IGIDR field workshop on Household finance research

1st April, 2017
Seanza Conference Hall, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

The IGIDR workshop on household finance seeks research to answer questions about the investment choices of investors and households in financial assets. The research includes the one-time investment allocation decisions as well as how investors respond to changes in news and information. This research also seeks to understand the behaviour of financial service providers and intermediaries as well as the impact of law and regulations in this area.

The agenda for the workshop is as follows:

09:00 - 09:45 Registration, Coffee and Tea
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome address
A. N. Roy, Vandana Foundation
10:00 - 11:00 Report of the RBI Committee on Household Finance
Tarun Ramadorai, Professor of Financial Economics, Imperial College London, and Chairman of the RBI committee on household finance
Praveen Chakravarty, IDFC Institute
Monika Halan, Mint
Renuka Sane, ISI Delhi
11:00 - 12:00 When is microcredit unsuitable? [presentation]
Vaishnavi Prathap and Rachit Khaitan, IFMR Foundation
Discussant: Kaushik Krishnan, True North
12:00 - 13:00 IRDA regulations and compensation for insurance intermediaries [presentation]
Monika Halan, Mint
Discussant: Susan Thomas, IGIDR
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 13:00 Panel: FinTech: Barriers and opportunities for financial inclusion
Shinjini Kumar, PayTM,
Varad Pande, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Malavika Raghavan, IFMR Finance Foundation
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 Stock market participation in the aftermath of an accounting scandal [presentation]
Renuka Sane, NIPFP
Discussant: Harsh Vardhan, Bain Advisors
16:15 - 17:15 Towards a Privacy Framework for India in the Age of the Internet [presentation]
Vrinda Bhandari, Independent scholar, and Renuka Sane, NIPFP
Discussant: Rahul Matthan, Trilegal