Commencement Day Annual Lecture

Inspiring future leaders in banking

Initiated in 1986, the Commencement Day Annual Lecture series commemorated the beginning of the Bank's operations in 1982. Each year, an eminent expert, an opinion maker is invited to deliver a lecture on a theme related to contemporary developments in the Indian and global economy.

The annual lecture series seeks to inform, promote and also contribute to the ongoing debate on globalisation among discerning intelligentsia. Over the years, with the encouragement and support from the distinguished members of the business community, academia and other sections of the society, Exim Bank's annual lecture series has earned recognition as an important milestone in the public life of Mumbai.

33rd Commencement Day Annual Lecture

The 33rd Commencement Day Annual Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Gita Gopinath, currently the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics, Harvard University, Department of Economics. In 2011, she was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Before coming to Harvard, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. She holds a B.A. from the University of Delhi (1992), an M.A. from the Delhi School of Economics (1994) and from the University of Washington (1996), and a Ph.D from Princeton University (2001).

The title of her lecture is "Dollar Dominance in Trade: Facts & Implications". The remarkable growth in international trade and finance over the last four decades has changed economics and politics. The global financial crisis over the last decade has challenged several of the existing paradigms in economics. It is important to get the paradigm right as it informs our understanding of several fundamental questions in international economics such as: how do exchange rate fluctuations impact inflation and trade? How does monetary policy in the United States transmit to the rest of the world? What exchange rate policy should emerging market central bankers adopt? Why does the dollar have such a special role in financial markets? Join us to get answers to such questions and other insights from Prof. Gita Gopinath, John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, speaker at Export-Import Bank of India’s Commencement Day Annual Lecture, an event that has been shaping the economic perceptions for more than three decades.

  • December 21, 2017

    Exim Bank’s Commencement Day Annual Lecture 2017

    Prof. Gita Gopinath

  • March 27, 2017

    Exim Bank’s Commencement Day Annual Lecture 2017

    Prof. Barry Eichengreen

  • March 21, 2016

    Exim Bank’s Commencement Day Annual Lecture 2016

    Dr. Donald Kaberuka

  • March 23, 2015

    Exim Bank’s Commencement Day Annual Lecture 2015

    Dr. John Lipsky

  • February 14, 2014

    Exim Bank’s Commencement Day Annual Lecture 2014

    Prof. Kishore Mahbubani

  • March 14, 2013

    Exim Bank’s Commencement Day Annual Lecture 2013

    Prof. Pranab Bardhan

  • November 21, 2012

    Exim Bank Commencement Day Annual Lecture 2012

    Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati

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