Wed Feb 26 IST - Thu Feb 27 IST (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Feb 25 9:30pm - Thu Feb 27 6:30am
Some suggested topics for the conference are:
• What is the rationale and impact of state intervention in the financial sector in South Asia? Are state ownership of banks and other direct approaches appropriate and successful? Do state-owned banks deploy the best instruments and governance structures?
• The financial systems in Pakistan and India differ in terms of state ownership of banks, but both channel substantial shares of lending to finance the government. Is there any effect of less state-ownership on lending to private borrowers and financial stability?
• How do publicly- and privately-owned commercial banks differ in terms of assets, liabilities, and efficiency? How do state-owned banks differ from other state-owned enterprises?
• How are financial sector reforms and macroeconomic developments related in South Asia?
• What is the role for state owned firms in insurance and asset management markets?
• Is market efficiency impacted by state involvement in financial firms via insurance and asset management firms?
• Does the presence of a large state-owned banking and insurance sector impact the development of local corporate bond markets? Does it impact entrepreneurship?