India Gold Policy Center (IGPC) at IIMA will host a Conference on policy-relevant research on gold related issues on January 12, 2018. The Conference will focus on a range of topics, from motives of households to invest in gold, the structure of gold markets, to macroeconomic policies relating to gold. The Conference will facilitate interaction among academia, policy makers, and other key stakeholders.
The conference will feature an inaugural session on key issues for gold and gold markets, a presentation on the global gold scenario, and a panel discussion on "Designing an effective policy and regulatory framework for gold in India". The panel discussion will include senior policy makers, industry experts and key stakeholders. This will be followed by a brief interaction with media representatives.
The rest of the sessions would comprise technical presentations on a range of research themes related to gold. Ten research papers will be presented by academics in Indian and international institutions. (see Annexure for a list). Four research studies funded by the IGPC and conducted by IIMA faculty and doctoral students will be presented at the conference. The conference will also include a session on policy-relevant themes by industry experts.
Guest of Honor: Shri Govind Mohan, Joint Secretary (IER & Investment), DEA (Dept. of Economic Affairs), Ministry of Finance, GoI
Special Invitee: Mr John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council
Conference Mentors: Prof. Arvind Sahay, Head IGPC, and Prof. Errol D'Souza, Director, IIMA
Conference Committee Members: Prof. Dirk Baur (University of Western Australia); Mr. Mrugank Paranjape, (MD & CEO, MCX of India Ltd.); Prof. Charan Singh (IIM Bangalore); Prof. Gourav Vallabh (XLRI); and Prof. Jayanth R. Varma (IIMA); Prof. Kavita Rao (NIPFP)
Moderator of Policy Panel: Mr Sudheesh Nambiath, Precious Metals Demand, GFMS South Asia & UAE Supply Chain & Commodities Research,Thomson Reuters
Faculty Coordinators: Prof. Joshy Jacob and Prof. Sanket Mohapatra (IIMA)
Prof. Arvind Sahay, Chairperson
India Gold Policy Centre
Indian Institute of Management
Faculty Block, New Campus, Vastrapur
Telephone: +91 79 66324410
Mr. Sudheesh Nambiath, Head
Tel: +91 79 66324409
Ms. Ruchi Agarwal, Manager
Telephone: +91 79 66324455