Prof. J. R. Varma: Downloadable Papers and Reports

Publications in Books and Journals

“Computational Finance Using QuantLib-Python”, Computing in Science & Engineering, 18.2 (2016): 78-88 (with Vineet Virmani) [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF (Accepted Paper Version)]

“Financial Literacy among Working Young in Urban India”, World Development, Volume 67, March 2015, Pages 101–109 (with S. K. Agarwalla, S. K. Barua and J. Jacob) [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF (Working Paper Version)]

“Finance Teaching and Research after the Global Financial Crisis”, Vikalpa, October-December 2011 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF (Working Paper Version)]

“Putting ‘Private Finance’ back into the Private Finance Initiative”, in S. Morris (ed.), India Infrastructure Report 2003: Public Expenditure Allocation and Accountability, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Governance, Supervision and Market Discipline: Lessons from Enron”, Journal of the Indian School of Political Economy, October-December 2002, 14(4), 559-632. [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Comments on ‘Governance, Supervision and Market Discipline: Lessons from Enron’ and the Author’s Response”, Journal of the Indian School of Political Economy, October-December 2002, 14(4), 633-644 [Full Text - PDF] (This contains comments by Dr. N. Balasubramaniam, Dr. Ajay Shah and Dr. Ashok Desai on the previous paper as well as the author's response to these comments)

“Private Finance to Private Entrepreneurship”, in S. Morris (ed.), India Infrastructure Report 2002: Governance Issues for Commercialization, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Regulatory Dilemmas in Infrastructure Financing”, in S. Morris (ed.), India Infrastructure Report 2001: Issues in Regulation and Market Structure, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Modelling Credit Risk in Indian Bond Markets”, ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, 6(3), July 2000, 53-67 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Rupee-Dollar Option Pricing and Risk Measurement: Jump Processes, Changing Volatility and Kurtosis Shifts”, Journal of Foreign Exchange and International Finance, 13 (1), April-June 1999, 11-33 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Asian Crisis and Finance Theory”, Vikalpa, 23(4), October-December 1998, 23-34 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Indian Financial Sector Reforms: A Corporate Perspective”, Vikalpa, 23(1), January-March 1998, 27-38. [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Corporate Governance in India: Disciplining the Dominant Shareholder”, IIMB Management Review,, 9(4), 5-18. October-November 1997. [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Indian Money Market: Market Structure, Covered Parity and Term Structure”, ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, 3(2), July 1997, 1-10 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“The Stochastic Dynamics of the Short Term Interest Rate in India”, Indian Journal of Applied Economics, 6(1), January-March 1997, 47-58 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Bond Valuation and the Pricing of Interest Rate Options in India”, ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance,, 2(2), July 1996, 161-176 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Research on the Indian Capital Market: A Review”, Vikalpa, 19(1), January-March 1994, 15- 31 (with S.K. Barua and V. Raghunathan) [Full Text - PDF]

Securities Scam: Genesis, Mechanics and Impact”, Vikalpa, 18(1), January-March 1993, 3- 12 (with S.K. Barua) [Full Text - PDF]


Working Papers, Conference Papers and Research Studies

“Betting Against Beta in the Indian Market”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2014-07-01, July 2014 (with S. K. Agarwalla, J. Jacob and E. Vasudevan) [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“High Frequency Manipulation at Futures Expiry: The Case of Cash Settled Indian Single Stock Futures”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2014-02-01, February 2014 (with S. K. Agarwalla and J. Jacob) [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Four factor model in Indian equities market”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2013-09-05, September 2013 (with S. K. Agarwalla and J. Jacob) [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Time Resolution of the St. Petersburg Paradox: A Rebuttal”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2013-05-09, May 2013 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“When index dissemination goes wrong: How fast can traders add and multiply?”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2010-08-04, August 2010 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Risk Management Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis for Derivative Exchanges”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2009-02-06, February 2009 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“A First Cut Estimate of the Equity Risk Premium in India”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2006-06-04, June 2006 (with S. K. Barua) [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Towards a Unified Market for Trading Gilts in India”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2004-11-05, November 2004 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“The Indian Financial Sector After a Decade of Reforms”, ViewPoint 3, Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi, April 2002. [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Mispricing of Volatility in the Indian Index Options Market”, IIMA Working Paper No. 2002-04-01, April 2002 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Regulatory Implications of Monopolies in the Securities Industry”, IIMA Working Paper, 2001-09-05, September 2001 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Value at Risk Models in the Indian Stock Market”, IIMA Working Paper, 99-07-05, July 1999 [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF]

