Summer School 2022

summer school 2022

IIM Calcutta organizes

Summer School 2022

for Faculty and Doctoral Students of Finance & Accounting
May 1 – 10, 2022

The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory (FRTL) of IIM Calcutta will organize the 7th Summer School on Empirical Finance and Accounting Research. This eleven-day program will have two components:

  • 10-day online/offline sessions (hybrid mode) during May 1 - 10, 2022; and
  • 1-day online presentations on June 11, 2022.

During these 10-days, participants will get exposure to scholarly research topics and papers from prestigious journals in Accounting, Finance, and Governance fields. These papers are carefully chosen by faculty experts and contain the following two features:

  1. talk about interesting research problems and focus on strong methodology; and
  2. replicable empirical findings.

A team of eminent faculty will guide participants to walk through scholarly papers and understand the art of writing high-quality scholarly articles and, in the process, learn appropriate research methods.

The tutorials on Econometrics are an integral part of the summer school to help participants learn relevant statistical methods and techniques commonly used in research in Accounting, Finance, and Governance.

Key Takeaways

Each participant will have the following takeaways:

  1. Understand how to position a theme and identify valid research questions
  2. Learn several methodological issues and research topics
  3. Empirically test hypotheses of a paper
  4. Learn the art of writing and publishing a paper

Structure of Summer School

The summer school will comprise of five segments:

  1. Tools
    • Applied Econometrics relevant to Accounting, Finance, & Governance research
    • Art of Literature Review, Writing, & Publishing Papers
  2. Focus Areas
    • Finance (Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, and Asset Pricing)
    • Accounting (Financial Reporting, Earnings Management, and Tax Research)
    • Corporate Governance (CEO Compensation, Business Groups, and Auditing)
  3. Project Work
  4. Project Presentation on Zoom
  5. Paper Writing & Submission

Project Work

  1. Each participant will pursue a project in one of the three focus areas
  2. Each participant will communicate in advance his/her choice of one/two focus areas, two research questions, and a one-page write up on each of these research questions
  3. By May 5, participants will choose a research question for their team project (under the guidance of their faculty mentor).
  4. Teams will do the project and write a full paper
  5. Within 30 days of the session completion (Saturday, June 11, 2022), teams will submit an interim draft and make an online presentation to receive feedback/suggestions on their work. They will incorporate the feedback/suggestions in their paper.
  6. Within 30 days of the presentation, teams will submit the first draft of a complete manuscript for review purpose.

Who Can Attend

Faculty members and doctoral students in the area of Finance, Accounting, and Corporate Governance are eligible to register for summer school. We may also consider candidates who are keen to pursue doctoral studies or research in the future. As there are limited seats, preference will be given in the order of applications received.

How to apply

Persons who meet the criteria are requested to apply within 15 March 2022 midnight by email to asstmgr_finlab@iimcal.ac.in. Applications should mention research interest, the choice of one/two focus areas for the research project, and also include a 2-page pdf version of their CV, which includes the name/venue/year of the conferences they have presented scholarly papers, their scholarly publications and pipeline (scholarly papers that are completed but yet to be published). The application fee (non-refundable) for each candidate is Rs.1000 + bank charges (if the amount is paid by Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking). For candidates selected for summer school, the application fee of Rs.1,000 will be adjusted against the registration fee. Admission will be on a rolling basis. Selected candidates will be informed within 7-days of their application, and within 7-days of their selection they must register and pay registration fee.

Click here to apply.

Facilitators

Prof. Sudhir S. Jaiswall (IIM Calcutta)


Prof. Sudhir S. Jaiswall is a faculty member in the Finance and Control group at IIM Calcutta and the Co-ordinator of the FRTL. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Com. (University of Calcutta), M.S. (University of Rochester), and MBA (IIM Ahmedabad). Besides, he is professionally certified in financial analysis, management accounting, and financial risk management. He teaches a doctoral course on Empirical Accounting covering Executive Compensation, Auditing, and Tax research.
Prof. Sudhir Jaiswall has research interests in CEO Compensation, Corporate Governance, Auditing, and Tax. He has presented papers at several prestigious conferences in India and abroad. His scholarly research is published in several prestigious journals including Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance (JAAF, ABDC A-category) and Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics (ABDC A-category). He also has several scholarly research papers in the pipeline. He has been a reviewer for several journals including JAAF and Accounting Horizons (ABDC A-category). He has also co-organized JAAF India Symposium and IIMC-NYU Stern ‘India Research Conference’. His detailed profile is available at https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/sudhir

Prof. Samit Paul (IIM Calcutta)


