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ACADEMIC YEAR 2016 17

First Annual Economics Conference February 11, 2017

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.

Photo Gallery

International Visitor

 

Date Course Topic Guest
14th February 2017 Economic Governance and Policies Seeing the Invisible Hand Prof. Alex Tabarrok, Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics George Mason University
7th November NA Inclusive Growth: Inequality and the targets for policy reform Prof. Sayantan Ghosal, Professor, University of Glasgow

 

Guest Lectures by Experts

SAMSOE has pioneered a unique model of having 5% of the lectures of all core subjects conducted by industry experts in the subject. This year has begun with the following renowned professionals conducting lectures and giving students a chance to interact with them and see for themselves how the theory taught in class blends with the practical.

 

Date Course Topic Guest
29th March 2017 Applied Econometrics Experimental Methods for Impact Evaluation Mr. Sumit Patil, Res. Director Neerman
27th March 2017 Business Strategy Business Strategy Formulated For The Start Up Company-The Hexis Consulting Pooja Jadhav, Founder & Chief Trainer, The Hexis Consulting
24th March 2017 Public Finance & Policy Political Economy and Public Policy Pratyush Bhaskar, Business Journalist
15th March 2017 Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations Geopolitics and International Relations - The changing global order. R.N. Bhasker, Consulting Editor, Asia News
4th March 2017 Financial Economics Impact of change in Fundamentals on Market Price Mr. Nitesh Bhati, Assistant General Manager, SEBI
1st February 2017 Behavioral Economics Experimental Economics Dr. Shubhro Sarkar, Assistant Professor, IGIDR
10th December 2016 Creative Writing Creative Writing Rochelle D'silva, Poet
5th November 2016 Money, Banking & Financial Institutions Investment Banking Mr. Ramanuj Lal, Partner, Alternate Risk Premia Investments
22nd October 2016 Time Series Econometrics

Indian Economy
Functions of the RBI and use of Time series Econometrics in Monetary Policy Pratik Mitra, Director Monetary Policy, RBI
22nd October 2016 Marketing Management Digital Marketing Dolly Jha, Executive Director, Nielsen
21st October 2016 Game Theory Imperfect information games Dr. Shubhro Sarkar - Assistant Professor, IGIDR
21st October 2016 Mathematical Economics & Statistics Infinity Dr. Shivangi Chandel, Lecturer Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics
15th October 2016 Effective Communication How to make your own website Mr. Rishi Gangoly, India's first website coach
12th October 2016 Economics of Environment & Sustainable Development Vehicular & Industrial Pollution Dr. Vinish Kathuria - Associate Professor, Shailesh J Mehta School of Management IIT, Bombay
8th October 2016 Primary Data and Conducting surveys for Research Research Paper (M. Sc. Economics) Gaurav Sarthak, Assistant Professor, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management IITB
3rd October 2016 Pricing Methods industry application Pricing & Resource Management Mr. Satish Belani, Head, Data Scientist A.C. Nelsion
27th September 2016 Principles of Management Socio Economic implications of BREXIT Mr. M. P. Rege Retired commissioner Commodity Board. Executive Director of Different Co.
26th September 2016 Corporate Finance Private Equity and LBO Mr. Parth Gandhi
M.D. Aion Capital
19th September 2016 Marketing Management Modern Marketing Concepts in the Newspaper Industry Ms Poojaa.V. Jadhav, Director & Chief Trainer, THE HEXIS CONSULTING
9th September 2016 Research Paper (M. Sc. Economics) Use of Secondary Data for Research Dr. Vinish Kathuria - Associate Professor, Shailesh J Mehta School of Management IIT, Bombay
6th September 2016 International Economics China's slowdown & its impact on the Indian Economy Mr. R.N.Bhaskar- Consulting Editor, DNA
1st September 2016 Research Paper (M. Sc. Economics) Introduction to Research Methods Prof. R. Nagraj, Professor, IGIDR

 

Pedagogy
Movies / Documentaries

We at SAMSOE, believe that simply studying from textbooks is not enough. Today, it is important to acquire skills that would enable individuals to apply their classroom training to a rapidly changing world. Towards this end, we incorporate various modern techniques to engage out students and instil in them the spirit of inquiry.

Case studies and real world examples are integral part of the curriculum at SAMSOE. That apart, students are shown movies and documentaries to help them associate textbook knowledge to real world scenarios. In some course students are engaged with the subject matter through games and other class activities.

