India Finance Conference (IFC) 2024


Call for Papers

India Finance Conference (IFC) 2024

December 19 – 21, 2024

Pre – Conference Tutorials: 18 December 2024

Venue: India Indian Institute of Management–Raipur


Chhattisgarh, India


The India Finance Conference 2024 (IFC 2024), the annual event of the Indian Finance Association (IFA), invites papers for its twelfth edition to be held at the India Indian Institute of Management–Raipur (IIM–Raipur) Chhattisgarh, India from 19 – 21 December 2024. 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
  • 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
  • Sustainable / Climate Finance
  • FinTech


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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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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Indian Institute of Management Raipur (IIM Raipur) has been set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (now known as Ministry of Education) in 2010 at Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is one of the fastest growing states of India with its rich mineral, forest, natural and local resources. The Institute believes in preparing ethical leaders who are not only committed to business, commerce and industry but are also socially conscious towards their contribution in nation building and bring in name for the country globally. The institute is abuzz with activities carried by the student clubs which are now expanding their scope of activity and bringing luminaries from the Corporate.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur has attained the 11th position in the esteemed National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2023. IIM Raipur is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in management education in India. IIM Raipur’s remarkable accomplishment can be attributed to the fact that it excelled in a wide variety of critical criteria that were taken into consideration by NIRF.

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Prof. Sankarshan Basu (IFA) – (

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The IFC 2024 invites full papers for conference presentations. The deadline for submitting papers under all three categories through the conference website is 31st August 2024.

Only full paper submissions would be considered.



There will be three “IFA 2024 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.



We are thrilled to announce that IFC has partnered with the Black Rock Award this year. Celebrating its tenth edition, this award recognizes the top five job market papers by PhD candidates on topics in financial markets, economics, investment management, or risk management. For the first time, the award will take place in India.

About the Award

  • Prize: $10,000 for the winning paper and $2,000 for runners-up.
  • Focus: Quantitative research offering practical solutions for investors and risk managers.


  • Paper Sourcing: IFA and BlackRock will evaluate and award the top five research papers.
  • Award Ceremony: Held at  BlackRock office in October 2024.
  • Panel Participation: BlackRock will join IFA panel discussions.

Submission and Evaluation

  • Deadline: Submit applications via the IFA official page by August 31, 2024.
  • Review: IFA and BlackRock will select ten finalists for virtual presentations.
  • Presentation: 30-minute virtual session (20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes Q&A) with submitted PowerPoint slides.



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


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

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Tutorial sessions will be conducted on 18th December 2024 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

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The registration fee is:

Indian academics

INR 7000+18%GST

Overseas academics

USD 225 +18%GST

Industry Participants

INR 17000+18%GST

Pre-conference tutorial

INR 3000+18%GST


The deadline to register for the conference is November 30, 2024.

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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PROGRAM SCHEDULE: To be updated soon