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IIM Calcutta-NYU Stern
India Research Conference


Co-Hosts
The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory, IIM Calcutta
Center for Global Economy and Business, NYU Stern

Date
October 12, 2018

Program Summary
As the world's largest democracy, with the third largest economy in real terms, the fastest growing working-age population, and a rapidly developing financial system, India is set to become one of the world's most important economic forces in the coming decade. Recent national-level economic initiatives and financial reforms such as demonetization, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax and the PMJDY program for banking the unbanked have far-reaching implications. This conference will bring together the leading academic and policy experts for an in-depth discussion of India's financial markets and implications for the global economy.
 
 
8:00 Breakfast and Registration
8:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Robert Whitelaw, Vice Dean of the NYU Stern School of Business Undergraduate College
Kose John NYU Stern School of Business
8:45 Research Paper Session I
Moderator: Kim Schoenholtz, New York University Stern School of Business

Indirect Tax Aggressiveness and Tax Reforms: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
Shailendra Pandit, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mehul Raithatha, Indian Institute of Management Indore
Stephanie Sikes, University of Illinois at Chicago Business

Discussant: N.R. Prabhala, University of Maryland Smith School of Business

Violence and Investor Behavior: Evidence from Terrorist Attacks
Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State University
Pulak Ghoash, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Haibei Zhao, Lehigh University

Discussant: Ashok Banerjee, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Does Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reduce Intrinsic Motivation? Evidence from India
Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University
Prasanna Tantri, Indian School of Business

Discussant: David Yermack, New York University Stern School of Business

Video: 8:30am-10:30am
10:45 Refreshment Break
11:00 Panel on Indian Financial Reform
    

Chair: Kose John, New York University Stern School of Business
Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India in New York
N.R. Prabhala, University of Maryland Smith School of Business
Pradeep Yadav, University of Oklahoma Price College of Business

Video: 11:00am-12:00pm
12:00 Lunch and Keynote Speech
Amitabh Kant, CEO National Institution for Transforming India

Video: Keynote Speech
2:10 Research Paper Session II
Moderator: Jennifer Carpenter, New York University Stern School of Business

A New Order of Financing Investments: Evidence from Acquisitions by India's Listed Firms
Varun Jindal, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Rama Seth, Copenhagen Business School

Dicussant: Vijay Singal, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business

Directors of a Feather Merge Together: Information Flows, Familiarity Bias and M&A Outcomes
Manaswini Bhalla, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Manisha Goel, Pomona College
VSK Teja Konduri, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Michelle Zemel, Pomona College

Discussant: Simi Kedia, Rutgers Business School

Video: 2:00pm-5:00pm
3:30 Refreshment Break
3:45 Afternoon Keynote Speech
The Market for Healthcare at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT

Introduction by Thomas Philippon, New York University Stern School of Business
4:50 Closing Remarks
Ashok Banerjee, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
5:00 Reception

 
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