Prof. Samit Paul is a faculty member in the Finance and Control group at IIM Calcutta and Program Director of the FRTL’s 2022 Summer School. He has completed his Ph.D. from IIM Lucknow in the area of Finance and Accounting. Besides, he is professionally certified in management accounting. He teaches a doctoral course on Research Methods in Finance and Accounting.
Prof. Paul’s primary research interests are in market risk management, volatility modelling and portfolio management. He has presented papers at several prestigious conferences in India and abroad. He has published over a dozen scholarly research papers in prestigious journals including Economics Letters (ABDC A-category), Journal of Economic Surveys (ABDC A-category), International Journal of Forecasting (ABDC A-category), and International Review of Financial Analysis (ABDC A-category). He also has several scholarly research papers in the pipeline. His detailed profile is available at https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/samit

Prof. Sudarshan Kumar (IIM Calcutta)


Prof. Sudarshan Kumar is a faculty member in the Finance and Control group at IIM Calcutta and Program Director of the FRTL’s 2022 Summer School. He is B.Tech. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and PhD in Finance from IIM Ahmedabad.
He primarily works in the area of quantitative finance and fixed income and has published in many prestigious journals including European Journal of Finance, Journal of Complex networks, and journal of computational social science. He also has several scholarly research papers in the pipeline. His detailed profile is available at https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/sudarshank

Prof. Manju Jaiswall (IIM Calcutta)


Prof. Manju Jaiswall is a faculty member in the Finance and Accounting area at IIM Calcutta. She has done her M.Phil. in Commerce (Gold medalist) from Calcutta University and a doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
Her research interests are in the areas of Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting, Earnings Management, and Mergers and Acquisitions. She teaches courses in corporate financial reporting, cost management and financial statement analysis. Her detailed profile is available at https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/manju

Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (IIM Calcutta)


Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya is a faculty member in the Finance and Control Group at IIM Calcutta and was the Program Director of the FRTL’s 2021 Summer School. He is B.Tech. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and PhD in Finance and Control from IIM Calcutta. He teaches doctoral courses on Corporate Finance.
Prof. Bhattacharya’s research interests are in Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, and Empirical Accounting. He has presented papers at several prestigious conferences in India and abroad. His scholarly research is published in several prestigious journals, including European Financial Management (ABDC A-category) and Managerial Auditing Journal (ABDC A-category). He also has several scholarly research papers in the pipeline. His detailed profile is available at https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/arnab

Prof. Saptarshi Purkayastha (IIM Calcutta)


Prof. Saptarshi Purkayastha is a faculty in the area of Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. His primary research interest is in investigating the effectiveness of emerging market firms with a focus on internationalization and the role of governance in the management of these firms.
His work has been presented and published in reputed international conferences and journals such as Academy of Management Conference, Strategic Management Conference, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research and Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He has also conducted a number of workshops for industry professionals affiliated to companies such as NHPC, ONGC, Exide etc. Before joining academics, he has worked for five years for the Aditya Birla Group. His detailed profile is available at https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/saptarshi

Prof. Avijit Bansal (IIM Calcutta)


Prof. Avijit Bansal is a faculty member in the Finance & Control group at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). He has a B.Tech degree from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, and a Ph.D. in Finance & Accounting from IIM Ahmedabad. His primary research interest is in Behavioural Finance and Asset Pricing. His detailed profile is available at https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/avijit

FEES (Payable Online)

Category Fee till 31.01.2022 (Early Bird) Fee from 01.02.2022 to 31.03.22 (Regular Fee)
Application Fee (at the time of application) Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000
Registration Fee (within 7 days of selection) Rs. 37,000 + 18% GST Rs. 42,000 + 18% GST
Lodging & Boarding Charges (within April 15, 2022) Rs. 42,000 (inclusive of GST) Rs. 42,000 (inclusive of GST)

All fees & charges are payable online.

Please note that the accommodation charge of Rs. 42,000 will cover accommodation in IIM Calcutta campus (single occupancy in a double room), all meals, and light refreshment during the summer school. This amount will be waived off, if the program is held entirely online/non-residential; we will decide in the first week of April and inform the participants by April 7, 2022.

All fees are non-refundable unless the Summer School is cancelled due to unavoidable situations.

Last date for registration is March 31, 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES

31 January 2022 Early bird registration deadline
15 March 2022 Last date for application
31 March 2022 Last date for registration with regular fee
15 April 2022 Last date for payment of Lodging & Boarding Charges
01 May 2022 Commencement of Summer School classes
10 May 2022 Summer School classes end
11 June 2022 Online Presentations

PARTICIPATION HISTORY

Click here for the list of past Summer School participants from various institutions.

CONTACT PERSON

Ms. Priyanka Dasgupta
Assistant Manager
The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata 700104
asstmgr_finlab@iimcal.ac.in

VENUE

The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbour Road. Joka
Kolkata 700104
INDIA.