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ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-20


Fourth Annual Economics Conference March 2020

The Fourth Annual Economics Conference organized by Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics (SAMSOE), NMIMS, Mumbai in collaboration with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) was held on 7th March, 2020. The theme for this year was ‘Sustainability, Equity and Development.’ Dr. Leandro M De Magalhaes, Lecturer, University of Bristol, U.K. delivered the Keynote address on "Inequality, Progressivity, and Growth” followed by Dr. R. Ramakumar, NABARD Chair Professor, TISS, Mumbai delivering the Chairperson’s address on "Rural and Agricultural Economics: Heterodox Perspectives”. Dr. Bipin K. Deokar, Sr. Deputy Director, EPWRF was the invited guest who chaired the technical sessions and adjudicated the paper presenters.

A total of 40 papers were received and 13 selected papers were presented during the conference (9) and research colloquium (4). Ms. Anu Abraham, Assistant Professor, SAMSOE, NMIMS, Mumbai won the Best Paper Award and a cash prize of Rs. 7000 for the conference presentation. The paper authored by Ms. Vaishnavi Kanukurti, Christ University, Bengaluru was adjudged as the best paper of the research colloquium which carried a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 5000.


Consultancy Service

Consultancy Service at Centre for Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment (CMEIA) Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD). Dr. Mohd. Imran Khan has been engaged as Data Analyst to generate data pertaining to adolescents in the state of Tamil Nadu from December 2019 to January 2020

Talk on Research Paper for F.Y.M. Sc.

Ms. Rajani Sinha,Senior Economist and Vice President at Aditya Birla gave a talk on Economic Research for non-academic purposes to F.Y. M. Sc. students as a part of their Research Paper on 17th August 2019.

Research Study on issues of social relevance

A Research study was undertaken as part of the ‘Research Methods’ and ‘Research Writing’ courses for S.Y. B. Sc. Economics students in Collaboration with the NGO PRAJA.

The topic was ‘Electoral behaviour among youth’.The students will prepare a questionnaire and undertake data collection on the topic. The final report will be submitted to PRAJA.

International Visitors

Date

Course

Topic

Guest

06-03-2020

Public Finance and Policy

"Separation of powers and the tax level”

Prof. Pankaj Jain, Dr. Leandro M De Magalhaes Lecturer, University of Bristol, U.K.

18-12-2019

Financial Economics

"Stock market regulations"

Prof. Pankaj Jain, George Johnson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (FIR) in the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis, USA

14-12-2019

Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations

"Brexit and its impact on Indian Economy"

Prof. Atul Mishra, Plymouth Business School (University of Plymouth UK)

29-08-2019

Behavioral Economics

"Rational Fools? A brief introduction to Behavioural Economics"

Prof. Ananish Chaudhuri, Professor of Experimental Economics and the Head of the Department of Economics, University of Auckland Business School

 

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, aspects of the subject.

Date

Course

Topic

Guest

06-03-2020

Advanced Econometrics

Spatial Econometrics

Arfat Ahmad Sofi

Assistant Professor, BITS Pilani,

06-03-2020

Public Finance and Policy

"Separation of powers and the tax level”

Dr. Leandro M De Magalhaes

Lecturer, University of Bristol, U.K.

25-02-2020

Indian Economy

"Understanding India's Economic Slowdown"

Dr. R. Nagaraj

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

11-02-2020

Creative Writing

"Short Story Writing"

Ms. Melanie Nazareth

Lecturer

10-02-2020

Behavioral Economics

How to evaluate Public Policy?

Dr. Shagata Mukherjee

Associate Professor

Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics

04-02-2020

International Business

"Key factors for Wealth Building”

Mr. Bhavin Shah

Director, Latin Manharlal

18-12-2019

Financial Economics

"Stock market regulations"

Prof. Pankaj Jain, George Johnson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (FIR) in the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis, USA

14-12-2019

Economics of Geopolitics and International Relations

"Brexit and its impact on Indian Economy"

Prof. Atul Mishra, Plymouth Business School ( University of Plymouth UK )

19-10-2019

Money, Banking and Financial Institution

"Analyzing bank’s balance sheets and studying the financial system”

Mr. S. Narayanan, Consulting Editor - Special Projects, The Free Press Journal

18-10-2019

Financial Economics

"Opportunities in Capital Market Using Live Market Data”

Mr. Arindam Saha , Jt. CEO of Tickerplant Limited

18-10-2019

Development Economics

"Interstate Migration in India: Integration and Policies”

