity Analysis of an application wrapper for enhanced digital payments and receipts system (with K S Ranjani and R Mukundan), NITIE Seed Fund Grant November 2016-
Block Deals, Market Reaction and Monitoring, Evidence from India (with Kavitha Ranganathan), NSE-IGIDR-CG Research Initiative, August 2016-

National Stock Exchange (India’s leading stock exchange) Research Initiative: Reference Price Bias and Regulation: Evidence from Indian Mergers and Acquisitions (with Kavitha Ranganathan), NSE Working Paper March 2014
? Research Project on Clearing Systems in India
o Clearing and Settlement Systems in India: Review and Issues (with Susan Thomas and Rajat Tayal), March 2011, for the project Financial Sector Regulatory Reform under the Strategic Program Fund of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government
o Clearing Approaches for Systematically Important Firms, with Susan Thomas and Rajat Tayal), December 2012, for the project Financial Sector

? Graduate Fellowship, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, 2005-06, 2008-2009
? Asia Link Fellowship‚ University of Hamburg, 2006-08 (Sandwich Doctoral Programme under Asia Link Project for Human Resource Development in Law and Economics for India and Europe, funded by EU)
? Gold Medal from the University of Burdwan in Master of Science (Economics), 2004
? University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship, 2003
? National Scholarship awarded by Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, 2002-2004

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