IFMR – a great research institute

I was at IFMR yesterday (1 April 2008) and presented a Seminar on Financial Inclusion. It was based on the research I had done on the subject.

I had earlier raised an issue over India’s elite management schools just focused on placement and not on research.

IFMR is not yet an Ivy league but has built up substantial research capabilities. Their research on various aspects of financial inclusion, micro-finance is simply amazing. I hope they use media more often to showcase their research findings. They have a tie up with MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (one of the best things to have happened to economics) and have a great number of researchers coming and discussing their work.

It has become a fantastic hub and unlike the other business schools, has focused on research and has done exceptionally well. It should give a run for money to the other business schools in future in terms of popularity. In terms of research very few in the country would be able to match it.

Great going IFMR! Keep it up.

3 Responses to “IFMR – a great research institute”

  1. Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector reforms « Mostly Economics Says:

    […] the institute I had mentioned about has a few papers in Chpater 3, which is their forte anyways.  Someone needs to fix this. It is […]

  2. My Financial Inclusion paper is on OECD website as well « Mostly Economics Says:

    […] on OECD website as well I had pointed to my paper on financial inclusion which I presented at IFMR as well. This paper has now been put on OECD website as […]

  3. Microfinance: Translating Research into Practice « Mostly Economics Says:

    […] has written a post along ago on how IFMR is shaping into a great research institute in India, especially in the […]

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