Hosted by:
IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad

About the Conference


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, invites academics, researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners, to submit papers in all areas of finance. The India Finance Conference traces its roots 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.

Conference Themes


The following is an indicative list of topics:

  • 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
  • Financial policies, inclusion, institutions and regulations

Review process


The manuscripts will be subjected to a blind review process. The decision of the reviewers will be final and binding.

Best Paper Award


The best three papers will be chosen by a panel of experts. The decision of the panel will be final and binding. The awards for the best three papers will be announced on the second day of the conference.



The Journal of Emerging Market Finance (JEMF) will have a special issue based on 4 to 5 papers from this conference. All authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference will be invited to submit the papers to JEMF and the acceptance for publication shall be based on the usual double blind refereeing process followed by JEMF but the time to publication will be shorter than average.