Call for Papers


Co-sponsored by IRBE, Denver, Colorado, USA and Indira Institute of Management, Pune (IIMP), INDIA

Other Co-sponsors: 
1) Society of Indian Academicians in America (SIAA), New York, New York
2) Office of International Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

December 21 (Thursday) and 22 (Friday), 2017

Holiday Inn Hotel at Mumbai, India.
Sakinaka Square, Andheri

For more information:


Members of the Conference Organizing Committee are happy to invite your participation and paper presentation in any business area.

Paper or abstract submission Deadline:  September 15, 2017; early submissions encouraged.
Full paper submission and registration deadline:  November 15, 2017.

Registration Fee: $300 before November 15, 2017; $400 after November 15, 2017.
Registration fee includes cost of two luncheons and tea breaks on December 21st and 22nd.   For registered students from all over the world,  and for participants (attendants and paper presenters) from developing countries the registration fee is reduced to $150.

Selected high quality papers from the conference will be published in future IRBE issues.

Eminent speakers are invited for luncheon and plenary sessions.

Certificates of attendance and presentation will be available 2-3 weeks after the conference.

All presented papers will receive comments from the discussant/s.

No “Absentee” or “Skype” presentations are possible. 

Special requests for presenting on a specific day of the conference can be considered, but are not guaranteed.

Electronic submissions should be emailed to

Papers should follow the standard format for presentation consideration.

For more information please follow author’s guidelines listed on the journal website at  

Please send abstract or completed papers, registration fees and inquiries to:

Dr. Kishore G. Kulkarni, Distinguished Professor of Economics and Chief Editor, IRBE,
Campus Box 77, P. O. Box 173362,
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3362, USA. 
Emergency USA telephone number:  001-720-244-3663

Participants are expected to make their own travel and living arrangements in Mumbai.  A block of rooms is reserved at the hotel of the conference.  Approximate daily rate of the hotel is $160.00 (or Rs. 11000).  More information about hotel stay is at the hotel website listed above.  One can also search for other hotels in Bandra area of Mumbai. Participants can also search for other hotels in Bandra area of Mumbai.  We recommend DSK Travels as the official travel agency to book for all your travel needs.  Please send an e-mail to or check their website at

Conference Program Committee:

1)      Bansi Sawhney, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.

2)     Debasish Chakraborty, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, Michigan.

3)     Pandit Mali, Indira Institute of Management, Pune, India.

4)   Amitabh Dutta, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL. adutta@fit.ed

5)   Ruth Lumb, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Moorhead, MN.

Presentations Already Confirmed for the Conference:

 1) Professor Penelope Prime, Director, China Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta,  ""E-Commerce and  Logistic Development in China: A Case of Endogenous Growth". 

2)  Dr. Tarita Shankar, President, Indira Group of Institutes, Pune, India, will deliver a keynote speech in the morning of December 21st Inaugural Function, on the topic of "Challenges to Private Higher Education Institutions in India"

3)  Professors Amitabh Dutta, Department of Finance, Florida Institute of Technology and Kishore G. Kulkarni, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Metropolitan State University of Denver, "Demonetization Exercise in India: Success, Failure or in Between?:  Analysis One Year later"

4) Dr. Akbarali Thobhani, Executive Director, Office of International Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver, "Historical Review of Trade Relations between India and Africa"

5) Dr. Bansi Sawhney, Professor of Economics, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, "Modern Times Phillips Curve Analysis:  Are their Lessons for Policy Makers?"

6)  Prof. Debasish Chakraborty, Associate Dean, College of Business Administration, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, "Capital Inflows and Challenges to Monetary Policy Effectiveness:  Evidence from Developing Countries"

7)  Mr. Hari Aiyar, CEO, Old Lane Investments, Mumbai, “Real Estate Financing in India”

8) Dr. Charan Singh, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, “Banking Sector Changes in India”