Conferences & Seminars
In keeping with our goal of ‘Thought Leadership’, IIM Calcutta has been organizing world class conferences and seminars with participants and speakers from across the globe. These events help our students, faculty and all the participants to exchange ideas and thoughts and bring in new perspectives.
Social learning is the key to gaining knowledge and can best develop through grounded interactions with others at conferences and seminars. Besides helping participants gain deeper insights into the subject under discussion, such events also help in finding answers to professional problems.
To help students and attendees gain a broader perspective on subjects related to management education, IIMC play host to a number of conferences and seminars every year.
Conferences & Seminars 2012
As a part of Finance Lecture Series ‐ an initiative of the Financial Research and Trading Laboratory at IIM Calcutta, the world‐renowned accounting theorist and experimental economist, Prof. Shyam Sunder, James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Yale School of Management spoke on "Financing of a Public Good by Taxation in a General Equilibrium Economy: Theory and Experimental Evidence." The talk was held in the Financial Research and Trading Laboratory of IIM Calcutta. Professor Ashok Banerjee, Professor of Finance and Control and the coordinator of Financial Research & Trading Laboratory introduced the speaker. The Director of IIM Calcutta, Prof. Shekhar Chaudhuri and about 15 IIM Calcutta professors from all academic groups were present. Students and Professors from Jadavpur University (economics department) also attended the lecture. At the end of the talk, Prof. Ashok Banerjee, felicitated and thanked Prof. Sunder for his lecture at Finance Lab.
The primary objective of the lecture series is to listen to and interact with the best academic minds in the area of corporate finance, and financial markets. The invites speaker shared his latest research and also highlight major research challenges. Read more...
The CARISMA-IIM Calcutta Workshop on Optimization Methods, Risk Analysis and News Analytics and their application in the field of Finance was held from 14 -17 of March 2012 at the Financial Research and Trading Lab of IIM Calcutta. This workshop series is specially designed to provide insight into the discipline of optimization for a wide range of individuals such as Operation Research (OR) professionals, financial quantitative analysts, risk analysts, consultants, DSS application developers, and academics. The focus was on providing a clear view of optimization and its application in solving business problems.
The workshop was jointly organized by The Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimization Modeling (CARISMA) of Brunel University, London and IIM Calcutta. Speakers were from CARISMA and IIM Calcutta. The workshop was divided into three sections. Part I was for Linear & Integer Programming: Modelling Systems and embedded DSS, while Parts II & III were for Stochastic Optimization Modeling and Solutionmethods & News Analytics. A total of 35 participants from 14 Indian states and 1 overseas participant from Oman attended this workshop. Out of 35, there were 18 students (PhD & MBA), 16 academicians/researchers and 1 industry practitioner. Read more...
A talk was held in the Financial Research and Trading Laboratory (Finance Lab) of IIM Calcutta on 13 June 2012 as part of the ongoing Financial Lecture Series. Prof. Utpal Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Finance at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business spoke on “Firm Mortality and Natal Financial Care".
Professor Ashok Banerjee, Professor of Finance and Control and the coordinator of Financial Research & Trading Laboratory introduced the speaker. About 10 IIM Calcutta professors from all academic groups were present. IIMC FP students as well as students from other institutions like IIT Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, IGIDR, Calcutta University and Professors from Institutions in and around Kolkata like Heritage Institute of Technology, Vidyasagar University etc. also attended the lecture. A total of 30 participants attended this lecture. At the end of the talk, Prof. Ashok Banerjee, felicitated and thanked Prof. Bhattacharya for his lecture at Finance Lab. Read more...
The newly launched Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC) held its first workshop on Case Writing, Teaching and Research in the IIM Calcutta campus on June 14-15, 2012. The two day workshop saw three eminent speakers. Day 1 had 2 workshops- Managing Case Writing conducted by Mr. Jeroen van den Berg, Center Manager of the Center for Business Case Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, followed by Case Selection and Case Writing by Ms. Anjali Raina, Executive Director, Harvard Business School India Research Center. Day 2 had one workshop- Art of Case Writing conducted by Prof. Jim Erskine, Emeritus Professor of Operations Management, Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada. A total of 120 participants from 16 Indian states attended this workshop. Out of 120, there were 26 students (IIMC FP students), and rest were academicians/researchers.
The workshop provided a great opportunity to learn from these three leaders in case writing, teaching, and research and network with speakers associated with the three leading case repositories in the world - Ivey, HBS, and ACRC (HKU).
The workshop was initially designed for 80 candidates but the registration had to be reopened and the number of seats raised to 120 in order to accommodate candidates wanting to participate in it. This is indicative of the interest that the work shop has generated. Read more...
