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Day1: January 30th, 2003

Session I : Inauguration: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Chair: Dr. Rakesh Mohan, Deputy Governor, RBI

Welcome: Dr. R. Radhakrishna, Director, IGIDR

Review of Fourth Money and Finance Conference and looking ahead to the Fifth: Dr. Ashima Goyal, Professor, IGIDR

Inaugural Address: "Current Issues in the Design and Conduct of Monetary Policy" Dr. Mohsin S. Khan, Director, IMF Institute

Vote of Thanks: Dr. Subrata Sarkar, Associate Professor, IGIDR

 
Session II : Open Economy Issues: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chair:
Manohar Rao

Debt Resolution Processes for Sovereign Debt - Current Policy Issues

Author:
Elmar B. Koch

Discussant:
Manohar Rao

Exchange Market Pressure and Intervention Activity of the Reserve Bank of India

Authors:
Mirza Allim Baig,
V. Narasimhan

Discussant:
Mridul Sagar

Exchange Rate Regimes: Middling Through

Author:
Ashima Goyal

Discussant:
Romar Correa

 

Session III : Inflation and Monetary Policy: 2:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chair:
Ashok Parikh

The Sub-Optimality of the Opportunistic Approach to Disinflation

Authors:
Patrick Minford ,
Naveen Srinivasan

Discussant:
Romar Correa

Inflation and Openness: A Study of Selected Developing Countries
Author:
Sunil Ashra

Discussant:
Rupa Regenitsure

Determinants of Inflation in India and Scope of Inflation Targeting

Author:
Bhavna Sharma

Discussant:
Ashok Parikh
 

(Parallel) Session IV: Monetary Policy and Stock Markets :
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Chair:
Ganti Subramanyam

Business Cycle Asymmetry and Seasonality: Stylized Evidence from Indian Economy

Authors:
Narain Sinha,
Lokendra Kumawat

Discussant:
N. Srinivasan

Monetary Targeting in India Impact from an Endogenous Money Supply Process

Author:
Debaprasad Rath

Discussant:
Ganti Subramanyam

Causal Relationship between Stock Market and Exchange Rate, Foreign Exchange Reserves and Value of Trade Balance in India: An Empirical Analysis

Authors:
Basabi Bhattacharya,
Jaydeep Mukherjee

Discussant:
Ajit Karnik
Determinants of FII Investment Inflow to India
Authors:
Pushpa Trivedi,
Abhilash Nair

Discussant:
Sunil Ashra
 

(Parallel) Session V: Financial Development and Growth :
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Chair:
Rajendra R. Vaidya

Savings and Growth in Bangladesh Does Banking Sector Development Help Improve the Saving Rate?

Authors:
Pradeep Agrawal,
Pravakar Sahoo

Discussant:
R. Krishnan

Supply Chain Management in Retail Banking and ATMs

Authors:
Anirban Mukherjee,
Anindya Roy

Discussant:
Kaushik Chaudhuri

Credit Deposit Ratio of Commercial Banks in Kerala: An Inter-Bank Temporal Analysis

Author:
K.P. Mani

Discussant:
Errol DSouza

Credit Flow to Agriculture: An Analysis of Bank Branches in Kalahandi District
Author:
Gagan Bihari Sahu

Discussant:
Ganesh Kumar

Dinner Talk: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: "How Different is Monetary Policy Making in an Opening DevelopingEconomy?", Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Head, Dept Of Economic Analysis and Policy, RBI.

Chair: Dr. Kirit Parikh

 

Day 2: January 31st, 2003

Session VI: Deregulation, Ownership and Performance in Banking:
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Chair:
Ajit Ranade.

