Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Financial Research Workshop, IIM Calcutta, 16-17 November, 2012

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Financial Research and Trading Laboratory (in short, Finance Lab) of IIM Calcutta (IIMC) will conduct a 2 day Financial Research Workshop during November 16-17 of 2012.


In 2011, the Finance Lab at IIMC received a substantial amount of financial support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to conduct research in finance. This workshop is one of the many initiatives that is being started to support and encourage high quality research in finance by IIMC. The workshop will bring together reputed academics from all over the world and provide a venue to present and discuss research in various areas of finance. The workshop is a vehicle for presentation of work in progress.

Those attending the workshop will get an opportunity to disseminate their scholarly work and interact with the eminent scholars and the brightest minds in the field. The paper presenters will also have the opportunity to interact with the editors/associate editors of reputed journals in finance.

Academics, including faculty, research scholars, and doctoral students, can benefit from attending this conference.

Submission Details

Five unpublished research papers that relate to contemporary issues in the broad areas of corporate finance, financial markets and corporate governance will be accepted for presentation at this workshop. Only full paper submissions will be accepted. All submissions will be subject to rigorous review process and will be assigned a discussant. Complete papers (no abstracts) sent by 31 July 2012 will be reviewed for presentation. All submissions (in PDF or word format) should be sent to

Financial Support

Paper presenters will receive travel support of up to USD 1000 (or equivalent) plus board and lodging at IIM Calcutta. Discussants will get domestic economy class airfare plus board and lodging at IIM Calcutta.

About the Finance Lab

It is state-of-the-art laboratory in the country created with the purpose of supporting advanced applied research in financial markets and equipping finance managers with the mathematical and conceptual theories and best practices in financial markets that go into the creation and management of innovative financial products. It is endowed with the following resources:

  • Databases like CRSP, Compustat, ExecuComp, WRDS, Prime Database, Private Equity Deal Database, M&A Deal Database,
  • Data feeds like Bloomberg, (Thomson Reuters),
  • XS Trade - Trading exchange simulator with real time data feed from five markets NSE- Cash and F&O, BSE-Cash, NCDEX, MCX
  • To know more about the Finance Lab: Go to
  • To know more about the Institute: Go to
  • Advisory board of the Finance Lab:
    • Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Finance, The Anderson School, UCLA, Los Angeles
    • David Yermack, Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
    • Gautam Mitra, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University
    • Henri Servaes, Professor of Finance, London Business School
    • Maureen O’Hara, W. Purcell Professor of Finance, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
    • M. Suresh Sundaresan, Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University
    • Ross Watts, Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and Accounting, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Registration closed.

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