India Finance Conference (IFC) 2021


Call for Papers

India Finance Conference (IFC) 2021

December 16 – 18, 2021


Venue: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 AUGUST 2021



The India Finance Conference 2021 (IFC 2021), the annual event of the Indian Finance Association (IFA), invites papers for its tenth edition to be held at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore from 16 – 18 December 2021. The annual conference is jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA).


Academics, researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners are invited and encouraged to submit research papers in all areas of finance.



Theoretical and empirical asset pricing

Corporate finance, capital structure and dividend policy

Asset allocation and investment management

Financial crises, systemic risk and macro-finance

Quality of financial reporting and adoption of IFRS

Corporate governance, executive compensation and ownership structure

Computational finance and financial econometrics

Financial risk analytics and management

Market microstructure and algorithmic trading

Financial policy choice, institutions and regulation

Financial literacy and financial education

Financial Analytics

Insurance / Reinsurance / Pension Funds

Enhancing liquidity in commodity derivatives markets



The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others.

Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

Today, the institute serves as an autonomous body, continually evolving to meet its goals in an ever-changing business environment.

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The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is a leading graduate school of management in Asia. Under the IIM Act of 2017, IIMB is an Institute of National Importance. Located in India’s high technology capital, it is in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience. IIMB have been accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for period of five years in 2016. IIMB have a vibrant Student Exchange Programme with several partner universities across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

IIMB have deep engagements with international networks, such as the Global Network for Advanced Management, which includes 30 eminent business schools around the world, and the Partnership in International Management (PIM), a consortium of more than 60 leading international business schools around the world.

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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was set up as an institution that would be managed by a Society, the IIMA Society, created under the Societies Act. The Institute was to be run by a Board of Governors, constituted by the IIMA Society; the Board would have representation from all the relevant constituencies so as to reflect the multifarious needs of a developing nation. IIMA was therefore conceived as a Board-managed institution, free from the exclusive control of any one constituency. Thus, operational freedom is an integral part of the DNA of IIMA.

IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in the country by several national agencies. IIMA programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings. In 2008, IIMA became the first management school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).

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The IFC 2021 invites full papers for conference presentations, CRISIL Doctoral Symposium and CFA Investment Management sessions. The deadline for submitting papers under all three categories through the conference website is 31 August 2021. Only full paper submissions would be considered.



There will be three “Emerald – IFC 2021 Best Paper” awards given at the conference. The papers will be chosen by a panel of experts from the papers presented (any area) at the conference. Total cash award USD 1000.



The CRISIL Doctoral Symposium provides a platform to the budding researchers to present their contemporary research in the area of finance, accounting, risk and analytics. The top three papers will be rewarded with a certificate and a cash prize. Doctoral students who wish to submit their full papers under this category should mention ‘CRISIL’ on top of title page of the paper. Total cash award USD 1000.



Submissions for CRISIL Doctoral Symposium which are not accepted for presentation may be chosen for poster session. Guidelines for poster size/length, with an example, would appear shortly on the conference website.



The CFA Investment Management provides a platform to the participants to present their contemporary research in the area of Investments and Asset Pricing. CFA Institute India has agreed to sponsor up to three “CFA Institute Investment Management Awards”. Each award constituted a certificate and a cash award. Participants who wish to submit their full papers under this category should mention ‘CFA Investment Management’ on top of title page of the paper. Total cash award USD 1500.



PDF submissions are preferred. The document must be in double space format using 12-point font size. The submission should contain: The title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), JEL classification codes, and e-mail address of corresponding author. For paper submission, please visit the conference page




Tutorial sessions will be conducted on 15 December 2021 by eminent academicians from India and abroad. The tutorial will cover emerging areas of Finance and Accounting. Tutorials will be particularly useful for research scholars and academicians




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