Moody’s – ICRA – NYU Stern – Conference on Development of Indian Fixed Income Markets

August 3, 2016, Four Seasons Mumbai, India

Moody’s Corporation (https://www.moodys.com), ICRA Limited (http://www.icra.in), and Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions (http://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/about/departments-centers-initiatives/centers-of-research/salomon-center-for-the-study-of-financial-institutions), at NYU Stern School of Business http://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/about/departments-centers-initiatives/centers-of-research/salomon-center-for-the-study-of-financial-institutions are pleased to announce that they will be hosting their second fixed income research conference in India on Aug 3, 2016 in Mumbai.

We invite academics and scholars to submit working papers, work in progress or proposals that are in advance stage that are relevant in the context of Indian fixed income sector and the macro-economy. While we welcome research that broadly fits the theme “Indian Fixed Income Market – Unlocking Future Growth,” we also welcome submissions that advance the body of knowledge in the context of India’s macro-economy.

TOPICS: The topics of particular interest for this year include:
1. The evolution of government securities and their markets
2. Divestment of State owned Enterprises
3. SMEs- Funding and growth challenges
4. BIFR- Learnings from the BIFR experience and possible impacts of the proposed Bankruptcy Code
5. Evolution of NBFCs and their impact on Indian financial markets and their participants
6. Funding of Infrastructure projects
7. India’s financial markets in comparison to other emerging markets 8. Inflation, growth and real interest rates
9. NPA of PSU banks and their impact on fiscal and monetary policies
10. Key economic growth areas

For advance research proposals, there is expectation that research would have made sufficient progress by July 2016 for the scholar to be able to present his/her findings.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions of the research/proposals is 25th March 2016. Submissions should also include the CV of the principal investigator in pdf format as a single file and be mailed to IndiaConference@moodys.com. Decisions will be emailed to researchers by 15th April, 2016.

The committee that will screen and approve the projects is co-chaired by Professors Viral V. Acharya (NYU Stern School of Business) and Praveen Varma (Moody’s), and includes Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara University), N R Prabhala (CAFRAL and University of Maryland), Prachi Mishra (RBI), Suresh Sundaresan (Columbia University), Raghu Sundaram (NYU Stern School of Business), Kalpesh Gada (ICRA).

FUNDING: Scholars (or one of the co-authors in case of joint work) whose research is accepted for the conference will be expected to present their work in the conference. For presenters traveling internationally, Moody’s will pay up to $6,000 per accepted paper towards travel expenses pertaining to presentation at the conference against submission of appropriate forms and expense reports. For presenters traveling within India, Moody’s will reimburse domestic coach class roundtrip airfare, up to two nights of hotel stay and customary incidental expenses against submission of receipts and appropriate forms.

ABOUT MOODY’S: Moody’s is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody’s Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available athttp://www.moodys.com

ABOUT ICRA: ICRA Limited was set up in 1991 as a full-service Credit Rating Agency by leading Indian financial/investment institutions, commercial banks and financial services companies as an independent and professional investment information and credit rating agency. Through its subsidiaries, ICRA offers consulting, outsourcing and professional & IT services. ICRA shares are listed on the BSE and the National Stock Exchange. ICRA is majority-held by Moody’s Group, which has 50.06% equity ownership stake in the Company.

ABOUT THE SALOMON CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: The Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions is a research Institute founded in 1972 as part of the Stern School of Business, New York University, by a grant from the partners of Salomon Brothers, and specializes in the study of financial institutions, including commercial banks, investment banks, managed funds and insurance companies.

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