 

Date Movie Course
March 2017 Brazil’s Bolsa Familia

1991 Balance Payment Crisis 

Piper 

How exchange rate works 

Raghuram Rajan on Monetary Policy

How Accounts were Fudged at Satyam. 

Satyam Computers Scam 
Indian Economy 



Creative Writing 



Indian Economy

Business Strategy 
February 2017 "GURU”-Life story of Shri Dhirubhai Ambani. 

Business Strategy Wall Street
Financial Economics< The Budget Verdict 2017
Public Finance and Public Policy Monetary Policy and Budget 2017
Intermediate Macroeconomics India- by BBC
Political Science

 

Origin of Indian Constitution by SC Judge Justice Rohinton Nariman
Brexit Explained
Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations China Vs USA- Empires at War Joseph Nye- Soft Power 
China Vs India- BBC Documentary
Business Strategy

Financial Economics

Public Finance and Public Policy
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Political Science


Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations
January 2017 Even the Rains (2010)

The Imitation game (2014)

Margin Call

The Corporation

What is Liberalism

What is Socialism

What is Marxism - Followed by a discussion

Brief History of Cold War 1945-1991

USA Vs. USSR- Power Distribution in the World Politics
Economic Governance and Policies

Intermediate Microeconomics

Financial Economics

Public Finance and Public Policy

Political Science


Economics Geopolitics & International Relations
December 2016 Promised Land (2012)

Syriana

Inequality for All (2013)

Mind over money

Geopolitical Prognosis Part I

Geopolitical Prognosis Part II

The Day India Partitioned BBC Part I

The Day India Partitioned BBC Part II
Ecode – II

Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations
Economic Governance and Policies
Behavioral Economics

Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations


Political Science
October 2016 Nil Battey Sannata (2016)

Stanford Prison Experiment

Myth of Overpopulation by Hans Rosling
Development Economics

Research Methods

Theories of Growth and Development
September 2016 Lehman Brothers Bankrupt

Life and Debt

The Day After Tomorrow


The Big Short

Promised Land

Pink
Capital Markets

International Economics

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

Money Banking and Financial Market

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

Introductory Sociology
August 2016 Too Big to Fail

42
Macroeconomic Theory

International Economics

 

Films

 

 

Video Clips
Video Clips screened for M. Sc.

 

Date Movie Course
July 2016 42 Ecode – I
Date Name of the video clip Course
August 2016 Monetary Policy Press Meet Macroeconomic Theory I

 

Video Clips screened for T.Y.B. Sc.

 

Date Name of the video clip Course
March 2017 3ie Video on Impact Evaluation

Blue Ocean Strategy

Corporate Governance Failure in Enron-Whistle Blower-Ms Sharron Watkins
Applied Econometrics

Business Strategy
February 2017 Dan Ariely, Richard Thaler video clips Behavioural Economics
January 2017 Dan Ariely-Ted talks

Prospect Theory Visitation of Independence Axiom Browsor Wars
Behavioural Economics
December 2016 Justice by Michael Sandel

Fifth bi-monthly monetary policy press conference

You need Strategy for your Organization-By Prof: Michael Porter of Harvard University.

Leader Talk-In Conversation with N.R.Narayana Murthy & Prakash Padukone by Rajdeep Sardesai-CNN/IBN.
Economic Governance and Policies

Advanced Macroeconomics

Business Strategy
September 2016 Porsphe Take Over

A 1978 interview of Indira Gandhi referring to her economic policies and the fallout of Emergency rule
Capital Markets

Indian Economy - I
August 2016 Video on Consumer Behaviour by Coca-Cola

Sterilizing India
Marketing Management

Indian Economy - I
July 2016 Video Lecture by Dr. Philip Kotler on Marketing Mantra.
Video Lecture by Mr. Steve Jobs, Late CEO of Apple-Best Marketing Strategy.

The Public Goods Game
Marketing Management

 

Video Clips screened for S.Y.B. Sc.

 

Video Clips screened for F.Y.B. Sc.

