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21st Biennial Conference 2015

21st Biennial Conference 2015

Association of Indian Economic and Financial Studies (AIEFS)




The 21stBiennial Conference of the Association of Indian Economic and Financial Studies (AIEFS) is scheduled to take placeon 3-4 August 2015. The two-day event will have several academic sessions and invited lectures on the topics of interest to most of the students and researchers on the Indian Economy. The organizing committee is attempting to develop a theme that is broad enough to encompass a variety of issues in development economics generally and the Indian economy in particular. The AIEFS has a broad focus covering all areas in economics and finance. Special preference would be given to papers using micro data including firm level data from CMIE or other sources.


The following details may be of use in planning your participation in the conference:


Dates: August 3-4, 2015

Venue: School of Economics, Central University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500046, India

Lodging: Central University of Hyderabad Guest House (There are 30 rooms available on a single occupancy basis. Housing to participants will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis).

Registration Fees: INR 5000.00 for India-based participants; US$100.00 for participants from USA, UK and other countries (Registration fees will cover lodging and meal expenses for the two days); Participants can plan to arrive on Sunday 2 August and depart on 5 August (3-night accommodation will be arranged).

Chair, Local Organizing Committee in Hyderabad: Professor Debashis Acharya



Further information about the University of Hyderabad can be found at this link:

Full conference details and updates will be published online at


Keynote Speakers:To be announced shortly.

Journal Special Issue:After the conference, participants will have the opportunity to submit their papers to a journal special issue or book volume which will be announced at the conference.


Those wishing to make a presentation or arrange a session in the Biennial Conference are requested to send the necessary information as early as possible. The information should contain:


1. The name(s) of the author(s)

2. Detailed 5 page abstract of a previously unpublished paper or the full paper if available

3. Affiliation of all the author(s)

4. Contact addresses: e-mail, telephone and postal

5. The presenter's areas of specialization and a statement of interest in discussing the papers of other presenters.


Deadline for Paper Submission: APRIL 20, 2015


Please send ALL this information and/for further details to:


Dr. Chandana Chakraborty,  AIEFS Executive Director,  Department of  Economics  & Finance, Montclair State University,  Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

E-mail:, Tel: 973 594 0614


Tentative Acceptance/Rejection Decision Date: MAY 31, 2015

Note:Once the acceptance decision has been made, the selected authors (both India and non-India based) would be required to pay their full registration fees before the papers could be included in the program. The exact addresses for sending payments will be announced later.


Amitrajeet A. Batabyal


Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics

Department of Economics

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA



AIEFS is a non-profit academic organization founded in 1975 at Bloomsburg State University, Pennsylvania. Economists with interest in India felt a need to develop an identity for those involved in scholarly research on Indian economic and financial issues, to give publicity to their research outcomes and to educate the world at large on the realities of changing India. AIEFS objectives are to promote interest of the study of Indian Economics and Finance in its broadest sense, to encourage inquiry into, and analysis of the problems and issues facing the Indian economy and to facilitate communication and discussion among scholars working towards the above objectives.

AIEFS sponsors sessions at the annual ASSA, Western Economic Association and Eastern Economic Association. It also holds biennial meetings either in the US or India. First biennial meeting in India was held in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing countries (RIS) in June 2011 in Delhi. The 2013 biennial meeting was held in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai. The 2015 biennial meeting has been scheduled to take place in the Central University of Hyderabad.

AIEFS brings out Newsletter twice a year – fall and in spring. From time to time, AIEFS also publishes edited books or proceedings of papers presented at ASSA and biennial meetings. In recent years, papers have been published in special issues of peer reviewed journals like South Asia Economic Journal, International Journal of Economic Policy in emerging Economies and International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets.

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