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ONLINE CONFERENCE ON SHADOW ACTIVITIES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE & CAPITAL FLOWS

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The Institute of International Economic Policy, University of Bonn, and the Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati University are pleased to announce the Online Conference on Shadow Activities in International Trade and Capital Flows to be held on April 1 & 2, 2022. The conference will be sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

  • Date:  April 1 & 2, 2022
  • Location: Online

 

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Jürgen von Hagen (University of Bonn)
  • Prof. Amit Kumar Biswas (Visva-Bharati University)

Topics

  1. Bilateral Trade Misreporting Between International Trade Partners
  2. Trade Misreporting and Erroneous GDP Calculations
  3. Informal/Hidden International Capital Movements
  4.  Incidents of Corruption in International Trade
  5. Restrictive Foreign Exchange and Trade Regulations and International Trade and Investment Distortions
  6. Any Interesting Topic Relating to International Economics and Shadow Activities

Keynote Speaker

 
 

Conference Schedule

Day 1: 1st April, 2022


Inaugural Session
  • Time: 9:00 - 9:30 AM (CET), 12:30 - 1.00 PM (IST)
  • Opening Remarks: Prof. Jürgen von Hagen, Dean & Chair Professor,
    Department of Economics, University of Bonn, Germany.
  • Welcome Address: Prof. Saumya Chakrabarti, Head, Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India.
Technical Session: 1
  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (CET), 1:00 - 4.00 pm (IST)
  • Session Chair: Dr. Amit K. Biswas, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India.

 

Paper
 Presenter
 Discussant

 1

The Problem with Trade Measurement in International Relations.
Dr. Lukas Linsi, Department of
International Relations and
International Organization, University
of Groningen, Netherlands.
Dr. Srikanta Kundu, Centre for
Development Studies, Kerala, India.

2

Do Different Estimation
Methods lead to Implausible
Differences in the Size of the
Non-observed or Shadow
Economies? A Preliminary
Answer.
Prof. Friedrich Schneider, Johannes
Kepler University of Linz, Austria.
Prof. Mohammad Reza Farzenagan,
Philipps-Universität Marburg,
Germany.

3


Dr. Vibha Bhandari, Department of
Business Administration, University of
Technology and Applied Sciences
Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.
 Dr. Saswati Chowdhury, St. Xavier's
College, Kolkata.

Break: 30 minutes [12:30 - 1:00 pm (CET), 4:00 - 4:30 pm (IST)]

Technical Session: 2
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm (CET), 4:30 - 6:30 pm (IST)
  • Session Chair: Prof. Friedrich Schneider, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria


 Paper
Presenter
Discussant

4

Revisiting the Balance of
Payment and Macroeconomic
Balance in the presence of the
Shadow (or the Black)
Economy.
Prof. Saumen Chattopadhyay, School
of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru
University, New Delhi, India.
Dr. Priyabrata Dutta, Department of
Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati
University, Santiniketan, India.

5

Illicit Financial Flows through
Trade Misinvoicing: An
empirical analysis using, HS 6-
digit Commodity Code data
for India.
Praveen Tiwari, Department of
Business Administration, Aligarh
Muslim University, India.
Dr. Madhabendra Sinha,
Department of Economics & Politics,
Visva-Bharati University,
Santiniketan, India.

Keynote Session
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CET), 6:30 - 7:30 pm (IST)
  • Session Chair: Prof. Jürgen von Hagen, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Speaker: Professor Anne O. Krueger, Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University & Emeritus Professor of Economics Department, Stanford University; former World Bank Chief Economist (1982 – 86), first Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (2001 – 2006).

Day 2: 2nd April, 2022


Technical Session: 3
  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (CET), 1:00 - 4.00 pm (IST)
  • Session Chair: Prof. Jürgen von Hagen, University of Bonn, Germany


Paper
Presenter
Discussant

6

Does Exchange Rate Volatility
reduce misreporting of official
trade statistics? The case of
India-USA bilateral trade.
 Dr. Debasmita Basu, School of
Economics, Xavier Institute of
Management University,
Bhubaneswar, India.
Prof. Sarbajit Sengupta, Department
of Economics & Politics, Visva-
Bharati University, Santiniketan,
India.

7

Hidden Capital Movements
through Falsified Trade & FDI
data: Empirics and Theory
Comprising BRICS & the USA.
Subhasish Das, Department of
Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati
University, India.
Prof. Saikat Sinha Roy, Jadavpur
University, Kolkata, India.

8

Trade Data Falsification &
Possible Capital Movement:
Evidence from Bangladesh
with Major OECD Partners
Samir Kumer Das, Department of
Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati
University, India.
Prof. Apurba Kumar
Chattopadhyay, Department of
Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati
University, Santiniketan, India.

Break: 30 minutes [12:30-1:00 pm (CET), 4:00-4 :30 pm (IST)]

Technical Session: 4
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm (CET), 4:30 - 6:30 pm (IST)
  • Session Chair: Dr. Lukas Linsi, University of Groningen, Netherlands.


 Paper
Presenter
Discussant

9

Institutional difference and
outward foreign direct
investment: The case of
Greece.
Dr. Vasileios Vlachos, International
Hellenic University & AND
Democritus University of Thrace,
Greece.
Dr. Sandip Sarkar, School of
Economics, Xavier Institute of
Management University,
Bhubaneswar, India.

10

Trade policies, bank
autonomy, credit frauds and
bureaucratic corruption in a
developing economy: A
theoretical analysi
s.
Sharmi Sen, Department of
Economics, University of Calcutta,
Kolkata, India.
Dr. Biswajit Mandal, Department of
Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati
University, Santiniketan, India.


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