Date Name of the video clip Course
February 2017 Wall Street Warrior- Season 1 Financial Economics
September 2016 Short video on international income inequality Theories of Growth and Development
August 2016 Monetary Policy Press Meet

Video on Decision Making Process-How Consumers make Buying Decisions

The Big Fight- Do high marks ensure success in life- A Focus Group Discussion
Money Banking and Financial Institutions


Research Methods
Date Name of the video clip Course
March 2017 How the stock market works Intermediate Microeconomics
February 2017 Video shown in class- Talk Show by John Oliver titled "Fashion" discussing the international supply chain in the textile industry

Major trends of 2017

The Economic survey: Parliament presentation by Arvind Subramanian
International Economics I


Ecode – II
December 2016 Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy

Fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy
Intermediate Macroeconomics
October 2016 Ted talks- Brain Magic Effective Communication
September 2016 Office Farming in Japan

The Barbie doll & Apple iPhone

Double Irish Dutch sandwich tax strategy German Mittelstand

Inside Job
Development Experience of Major Economies of the World

Principles of Macroeconomics
August 2016 Going inside Brazil’s favelas 

They don’t really care about us – Michael Jackson 

Hague ruling on the South China sea The Tiananmen square massacre 

Unique ways to deal with China’s pollution 

The Manhattan Project Charlie 

Chaplin’s satires of WWII & the Industrial Revolution 

Henry Ford’s Assembly line turns 100 

Obamacare 

Shashi Tharoor – Britain owes reparations 

London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony – The Industrial revolution 
Development Experience of Major Economies of the World
July 2016 Guns, Germs & Steel

The Best Stats You've Ever Seen - Hans Rosling - TED Talks

Fears of Boom and Bust: Hayek vs. Keynes

Into the Graveyard
Development Experience of Major Economies of the World



Principles of Macroeconomics FY A&B 

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

 

Case Studies are used extensively as part of the curriculum at SAMSOE. Some of the case studies used are listed below.
Case used for M.Sc. Economics

 

Date Topic Course
July 2016 Equity of the sexes Statistics and Econometrics I

 

Case used for T.Y.B. Sc. Economics

 

Date Case Study used Course
March 2017 Making stick Stick: The Business of Behavioral Economics Behavioral Economics
February 2017 Survival Stakes 
 
The Case of Hysterical IT Company 

The Case of Successful SBUs 

The Case of Strategic Acquisition 
Business Strategy
January 2017 Progressa Case Study (Cornell University) 

The Case of Counter Strategy 
 
Turn Around Trauma 
Applied Econometrics 


Business Strategy 
December 2016 Case of Tata Consultancy Services and Apple 

Case of Kyoto Protocol 

Case of PAT Scheme in India
Behavioral Economics 





Business Strategy 
November 2016 XYLYS: Exploring Consumer Perception about Premium Watches in the Indian Context 

Note on Behavioral Economics 

The Case of the Niche Bike- 

The of Strategy Planning 
Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development
October 2016 Case of oil prices Case of Kuznets Curve in Developing Countries 

Case of EU Emission Trading System in India 

Case of South African Carbon Trading System 

Case Study: Product Management in Maruti Udyog 

Case Study: ARC Pharmaceutical Company 

Case Study: Hewlett-Packard: A Channel Strategy Dilemma- 

Case Study: Dell Computer 
Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development 







Marketing Management. 
September 2016 Lehman Brothers 

Friendly Cards 

Nike 

Valuation of Haze Management and Prevention in China 

Modal Shift Study in Klang Valley, Malaysia 

Solid Waste Management Service within the Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolis in the Western Region of Ghana 

Travel Cost Approach for Valuing Recreation Benefits of Fthiotida Coastal Zone 

Frooti’s Innovative Campaign 

Coca-Cola 
Capital Markets 

Corporate Finance 





Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development 











Marketing Management. 
August 2016 Case study on executive selection criteria 

Case study on Change Mgt & TQM 

Risk minimization by diversification. Story of Samsung
  
Portfolio Weights, Shorting and Porsche takeover by Volkswagen 

Case study of Mundu Tribe in India 

Case study of Forest Rights Act in India

Case study of Zambia Coastal Floodplains 

Case study of Sundarbans Wetland 

Case Study of Alaska Trust Fund 

Case Study of Pacific Island Nauru 

Case Study of New Methodology to estimate National Income 



Case Study: Super Asia Pipes presented by Groups 3&4 on 01-08-2016. 
 
Case Study: Marketing of Milk-Amul -presented by Groups 1& 2 on 08-08-16 

Case Study: Burnol-presented by Groups 3 & 4 on 10-08-16. 

Case Study: Buying Behavior of Women & Men-had open discussion in the class on 17-08-16. 

Case Study: Fair & Lovely-Creating Demand-presented by Groups 1 & 2 on 31-08-2016. 

