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2019 Research Symposium on Finance and Economics

December 12 -13, 2019

IFMR Graduate School of Business (Krea University)


About the event

The 2019 Research Symposium on Finance and Economics organized by IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB and formerly IFMR) at Krea University aims to bring researchers, academicians, and practitioners in finance and economics across the globe to present, discuss and deliberate upon emerging issues in finance and economics in contemporary world. IFMR GSB has begun its new journey under the aegis of Krea University, pioneering interwoven learning to ready students for the future, with a strong focus in research. Therefore, this symposium is an important event in the academic calendar of IFMR GSB. The two-day symposium will include pre-symposium workshop, plenary sessions, technical sessions, practitioners’ track, and panel discussions among renowned academicians in the field of finance and economics.

Theme of the symposium

The nature of financial system across the globe underwent tremendous changes post Global Financial Crisis in 2008. The advent of digital finance has further exacerbated the complexity of the way financial system works and has called for newer regulatory norms for corporates and financial markets. On the other hand, the world is witnessing increasing wealth inequality and experiencing the adverse effects of climate change which call for public policies that harness sustainable development. Against this backdrop, the symposium will focus on the following theme “Financial Globalization and Economic Development: Emerging Issues and the Way Forward in Today’s Digitized World” and in the spirit of this theme the symposium solicits submission of research papers under the following sub-themes in the field of finance and economics:

Finance: Emerging trends in Corporate Finance and Governance, Financial Reporting and Regulations, Behavioral Finance, Banking, Digital Finance, Financial Inclusion, Asset Pricing and Financial Markets post sub-prime crisis

Economics: Inclusive growth and development, climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), international trade, employment, and other key issues in public policy making in emerging countries.

The conference sub-themes mentioned above are indicative and research papers on other related topics are also welcome.

Speakers who would participate in the symposium include the following distinguished academicians:

  • Prof.Pranab Bardhan (University of California at Berkeley)
  • Prof.Tom Smith (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Prof.Radhakrishnan Gopalan (University of Washington)
  • Prof.Nagpurnanand Prabhala (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School)
  • Prof.Bala Balachandran (La Trobe University, Australia)

Scientific Committee

  • Prof.Abhay Singh (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Prof.Arun Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India)
  • Prof.C Veeramani (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India)
  • Prof.H K Pradhan (XLRI, India)
  • Prof.Jijo Lukose P J (Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India)
  • Prof.Kiran Kumar K (Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India)
  • Prof.Krishna Prasanna P (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India)
  • Prof.L Ramprasath (Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India)
  • Prof. L V Ramana (Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India)
  • Prof.N S Siddharthan (Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India)
  • Prof.Neerav Nagar (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India)
  • Prof.Nilanjan Banik (Bennett University, India)
  • Prof.Raveendra Chittoor (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Prof.Subba Reddy (University of New England, Australia)
  • Prof.Viswanath Pingali (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India)

Conference Committee

  • Dr.Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Co-Convener and Assistant Professor, Economics Area, IFMR GSB)
  • Dr.Praveen Bhagawan (Co-Convener and Assistant Professor, Accounting and Finance Area, IFMR GSB)
  • Dr.Madhuri Saripalle (Member and Associate Professor, Economics Area, IFMR GSB)
  • Dr.G Balasubramanian (Member and Professor, Accounting and Finance, IFMR GSB)
  • Dr.Sumit Mishra (Member and Assistant Professor, Economics Area, IFMR GSB)
  • Dr.V Anantha Nageswaran (Member and Dean, IFMR GSB)

Call for papers

The symposium invites original research papers that address gaps in the related literature, offer new insights and evidence, and informs policy making. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Papers for presentation at the symposium will be selected through double blind peer review process. This symposium is also open to doctoral students who are on the verge of completing their dissertation.

Important dates

Submission opens: July 1, 2019

Submission closes: August 15, 2019

Acceptance notification: September 30, 2019

Early bird registration: October 30, 2019

Registration closes: November 30, 2019

Pre-symposium workshop: December 10-11, 2019

Symposium dates: December 12-13, 2019

Submission guidelines

Full research papers with a title page, abstract, keywords, main text, tables, figures, references etc. should be submitted through Conference Maker. Use Times New Roman with 12-point font size and double spaced. For blind review process, all author-identifying information must be removed before submission.

Publication opportunity

A few selected papers presented at the symposium will be published in Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Sage Publishing.

Best Research Paper Prizes

Three paper best research papers among the papers presented at the symposium will be awarded cash prizes.

Pre-symposium workshop

A workshop on “Causal Inference in Empirical Corporate Finance” will be conducted by Prof.Radhakrishnan Gopalan (University of Washington) for early career researchers and doctoral students during December 10-11,2019. Participants will have to register separately for the workshop by paying a registration fee as mentioned below on or before Nov 30, 2019. Further details will be shared in due course of time.

Symposium venue

IFMR Graduate School of Business, 5655 Central Express Way, Sri City, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh 517646.


Pre-symposium workshop fee Early bird registrations (on or before Nov 15, 2019) Regular registrations (Between Nov 16-30, 2019)
Doctoral students (National) INR 1,000 INR 3,000 INR 4,000
Academicians (National) INR 2,000 INR 6,000 INR 7,000
Doctoral students (International) US $ 75 US $ 140 US $ 160
Academicians (International) US $ 100 US $ 170 US $ 190
Corporates/practitioners (National) INR 3,000 INR 10,000 INR 14,000
Corporates/practitioners (International) US $ 125 US $ 200 US $ 225

Note: The registration fee includes conference kit, refreshments, lunch for two days and conference dinner on the first day. Accommodation (single occupancy) will be provided for free to all symposium paper presenters. Other participants will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Limited accommodation (on a twin sharing basis) on the campus at Sri City, India may be provided upon request on a chargeable basis subject to availability of rooms. All accepted paper presenters will be provided transport support (shuttles) from and to Chennai in groups.

Registration fee should be paid on or before November 30, 2019 through fund transfer/NEFT to the below mentioned bank account:

Name of the account holder: Krea University

Name of the Bank: ICICI Bank Limited, No.1 Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600018

Account number: SB 000101236165


Upon successful payment of the fee, fund transfer details (screen shot) should be sent to gsb.research_symposium@krea.ac.in

Important Contacts

Dr.Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Co-Convener)

Dr.Praveen Bhagawan (Co-Convener)

For further details write to gsb.research_symposium@krea.ac.in