IIM Calcutta-NYU Stern India Research Conference at NYU Stern


11 Oct 2019


NYU Stern School, New York, NY


Call For Papers
IIM Calcutta-NYU Stern India Research Conference at NYU Stern


Friday, October 11, 2019, Kose John and Ashok Banerjee, Organizers


The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory, IIM Calcutta
Center for Global Economy and Business, NYU Stern


Paul Romer is an American economist who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics for his contributions to the understanding of long-term economic growth and its relation to technological innovation. Romer studied mathematics and physics at the University of Chicago, earning a B.S. degree in 1977. After graduate study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Queens University (Ontario, Canada), he received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1983. He later taught at the University of Rochester, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and the New York University Stern School of Business. In 2000 he founded Aplia, Inc., an online learning company. From 2016 to 2018 he served as chief economist of the World Bank.

Romer is the author of many important scholarly papers, including “Endogenous Technological Change” (1990), which first outlined the theory of endogenous growth.


As the world’s largest democracy, with the third largest economy in real terms, the fastest growing working-age population, and a rapidly developing financial system, India is set to become one of the world’s most important economic forces in the coming decade. Recent national-level economic initiatives and financial reforms such as demonetization, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax and the PMJDY program for banking the unbanked have far-reaching implications. This conference will bring together the leading academic and policy experts for an in-depth discussion of India’s financial markets and implications for the global economy.

Papers are invited in the areas of finance and economics covering issues that concern India in particular and emerging economies in general. Preference will be given to papers that address challenges and implications of major policy initiatives in India and Indian financial markets. Researchers are encouraged to submit papers that use Indian data.


August 15, 2019


Papers should be mailed in PDF format to iim-nyu-call-2019@stern.nyu.edu. We have a strong preference for completed papers. Papers must include title and abstract, names of authors, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.


Ashok Banerjee, Jennifer Carpenter, Kose John, Kim Schoenholtz