Case Study: Haldiram’s getting the Four "P”s Right-presented by Group No.3 on 31-08-16 
Principles of Management 
 



Capital Markets 












Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development 






















Marketing Management
July 2016 Equity of the sexes

Inclusion of disabled child in general high school education- An ethnographic analysis

Metzler’s Paradox
Mathematical Economics and Statistics –II

Research Methods

International Economics

 

Case used for F.Y.B Sc. Economics

 

 

Case used for S.Y.B. Sc.

 

Date Case Study used Course
March 2017 Case of Exchange Regime and Capital Mobility in China and Cuba Intermediate Macroeconomics
Date Case Study used Course
March 2017 Case of Exchange Regime and Capital Mobility in China and Cuba 

Case study on Role of BRICS in Greece and Cyprus 

Case study of Political Implications of RCEP 

Case of OBOR and AIIB 

Case of CPEC 

Case study of Political Implications of India-ASEAN FTA

Case of Fourteenth Finance Commission 

Case of Fiscal Responsibility Legislation

Accounting of tangible and intangible asset 
Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations 
     













Public Finance and Public Policy 




Analysis of Financial Statement 
February 2017 Consolidation of accounts 
 
Cash flow 

Borrowing cost 
Analysis of Financial Statements
January 2017 Farm Policy in United States 

Case of Bandra Worli Sea Link 

Case Study of US Tax Reforms 

Case Study of Iran US Nuclear Deal 

Case Study of Brazil Price Method 

Case Study of Syrian Conflict 

String of Pearls (a kind of case study or Reference) 

Case study on IFRS on segmental reporting, Events occurring after the balance sheet date, Revenue 

recognition and Inventory valuation
Public Finance & Policy 
 





Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations 






Analysis of Financial Statement
December 2016 Case of Automated Teller Machines 

Case of Lavasa Hill Station 

Price War and OPEC 


Israel-Palestine Conflict 



Decision making (ICAI journal) 
Public Finance and Public Policy 



Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations 




Analysis of Financial Statements 
September 2016 Working Capital and Cost Sheet Managerial Accounts
August 2016 Why India Votes – An Ethnographic case study by Mukulika Banerjee (LSE) Research Methods

 

Case used for F.Y.B. Sc.

 

Date Case Study used Course
December 2016 Case Study on Capitalisation of Banks 

Case Study of Demonetisation 
Intermediate Macroeconomics
October 2016 Case study on Phillips Curve Principles of Macroeconomics
September 2016 Students Performance- Feedback
 
Case of Inflation in India 
Effective Communication
Principles of Macroeconomics
August 2016 Case study of Zambia Coastal Floodplains Principles of Macroeconomics

 

Games & Experiments

  • Bonus game based on the budget and major current affairs for the course Ecode II
  • Heckscher Ohlin Game – Online Game played in class to test the student’s ability to apply theories learnt in class to a simulated setting for the course International Economics I 
  • Socratic Method / ICT for the course Political Science 
  • Calculating Individual’s Risk Tolerance (Wall Street Journal Survey) for the course Financial Economics 
  • Analyzing candlestick charts using stock prices of SAIL and Tata Motors for the course Financial Economics 
  • Consumption Expenditure Survey in Nehru Nagar and Indira Nagar, Vile Parle West for the course Development Economics
  • A game Law of Variable Proportion was played for the course Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Neutral vs Female-Tasks were played in class in the form of competitive games to test for the gender based behavioral differences. This was done as part of the Gender module for the course Development Economics. 
  • A game of Pictionary was played for the course Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Sampling game: To the woods was conducted for the course Research Methods 
  • In-class experiment based on ‘The Keynes Beauty contest’ and discussion was done for the course Game Theory. 
  • Game on Trading on Equity Markets: Basic Concepts of Bid Ask spreads, Trend Analysis, Technical Analysis was conducted for the course Capital Markets. 
  • Game on Advanced trading strategies, Algorithmic trading, Pair trading was conducted for the course Capital Markets.
  • A game was conducted to show why markets don’t clear under Central Direction for the course Principles of Microeconomics for F.Y. B. Sc. Economics
  • The game "International Trade” was played by the students of S.Y.B. Sc. for the course International Economics.

