12th Emerging Markets Conference

Organised by xKDR Forum, CFS - S.P.Jain Inst. of Management Research, Vanderbilt Law School

Sofitel, BKC, Mumbai. 13th - 15th December 2021

Confirmed participants

  • Nidhi Aggarwal[V], IIM Udaipur
  • Vimal Balasubramaniam[V], Queen Mary University
    of London
  • Devang Bhandari,KPMG
  • Keerat Bhurjee[V], Shiv Nadar University
  • Arvind Chari, Quantum Advisors Pvt. Ltd
  • Aneesha Chitgupi, xKDR Forum
  • Rajendra Chitale, M.P.Chitale and Associates
  • Sourish Das, Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • Marco Dell’Erba[V], University of Zurich
  • Adam Feibelman[V], Tulane University
  • Joshua Felman, Independent
  • Una Galani[V], Reuters
  • Akshay Jaitly, xKDR Forum
  • Kose John[V], NYU Stern School
  • Jeong Ho (John) Kim[V], Emory University
  • Craig Lewis[V], Vanderbilt Business School
  • Pavithra Manivannan, xKDR Forum
  • Hemant Manuj, SPJIMR
  • Charmi Mehta, xKDR Forum
  • Anuradha Narasimhan[V], IIT Bombay
  • Geetika Palta, xKDR Forum
  • Sudhanshu Pani, NMIMS
  • Surya Prakash B S, Daksh
  • Ayush Patnaik, xKDR Forum
  • Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, IDFC Institute
  • Shubho Roy, University of Chicago
  • Siddhartha Roy[V], CSIR
  • Renuka Sane, NIPFP
  • Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR
  • Manmohan Singh[V], IMF (Presenter)
  • Manish Singh[V], IIT Delhi
  • Ajay Shah, xKDR Forum
  • Jo-Ann Suchard[V], UNSW Sydney
  • Anjali Tarapore[V], HDFC
  • Susan Thomas, xKDR Forum
  • Diya Uday, xKDR Forum
  • Nishant Vats[V], University of Chicago
  • Nikhil Vidhani[V], IIM Bangalore
  • Jing Xu[V], University of Technology Sydney
  • Pradeep Yadav[V], University of Oklahoma
  • Yesha Yadav[V], Vanderbilt Law School
  • Bhargavi Zaveri, National University of Singapore
  • Lei Zhou[V], Northern Illinois University

Program Committee

  • Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London
  • Pab Jotikasthira, Cox School of Business
  • N. Prabhala, Johns Hopkins University
  • Renuka Sane, NIPFP
  • Subrata Sarkar, IGIDR
  • Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR
  • Ajay Shah, xKDR Forum
  • Vidhu Shekhar, SPJIMR
  • Rambhadran Thirumalai, Indian School of Business
  • Susan Thomas, xKDR Forum
  • Harsh Vardhan, SPJIMR
  • Pradeep Yadav, University of Oklahoma
  • Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School

13th December 2021

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Inaugural
09:15 – 09:55 Doing Well by Doing Good? Risk, Return, and Environmental and Social Ratings
Sudheer Chava, Georgia Tech, Jeong Ho (John) Kim and Jaemin Lee, Emory University
09:55 – 10:35 What Explains Geographic Variation in Corporate Investment?
Shohini Kundu and Nishant Vats, University of Chicago
10:35 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:30 Why do Emerging Market Firms Issue Offshore Dollar Equity Linked Securities?
Rama Seth, Copenhagen Business School, Keerat Bhurjee and Vishwanath S R, Shiv Nadar University
11:30 – 12.10 But clouds got in my way: Bias and bias correction of VIIRS nighttime lights data in the presence of clouds
Ayush Patnaik, Ajay Shah, Susan Thomas, xKDR Forum and Anshul Tayal, QuantInsti
12:10 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:10 The lowest hanging fruit on the coconut tree: India’s climate transition through the price system in the power sector
Akshay Jaitly and Ajay Shah, xKDR Forum
14:10 – 15:10 Panel: Government contracting: Building state capacity
Susan Thomas, xKDR Forum (Presenter)

14th December 2021

09:00 – 10:00 Panel: Consumer credit steering: A tale of two markets
Renuka Sane, NIPFP (Presenter, Moderator)
Adam Feibelman, Tulane University (Presenter)
Deepti George, Dvara Research Foundation
10:00 – 10:40 Investor Inattention, Financial Narrative, and Tone-Based Heuristics
Craig Lewis, Vanderbilt Business School, Francesco Grossetti and Miles Geitzmann, Universita Bocconi
10:40 – 11:20 IPO Suspensions and Venture Capital Activity
Mark Humphery-Jenner and Jo-Ann Suchard, UNSW Sydney, Zhiyi Qiu, Changzhou University
11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:10 Post-Bid Takeover Resistance: Antitakeover Provisions, Initial Offer Quality, and Target Board Motivation
Nicholas F. Carline, University of Birmingham, Sridhar Gogineni, The University of Tampa and Pradeep Yadav, University of Oklahoma
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 13:50 Regulation-induced CSR
Vidhi Chhaochharia, University of Miami, Rik Sen, University of New South Wales and Jing Xu, University of Technology Sydney
13:50 – 14:30 Who Owns What? A Factor Model for Direct Stockholding
Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London, Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College, John Y. Campbell, Harvard University and Benjamin Ranish, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

15th December 2021

09.00 – 10:00 Panel: Cryptocurrencies: Promises and perils
Marco Dell’Erba, University of Zurich
Manmohan Singh, IMF (Presenter)
Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School (Moderator)
Bhargavi Zaveri, National University of Singapore
10:00 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:50 China’s No-bailout Reform: Impact on Bond Yields and Rating Standards
Guiqing Mo, Shanghai Lixin University, Zhi Gao, Anhui University and Lei Zhou, Northern Illinois University
10:50 – 11:25 The Broken Bond Market
Jonathan Broggard, University of Utah and Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School
11:25 – 12:00 Pricing anomalies in the Indian corporate bond market
Harsh Vardhan, SPJIMR and Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:25 Panel: Making progress on the NTC
Surya Prakash B S, DAKSH (Presenter)
Somasekhar Sundaresan, Advocate
Shubho Roy, University of Chicago
Sunanda Nair-Bidkar, INET
14:25 – 14:35 Break
15:00 – 15:40 Measuring Tax Treaties: Why India gets investment from Mauritius
Karan Gulati, NIPFP, Shubho Roy, University of Chicago
15:40 – 17:00 Panel: The landscape of post pandemic recovery
Ajay Shah, xKDR Forum (Presenter)
Harsh Vardhan, SPJIMR (Moderator)
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, IDFC Institute

Note: Confirmed speakers at the conference are marked in boldface and those that will attend over video conferencing are marked as [V].