Mr. Varun Aggarwal, Founder and Lead at INDIA MIGRATION NOW

09-10-2019

Development Economics

"Urbanization and rural-urban migration: Theory and policy with a focus on developing countries”

Dr. Ram B. Bhagat, Professor and Head Department of Migration & Urban Studies, IIPS

09-10-2019

International Economics

"Money, interest rates and foreign exchange market”

Mr. Vivek Kaul, Writer, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times

07-10-2019

Research Methods

"Introduction to secondary databases of Indian Economy”

Ms. Sanchita Mukherjee, Senior Project Officer in the study on Global Youth Tobacco Survey IV, India undertaken by the WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of FHW and the International Institute for Population Sciences

Research Writing

03-10-2019

Public Policy

"The Road map to India’s 5 Trillion Dollar Dream”

Mr. Bipin Deokar, Senior Deputy Director (EPWRF)

Macroeconomic Theory – I

30-09-2019 Marketing Management "India’s Opportunity in Global Management” Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, Executive director of Tata Sons Ltd.

29-09-2019

Behavioral Psychology

"Human Development”

Ms. Pratishtha Trivedi Mirza, RCI licensed Clinical Psychologist,

23-09-2019

Theories of Growth and Development

"Education: What works and what doesn’t”. An evaluation of education programmes and policies in India as well as its measurement in the Human Development Index

Mr. Aditya Jahagirdar, Analyst , The Health Practice division of Villgro Foundation, a social enterprise incubator ,Chennai.

21-09-2019

Principles of Management

" An Analysis of Indian Insurance Sector "

Mr. Yashesh Sampat, Head- Affinity & Association, Associate Director, Chartered Insurance Broker (CII, London), FIII at Edelweiss Insurance Brokers Ltd.

18-09-2019

Indian Economy

"Topic- Concerns on India's economic slowdown"

Ms. Rajani Sinha, Senior Economist and Vice President at Aditya Birla group

14-09-2019

Effective Communication

"Education projects in India"

Ms. Ashlesha R Dsouza, CELTA certified trainer with British Council India

09-09-2019

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

"Ground Water”

Mr. Dhawal Joshi , Advanced Centre for Water Resources and Management (ACWADAM)

29-08-2019

Behavioral Economics

"Rational Fools? A brief introduction to Behavioural Economics"

Prof. Ananish Chaudhuri, Professor of Experimental Economics and the Head of the Department of Economics, University of Auckland Business School


Pedagogy

  • Movies / Documentaries
Date Movies/ Documentaries Course

March 2020

GURU

Business Strategy

January 2020

1.     King’s Speech

2.     Remember the Titans

Motivational Training & Leadership Training

January 2020

Why Democratic Socialism Is Gaining Popularity in the United States

Political Science

November 2019 Hindi Movie "Rocket Singh-Salesman of the year” Marketing Management
October 2019 Stanford Prison Experiment Behavioral Psychology
September 2019 Too Big To Fail Macroeconomics Theory – I
September 2019 Big Short Money, Banking and Financial Institution
August 2019 12 Angry Men Behavioral Psychology
July 2019 Guns, Germs and Steel – Part 2 Development experience of major economies of the world
July 2019 Into the Graveyard Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development
July 2019 The Crash of 1929 & The Great Depression Financial Economics
  • Video Clips
     Video Clips screened for F.Y.B. Sc.
Date Video Course

March 2020

Youtube: Transfer Pricing

International Economics

March 2020

1.     Sedition Laws: Essential or Archaic?

2.     Sedition Law: How can it affect you?

Political Science

February 2020

1.     Karl Marx: Political Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSQgCy_iIcc
2.     The March of History: Mises vs. Marx - The Definitive Capitalism vs. Socialism Rap Battle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwqnRYPcrl0

Political Science

January 2020

1.     The Enlightenment

2.     The French Revolution

3.     Why Democratic Socialism Is Gaining Popularity in the United States

4.     A brief history of socialism

Political Science

January 2020

Shel Silverstein

Creative Writing

December 2019

On Contractarianism

Political Science

December 2019 Dead Poets Society- Speech On Passion Effective Communication
September 2019 Skills for the 21st Century- Effective Communication
July 2019 Fears of Boom and Bust: Hayek vs. Keynes Principles of Macroeconomics
July 2019 Fight of the Century Principles of Macroeconomics
July 2019 Clips from Marginal Revolution University on Geography and development Development experience of major economies of the world


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

Date Video Course

March 2020

1.     Subprime crisis

2.     Vijay Malaya (Rich to Rages

Analysis of Financial Statement

August 2019 1. Clips on Social Learning & Insight Learning
2. Ted Talk ‘How To Make Stress Your Friend’
Behavioral Psychology
July 2019 Perception Behavioral Psychology
July 2019 Clips from Marginal Revolution University on economic growth Theories of Growth and Development


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

Date Video Course

February 2020

Leader Talk-Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with N.R.Narayana Murthy and Prakash Padukone.

