Research Symposium

12-13 December, 2019

One Step Ahead

Research Symposium on Finance and Economics 2019

‘Financial Globalization and Economic Development: Emerging issues and the way forward in today’s digitized world’ is the theme of IFMR Graduate School of Business’s Research Symposium on Finance and Economics. Backed by a historically strong focus on research, this symposium carries forward the tradition of being an intellectually stimulating place where research has practical orientation and policy relevance. Academics, industry experts and students from across the world are presenting their papers, speaking at the conference and moderating discussions.

Keynote and Plenary Sessions

Carrying forward the tradition of rigorous and relevant research, leading academicians – Dr. Pranab Bardhan, Dr. Nagpurnanand Prabhala, Dr. Paresh Kumar Narayan and Dr. Bala Balachandran – address a set of thematic, methodological and emerging governance related issues in the keynote and plenary session…

Practitioners’ Track

‘Blockchain, Big Data and Business: The Way Forward’ is the theme of the panel discussion moderated by Mr. Vivekanand, VP and Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions. Mr. Rangaraj Sriramulu, SVP, Digital Transformation, Alorica, Mr. Rajaram Venkataraman, Founder, Navya Insights and Dr. Madhan Kumar Srinivasan, Analytics Innovation Principal and Lead, Accenture are the distinguished panelists.

Technical Sessions

The two-day symposium has technical sessions on wide-ranging topics such as Corporate Finance and Governance, economic growth, international trade, global value chain and macroeconomics etc. Abstracts of the papers presented at the technical sessions can be found in the symposium booklet.

Best Papers

1st Prize

Bibek Bhatta (Queen’s University, UK) for the paper titled “Do Creditors Punish Increased Insider Ownership? Evidence from India” (Co-authored with Tiago Longan and Athanasios Tsekeris)

2nd Prize

Vinay K (Madras School of Economics) for the paper titled “Political Motives and Welfare Considerations” (Co-authored with Brinda Viswanathan)

3rd Prize

Nilesh Gupta (Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirapalli) for the paper titled “Idiosyncratic Skewness and Role of Sentiment in the Indian Market” (Co-authored with Joshy Jacob)