3rd International Economics Conference

SDMIMD organised two-day International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” on November 10-11, 2017 at SDMIMD campus. Sri.S. Chandrasekhar, Managing Director, Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited inaugurated the conference. In his keynote address, Mr.Chandrasekhar raised concerns overs poor productivity, jobless growth and rising unhedged loans which impede economic growth in India. He believes that sustainable development could be achieved only through sustainable energy. Energy security has been considered as lynchpin of sustained economic growth. Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD emphasised on the urgent need for intensive research in the field of risk management to sustain the growth of corporate firms.        
Dr.Doug Gilbert, Staff Faculty, School of Business, University of Phoenix, USA, Dr.Anand Srinivasan, Associate Professor-Finance, National University of Singapore, Singapore and Sri.K.P.Aggarwal, Business Head- HDFC Ltd. were the prominent Distinguished Speakers deliberated upon the various dimensions of growth and sustainability. Prof.K.K.Ramesh, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode delivered valedictory address on November 11, 2017.
During the course of two days, 198 selected academic research papers were presented and deliberated. The conference had more than 250 delegates participating from several countries including USA, Singapore, Mauritius, Iran, Nigeria, Yemen, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt. 
The conference was coordinated by Dr.B.Venkatraja, Assistant Professor-Economics at SDMIMD.