Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics organized its First Annual Economics Conference on 11th February, 2017. The theme of the conference was ‘Contemporary Issues in Economic Development with special focus on Emerging Economies’.
The keynote address, Macroeconomic Vulnerability and Prospects for the Indian Economy, by Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia. Prof, Economics and Public Systems, IIM Ahmedabad.Seven papers were presented in two parallel pre-lunch technical sessions on International Trade and Finance and Development Economics. The papers dealt with wide ranging issues in like margins of trade, stock market integration, urbanization, state of construction workers and others. Ms. P.A.Lakshmi Prasanna, Senior Scientist with Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad was presented with the best paper awarded for her paper titled ‘Nexus between land inequity and stunting in children - insights from district level analysis for India’.
The first session was chaired by Dr. M.H. Suryanarayana, Professor, IGIDR and Dr. C. Veeramani, Assistant Professor, IGIDR Post lunch seven papers were presented in two parallel technical session – Development Economics and Applied Economics - of the Research Colloquium. Ms. Tanima, a final year B.Sc. Economics student of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, NMIMS, Mumbai was awarded the best paper award her paper on ‘Effect of Ethnic Diversity on Economic Growth in India’.
The second session was chaired by Dr. Sarthak Gaurav, Assistant professor, IIT Bombay and Dr. Mona Bhalla, Associate Professor, ASMSOC, NMIMS.