India Finance Conference (IFC) 2023

Call for Papers

India Finance Conference (IFC) 2023

December 21 – 23, 2023

Pre – Conference Tutorials: 20 December 2023

Venue: N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, India



The India Finance Conference 2023 (IFC 2023), the annual event of the Indian Finance Association (IFA), invites papers for its twelfth edition to be held at the N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, India from 21 – 23 December 2023. 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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N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research (NLDIMSR) is accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC, accredited ‘Premier Status’ by ASIC (Accreditation Services for Schools &Colleges), UK and rated by CRISIL ‘A-Triple Star’ at State level and ‘A-Double Star’ rated at National level for its PGDM program. The Institute is also an ISO 9001:2015 certified by UKAS, United Kingdom Accredited Services & SGS and NBA accredited. The Institute also has associations with prestigious professional bodies such as, Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), USA, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Belgium and European Foundation for Management Development Global Network (EFMDGN), Belgium. NLDIMSR is also an institutional member of Indian Financial Association (IFA).

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  1. Prof. Ajay Pandey (IFA) – (
  2. Prof. Ashok Thampy (IFA) – (
  3. Prof. Sankarshan Basu (IFA) – (
  4. Prof. Jyoti Nair (NLDIMSR) – (
  5. Dr. Neeraj Gupta (NLDIMSR) – (



The IFC 2023 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 was 15 September 2023.

Only full paper submissions would be considered.



There will be three “IFA 2023 Best Paper” awards given at the conference. The best papers will be selected from among the papers presented at the conference and chosen by a panel of experts. Total cash award USD 1000.


Best Paper Award in the area of Investments and Asset Pricing:

The India Finance Conference provides a platform to participants to present their contemporary research in the area of Investments and Asset Pricing. The best paper on this category will be selected from among the papers presented at the conference and chosen by a panel of experts.



The Doctoral Symposium provides a platform to the budding researchers to present their contemporary research in the area of finance, accounting, governance, risk and analytics. The top three papers will be awarded with a certificate and a cash prize.



PDF submissions will be preferred. The document must be in double space format using 12-point font size (in Times New Roman). The submission should contain the paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), JEL classification codes, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

For paper submission related guidelines and additional details, please visit the conference website India Finance Conference (IFC) 2023 – Indian Finance Association (



Tutorial sessions will be conducted on 20 December 2023 by eminent academicians from India and abroad. The tutorial will cover emerging areas in Finance and Accounting. Tutorials will be particularly useful for research scholars and early stage academicians.



In order to register for the conference and pay the fees online, please visit The registration fee is:

Indian academics

INR 6000+18%GST

Overseas academics

INR 17200 (USD 215@ INR 80 per USD)+18%GST

Industry Participants

INR 16000+18%GST

Pre-conference tutorial

INR 2000+18%GST

The deadline to register for the conference is November 30, 2023.

The registration fee for the event covers attendance, program kit, lunches, conference dinner and light refreshments. Accommodation is not included.

In case of cancellation of registration up to 15 working days before the event, a refund of the registration fee net of 10% processing charges shall be made. No refunds can be made for cancellations less than 15 working days prior to the event. All refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.



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