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International Conference
International Conference
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Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of Nepal, is organizing an International Conference on Economics and Finance on 20-22 April 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal#. The main theme of the conference is “The Role of Financial Sector Development in Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation.” The genesis for the seminal conference is the growing disagreements between policy makers for formulating policy in regard to financial sector development that will facilitate economic growth and help their respective economies achieve poverty alleviation. This disagreement is likely due to country-specific maturity and understanding of the role of financial sector; this is reflected in the advances of financial instruments, expansion of capital markets and growing integration with external economy. This situation has made the role of policy makers for steering financial sector development (especially for developing country policy makers, like in Nepal), more complex. Thus it is expected that the conference will be useful for contributing essential and necessary information for fine-tuning financial sector related policies to achieve high-broad based and inclusive economic growth.

Areas of Submissions:
Although the main theme of the conference is to explore various dimensions of the role of financial sector development on economic growth and poverty, submissions are not limited to this theme and are invited in any prominent areas of economics and finance, which also includes:

  • Financial sector development, economic growth, poverty alleviation
  • Macroeconomic policies, financial innovation
  • Monetary, banking and financial policies
  • Public finance, fiscal policy
  • Global economic integration, financial crisis, post crisis cooperation
  • International flow of financial resources
  • Microfinance, access to finance, financial inclusion
  • International financial architecture, sovereign debt crisis
  • Financial system, financial stability, corporate governance in the financial sector.

Conference benefits:

  • This conference is an international forum among policymakers, academia and practitioners and is an exciting networking event in a friendly environment;
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings;
  • Accepted papers that relates with the Nepalese case or regional analysis, including the Nepalese case, can also be considered for the NRB Economic Review, a bi-annual journal of NRB.
  • Conference proceeding, if the paper is selected, will be made available on a complementary basis.
  • A complementary city tour package will be arranged for the international participants on the third day of the conference.
  • Complementary lunch and dinner will be provided to participants.

Submission deadlines:
Researchers and academicians are invited to submit either a detailed abstract or paper online to conference@nrb.org.np by 1 January 2012. The abstracts should be sufficiently detailed to allow judging by the Scientific Committee of its merits, but should be limited to 300 words. Please click here (abstract form.doc) to download the abstract form.

Submitters will be notified by 15 January 2012 whether or not the abstract submission has been accepted. All accepted presenters will have to submit their full paper by 30 March 2012.

Registration submission procedure:
Registration by 15 February 2012 is required to attend the conference. Interested participants, who are either presenting or not presenting papers, are requested to complete the registration form (registration form.doc) and submit the completed form to conference@nrb.org.np .

Guidelines for Submission of full Paper:
Submission of a paper to the Conference will be taken to imply that it represents original work not previously published, and it is not being considered elsewhere for publication, and that if accepted for presentation, it will not be published anywhere without the consent of the Conference Organizing Committee. The articles so received are subject to double-blind review process and are then subject to approval by the Conference Organizing Committee.

Submissions should be written in English, typed in double spacing with wide margins (3 cm) on one side of standard paper. The title page should contain the title, the name, institutional affiliation(s), full postal address, telephone/fax number and E-mail of each author as well as JEL classification and key words. In the event that, there is more than one author, indication should be made as to which author is responsible for correspondence. In case the author(s) is provided grant or any type of financial support from any organization or institution, this should be spelled out clearly below the key words. Footnotes, if any, should be numbered consecutively with superscript arithmetic numerals at the foot of each page. Figures and tables should be on separate sheets and have descriptive titles. References in the text should follow the author-date format and followed, if necessary, by the page numbers [for example, Hemphill (1974, 637)]. References should be listed alphabetically in the style of Oxford Economic Review:

Details of guideline can be viewed by cliking here.

Organizing Committee:

Mr. Gopal Prasad Kaphle
Deputy Governor, NRB

Dr . Min Bahadur Shrestha
Executive Director, Research Department, NRB

Mrs. Rameshowri Panta
Executive Director, Banker’s Training Centre, NRB

Prof. Dr. Rudra Prasad Upadhyaya
Head, Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University

Dr. Nephil Matangi Maskay
Director, Research Department, NRB

Contact Person:

Dr. Bishnu Prasad Gautam
Deputy Director
Economic Analysis Division
Research Department
Nepal Rastra Bank

Email: conference@nrb.org.np
Phone: 977-1-4411638/4419804
Fax : 977-01-4441048

Contact Address:

Nepal Rastra Bank
Research Department
Economic Analysis Division
Post Box: 73, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal

Email: conference@nrb.org.np (official)
nrbconference@gmail.com (alternative*)

Phone: 977-1-4411638/4419804
Fax : 977-01-4441048

* Please re-send your document/query at this address if you do not receive acknowledgement/response within 24 hours (excluding weekend) of submission.




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Contact Address:

Nepal Rastra Bank
Research Department
Economic Analysis Division
Post Box: 73 Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone : 977-1-4411636/4419804
Fax : 977-01-4441048