Emerging Markets Conference

Organised by Finance Research Group, CFS - S.P.Jain Inst. of Management Research, Vanderbilt Law School
Dates: 14th - 18th December 2020. Conference 2020 is online.


Program Committee

  • Vimal BBalasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London
  • Kose John, NYU Stern School
  • Pab Jotikasthira, Cox School of Business
  • N. Prabhala, Johns Hopkins University
  • Prasanna Tantri, Indian School of Business
  • Rambhadran Thirumalai, Indian School of Business
  • Renuka Sane, NIPFP
  • Ajay Shah, Economist
  • Vidhu Shekhar, SPJIMR
  • Pradeep Yadav, Oklahoma University
  • Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Harsh Vardhan, SPJIMR

14th December 2020

16:45-18:00 Inaugural Session
Government contracting: a key barrier for state capacity [Video]
Sudha Krishnan, DAE (Retired)
R. A. Mashelkar, CSIR (Retired)
Shailesh Pathak, L&T Infrastructure
Ajay Shah, Economist (Moderator)
18:00-18:15 Introductions
18:15-20:00
Enthusiast:
Chairperson:
Session I : Securities Markets
Pradeep Yadav, Oklahoma University
Vikas Raman, Lancaster University

Rules vs. discretion in market surveillance:evidence from India [Paper][Presentation] [Video]
Nidhi Aggarwal, IIM, Udaipur, Surbhi Bhatia, MINT and Bhargavi Zaveri, Finance Research Group, CMI
    Discussant: Samir Shah, Dvara Trust

Trading Volume and Dispersion of Signals [Paper][Presentation] [Video]
Nikhil Vidhani, IIM, Bangalore
    Discussant: Prasanna Tantri, Indian School of Business

Sensationalism in Online News
Gunchang Kim, Rutgers University
    Discussant: Ram Thirumalai, Indian School of Business [Presentation]
20:00-20:15 Break
20:15-21:15
Moderator: Panelists:
Panel: Emerging Issues in Active and Passive Fund Structures [Video]
Pradeep Yadav, Oklahoma University
Kumar Venkatraman, Southern Methodist University
Jonathan Brogaard, University of Utah [Presentation]
Marcin Kacperczyk , Imperial College
Sanjiv Shah, Fintech Entrepreneur

15th December 2020

18:00-18:15 Opening with Introductions
18:15-20:00
Enthusiast:
Session II : Firm Finance
Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School

The impact of the Shanghai V Hong Kong stock market connection on corporate innovation: Evidence from mainland China
Guanming He, Durham University
    Discussant: Abhishek Ganguly, Oklahoma University

Founding Family Heritage, Social Background and Risk Taking by Family Firms
Rama Seth, Copenhagen Business School, Ankit Singhal and Vishwanath S R, Shiv Nadar University [Paper][Presentation] [Video]
    Discussant: Srivatsan Rajan, Bain & Company

Cross-Border Private Equity and Valuation Effects [Paper][Presentation]
Sharjil Haque, UNC
    Discussant: Brian Broughman, Vanderbilt Law School [Presentation]
20:00-20:15 Break
20:15-21:15
Moderator:
Panelists:
Panel: Innovating in (and around) Governance in International Capital Markets [Video]
Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt University
Jesse Fried, Harvard Law School [Presentation]
Kose John, NYU Stern School of Business
Brian Broughman, Vanderbilt Law School

16th December 2020

18:00-18:15 Opening with Introductions
18:15-20:00
Enthusiast:
Session III : Household Finance
Geetika Palta, Misha Sharma and Monami Dasgupta, FRG and Dvara Research

Know Thyself: Free credit reports and the retail mortgage market [Paper][Presentation] [Video]
Amit Kumar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Discussant: Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London [Presentation]

Microfinance regulation: investigating the interplay between interest rate caps and competition in a financial inclusion context [Presentation] [Video]
Tristan Caballero-Montes, University of Mons
    Discussant: Misha Sharma, Dvara Research Foundation [Presentation]

Grievance Redress by Courts in Consumer Finance Disputes [Paper][Presentation] [Video]
Karan Gulati and Renuka Sane, NIPFP
    Discussant: Adam Fiebelman, Tulane University
20:00-20:15 Break
20:15-21:15
Moderator: Panelist:
Panel: Doing Better on Measuring Financial Inclusion [Video]
Susan Thomas, Economist
Greta Bull, CGAP
Kshama Fernandes, Northern Arc Capital
Elisabeth Rhyne, ex MD, Centre for Financial Inclusion [Presentation]

17th December 2020

18:00-18:15 Opening with Introductions
18:15-20:00
Enthusiast:
Session IV : Macro and International Finance
Adam Fiebelman, Tulane University

Does Inflation Targeting Help Information Transmission? [Paper][Presentation] [Video]
Satadru Das, RBI, Jay Surti, IMF and Shekhar Tomar, ISB
    Discussant: Vimal Balasubramaniam, Queen Mary University of London [Presentation]

Capital account liberalisation in India: An analysis of onshore-offshore arbitrage [Presentation] [Video]
Nidhi Aggarwal, IIM, Udaipur, Sanchit Arora, E&Y
    Discussant: Josh Felman, J. H. Consulting [Presentation]

Currency Anomalies [Paper][Presentation] [Video]
Sohnke M. Bartram, University of Warwick, Leslie Djuranovik, Bank Indonesia and Anthony Garratt, University of Warwick
    Discussant: Pab Jotikasthira, Cox School of Business [Presentation]
20:00-20:15 Break
20:15-21:15
Moderator: Panelists:
Panel: New perspectives on law and macroeconomics [Video]
Adam Feibelman, Tulane University
Ajay Shah, Economist
K. P. Krishnan, NCAER
Sean Hagan, Georgetown Law
Anna Gelpern, Georgetown Law

18th December 2020

18:00-18:15 Opening and Introductions
18:15-20:00
Enthusiast:
Session V : Financial Market Intermediaries
Harsh Vardhan, SPJIMR

Are more productive banks always better?
Harsh Vardhan, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research
    Discussant: Shekhar Hari Kumar, The Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Risky business: Corporate governance in Indian banks [Presentation]
Aakriti Mathur, The Graduate Institute (IHEID)
    Discussant: Anjali Sharma, FPM scholar at SPJIMR

Banking Networks, Systemic Risk, and the Credit Cycle in Emerging Markets [Paper] [Video]
Sanjiv R. Das, Santa Clara University, Madhu Kalimipalli and Subhankar Nayak, Wilfrid Laurier University
    Discussant: Bhavyaa Sharma, UC Santa Cruz [Presentation]
20:00-20:15 Break
20:15-21:15
Moderator:
Panel: Getting banks out of their blue (lending) funk: can ownership changes help? [Video]
Harsh Vardhan, SPJIMR
Jahangir Aziz, JP Morgan
Rajiv Lall, IDFC Institute
Ajit Ranade, Aditya Birla Group
Josh Felman, J. H. Consulting

Note: Confirmed speakers at the conference are marked in boldface.

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