This workshop is one of the many initiatives that has being undertaken by the Financial Research and Trading Laboratory (in short, Finance Lab) of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), to support and encourage high quality research in finance at IIMC. The workshop will bring together reputed academics from all over the world and provide a venue to present and discuss research in various areas of finance. The workshop is a vehicle for presentation of work in progress.
The workshop will bring together reputed academics from all over the world and provide a venue to present and discuss research reports on various areas of finance. Academicians, including faculties, research scholars, and doctoral students, would benefit from this conference. The paper presenters will get an opportunity to disseminate their work and interact with the eminent scholars, some of the brightest minds in the field as well as with the editors/associate editors of reputed journals in finance. Read More...
The India Finance Conference 2012 (IFC 2012), jointly organized by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad will be held during December 19 - 21, 2012 at IIM Calcutta. The Conference will have discussions on themes like asset pricing and volatility in financial markets, corporate finance decisions, including choice of capital structure and dividend policy, innovations in both financial and operational risk management, quality of financial reporting and adoption of IFRS, role of corporate governance, executive compensation and ownership structure, computational finance, high frequency trading and financial econometrics and financial policies, inclusion, institutions and regulations. The best three papers will be awarded prizes. The India Finance Conference traces its roots back to the two International Finance Conferences organized by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 2009 and 2011. Later, the name of the conference was changed to India Finance Conference (IFC). The first India Finance Conference was held at Indian Institute of Bangalore during December 20-23, 2011 Read more...
MARCON 2012 aims to bring together thought-leaders and practitioners, from marketing and other social sciences to facilitate such a dialogue that would contribute to the theory and practice of marketing. The theme of the conference is – Sustainability, and Marketing in a Socially-Connected World of Consumers. Read More...
2013 - The Year So Far
IIM Calcutta along with The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will organize a research conference on “Politics of the Changing World Economy”Read More...
The Finance Lab, under the Finance Lecture Series, will organize a talk by Prof. Paul Embrechts of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich on January 17, 2013 at 11:30 am. The talk will be held in the Finance Lab. Paul will speak on “Risk, Regulation and Statistics”.
The profile of Prof. Paul Embrechts
Paul Embrechts is Professor of Mathematics at the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) specialising in actuarial mathematics and quantitative risk management. Previous academic positions include the Universities of Leuven, Limburg and London (Imperial College, and the London School of Economics). Prof. Embrecht is an Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Corresponding Member of the Italian Institute of Actuaries, past Editor of the ASTIN Bulletin, on the Advisory Board of Finance and Stochastics and Associate Editor of numerous scientific journals. He is a member of the Board of the Swiss Association of Actuaries and belongs to various national and international research and academic advisory committees.Read More...
Intaglio, IIM Calcutta’s annual international B-School meet, is one of the most awaited business management school events in the country and the Asian continent at large. Past speakers at Intaglio include Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, Sarthak Bahuria, Chairman of IOC, and other dignitaries. Intaglio’11 reflected IIMC’s fresh ventures, as the institution marked its Golden Jubilee celebrations with much grandeur.
IIM Calcutta kicked off Intaglio 2013 - its Annual International Business School Summit on Thursday, 3rd January at the Institute Auditorium. The four-day business festival which is celebrating its 25th edition this year has an impressive array of Keynote Speakers including Sourav Ganguly, ex-captain of the Indian Cricket team and Dr. Bimal Jalan, former Governor of RBI. Read More...
2013 - The Year Ahead
International Conference on Contemporary Debates in Public Policy and Management IIM Calcutta, 7-9 February 2013
With the changing role of the state, the design and landscape of public policies are changing. Contemporary public management too is intensely debated across academic disciplines, as they are in different countries.
The International Conference on Contemporary Debates in Public Policy and Management at IIM Calcutta to be held during 7-9 February 2013 will focus on theoretical issues of public policy and management by embracing concepts of Politics and Policy, Public Sector Reform, Public Private Partnerships, and Law and Public Policy Regulations. There would be sectoral focus on health, education, infrastructure, urban and rural development, microfinance, and energy and environment. Keynote speakers from academia and practitioners will deliberate on contemporary public sector issues, and on the gap between policies and implementation.
May 30-June 1, 2013
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The world conference on "Emerging Issues in Management" is being jointly hosted by the Indian Institutes of Management, the premier management institutes in India. The Indian institute of Management Calcutta will be the lead coordinator of the Conference supported by the Indian Institute of Management Indore and the Indian institute of Management Kozhikode.