Business Strategy

January 2020

TED talks by Dan Ariely

Richard Thaler in conversation with Hal Varian, at Google on the topic Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics

December 2019 1. Mahindra & Mahindra-Business Enterprise-Growth Story.
2. Business Leader of the Year-Mr. Anand Mahindra.
3. You Need Strategy for your Organization by Prof Michael Porter.
Business Strategy
July 2019 Video Lecture by Dr. Philip Kotler on Mantra of Marketing and Marketing Strategy. Marketing Management
July 2019 Video Lecture by Steve Jobs of Apple on Best Marketing Strategy-Think Different. Marketing Management

 

Class Activities / Games & Experiments (Other Pedagogy)

Date Course Pedagogical tools Year

April 2020

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Monetary Policy discussion

F.Y. B. Sc.

April 2020

Creative writing

Digital Technology

Expression of creativity through writing

F.Y. B. Sc.

January 2020

Political Science

Trolley problem (Thought experiment for showcasing two schools of moral reasoning)

F.Y. B. Sc.

January 2020

Creative

Writing

Creative writing from a series of words Writing on favourite topics Industrial/ entrepreneurial personalities

F.Y. B. Sc.

December 2019 Effective Communication Game to teach foreign words Grammar –Pronouns and Usage F.Y. B. Sc.
December 2019 Law Chart Method F.Y. B. Sc.
November 2019 Effective Communication Scripts/Mino Movies/ Role plays/PPTs/ music-vocal and instrmntl F.Y. B. Sc.

September 2019

Effective Communication

1. Speech Presentation

2. Mapping

3. Exchange of learning

F.Y. B. Sc.

September 2019

Principles of Microeconomics

Game to explain the law of variable proportion

F.Y. B. Sc.

September 2019

Principles of Macroeconomics

1. Inflation

2. Uncertainty Experiment

F.Y. B. Sc.

August 2019 Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development ‘Game of Open Access Good Experiment T.Y. B. Sc.
August 2019 Behavioral Psychology Personality Assessment S.Y. B. Sc.
July 2019 Behavioral Psychology Quiz to understand facial expressions S.Y. B. Sc.
July 2019 Financial Economics 1. Excel Application
2. Research Paper Review
S.Y. M.Sc.
July 2019 Game Theory Research Paper Review T.Y. B. Sc.


Case Studies

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

Cases used for F.Y.B. Sc. Economics

Date Case study used Name of the Course

April 2020

1.     Counter Cyclical Behaviour of Real Wages in US

2.     International Pattern of Aggregate Supply Curves

3.     Sacrifice Ratio in US

Intermediate Macroeconomics

March 2020

1.     Monetary Policy in India

2.     Case of German External Problems

3.     Case of Policy Mix: Financial Recession

Intermediate Macroeconomics

February 2020

1.     Financial Crisis of 2007-08

2.     Case of US Economy: Keynesian Framework

3.     Case of Liquidity Trap: Japanese Economy

4.     Discussion of coordination between select India’s Budget Proposals and Bi-monthly Monetary Policy

5.     Inside Job

 

 

Intermediate Macroeconomics

February 2020

Venezuela: 21st century Socialism

Political Science

January 2020

1.     Case of Supply-side Economics: Tax cuts in the US

2.     Case of Budget Surplus and Full Employment

3.     Case of Fiscal Policy Multiplier in India

Intermediate Macroeconomics

December 2019

1. Case of Reagonomics in US
2. Case of Small Saving Schemes in India
3. Case of Food Inflation in India
4. Case Study on Consumer Confidence Index in India
5. Case of Purchasing Managers Index in India

