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The India Business Initiative is a platform for Columbia Business School faculty and alumni to connect with each other and with industry leaders and policy makers on all things India-related. We invite you to meet our industry and faculty advisory boards, explore our deep well of research, peruse news and commentaries, and attend our events.

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The India Business Initiative draws on the expertise of world-class faculty members and business leaders to help shape the thinking and discourse on major global business issues.

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Events

The India Business Initiative organizes and sponsors numerous opportunities for Columbia Business School, faculty, and alumni to connect with each other and with industry leaders and policy makers on all things India-related.

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Students

There’s no substitute for personal experience when learning about language, culture, and business in India. Explore opportunities for both credit and noncredit tours, language classes, internships, a semester abroad, and more.

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Alumni

The India Business Initiative offers Columbia Business School alumni a way to stay connected and to develop leadership skills that propel a career.
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Registration now open for Dec. 29 event in Mumbai

“Basel III Capital and Liquidity Standards: Are Indian Banks Ready?” featuring Suresh Sundaresan of Columbia Business School. 6 p.m., S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. Get more info and register >

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to be a Columbia Business School alum to join?
  • Are your events open to the public?
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No; we’re not a membership organization. Many of our events, such as on-campus lectures and executive education courses, are open to the public, as are our online resources such as research and videos.

For the most part, yes. Registration pages for individual events will indicate whether they are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

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New Research

A Model of Infrastructure Financing

Infrastructure projects often require large investment and have long gestation periods, which makes them unattractive to private sector firms and outside investors. This research offers a model for attracting more private sector financing.

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Private Returns to Public Office

An examination of wealth accumulation of Indian parliamentarians using public disclosures. The researchers found that candidates who were elected fared only marginally better than runners-up.

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Prices, Markups, and Trade Reform

This paper examines how prices, markups, and marginal costs respond to trade liberalization. The researchers offer a framework to estimate markups from production data with multiproduct firms.

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