13th Emerging Markets Conference

12th - 13th December 2022
In person: Boundary Hall, MCA, BKC, Mumbai and video conference

Organised by XKDR Forum in collaboration with Trustbridge and Vanderbilt Law School


The Springer EMC best discussant award

Confirmed Participants

Amrita Agarwal, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd
Nidhi Aggrawal (V), IIM, Udaipur
Shankkar Aiyar
Dan Awrey (V), Cornell Law School
Rishab Bailey, Pavithra Manivannan, Ayush Patnaik, Ajay Shah, Susan Thomas, Diya Uday, XKDR Forum
Vimal Balasubramaniam (V), Queen Mary University of London
Gautam Bambawale (V), PIC
Shrayana Bhattacharya, World Bank
Indraneel Chakraborty (V), University of Miami
Rudra Chaudhuri, Carnegie India
Saikat Datta, Deepstrat
Sourish Das, CMI
Celine Yue Fei (V), Kenan-Flagler Business School
Indradeep Ghosh, Dvara Research Foundation
Karan Gulati, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
Samarth Gupta, Ahmedabad University
Akshay Jaitly, Trustbridge
Pab Jotikasthira (V), Cox School of Business
Yesha Yadav (V), Vanderbilt Law School
Peter Kerstens (V), European Union
K. P. Krishnan (V)
Hansi Mehrotra
Rahul Matthan, Trilegal
Vijay Marisetty, University of Hyderabad
Praveena Musunuru, IIM, Visakhapatnam
Sunanda Bidkar Nair, INET
Venkatesh Panchapagesan, IIM, Bangalore
Megha Patnaik (V), LUISS University
Elizabeth Pollman (V), University of Pennsylvania Law School
Sanjay Pugalia , Adani Media
Yancheng Qiu (V), HKUST
P. Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge
Chaitanya Ravi, FLAME University
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, Neha Sinha, Artha Global
Umesh Revankar, Shriram Group
Shubho Roy, University of Chicago
M. S. Sahoo, National Law University
Renuka Sane, NIPFP
Supriya Sankaran, Agami
Rik Sen, UNSW
Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR
Anjali Sharma, NESL
Rajdeep Sharma, IIM, Bangalore
Ashok Pal Singh, Formerly India Post
Manish Singh (V), IIT, Roorkee
Nupoor Singh, Springer
B. N. Srikrishna
Dinesh Thakur (V), Thakur Family Foundation
Alexander A. Vadilyev (V), Australian National University
Bahram Vakil, AZB & Partners
Harsh Vardhan, Independent
Amit Varma
Aadhaar Verma (V), Wilfrid Laurier University
Anup Wadhawan, Former Commerce Secretary to Government of India
Jingjing Wang (V), University of Liverpool
Pradeep Yadav, Oklahoma University
Bhargavi Zaveri Shah, National University of Singapore

Program Committee

  • Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London
  • Kose John, NYU, Stern School
  • Pab Jotikasthira, Cox School of Business
  • N. Prabhala, Johns Hopkins University
  • Renuka Sane, NIPFP
  • Subrata Sarkar, IGIDR
  • Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR
  • Ajay Shah, XKDR Forum
  • Rambhadran Thirumalai, Indian School of Business
  • Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum
  • Harsh Vardhan, Independent
  • Kumar Venkataraman, SMU Cox School of Business
  • Pradeep Yadav, Oklahoma University
  • Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School

