Course Structure

Areas of Specialisation

Students are admitted to the PhD programme, and in due course have the option of choosing from the following area(s) of specialisation

  • Data Science & Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance, Accounting & Quantitative Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources
  • Strategic Management

Current Research Topics

  • Climate adaptation in India: Exploring the role of institutions
  • Understanding the Literature on Advertising Ethics
  • Understanding Stock Market Reaction on new product announcements
  • The determinants of women’s financial inclusion
  • Regional Differences in Development: Analysis of Household Consumption
  • Caste and COVID-19: Exploring Variations in Health Expenditures among Different Caste Groups in India
  • Bankruptcy prediction using machine learning

Recent conference papers

B., Manasi & Mukhopadhyay, Jyoti Prasad. 2023. Definition, Measurement and Determinants of Energy Poverty: Empirical Evidence from Indian Household, 7th Nordic Development Research Conference, Uppsala University, Sweden, August 21-23, 2023.

Basu, Soumyabrata & Das, Amit. 2023. Incorporating Human Knowledge in Explainable AI Research – How Experts Align with Machine-Generated Predictors of Bankruptcy, International Conference on Management Research, Department of Management Studies Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, November 16-18,2023.
Choudhary, Utkarsh. 2023. The last-mile delivery of digital literacy: an overview of Pradhan Mantri Grameen Digital Shaksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA), XVIII International Conference on Public Policy & Management 2023, IIM Bangalore, India, August 22-24, 2023

Kinhikar, Mugdha & Mishra, Narbadeshwar. 2023. Temperature Shocks, Crime and Social Welfare Programs: Evidence from India, World Bank Group Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 30-31, 2023.

Kumar, Aditya & Kumar, Lakshmi. 2023. Impact of No Detention Policy on Learning Outcomes: Evidence from India, 21st Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE), University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 13-15, 2023.

Ashutosh, Kumar 2023. Street Safety: Fuel to Girls’ Secondary Schooling in India, Applied Young Economist Webinar (AYEW)Development Economics Workshop, Monash University (Virtual), November 8, 2023.

M., Nidhin & Kumar, Vinod. 2023. Are ESG disclosures relevant for lenders? Empirical Evidence from India, World Finance Conference, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, August 2-4 2024, 2023.

Mishra, Narbadeshwar & Mukhopadhyay, Jyoti Prasad. 2023. Does Nutrition Provisioning Impact Educational and Learning Outcomes of Adolescent Girls? Empirical Evidence from India, ADEW 2023, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, June 8-9, 2023

Muricken, Navya J., Bhagawan, Praveen, & Mukhopadhyay, Jyoti Prasad. 2023. Does the Presence of Female Member on Corporate Boards matter for Firm Value? Empirical Evidence from India, World Finance Conference, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, August 2-4, 2023.

Pal, Kalyani, Mukhopadhyay, Jyoti Prasad, & Bhagwan, Praveen. 2023. Does Cap-and-Trade Scheme Impact Energy Efficiency and Firm Value? Empirical Evidence from India, Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society in East and Southeast Asia, Singapore, July 28-30, 2023.


Basu, Soumyabrata & Majumdar, Devleena. 2023. Exchange Rate Uncertainty and India’s Bilateral Trade: A Gravity Model Approach, Arthaniti:Journal of Economic Theory and Practice,

Chacko, Jains P. & Padmakumari, Lakshmi. 2023. Does ownership structure affect the ex-ante cost of capital?, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, Volume 20 (Issue 1), pp.112-126,

Chacko, Jains P. & Padmakumari, Lakshmi. 2023. The effect of investment inefficiency on expected returns, Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Volume 22 (Issue 3), pp.112-126,

G., Vismaya & Padmakumari, Lakshmi. 2023. Annual report readability and stock return synchronicity: Evidence from India, Cogent Economics and Finance, Volume 11 (Issue 1),

G., Vismaya & Padmakumari, Lakshmi. 2023. Fogging the firm performance: An empirical examination of the annual report readability in India, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance,

Somya, Surabhi & Saripalle, Madhuri. 2023. The Determinants of Firm’s Growth in the Telecommunication Services Industry: Empirical Evidence from India, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Volume 21 (Issue 1), pp.193-211,
Course Structure

I & II
  • Combination of Core & Area level PhD courses, MBA courses
  • Independent Research Study
  • Comprehensive Examination
Year III
  • Formation of Doctoral Committee
  • Proposal Presentation
  • Periodic progress report and Public Seminar
  • Thesis Presentation
  • Synopsis & Thesis submission
  • External Review
  • Viva- Voce Examination
  • Final Thesis Submission