Intermediate Macroeconomics

December 2019

Lalman Shukla vs. Gauri Dutt , Harvey vs. Facie

Law

October 2019

1.  Case Study on Precautionary Saving in Japan

2.  Case of Stagflation in United States

3.  Case Study on Inflation and Dutch Disease in Venezuela

4.  Case study on Hyper-Inflation in Zimbabwe

5.  Case of Making of Smart Cities in India (Allahabad)

6.  Case of Swachch Bharat Mission (India)

7.  Case of Demographic Dividend in India (NSSO Data)

8.  Case of Petro and Crypto currency

Principles of Macroeconomics

 

September 2019

Caselet on Elasticity

Principles of Microeconomics

August 2019 1.  Case Study of New Methodology to estimate National Income
2.  Case study of Automated Teller Machines: Post Demonetization      in India
3.  Case Study of Divergence in CPI and WPI
4.  Case of Housing Price Index in India
5.  Case of Consumer Price Index of Services in India
Principles of Macroeconomics
July 2019 1.  Case study of US: Great Depression
2.  Case study of Market Stabilization Scheme (Demonetisation)
3.  Dust Bowl and Hoover's Administration
Principles of Macroeconomics


Cases used for S.Y.B. Sc. Economics

Date Case study used Name of the Course

March 2020

ILFS Case study

Analysis of Financial Statement

December 2019 1. Inventory valuation
2. Events occurring after the reporting period
3. Operating Segment
4. Provision, Liabilities and contingent liability
Analysis of Financial Statement
November 2019 1. Basel III: An Evaluation of New Banking Regulations

2. The Return of the Loan: Commercial Mortgage Investing after the 2008 Financial Crisis
Money Banking and Financial Institutions

September 2019

1. Satyam accounting fraud, Sahara fraud

2. Working Capital, Cost sheet

Managerial Accounts

August 2019 1. The case of Little Hans and the case of Anna O Behavioral Psychology
July 2019 Clinical Case Studies to Understand Schools of Psychology Behavioral Psychology
July 2019 Research Ethics Research Methods
July 2019 Stock market fraud – Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parekh Managerial Accounts


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

Date Case study used Name of the Course

March 2020

1.     The Case of Marketing Leadership

2.     The Case of Financial Portal

3.     Leadership Lacunae

4.     Free Sampling Strategy-

5.     Corporate Governance Failure at Enron

6.     Anatomy of Security Scam 1992

Business Strategy

February 2020

1.     Case Study: The Case of Successful SBUs-Presented by Group-1

2.     Case Study: The Case of Strategic Acquisition-Presented by Group-2

3.     Case Study: The Case of Vision Formulation-Presented by Group-3

4.     Case Study: The Case of Hysterical IT Company-Presented by Group-4.

 

Business Strategy

December 2019

1. Case Study: Strategic Moves by the Mahindra Group-Presented by Groups 1 & 2 on 18-12-2019.
2. Case Study: Managing Hindustan Unilever Strategically-Presented by Groups 3 & 4 on 18-12-2019.

Business Strategy

October 2019

1. Case study on REC in India

2. Case of Solar Panels in India

3.  Case of South African Carbon Trading Scheme

4.  Case of EU ETS

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

October 2019

1.  Investment Analysis and Lockheed Tri Star (HBS Case)

2.  Butler Lumber Company (HBS Case)

Corporate Finance

September 2019

1. Haldiram’s Getting the Four P’s Right

2. Project Shakti

3. Britannia Industries Ltd

4. Maruti Suzuki-

5. Supriya International

6. AJAX Ltd-

7. Star Engineering Co.Ltd

8. BPL Colour Television

Marketing Management

September 2019

1.   Case Study of Alaska Trust Fund

2.   Case Study of Pacific Island Nauru

3.   Case of Property Prices in Mumbai City

4.   Case of Mode of Transport in Malaysia

5.   Case study of Forest Rights Act

6.   Case of Sixth Pay Commission in India

7.   Case study of Asian Financial Crisis

Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development

August 2019 1. Nike Inc: Cost of capital
2. Butler Lumber Company (HBS Case)
3. Phuket Beach Hotel
Corporate Finance
August 2019 1. Case Study of Ganga Action Plan 
2. Case Study of Solid Waste Management in Eldoret Municipality
3. Case Study of Klang Valley
4. Case Study of Demand for Air Quality in Boston, USA
5. Case Study of Keoladeo National Park: Valuing Tourism
Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development
July 2019 1. Eastern Bank
2. Super Asia Pipes Private Ltd.
Marketing Management
July 2019 1. Case study of Darukhana and Alang Shipyard
2. Case study of Dadri Plant (NTPC)
3. Case study of Commonwealth Games in India 2010
4. Case study of Zambia Coastal Floodplains
5. Case study of Circular Economy: E-Waste in India
6. Case study of Textile Waste in India
7. Not in My Backyard Case (Canada)
Economics of Environment and Sustainable Development


