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Track 1: Accounting, Finance and Economics

Track Coordinators: Professor Ajit Karnik ( and Dr. Rajesh Mohnot (–For any additional information or questions regarding submissions to this track, please contact the track coordinators directly.

This track focuses on contemporary issues within the field of accounting, finance and economics. The changing dynamics of accounting, auditing and reporting are posing new challenges for practitioners, policy makers and regulatory authorities. Researchers and academics need to address these issues by way of carrying out rigorous and scientific methodologies. On the other hand, constant evolution of financial products and services and emergence of more susceptible financial system are all-encompassing, hence there is a need to keep exploring issues and strategies related to such developments. On the economics part, it is well known that this field is always in a state of flux. New developments in existing fields, as well as the introduction of entirely new fields, have been the norm in this subject. The great recession of the 21st century has generated fresh challenges to economists, who have responded with a flood of research in response to these challenges. We intend to feature some of this research in the economics field.

Although we are open to any submission that is aligned with the goals of the conference and this track, we encourage submissions relating to the following themes:

  • Key trends and developments in the world of accounting, auditing, and accountability
  • Financial reporting and intellectual capital
  • Financial crisis: causes, effects and solutions
  • Volatility in financial markets
  • Investment strategies, portfolio theories and valuation
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • FDI and country risk
  • Currency behaviour, derivatives and risk management
  • Behavioural finance – event studies
  • M&A and corporate restructuring
  • Economic theory and applications
  • Economics of the Great Recession
  • Environmental economics
  • Economics of education
  • Political economy
  • International economics

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