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Tentative Schedule

Session 4: 11:00 12:30PM
Chair: Kusum Ketkar, AIEFS Ramaya Ghosh, “International Capital Flows and Controls: Case Study of India,” Drexel University Fassil Fanta, “The Impact of Financial Liberalization on Growth Volatility,” University of Wisconsin -- Parkside Meena Abraham Chacko, “Pattern of Equity Flows to Developing Countries,” Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum Niloy Bose, Antu Panini Murshid and Chitralekha Rath, “Finance and Property Rights: Exploring Other Directions,” University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Discussants: TBD

Location: Alumni Room

May 20-21, 2011
University of Wisconsin – Parkside 900 Wood Road Kenosha, WI 53144
Co-sponsors: School of Business and Technology, UW-Parkside Center for International Studies, UW-Parkside Office of the Provost, UW-Parkside CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Professor Roby Rajan, Department of Business, Co-chair (262-994-4208) Professor Farida Khan, Department of Economics, Co-chair Professor Swarnjit Arora, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor Kusum Ketkar, Executive Director AIEFS & Program Chair (973-941-0142) Ms. Jordania Leon-Jordan, Local Hospitality Coordinator (Phone 262-880-4642) AIEFS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – 2009-2011 President: Suhas Ketkar, Executive Director & Program Chair: Kusum Ketkar, Treasurer: Vandana Rao Members: Meenakshi Rishi, Chandana Chakraborty, Roby Rajan, Atrayee Ghosh Roy, Renu Kallianpur AIEFS OFFICES: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 : (615-322-1529) Email: or

Lunch: 12:45- 2 :15PM

Location: Alumni Room

Keynote speaker: Parul Jain, President, MacroFin Analytics and Baruch College: “The Global Economy: Perspectives and Key Issues”

Session 5: 2 :30 – 4:00PM
Chair: Farida Khan, University of Wisconsin

Location: Alumni Room

Chandrasekhara Rao N. “Did GM Crops Aggravate Farming Distress in India?” Cornell University Chandra Sen, Verghese Manaloor and Kusumakar Gautam, “Optimization of Resource Use in Agriculture: A Multiobjective Optimization Approach,” University of Alberta, Augustana Campus Jalila Attafi and Mohamed Hedi, “ Using Treatment Effect Models to Evaluate Complementary Training Program for Higher Education Graduates in Tunisia” University of Carthage, Tunisia Saket Kushwaha, D. K. Verma, V. K. Kanahasi C. Sen and K.N.S. Banafer, “Fisheries Self-help Group: A Novel Approach for Women Empowerment in Balod Block of Durg District, Chattisgarh,” Banaras Hindu University Discussants: TBD

Closing Remarks: 4:10PM REGISTRATION CHARGES for Participants and Attendees: $60 Charges cover continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner reception on Friday, May 20, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011 Continental Breakfast 9 AM Registration: 10AM – 11.00AM Inaugural Session 11:00 – 12:15
Location: Alumni Room Location: Poplar Room

Session 2: 3:45 – 5:15PM
Chair Suhas Ketkar, Vanderbilt University

Location: Alumni Room

Artatrana Ratha, “Does Growth Trickle Down to the Bottom? Case Study of an Orissa Village,” St. Cloud University Issac Vellangany, “Social Mobility through SHG Participation: A Case Study of Villapuram District in Tamil Nadu,” Rutgers University Jacob Kurien, “Viability of Social Banking in India,” Park University Hussein Zeaiter and Roba Abou Hamdan, “Democracy and Economic Growth,” Lebanese American University and Lebanese International University Discussants: TBD

Introduction: Roby Rajan, UW-Parkside Welcome Address: Fred Ebeid, Dean, School of Business & Technology, UW-Parkside Welcome by Suhas Ketkar, President, AIEFS Inaugural Address: Dr. Biswajit Dhar, Research Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS), Delhi, India Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arvind Virmani, Executive Director, IMF and Affiliate Professor & Distinguished Senior Fellow, George Mason University: “The Sudoku of Indian Economic Growth”

Cocktail Reception and Dinner: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Alumni Room
Facilitator: Farida Khan, UW Parkside Provost’s Address: Provost Terry Brown, UW-Parskide Presidential Address: Suhas Ketkar Keynote Speaker: Madhu Viswanathan, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign: “Subsistence Marketplaces: Food for Economic Thought and Action”

Lunch 12:30 – 1:45PM

Location: Alumni Room

Luncheon Speaker: T. Krishna Kumar “Indian Economy in a Global Context: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats,” Retired Professor and Head, Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India

General Body Meeting: 8:30PM

Session 1: 2:00- 3:30PM
Chair: Roby Rajan, University of Wisconsin

Location: Alumni Room

May 21, 2011 Continental Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00AM
Location: Spruce Room

Farida Khan, “Public Sector, Private Firms or NGOs – Where Do Women in Bangladesh prefer to Work,” University of Wisconsin - Parkside Sanjukta Chaudhuri and Shahnaz Abdullah, “Women’s Empowerment in South Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Three Countries,” University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and University of Massachusetts Halima Qureshi and Mamit Deme, “Economic Reform, FDI and Economic Development: An Analysis of China and Russian Federation,” Alabama A & M and Middle Tennessee State University Suresh Chalasani, “Wireless Technologies for Monitoring Chronic Diseases,” University of Wisconsin - Parkside Discussants: TBD

Registration: 8:00 – 9:00AM
Session 3: 9:15- 10:45AM Location: Alumni Room

Chair: Swarnjit Arora, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Narayan K. Kishor and John Ssozi, “Business Cycle Synchronization in the Proposed East African Monetary Union: An Unbiased Component Approach,” University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Alejandro Gelves and Arun Sarkar, “Gains from Horizontal Mergers Paradox,” University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Lucia Luzi, “Long Term Impact of Health and Nutrition Status on Education Outcomes for Children in Rural Tanzania,” UNICEF Mahua Paul, “Exchange Rate Pass Through and the J curve: An Examination with the Indian Data,” Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Delhi Discussants: TBD