Software Training

  • Excel exercises for the course Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Application of panel models using R for the course Econometrics-II 
  • Propensity score matching in R for the course Applied Econometrics 
  • Applications in R for the course Econometrics - II 
    • Cointegration in R 
    • ARCH/GARCH models in R
  • Using technical indicators to identify buy and sell signals using last 3 months data for TCS in Excel for the course Financial Economics 
  • Applications in R for the course Applied Econometrics 
    • Identifying outliers 
    • Regression diagnostics 
    • Quantile regressions 
    • Panel data models
  • Applications in R for the course Econometrics - II 
    • Finite distributed lag models 
    • Box-Jenkins model fitting for time series data 
    • Times series forecasting
  • Using Excel for calculating Cronbach’s Alpha for survey data for the course Research Methods 
  • Central Limit Theorem- Visualization using R for the course Mathematical Economics & Statistics

Class Activities

  • Worksheets – at regular intervals for the course Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • Budget derivative trading strategy Derivative strategy for IPOs for the course Financial Economics 
  • Role play and Dialogue - Student read their Creative writing in class for the course Creative Writing
  • Discussion and Creative Composition as groups and individuals for the course Creative Writing 
  • Newspapers- CURRENT TRENDS Oscar winning- animation film Impromptu Story telling based on words given by students for the course creative Writing
  • Discussion on very short run effect on budget on financial markets for the course Financial Economics 
  • Discussion on Economic Survey 2016 and Budget 2017-18. There was a classroom discussion in which students were asked evaluate the key features of the Union Budget based on the Economic Survey findings for the course Indian Economy – II 
  • Group Project Presentation. Students were introduced to WITS database on international trade. Each group was allotted a country pair. The group had to make a presentation discussing the nature of trade between the two countries, the impact of trade barriers on trade patterns. And also comment on possible reasons for data discrepancies between countries for the course International Economics I 
  • Socratic Method / ICT / Debate for the course Political Science
  • Socratic Method / ICT / Debate on the impact of globalization over Geopolitics of South Asia for the course Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations 
  • Class Discussion on Make in India Campaign using the individual assignments of students on different sectors under the campaign for the course Indian Economy - I 
  • Reading the (2016) budget document in class in preparation for Union Budget 2017 for the course Indian Economy - I 
  • Popular Investment Strategies and Linking it to equity valuation methods for the course Financial Economics
  • Chapter reviews from following books for the course Financial Economics
    • The Intelligent Investor 
    • Random Walk Down the Wall Street 
    • Nudge
  • Socratic and Seminar Method Audio Visual Aid for the course Economics of Geopolitics & International Relations 
  • Newspaper Articles and On-line Articles for the course Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • Socratic and Lecture Method Audio Visual for the course Political Science 
  • Masters of Economy Version I for the course Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Papers with regard to the challenges for employment generation in India for the course Indian Economy.
  • Following activities were done in class for the course Effective Communication:
    • Speech Presentations 
    • Speed Reading Test 
    • Interactive Lecture 
    • Mindmapping 
    • Demos- positive Body Language
    • Speech Exercises
  • Group Activity on Worksheet for the course Principles of Microeconomics.
  • Content Analysis using MS word was done for the course Research Methods 
  • Students were given newspaper articles on various aspects of India’s labour market (in class). They then were asked to characterize the Indian labour market and the outline the key areas of concern. Subsequent lectures will address these issues along with basic material on employment in India for the course Indian Economy.
  • Paper Analysis: Students were walked through original research papers by Angus Deaton for the course Development Economics 
  • Central Limit Theorem- Visualization using R for the course Statistics & Econometrics for M. Sc. Economics.
  • The Session on content analysis of Annual reports using Flesch software was conducted for the course Research Methods for S.Y.B. Sc. Economics.
  • Data Familiarity (Classroom training for using public databases) was done for the course Theories of Growth & Development & Development Economics for S.Y. B. Sc. & T.Y.B .Sc. Economics.

Convocation - 2016

The Convocation ceremony for Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, Sunandan Divatia School of Science and Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce was held at Bhaidas Hall on 2 August 2016 at 10.30 am. The Chief Guest for the Convocation was Mr. Noshin Kagalwalla, Managing Director, SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd.

The following students were in the Dean's List:

  • Shivani Mittal
  • Himanshu Agarwal

The following were the awards given to the graduating students of The Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics.

Students Award

  • The first rank holder with a CGPA of 3.94 who got Gold Medal – Shivani Mittal 
  • The second rank holder with a CGPA of 3.78 who got Silver Medal – Himanshu Agarwal
  • Best student for consistent Academic Performance 2013-16 – Shivani Mittal 
  • Best All Rounder – Himanshu Agarwal
  • Best Speaker - Ayush Banerjee 
  • Best Organizer - Sanskriti Jain

Special prize for organizing

  • Himanshu Agarwal 
  • Shashwat Dhuliya 
  • Dheer Patel 
  • Ayush Banerjee

Best Staff award

Ms. Vishakha Sawant

           
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