Dr. Arif Billah Dar, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, has been selected for the prestigious “Prof. M. J. Manohar Rao Award” for the year 2017. The award is given by the Indian Econometric Society to the young economics scholars (below 35 years) in India to commemorate Professor M. J. Manohar Rao’s contributions to economic research as well as to The Indian Econometric Society. Dr. Arif will be receiving this award during the 54th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society to be held in March 2018. Prior to joining SMVD University, Dr. Arif Billah Dar taught at the Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT) one of the few AACSB accredited business schools in India. His research work has appeared in internationally acclaimed and reputed journals of Elsevier, Springer, Routledge and Emerald. His work has also appeared in some journals published by the globally reputed Economic institutions like Kiel Institute for the World Economy Germany, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET), Center for Economic Integration South Korea and Polish Academy of Sciences Poland. He is also ranked among the top 25% economists in India by the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), a database maintained and monitored by Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, USA.