Cases used for F.Y.M. Sc. Economics

Date Case study used Name of the Course

September 2019

The 2007-2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, Impacts and the Need for New Regulations Macroeconomic Theory I


Convocation- 2019

The Convocation ceremony for Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, Sunandan Divatia School of Science and Kirit P. Mehta School of Law was held at Mukesh R. Patel Auditorium on 3rd August 2019 at 11.00 a.m. The Chief Guest for the Convocation was Mr. Shardul S. Shroff, Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

      The following students were in the Dean's List:

  • Yash Shah
  • Rohan Choraria
  • Shazz Lalwani
  • Akshat Nagori
  • Dhwani Nanavati
  • Vineet Choudhari
  • Vidit Dugar

 

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

    Students Award
   M.Sc. Economics Program
  • The first rank holder with a CGPA of 3.85 who got Gold Medal – Yash Shah

   
   B.Sc. Economics Program

  • The first rank holder with a CGPA of 3.94 who got Gold Medal – Rohan Choraria
  • The second rank holder with a CGPA of 3.88 who got Gold Medal – Shazz Lalwani
  • The third rank holder with a CGPA of 3.67 who got Silver Medal – Akshat Nagori
  • Best student for consistent Academic Performance 2016-19 – Rohan Choraria
       Special prize for organizing
  • Rohan Choraria
       Best Faculty Award
  • Kiran Limaye

Orientation 2019

Orientation Programme F.Y. B.Sc. Economics Batch 2019-22 and M.Sc. Economics Batch 2019 - 2021

  • Inaugural Session - July 12, 2019

The programme consisted of an inaugural session at Santokba Hall. Students were addressed by the Vice- Chancellor, Dr. Rajan Saxena, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. Subhajyoti Ray. Associate Dean Prof. Amita Vaidya, gave the students as well as the parents an insight into the working of the School of Economics. The Second Year B. Sc.  Economics students also shared their experiences at the School with the F.Y. B. Sc. Economics students. It was followed by an interactive session of the parents and the students with the faculty.

    July 12, 2019
  • The counselling session was conducted by Joel Gibbs, Prof. Naznen Ramiwala and Ms. Meeta Shah, Psychologist and Counsellor.
  • The Session consisted of a Library Orientation, was conducted by Ms. Madhvi Tipnis, Assistant Librarian. Introductory session for Chancellor Challenge was conducted by Mr. Prateek Jain,
    Orientation Programme S.Y. & T.Y. B.Sc. Economics and. S.Y. M.Sc. Economics on 08 July, 2019 at Juhu Jagruti Hall.
  • Address by Prof. Amita Vaidya
  • Training for Library Database was conducted by Ms. Madhavi Tipnis and EPWRF by Mr. Bipin Deokar.
  • Introductory session for Chancellor Challenge was conducted by Mr. Preteek Jain,
  • Student portal Training was conducted by Mr. Sohel Qureshi.
  • Placement session was conducted by Ms. Chitra Bhurke and Ms. Jyoti Talwar.

    Workshops

    Workshops for M. Sc. Economics
  • A workshop on "Communication" was conducted by Prof. Ocean Gonsalves, Adjunct Faculty, NMIMS on July 13, 2019
  • A workshop on " Research Methods” was conducted by Prof. Kiran Limaye on July 20, 2019
  • A workshop on "Research using primary sources of data” was conducted by Dr Sarthak Gaurav on July 27, 2019
  • A workshop on "Design Thinking” was conducted by Mr. Pratyush Pillai on August 10, 2019
  • A workshop on " Use of NSSO Survey Data with R” was conducted by Prof. Kiran Limaye on October 15 & 19, 2019
  • IT Add on course (Training in Excel and SPSS) conducted by Prof. Sneha Kotian in September-October 2019.

 

    Workshops for F.Y. B. Sc. Economics
  • A workshop on "Independent Living” was conducted by Joel Gibbs and Prof. Meeta Shah, Psychologist and Counsellor on July 13, 2019
  • A Workshop on "Communication” was conducted by Ocean Gonsalves Adjunct Faculty, NMIMS on July 20, 2019
  • A Workshop on "Emotional Hygiene” was conducted by Harish Shetty on September 4, 2019


           
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