(December 19, Monday)

10.45 AM – 11.00 AM

Opening Address

Madan Pillutla, Dean, Indian School of Business

11.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Paper # 1:  Competitive Target Pay Practices for CEO compensation 

Presenter: Shivram Rajgopal, Columbia Business School

Discussant: Hariom Manchiraju, Indian School of Business

12.00 PM – 1.00 PM

Paper # 2:  In Search of Shares: Passive Ownership and Short Covering

Presenter: Sanjeev Bhojraj, Cornell University

Discussant: Srini Rangan, IIM Bangalore

1.00 PM – 3.00 PM

LUNCH - Bajaj Dining Hall

3.00 PM– 4.00 PM

Paper # 3:  Machine Learning, Earnings Forecasting, and Implied Cost of Capital - US and International Evidence

Presenter: Akash Chattopadhyay, University of Toronto

Discussant: Bullipe R. Chintha, Indian School of Business

4.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Paper # 4: Does Systemically Important Bank Status Induce Soft Budget Constraint Syndrome? Evidence From India.

Presenter: Prasanna Tantri, Indian School of Business

Discussant: Hari Ramasubramanian, Frankfurt School

7.00 PM onwards


(December 20, Tuesday)

9.00 AM – 10.00 AM

Paper # 5: Aggregation and Convexity in the Provision of Dynamic Incentives

Presenter: Thomas Hemmer, Rice University

Discussant: Ram N.V. Ramanan, SUNY Binghampton / Indian School of Business

10.00 AM– 11.00 AM

Paper # 6: Disaggregated discretionary disclosure and future Operating performance

Presenter: Venky Nagar, University of Michigan

Discussant: Gurvinder Sandhu, Indian School of Business

11.00 AM– 11.30 AM


11.30 AM– 12.30 PM

Paper # 7: Consolidated or Standalone earnings - What do investors react to?

Presenter: Hariom Manchiraju, Indian School of Business

Discussant: Bhavya Singhvi, IIM Udaipur

12.30 PM onwards

Vote of thanks

Sanjay Kallapur, Indian School of Business

LUNCH – Bajaj Dining Hall




Executive Housing, Indian School of Business, Gachibowli
Ella Hotel, Gachibowli


About Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a city with a perfect blend of the old and the new. A city steeped in culture, whose landscape is dotted with monuments dating to centuries ago. So navigate these sites to find out in which direction you could head out to explore this beautiful city. For the history buffs, Hyderabad really has a lot to offer.
Hyderabad and Secunderabad are twin cities, separated by the Husain Sagar (bound by the 'Tank Bund'), a manmade lake made during the time of Ibrahim Qutb Shah in 1562.
Hyderabad city is known for its rich history, food and its multi-lingual culture, both geographically and culturally.

Places to shop


Shilparamam Crafts Village is another spot where you can have an incredible shopping experience. This place has 15 huts made typically in a rural manner that provide shoppers with the experience of how villagers work. The local products made in villages and the handicrafts produced showcase the authentic culture of the state. Besides shopping, this crafts village also has a small man-made lake where people can go boating.

Lepakshi Handcrafts

Lepakshi is the place that appeals soulfully to your inner senses with novel pieces of art. Quality Handlooms, bags, delightful sarees and a host of other household items, thy destination is Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium. Showcasing a range of art forms, right from Kondapalli Toys to wood carvings, Kalamkari paintings, Sandalwood products and Bobbili Veena and several other craft traditions, Lepakshi has highlighted the cultural milieu of Andhra Pradesh.

Laad or Chudi Bazaar

Chudi Bazar situated to the west of the Charminar is a paradise of bangle shopping in Hyderabad. This happens to be one of the oldest markets in Hyderabad and is famous for artificial jewelry sold here. Apart from this, silverware, antique items, silk sarees, khara dupattas (a traditional variety), fabrics, spices, and perfumes are sold here.

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Places to visit


No visit to Hyderabad should be undertaken without visiting the grand and majestic centerpiece of the city that is Charminar. Translated roughly as “Four Towers” or “Mosque of the Four Minarets”, the Charminar is also called by some as the Arc de Triomphe of the East and is one of the most important monuments of Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort

Golconda fort almost 800 years, still stands as one of Hyderabad’s greatest architectural wonders. One of its greatest engineering marvels is the fantastic acoustic effects: one handclap at a certain point below the entrance dome can be heard at the highest point of the pavilion almost a kilometer away. This was said to be used for warning the royals in case of an attack.

Salarjung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of HyderabadTelanganaIndia. It is one of the three National Museums of India.[2] It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from JapanChinaBurmaNepalIndiaPersiaEgyptEurope, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family. It is one of the largest museums in the world.

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma is a palace in Hyderabad, TelanganaIndia. It belonged to the Paigah family, and it was later owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad.[2] It is on a 32-acre (13 ha) area in Falaknuma, 5 km from Charminar. It was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, prime minister of Hyderabad and the uncle and brother-in-law of the Nizam VI, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur.[3] Falak-numa means "Like the Sky" or "Mirror of the Sky" in Urdu.
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Places to eat


Bawarchi welcomes you to a world of authentic tasting biryanis and delicious North Indian cuisines. Our biryani menu is well known among food lovers all over! Made with rich spices and the freshest ingredients our menu guarantees incomparable flavors and all in all a magnificent eating experience. 


Great place for south Indian dishes.

Ohri's Nautanki Gali

Restaurant for Indian, Chinese and continental food with a banyan tree and rickshaw in the decor.

Khandani Rajdhani

Khandani Rajdhaniis one of those traditional food family restaurants that serve authentic Rajasthani and Gujarati food that plays with the taste buds. Rajdhani thali is unique among the other Indian food restaurants.
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