Call for Papers: Conference on “Contemporary Issues in Economic Development with special focus on Emerging Economies “

We invite theoretical, empirical and multidisciplinary papers on topics listed below or on other relevant topics focusing on contemporary issues.

Track 1: Macroeconomic Theory

Monetary policy transmission, economic structure and macroeconomic performance, growth and inflation nexus, exchange rate pass through, sovereign debt management, financial aid and growth.

Track 2: Finance

Pricing of financial products, risk management, capital structure, ownership structure, mergers and acquisitions, valuation of firms, earnings management, corporate debt, corporate social responsibility, behavioral finance and financial inclusion.

Track 3: Development Economics

Labour market frictions, gender in economics, impact of employment guarantee schemes, food security, nutrition and economic outcomes, poverty, inequality, trade and development, health, education and economic outcomes.

Deadline for submission of completed papers is December 20, 2016. Papers not exceeding 10,000 words should be submitted as MS Word document via email to All submissions will be reviewed and the authors of accepted papers will be informed by January 10, 2017.

The best paper presented at the conference will be awarded an honorarium of Rs.5000. Authors of accepted papers may be requested to act as discussants for other papers. The papers presented at the conference may be considered for publication in the NMIMS Journal of Economic and Public Policy.

We will be organizing a Research Colloquium on the day of the conference, for students of economics who are in early stages of their research. We encourage students working on their research proposals broadly based on the above themes to apply for the colloquium. We intend to accommodate limited number of papers in the sessions wherein students will receive feedback from senior researchers and also interact with other research students from various institutions. Best research proposal will be awarded cash prize of Rs.2000. Research proposals in MS Word format should be sent via email to by December 20, 2016. There is no registration fee for participating in the conference. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Important dates:

Last date of submission: December 20, 2016

Notification of accepted papers: January 10, 2017

Last date for registration: January 25, 2017


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