Call For Papers/Presentations For The International Workshop


This is a resource regarding call for papers/presentations for International Workshop on Inclusive Financial Innovation for making finance and Insurance Markets work for the poor. This International Workshop is being conducted by the Financial Market Centre, XLRI, Jamshedpur. This is a 3-day Workshop to be held in the month of March. Completed papers (or work in their advanced stage) are invited in all areas of inclusive financial innovations, including evaluation case studies.

This is a call for papers and presentations for International Workshop on Inclusive Financial Innovation for making finance and Insurance Markets work for the poor. Completed papers (or work in their advanced stage) are invited in all areas of inclusive financial innovations, including evaluation case studies. The Workshop will have few presentations of success stories by their innovators that have a wider replication.

The workshop is expected to serve as a forum for intensive discussion among researchers, policy makers as well as field level practitioners involved in financial inclusion.

Papers with substantial analytical aspects, models of inclusive financial innovations and field level data analysis are preferred. We encourage papers and case studies to have broader perspectives, blending both conceptual rigor as well as practical applications, including identifying policy and regulatory constraints.
The workshop is expected to be participated by a small group of experts, and therefore will have intensive discussions. Participants are expected to serve as discussants/act as session chairs.
Contributions in all areas of inclusive financial innovativeness are welcome:
1. Financial Market Architecture and Access to Poor
2. Financial Innovations as Market Access
3. Rural Finance Innovations
4. Pro-Poor Urban Finance Innovations
5. Micro and Small Enterprise Financing Innovations
6. Venture Capital Funds & Social Lending Arrangements
7. Structured Products, Credit Enhancements and Guarantees
8. Financial Innovations to Support Savings
9. Investment and Insurance-linked Products
10. Micro Insurance Products
11. Weather Derivatives & Crop Insurance
12. Commodity Finance and Risk Management
13. Managing Inflation Risk for Poor Households
14. Technology Innovations for Financial Inclusion
15. Transaction Banking Innovations Enabling Market Access
16. Review of International Experience
Poster Session:
Case analysis, innovative research ideas and field level experiments are also considered for a poster session. Young researchers with innovative ideas/cases are particularly encouraged to apply for the poster session.
Deadline For Submission:
We encourage paper presenters to intimate their submission plan at the earliest with an abstract (preferably by December 31, 2011).
Final papers (or work in their advanced stages) are to be submitted in word-format to: pradhan@xlri.ac.in by February 15, 2012.

Accomodation:
All the Accommodation expenses and local travel arrangements at Jamshedpur will be covered for all the speakers. Travel expenses within India can be covered for a limited number of academic participants with completed papers (or work in their advances stage), if confirmation is received by December 31, 2011.
The Refereed papers and Cases of high quality presented at the workshop will be published by a well known international publisher (which will be communicated to authors in due course).
Contact: For additional information, the presenters can contact the Workshop Coordinator:
Dr H K Pradhan
Professor of Finance and Economics
Chair, Financial Market Centre
XLRI Jamshedpur, CH Area(E),
Jamshedpur 831 001, India
Phone: 0657 398 3333
Fax: 91 657 398 3001
Email: pradhan@xlri.ac.in


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