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ISB to Co-Host Global Conference with Wharton & Swedish Institute for Financial Research
Conference to Focus on Indian Financial Markets
April 19-21, 2007
The Indian School of Business (ISB) will be co-hosting a Global Research Conference on India's Financial Markets at The Wharton School from April 19-21, 2007. The conference is a collaborative venture of the Centre for Analytical Finance (CAF) at the Indian School of Business, the Financial Institutions Centre (FIC) at The Wharton School, USA, and the Swedish Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) at Stockholm.
The conference has attracted participation from well-known researchers from some of the renowned academic and financial institutions such as MIT, Harvard, Chicago, Wharton, Duke, Kellogg, Columbia, World Bank, IMF, Federal Reserve Board, etc.
Speaking about the conference, Prof. Rammohan Rao, Dean, ISB, said, "The ISB has been actively promoting India-focused research beyond India's borders, and co-hosting this prestigious global conference is a moment of pride for us. The participation of some of the best minds from across the world is a testimony to the importance of increasing global interest in India."
Speaking on his participation, Prof. Sankar De, Executive Director, CAF, ISB said, "The conference is a truly global research event - a conference on India's financial markets, taking place in the USA, and sponsored by three research centres located on three different continents."
The conference will comprise four sessions. Prof. Sankar De, Executive Director, CAF, ISB, will chair a session, titled 'Corruption, Politics and Financial Policy'. He will also present a paper on 'Financing, Credit Constraints and Investor Protection'. Prof. Mudit Kapoor, Professor of Economics, will also represent ISB as a panel expert in a session on 'Financial Markets: Recent Reforms and their Impact'. The other session will deal with 'Banks and Financial Institutions' and 'Corporate Financing, Credit Constraints and Investor Protection'.
Beginning with this event, CAF, FIC and SIFR will hold joint research conferences annually during spring. The conferences will be hosted on a rotational basis between Philadelphia, Stockholm, and Hyderabad.
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Ms. Bhuvana Ramalingam,
Director - Communications,
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
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