The fifteenth Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Economic Association was held at Fukuoka University, Japan on August 1-2, 2019. Senior faculty members of International Management Institute Kolkata were invited to present papers. Papers were presented in the conference by eminent dignitaries and academicians from all over the world in varied economic fields, with empirical studies or theoretical analysis, and with or without direct relevance to the Asia-Pacific economies.

The Key officials of Asia-Pacific Economic Association gathered for dinner with senior faculty members of IMI Kolkata.

Professor Arindam Banik, Director, IMI-Kolkata, Professor Tirthankar Nag, Dean, Research and International Relations, Professor Paramita Mukherjee, Dean, Academics, Dr. Sahana Roy Chowdhury and Dr. Chanchal Chatterjee, Associate Professors at IMI Kolkata presented papers at the conference.

The Conference comprised of various enriching sessions on varied topics such as Asset Prices in Asian Financial Markets, Econometric and Economic Theory, International Trade, The Indian Economy, Population Ageing in Japan and Korea, Monetary Policy and International Macroeconomics, Environment Economics, The Chinese Economy, Global Economy, Investment of Human and Physical Capital, Labour and Employment, Financial Integration, International Finance, Government Budget and Economic Development, Recent Economic Reforms in India: The Leap towards Global Emergence.

Faculty members of IMI Kolkata with the dignitaries and participants of APEA Conference.

Professor Arindam Banik and Dr. Chanchal Chatterjee presented a paper on “Ownership Pattern and Governance-performance Relation: Evidence from Top Indian Companies”. Professor Paramita Mukherjee presented a paper on “Forecasting Hourly Prices: The case of Spot Electricity market in India”; Professor Tirthankar Nag presented a paper on “Exploring the Water Energy Nexus and its Linkages for Social and Solidarity Economy Based Organisations in India”. Dr. Sahana Roy Chowdhury presented a paper on “Estimating Skill Mismatches in the Indian Labor Market: A Regional Dimension”. In addition, Professor Arindam Banik and Professor Paramita Mukherjee presented another paper titled, “Do the Non- Performing Assets Vary across Public and Private Sector Banks? Evidence from India”.

The faculty members while presenting their research papers

The APEA conference was attended by a hundred and twenty participants from across forty countries. Multiple engaging papers in the areas of exchange rate, volatility, macro- economic stability, development model of East Asian countries were presented. Professor Alan V. Deardorff from Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Professor Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California, USA and Professor Kar-yiu Wong from University of Washington, USA are some of the renowned academicians who attended the conference.

The campus of Fukuoka University, Japan where the Fifteenth Annual APEA Conference was held

The annual APEA 2020 conference will be held in Beijing and Shandong, China.