Research Summer School 2021

The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory (FRTL) of IIM Calcutta hosted the 6th Research Summer School in Empirical Finance and Accounting during May 1-10, 2021. The research summer school 2021 is an eleven-day program with two components: 10-day online sessions held over zoom during May 1 - 10, 2021, and 1-day online presentations on June 12, 2021.

The first two days had sessions on applied econometrics that helped the participants learn advanced statistical methods and empirical techniques currently employed in cutting-edge research in Finance and Accounting. The next 8-days had sessions that exposed participants to cutting-edge research and the art of writing high-quality papers in Accounting, Asset Pricing, Banking, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Earnings Management, Executive Compensation, Financial Risk Management, and Market Microstructure. In addition, over these 8-days, participants formed seven teams and pursued group research projects that they would continue subsequently and present their work next month.

Prof. Samit Paul, Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya, and Prof. Sudhir S. Jaiswall were the principal coordinators of the 2021 Research Summer School. There were 21 participants in total, of which 20 were from Indian institutions and one from abroad. About half of these participants were doctoral students from various universities like, IITs, IIMs, IGIDR and IIFT; the remaining participants were faculty members from various management institutions in India and abroad. Several doctoral students and faculty members of IIM Calcutta also attended the sessions.

Over the next ten days, sessions were taken by renowned experts, who are faculty at leading management institutions in the US, UK, Singapore, and India. The teaching faculty included s eminent scholars like Prof. Sugata Roychowdhury (Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management), Prof. Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business), Prof. Raghunandan K (University of Florida’s School of Accounting), Prof. Chinmoy Ghosh (University of Connecticut’s School of Business),Prof. Manoj Kulchania (Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business), Prof. Ana Marques (University of East Anglia’s Norwich Business School, UK), Prof. Richard Crowley (Singapore Management University), Prof. Joshy Jacob (IIM Ahmedabad), Prof. Prasanna Tantri (ISB, Hyderabad), Dr. Nirupama Kulkarni (CAFRAL)and IIM Calcutta Professors - Manisha Chakrabarty, Saptarshi Purkayastha, Manju Jaiswall, Samit Paul, Arnab Bhattacharya and Sudhir S. Jaiswall.

Prof. Bodhibrata Nag (Dean Academic), Prof. Indranil Bose (Chairperson, Doctoral Programme & Research), and Prof. Sudhir S. Jaiswall (Coordinator, Financial Research and Trading Laboratory) formally inaugurated the 2021 research summer school.