In order to promote India-centric research in the area of empirical finance and corporate governance, the Finance Lab of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) has joined hands with the Stern Business School of New York University to hold the first-ever India-centric conference in the United States of America.
The primary objective of the event is to showcase and discuss research on Indian financial markets and corporate governance. This is also the first time any IIM is holding a research conference outside India which showcases its research in these fields.
"The conference would attract academics, industry practitioners and policy makers. This platform would enable us to know the interests about issues concerning India's financial markets among academics in the US and Europe", Ashok Banerjee, professor of finance and faculty-in-charge in the Financial Research and Trading Laboratory at IIM-C, who is spearheading the conference said.
"The networking opportunities in the event will help us identify researchers who are interested to work with Indian data.
This may create possibilities of collaborative research for IIM-C faculty with academics in the US and Europe", he added.
According to IIM-C, India is now the world's third largest economy in real terms, with a rapidly developing financial system.
This conference brings together the world's leading academic and industry experts for an in-depth discussion of India's financial markets and implications for the global economy. John Lipsky, former first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund is the keynote speaker in the conference.