Kalam Conference

September 23, 2016

Please join us for the 2016 Kalam Scholars Conference for Indian Business & Economic Research on Friday, September 23, in Room 311 of the Gatton College of Business and Economics building. Registration is open now.

The A.P.J. Kalam India Studies Research Program, funded through the generous gift of Dr. M.S. Vijayaraghavan, supports research in the Gatton College and the University of Kentucky examining India's role in international commerce. The program also supports intellectual interaction between scholars in India and at UK.

This conference features research presentations from both UK and Indian scholars, as well as a lunch keynote from 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi.


8:00 Coffee and Light Breakfast
8:30 Welcome, Dean David Blackwell 

B. Savitha, School of Management, University of Manipal & Subrato Banerjee, Indian Statistical Institute
"What Determines Micro Health Insurance Purchase? Education or Experience?"


Jabir Ali, India Institute of Management Lucknow
Sayed Saghaian, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
Michael Reed, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
"Business Innovations in Food and Agribusiness Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in India"

10:15 Break

Mark Whitaker and Sneha Thapa, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
“‘Flexible Liminality’ of Tibetan Refugees in Dharamsala, India”


Daniel Halgin, Ajay Mehra, and Stephen Borgatti, Department of Management, University of Kentucky
(and collaborators Pawan Budhwar, Gopakumar Gopalakrishnan, Mukta Kulkarni & Rajesh Kumar)
"Culture, Legitimacy and Advantage: The Social Networks of Minorities in Three Indian Firms”


Lunch -  Woodward Hall 307 Gatton

Dr. M.S. Vijayaraghavan Introduction
Keynote: Kailash Satyarthi, “The Role of the Universities and Research in Social Initiatives”
Nobel Peace Prize Winner and founder of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation

1:45 Break

Mr. Sandeep S. Shenoy, Department of Commerce, Manipal University
Mr. Guru Prasad Rao, Department of Commerce, Manipal University
"Economic Review of Banking Doctrines of BRICS Nations: Revisiting the Edifice of Strong Banking Regulations with Specific Reference to Credit Operations"


Yoonbai Kim, Department of Economics, University of Kentucky
"International Capital Movement and Monetary Policy Independence in India"