12th December 2022

08:00 – 08:25 Registration
08:25 – 08:30 Inaugural
08:30 – 09:00 Talk: Gresham’s New Law
Dan Awrey, Cornell Law School
Chairperson: TBC
09:00 – 09:35 Do Investors Pay Less Attention to Women (Fund Managers)? [Paper] [Presentation]
P. Raghavendra Rau and Jinhua Wang, University of Cambridge
    Discussant: Shrayana Bhattacharya, World Bank
09:35 – 10:10 Crowding-in in Venture Capital in China [Paper]
Celine Yue Fei, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Discussant: Rik Sen, UNSW [Presentation]
10:10 – 10:45 Intangible Capital, Negative Cash Flow and Corporate Policy: International Evidence [Paper]
Alexander A. Vadilyev, Australian National University
    Discussant: Pab Jotikasthira, Cox School of Business [Presentation]
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:35 Does facetime with the boss matter? Soft information communication and organizational performance [Paper] [Presentation]
Samarth Gupta, Ahmedabad University, Kaushalendra Kishore, CAFRAL
    Discussant: Harsh Vardhan, Independent [Presentation]
11:35 – 12:35 Panel Discussion: Government contracting in health care
Health care and public procurement, Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum [Presentation]
Chairperson: TBC
Panelists: Amrita Agarwal, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd
                    Dinesh Thakur, Thakur Family Foundation
12:35 – 13:35 Lunch talk: Are we going to a bold world of decentralised finance?
Peter Kerstens, European Union
Chairperson: TBC
13:35 – 14:10 Characterising land and property related litigation at the Delhi High Court [Paper] [Presentation]
Devendra Damle, Open Network For Digital Commerce and Karan Gulati, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
    Discussant: Akshay Jaitly, Trustbridge
14:10 – 14:45 Foreign Institutional Investors and Corporate Carbon Emissions: Evidence from China [Paper] [Presentation]
Jingjing Wang, University of Liverpool
    Discussant: Nidhi Aggrawal, IIM, Udaipur
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: Geopolitical implications for EM economics
Framing the issues, Ajay Shah, XKDR Forum [Presentation]
Panelists: Gautam Bambawale, PIC
                    Rudra Chaudhuri, Carnegie India
                    Saikat Datta, Deepstrat

13th December 2022

08:00 – 08:25 Registration
08:30 – 09:00 Talk: The Making and Meaning of ESG
Elizabeth Pollman, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Chairperson: Aadhaar Verma, Wilfrid Laurier University
09:00 – 09:35 Shortening the Equities Settlement Cycle
Pradeep Yadav, Oklahoma University, Lakshmi Naraayaanan, London Business School, Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London and Pedro Rossi, Columbia University
    Discussant: Ajay Shah, XKDR Forum [Presentation]
09:35 – 10:10 Financial Integration through Production Networks [Paper] [Presentation]
Indraneel Chakraborty, University of Miami, Saketh Chityala and Apoorva Javadekar, Indian School of Business and Rodney Ramcharan, University of Southern California
    Discussant: Megha Patnaik, LUISS University [Presentation]
10:10 – 10:45 His Pain Is Your Gain: Inter-Firm Linkages and Exchange Rate Exposure [Paper]
Yancheng Qiu, HKUST
    Discussant: Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR [Presentation]
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:35 Retired bureaucrats on the Board of Directors: Do they Improve Firm Performance [Paper] [Presentation]
Praveena Musunuru, Mohammad Shameem Jawed and Kalyan Kolukuluri, IIM, Visakhapatnam
    Discussant: Shubho Roy, University of Chicago [Presentation]
11:35 – 12:35 Panel Discussion: Legal system reforms
A community approach to legal system reform, Supriya Sankaran, Agami [Presentation]
Better decisions by litigants: some quantitative pathways, Bhargavi Zaveri Shah, National University of Singapore [Presentation]
Chairperson: Umesh Revankar, Shriram Group
Panelists: Shubho Roy, University of Chicago
                    Bahram Vakil, AZB & Partners
12:35 – 13:35 Lunch
13:35 – 14:10 Are Fintech Loan Apps Harmful? Evidence from Users’ Experience of Loan Apps in India [Paper] [Presentation]
Vijay Marisetty and Akbar Ali, University of Hyderabad
    Discussant: Indradeep Ghosh, Dvara Research Foundation [Presentation]
14:10 – 14:45 Predictability of Equity Risk Premium Conditional on Economic Policy Uncertainty: Evidence from an Emerging Market [Paper] [Presentation]
V. Ravi Anshuman, Rajdeep Sharma and Prateek Jain, IIM, Bangalore
    Discussant: Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: Technology policy
The big questions in Indian technology policy, Renuka Sane, NIPFP [Presentation]
Panelists: Rahul Matthan, Trilegal
                    Ashok Pal Singh, Formerly India Post
                    Anjali Sharma, NESL

Note: Confirmed speakers at the conference are in boldface.


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