Dr. Padmaja M

 

Dr. Padmaja M is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. She received her Ph.D degree in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. She has received her Master’s degree in Economics from University of Calicut. Her research interests includes International Economics, Applied Econometrics, Foreign Direct Investment, and Industrial Economics. She has authored research papers on the above mentioned research areas in journals such as Journal of Quantitative Economics and Asian Development Review etc. She has also presented her research work in conferences of national and international repute. 

 

Contact:

Dr. Padmaja M

Email id: padmaja@nitt.edu

Academia: https://nitt.academia.edu/padmajamundakkad

ORCID : https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3177-4239

 

Teaching Experience:

May 2020 -    Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

July 2017- May 2020 -   Research Assistant Professor, School of Management, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulatur, Tamil Nadu.

June 2011- March 2012- Guest Lecturer, Providence Women’s College, Malaparamba, Calicut, Kerala

 

Journal Publications

Peer Reviewed:

  • M. Padmaja (2021) Ease of Doing Business and Foreign Direct Investment Inflows: Evidence from Emerging Economies, Economic Research Guardian, 11(1): 43-67
  • M. Padmaja and Sasidharan, S. (2021) Financing Constraints and Exports: Evidence from India, Journal of Economics and Finance, 45, 118–145, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12197-020-09532-6.
  • M. Padmaja (2019) Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) and Exports from India: Substitutes or Complements?. Empirical Economics Letters,18 (7): 775-784.
  • M.Padmaja. (2018) Firm Leverage and Labour Productivity: A Quantile Regression Approach. Economics Bulletin, 38 (4): 2331-2344.
  • Sasidharan, S and M. Padmaja (2018). Do Financing Constraints Matter for Outward Foreign Direct Investment Decisions? Evidence from India. Asian Development Review35 (1): 108-132. 
  • M. Padmaja and Sasidharan, S. (2017). Sunk Costs, Firm Heterogeneity, Export Market Entry and Exit: Evidence from IndiaJournal of Quantitative Economics,15 (2): 367-393.

 

Working Papers:

 

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).

 

Seminars/Workshops Participated

  • 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 Developmentorganized by Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) from 15th– 16thMay 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 AppliedEconometrics organized by Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, Indiafrom November 27th–December 10th2013, in collaboration with ICSSR.
  • Attended3rd IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics, 2015July 16- 20thorganized by International Growth Centre (IGC) and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI Delhi).

 

Invited Talks/Lectures

  • Resource person for one day seminar on Applied Econometrics organized by PG &Research Department, Annai Vailankaani Arts and Science College, Thanjavur (12 March 2021)

 

Papers Presented in Conferences

  • M. Padmaja. (2013) Trade and Economic Growth in SAARC countries: A panel Data Analysis, 6thDoctoral ThesesConference, April26-27, IBS Hyderabad. (Won the Best Paper Award).
  • 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 and Subash Sasidharan (2016) Sunk Costs and Firm Export Market Entry and Exit: Evidence from India,10thWinter School 2015, December 14-16, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi.
  • M. Padmaja and Subash Sasidharan (2017) Financing Constraints and Exports: Evidence from India. 11thISDSI International Conference 27th– 30thDecember 2017, IIM Tiruchirappalli.
  • M. Padmaja and Subash Sasisdharan. Financing constraints and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Indian Firms. Accepted for presentation at Asia Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC) 2018 to be held on July 4- 6th at Seoul National University, Korea.
  • M. Padmaja (2018) Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) and Exports from India: Substitutes or Complements?. 6thIIFT conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance (EIITF), 13th- 14thDecember 2018, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
  • M. Padmaja (2019). Does Outward Foreign Direct Investment Crowd out Domestic Investment? Evidence from Two Emerging Countries. Accepted for presentation at 8th Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business” held at Oxford University during February 1st and 2nd, 2020.
  • M Padmaja (2020) Does Outward Foreign Direct Investment Crowd out Domestic Investment? Evidence from Two Emerging Countries. 2ndInternational Conference on Economics and Finance (ICEF) held at BITS Pilani Goa Campus from 23rd– 25thJanuary 2020.
  • M Padmaja (2020) Ease of Doing Business and Foreign Direct Investment Inflows: Evidence from Emerging Economies, 2nd Rajagiri Conference on Economics and Finance helad at Rajagiri Business School in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) and the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) from 5th -6th Novemeber 2020.

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Won Gold Medal for Best paper (under Faculty Category) on Research Day 2019 at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulatur, Tamil Nadu.
  • Special appreciation about the quality of PhD thesis by the evaluation committee of EXIM bank Award for Research in International Economics 2017 by Export Import Bank (EXIM) of India. 
  • 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. 
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in Economics, University Grants Commission (UGC), India, 2011.
  • University Second Rank, M.A. Economics, 2010, Calicut University, Kerala, India.

 

Other Professional Roles:

  • Editorial member of Finance and MarketJournal published by Universe Scientific Publishing, Singapore.
  • Editorial Member of Business Administration and Managementpublished by En Press Publishers, USA. 
  • Reviewer, Economics Bulletin published by Access con.

 

Workshops Organized:

Organized two day Faculty Development Program on Applied Econometrics for Management Research, School of Management, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulatur, 23-25 January 2020.