The NSE-IFMR Finance Foundation (IFF) Financial Deepening & Household Finance Research Initiative is a collaborative research effort between the National Stock Exchange and IFMR Finance Foundation, that aims to support high-quality research on household finance that is informed by the current financial landscape including barriers to access, and aims to generate tangible policy and practice insights that contribute towards furthering financial outreach to low-income and excluded populations.
After a thorough screening process, involving an expert panel, a final set of five research proposals were selected for funding in this round. Under the initiative NSE and IFMR Finance Foundation jointly hosted recently the Inaugural Conference at which each of these five peer-reviewed papers were presented and discussed by an audience of researchers, practitioners and policy makers on the 14th and 15th of March, 2016 at Mumbai.
Research Papers Supported by the Initiative:
- Misled and Mis-sold: Financial misbehaviour in retail banks? – By Monika Halan, Mint Money & Dr. Renuka Sane, Indian Statistical Institute – Delhi
- No Policy is an Island: Finance and Food Security in India – By Andre Butler and Camille Boudot, IFMR-LEAD
- Examining the adequacy of MFI multiple lending directive in India: A study of slum-dwellers’ loan related choices – By Kanish Debnath and Priyanka Roy, Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad
- Quantifying & Predicting Prepayments in the Microfinance Environment – By Nandan Sudarsanam and Dibu Philip, Indian Institute of Technology – Madras
- The Technology of Lending: Informal Credit Contract – By Amy Jensen Mowl, IFMR Finance Foundation