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4thAnnual Economics Conference - 7th March, 2020.

Organized by

Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, NMIMS Mumbai

in collaboration with

The Indian Econometric Society (TIES)


Sustainability, Equity and Development

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Leandro M De Magalhaes, University of Bristol, U.K.
Conference Chair: Dr. R. Ramakumar, NABARD Chair Professor, TISS, Mumbai

Venue:Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, NMIMS, Mumbai





9.00 am-9.30 am


3rd Floor Lobby

9.15 am-10.00 am


8th Floor

West Side- Refuge area

10.00 am-12.20 pm



Inaugural Session

Keynote Address by Dr. Leandro M De Magalhaes, Lecturer, University of Bristol, U.K.


Address by Conference Chairperson:

Dr. R. Ramakumar, NABARD Chair Professor, TISS, Mumbai

Classroom 301, 3rd Floor

12.20 pm-12.30 pm

Tea Break

3rd Floor Lobby

12.30 pm-1.45 pm

Parallel Session A.1Conference presentations

Session Chair: Dr. R. Ramakumar, TISS, Mumbai

Classroom 302, 3rd Floor


1. Financing Higher Education in India: Problems and Prospects

Presenter: Jnyan Ranjan Sahoo, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi

Discussant: Dr.Anjali Taneja

2. Human Capital Investment - Economic Growth Linkages in South Asia: Ensuring Skills Development, Accessible Education and Healthcare (An Empirical Analysis of India and Bangladesh, 1991-2018)

Presenter: Dr. Anjali Taneja, Ashoka University, New Delhi

Discussant: Dr. Manikandan A.D

3. Association of land degradation and anaemia among women and children in dry land and non-dry land districts in rural India

Presenter: Dr. Manikandan A.D, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai

Discussant: Mr. Jnyan Ranjan Sahoo


12.30 pm-1.45 pm

Parallel Session A.2 – Conference presentations

Session Chair: Dr. Leandro M De Magalhaes, University of Bristol, U.K.

Classroom 301, 3rd Floor


1. FDI, Labor Market and Welfare: How Inequality Navigates Welfare Loss?

Presenter: Dr. Arfat Ahmad Sofi, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus

Discussant: Mr.Jijin P

2. Macroeconomic Effects of Remittances through Investment Channel: Evidence from India

Presenter: Mr. Jijin P, Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai

Discussant: Ms.Anu Abraham

3. Return and Reintegration in Domestic Labour Market: Case of Emigrant Workers from Kerala.

Presenter: Ms.Anu Abraham, SAMSOE, NMIMS, Mumbai

Discussant: Dr.Arfat Ahmad Sofi


12.30 pm-1.45 pm

Parallel Session A.3 – Conference presentations Session

Chair: Dr Bipin K. Deokar,

Sr. Deputy Director, EPWRF

Classroom 303, 3rd Floor


1.Investor reaction to Bank consolidation in India

Presenter: Dr. Nivedita Sinha, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus

Discussant: Mr.Bhagirath Prakash Baria

2. What Drives Credit Risk In Indian Banks?

Presenter: Ms.Shivani Narayan, IIM Kashipur

Discussant:Dr. Niveditha Sinha

3.Insurance Sector and Economic Development in India: Nexus and Inter-connections

Presenters: Mr.Bhagirath Prakash Baria and Ms.Sofia Devi Shamurailatpam, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Discussant: Ms. Shivani Narayan


1.45 pm-2.25 pm


8th Floor

West Side- Refuge area

2.25 pm-3.45 pm

Parallel Session B – Colloquium presentations Session Chair: Dr Bipin K. Deokar,

Sr. Deputy Director, EPWRF

Classroom 301, 3rd Floor,


1. A Regional and State-Level Analysis of Growth Convergence: The Case of India

Ms.Vaishnavi Kanukurti and Dr. Laxmi Rajkumari, Department of Economics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru

2.Heterogeneity in Dalit Voting Behaviour in 2019 General Elections in Maharashtra

Mr.Meet Mehta, SAMSOE, NMIMS, Mumbai


3.Sectoral labour productivity divergence via an atypical structural transformation: an empirical investigation in India

Ms. Poovitha Murugasamy, School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, CHRIST University, Bengaluru

4.Fiscal decentralization in the Indian economy

Ms.Priya Pillai, SAMSOE, NMIMS, Mumbai


3.45 pm-4.00 pm

Tea Break

3rd Floor Lobby

4.00 pm-4.30 pm

Valedictory session and announcement of Best Paper Awards

Classroom 301, 3rd Floor

Note: All venues are in NMIMS Building


We will be organizing a Research Colloquium on the day of the conference for students of economics, who are in their early stages of research.

Papers or research proposals not exceeding 10,000 words should be submitted as MS Word document via email to

Important dates

Last date of submission: 10th February, 2020

Notification of accepted papers: 25th February, 2020

Last date for registration: 1st March, 2020

There is no submission fee.

However, authors of papers that are selected for presentation will have to pay aregistration fee of Rs. 1500. Details regarding mode of payment will be communicated to the selected participants.

Best paper will be awarded a certificate and cash prize.

The attendees will have to bear their own travel and accommodation expenses.



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