Does NPA Matter: Evidences from Indian Public Sector Banks

Author:
Paramita Mukherjee

Discussant:
Veena Mishra

Assets and Liabilities Information Analysis of the Indian Public Sector Banks

Author:
Debasis Bagchi

Discussant:
Rajendra R. Vaidya

Productivity and Efficiency of Public and Private Sector Banks in India

Authors:
T.T. Ram Mohan,
Subhash C
. Ray
Discussant:
Paramita Mukherjee
 

Session VII: Financial Reform, FII investment and Corporate Finance:
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Chair:
Tridib Sharma

Financial Reform : Evidence from Sri Lanka

Author:
Arusha Cooray

Discussant:
Pradeep Agrawal

Inter-industry Differences in Capital Structure: Evidence from India

Authors:
Sumitra Das,
Malabika Roy

Discussant:
Gangadhar Darbha

FII Investments in Indian Economy An Econometric Analysis

Author:
Srinivasa S.S. Kumar

Discussant:
Pushpa Trivedi
 

Session VIII: Corporate Governance in Banks: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chair:
V. N. Pandit

Implications of Weak Governance Case of CRB Group
Authors:
Bharat Dalal,
Harini Mittal

Discussant:
Jayati Sarkar
Governance and Performance in the Public Sector Banks during Liberalization
Author:
Errol DSouza

Discussant:
Debashis Bagchi
Ownership Effects on Bank Performance: A Panel Study of Indian Banks
Author:
Bikram De

Discussant:
T.T. Ram Mohan
 
(Parallel) Session IX: Monetary Policy, Bank Lending and FII Inflows: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chair:
Abhay Pethe
Determinants of Savings of Rural Households in Kerala
Authors:
C.J. Unny
Discussant:
Manoj Panda

Monetary Policy and Predictability of Stock Returns: Evidence from an Emerging Economy

Authors:
Padmini Dasgupta,
Rudra Sensarma

Discussant:
Basabi Bhattacharya
Financial Liberalization in India and the Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Transmission
Author:Abhaysingh Chavan,
Rajendra R. Vaidya

Discussant:
Abhay Pethe

 
(Parallel) Session X: Market Information and Market Efficiency:
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Chair:
Susan Thomas
Do Indian Pensioners hold Diversified Portfolio?
Author:
Kavim V. Bhatnagar

Discussant:
Susan Thomas
The Characteristics of Hot and Cold Period in Indian IPO market
Author:
Saurabh Ghosh

Discussant:
Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay
Variance Ratio Tests and High Frequency Data: A Study of Liquidity and Mean Reversion in the Indian Equity Market
Authors:
Susan Thomas,
Tirthankar Patnaik

Discussant:
Gangadhar Darbha
 
Day 3: February 1st, 2003
Session XI: Market Design and Government Policy:
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Chair:
Veena Mishra
The Effect of Enforcement on Firm Finance
Authors:
Stefan Krasa,
Tridib Sharma,
Anne P. Villamil

Discussant:
Bibhas Saha
Estimating the Benchmark Yield Curve
Author:
Gangadhar Darbha

Discussant:
Praveen Mohanty
Policy Implications for Ratings Industry
Author:
Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay

Discussant:
Tridib Sharma
 
Round Table Conference: Financial and Policy Issues in Banking 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


"Finance for Growth",

Gerard Caprio,Director, Finance Group, World Bank

Discussant:
Suman Bery, Director NCAER

11.45 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.


"Prospects and Problems for the Indian Banking Sector, with a Focus on NPAs
Dr. Nachiket Mor, Executive Director, ICICI Bank Ltd.
Discussant:
Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay,
Director, IDF

Panel : 2.30 p.m.- 4.00 p.m: Banking sector reforms: institutions and incentives.
Shri C.R. Muralidharan, Prof. D.M. Nachane, Dr. Urjit Patel,
Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Mr. P.S.Shenoy

 
Valedictory Address  : 4.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
"Finance in Indian Macroeconomy"
Dr. Mihir Rakshit, Director, Monetary Research Project, ICRA Ltd.

Vote of Thanks: Dr. Jayati Sarkar, Associate Professor, IGIDR

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