National Conference On ‘Efficacy of the Indian Economic Policies (Sectoral Analysis)’

St. Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai
Department of Economics
Conference Dates: 6th and 7th February, 2015
St. Xavier’s College is an educational institution, which strives for an intellectual endeavor that focuses on critical
and creative thinking, with the aim of social transformation. It seeks to give an all-rounddevelopment, inculcating
both human and spiritual values.
The Department of Economics, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai is organizing a 2-day National Conference on
`Efficacy of Indian Economic Policies (Sectoral Analysis).’
The Conference aims to have intellectual discourse on issues related to Indian economic policies of various
sectors and provide platform to the researchers for communicating their views on their intellectual standing of
empirical research on Indian economic policies.
The conference will be built around plenary and parallel sessions that allow participants to present original
research, share innovative ideas, and deliberate openly on pressing issues.
We invite scholars and related individuals to contribute papers with rigorous analysis. Papers may be theoretical,
applied, or practical in nature, and will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee. Sessions are tentatively organized
around the following theme areas:
Important Themes:
Theme 1: Agriculture Policies
Theme 2: Industrial Policies
Theme 3: Services Sector (Banking and Financial Services)
Theme 4: Services Sector (Non-financial Services)
In addition to above mentioned themes, following Issues could be considered.
i. The origin of policies like the land reforms, the Industrial Policies, the Licensing Policies, Policies based on the
Stabilization and Structural Adjustment Programmes.
ii. The Amendments / Annulment / Abrogation of policies like MRTPA, FERA, Labour Security Acts.
iii. The introduction of ‘new’ laws that are based on neo-liberal inclinations, like the Competition Act, FEMA,
MGNREGA, Food Security Act, Acts that get the country to engage with FDIs and FIIs.
An extended abstract of 500 wordsshould state the objectives, data, methodology, preliminary findings and policy
recommendations of the paper. Authors are requested to provide detailed contact information, a series of keywords
that best characterizes the paper, and the Theme number in which the author feels the paper would most
appropriately be placed.
Important Dates:
Abstract submission: 30th October 2014
Acceptance of Abstract: 15th November 2014
Full Paper Submission: 15th December 2014 (along with Registration)
Abstracts and Final Paper to be emailed to:
Conference Co-ordinator Dr. Aditi Sawant,
Selected papers will be published in ‘Xplore’ (St Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai Staff Research Journal
– ISSN 2249 –1878)
Registration Fee (without accommodation and there would be no TA / DA):
Faculty / Research Scholars: Rs 3000 / –
Participants: Rs 2500 / –
Students (UG / PG): Rs 1500 / –
Details for on-line payments:
Bank Name: Corporation Bank
Bank Account No.: 053600101000894
Name of the Account: The Bombay St. Xavier’s College Society
Address: Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400-001
TRG /NEFT / IFSC Code: CORP0000536
Bank MICR Code: 400017043
Branch Code: 0536
All Demand Drafts / Cheques should be drawn in favour of ‘The Bombay St. Xavier’s College Society’, payable at

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