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 Vanderbilt Law School and Trustbridge


The Springer EMC best discussant award

Confirmed Participants

Amrita Agarwal, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd
Nidhi Aggrawal (V), IIM, Udaipur
Shankkar Aiyar
Urvashi Aneja, Digital Futures Lab
Dan Awrey (V), Cornell Law School
Rishab Bailey (V), Ayush Patnaik, Ajay Shah and Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum
Vimal Balasubramaniam (V), Queen Mary University of London
Gautam Bambawale, PIC
Shrayana Bhattacharya, World Bank
Indraneel Chakraborty (V), University of Miami
Rudra Chaudhuri, CEIP
Sourish Das, CMI
Celine Yue Fei (V), Kenan-Flagler Business School
Indradeep Ghosh (V), Dvara Research Foundation
Karan Gulati, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
Samarth Gupta, Ahmedabad University
Akshay Jaitly, Trustbridge
Pab Jotikasthira (V), Cox School of Business
K. P. Krishnan (V)
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
Yancheng Qiu (V), HKUST
P. Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge
Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, Artha global
Shubho Roy, University of Chicago
M. S. Sahoo, National Law University
Renuka Sane, NIPFP
Supriya Sankaran, Agami
Rik Sen, UNSW
Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR
Vivan Sharan, Koan Advisory
Anjali Sharma, NESL
Rajdeep Sharma, IIM, Bangalore
Karandeep Singh, Trilegal
Ashok Pal Singh, Formerly India Post
Manish Singh (V), IIT, Roorkee
B. N. Srikrishna
Dinesh Thakur (V), Thakur Family Foundation
Alexander A. Vadilyev (V), Australian National University
Bahram Vakil, AZB & Partners
Amit Varma
Jingjing Wang (V), University of Liverpool
Pradeep Yadav, Oklahoma University
Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School
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)?
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
Celine Yue Fei, Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Discussant: Rik Sen, UNSW
10:10 – 10:45 Intangible Capital, Negative Cash Flow and Corporate Policy: International Evidence
Alexander A. Vadilyev, Australian National University
    Discussant: Pab Jotikasthira, Cox School of Business
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:35 Does facetime with the boss matter? Soft information communication and organizational performance
Samarth Gupta, Ahmedabad University, Kaushalendra Kishore, CAFRAL
    Discussant: TBC
11:35 – 12:35 Panel Discussion: Government contracting in health care
Health care and public procurement, Susan Thomas, XKDR Forum
Panelist: Amrita Agarwal, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd
Dinesh Thakur, Thakur Family Foundation
12:35 – 13:35 Lunch
13:35 – 14:10 Foreign Institutional Investors and Corporate Carbon Emissions: Evidence from China
Jingjing Wang, University of Liverpool
    Discussant: Nidhi Aggrawal, IIM, Udaipur
14:10 – 14:45 Characterising land and property related litigation at the Delhi High Court
Devendra Damle, Open Network For Digital Commerce and Karan Gulati, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
    Discussant: Akshay Jaitly, Trustbridge
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: Geopolitical implications for EM economics
Panelist: Gautam Bambawale, PIC
Rudra Chaudhuri, CEIP

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: TBC
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
09:35 – 10:10 Financial Integration through Production Networks
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
10:10 – 10:45 His Pain Is Your Gain: Inter-Firm Linkages and Exchange Rate Exposure
Yancheng Qiu, HKUST
    Discussant: Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:35 Retired bureaucrats on the Board of Directors: Do they Improve Firm Performance
Praveena Musunuru, Mohammad Shameem Jawed and Kalyan Kolukuluri, IIM, Visakhapatnam
    Discussant: K. P. Krishnan
11:35 – 12:35 Panel Discussion: Legal system reforms
A community approach to legal system reform, Supriya Sankaran, Agami
Better decisions by litigants: some quantitative pathways, Bhargavi Zaveri Shah, National University of Singapore
Panelist: TBC
12:35 – 13:35 Lunch
13:35 – 14:10 Predictability of Emerging Market ERP Conditional on Economic Policy Uncertainty V. Ravi Anshuman, Rajdeep Sharma and Prateek Jain, IIM, Bangalore
    Discussant: Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London
14:10 – 14:45 Are Fintech Loan Apps Harmful? Evidence from Users’ Experience of Loan Apps in India
Vijay Marisetty and Akbar Ali, University of Hyderabad
    Discussant: Indradeep Ghosh, Dvara Research Foundation
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: Technology policy
The big questions in Indian technology policy, Renuka Sane, NIPFP
Panelist: 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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