Financial Stability Reports

The Centre for Financial Stability, a US think-tank,  keeps track of Financial Stability Reports from 60 different countries, 24 developed and 36 emerging. They are available on (this) page. 

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Workshop on Commodities and their Derivatives on 27th February, 2015

The Centre for Financial Markets and Risk Management at IIM-Bangalore is pleased to announce the first in its series of workshops, conducted by Srinidhi Raghavendra, Vice President, Commodities at Singapore Exchange.  During the workshop, Srinidhi will describe commodity and commodity derivatives markets, structures and exchange systems. Commodity trading strategies and

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On India’s recently revised GDP estimates

The following piece by Prof. SG Badrinath, Visiting Faculty & Chair, CCMRM, IIM-B was featured on Monday, 15th February 2015 in the Opinions section of the Mint newspaper. In the last week, there have been a number of pieces talking about the dramatic revision in Indian GDP estimates. On

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Media Mentions, Winners of the Bloomberg Contest.

The winners of the Bloomberg All-India Investment Challenge were featured in The Hindu & The Hindu Business Line recently. The winning team comprising Rohit Jain, Amritha Kini & Shrirang Chilapur were felicitated by Prof. Badrinath, Chair, CCMRM. Also present on this occassion were Roshni Saigal from Bloomberg Data Services and

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Winners of the Bloomberg Investment Competition

We are pleased to inform you that an IIM-B team has won the All India Bloomberg Investment Competition that was held last month. Two more teams from IIM-B were among the top 10 teams. A total of 415 teams participated nationally from 28 institutions. All teams managed a paper

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Bloomberg Training

Dear all, This is to remind you of the Bloomberg training sessions in which you had expressed interest.  Here is the program. 9:30  – 11:00 AM FIRST SESSION, P-22 11:15 – 11:30 AM AWARD PRESENTATION 11:30 – 1:00PM SECOND SESSION, P-22 Initially, the first session  was meant for faculty and

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Literacy and MSME

MSME.9.5This post provides preliminary reactions to a Consultative Paper on National MSME policy which was solicited by the Development Commissioner, MSME.  Given my expertise, it only addresses the financial aspects of MSME development in India. It is well known

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IGIDR Bankruptcy Conference, Goa April 24-25, 2015.

Call For Papers Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay, India

24th – 25th April, 2015, Goa, India The Indian Ministry of Finance has embarked on a project to establish the legislative foundations for the bankruptcy process. To build knowledge towards this goal, researchers are requested to propose research

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Western Finance Association, June 17-20, 2015


Dear Members and Friends of the Western Finance Association!

You are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the 2015 Annual Meetings, to be held June 17-20 in Seattle. Papers on any topic related to finance will be considered.

Submission of papers: Papers should be submitted electronically via the WFA web site,, which will contain full instructions for submission, including required on-line registration, creation of the required cover page, the submission fee, and other vital instructions. The deadline for submissions is midnight PST November 18, 2014.  Papers will be reviewed anonymously by up to three members of the Program Committee, and authors will be notified about the outcome of the reviewing process by the end of March, 2015.

Best Paper Awards: (subject to change)

Charles River Associates Award of $5,000 for the best paper on corporate finance.

Kepos Capital Award of $5,000 for the best paper on investments.

Wharton School – WRDS Award of $5,000 for the best paper on empirical finance.

NASDAQ OMX Award of $5,000 for the best paper on asset pricing.

Student Awards:

USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award of $5,000 for the best student paper.

Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research of $1000

I hope to see you in Seattle.

Laura Starks
University of Texas at Austin
2015 Program Chair