“Impact on Sensex of Scrapping Double Taxation of Dividends”, IIMA Working Paper, 1352, February 1997. (with V. Raghunathan) [Full Text - PDF]

“Financial Sector Reform: Institutional and Technological Imperatives”, Conference on Social Norms, Institutional Structures and Development Policy at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay, February 1994, Working Paper No. 1177, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, February 1994. (with S. K. Barua) [Full Text - PDF]

“Comments on SEBI’s Draft Takeover Code”, IIMA Working Paper No. 1010, February 1992. (with V. Raghunathan and M.C. Bhatt) [Full Text - PDF]

“Narasimham Committee Report - Some Further Ramifications and Suggestions”, IIMA Working Paper No. 1009, February 1992. (with V. Raghunathan, A.Korwar and M.C. Bhatt) [Full Text - PDF]

“Indian Convertible Bonds with Unspecified Terms: A Valuation Model”, IIMA Working Paper No. 991, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, December 1991 (with S.K. Barua) [Full Text - PDF]

“Indian Convertible Bonds with Unspecified Terms: An Empirical Study”, IIMA Working Paper No. 990, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, December 1991 (with S.K. Barua and T. Madhavan) [Full Text - PDF]

“Is the BSE Sensitive Index Better than the National Index”, IIMA Working Paper No. 988, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, December 1991 [Full Text - PDF]

“A Valuation Model for Indeterminate Convertibles”, IIMA Working Paper No. 957, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, August 1991 [Full Text - PDF]

“The Existence and Continuity of Utility Functions: A New Proof”, IIMA Working Paper No. 819, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, August 1989 [Full Text - PDF]

“Where Utility Functions Do Not Exist: A Note on Lexicographic Orders”, IIMAWorking Paper No. 818, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, August 1989 [Full Text - PDF]

“Equilibrium Pricing of Special Bearer Bonds”, IIMA Working Paper No. 817, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, August 1989 [Full Text - PDF]

“Estimation Errors and Time Varying Betas in Event Studies - A New Approach”, IIMA Working Paper No. 759, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, July 1988 (with S.K. Barua) [Full Text - PDF]


Committee Reports

G. N. Bajpai Committee on Investment Pattern for Insurance and Pension Sector, 2013
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services
Report of the Committee on Investment Pattern for Insurance and Pension Sector, 2013 [PDF File]

Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission, 2013
Government of India
Report of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission, 2013 [Vol 1 PDF File] [Vol 2 PDF File]

Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, 2009
Planning Commission, Government of India
A Hundred Small Steps, Report of the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, 2009 [PDF File]

Sweat Equity, ESOP and Preferential Allotment, March 2003
Ministry of Finance and Company Affairs, Committee on Sweat Equity, ESOP and Preferential Allotment
Report of the Committee on Sweat Equity, ESOP and Preferential Allotment, March 2003 [HTML File]

Exchange Traded Interest Rate Derivatives in India, March 2003
SEBI Group on Secondary Market Risk Management
Consultative Document on Exchange Traded Interest Rate Derivatives in India, March 2003 [PDF File]

Review of SEBI Employee Stock Option Guidelines, November 2002
SEBI Employee Stock Option Committee
Review of SEBI (Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme) Guidelines, 1999, November 2002 [PDF File]

Development and Regulation of Derivative Markets in India, September 2002
SEBI Advisory Committee on Derivatives
Report on Development and Regulation of Derivative Markets in India, September 2002 [PDF File]

Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Transactions with Related Parties and Inter-Segment Transfers, August 2002
Ministry of Finance and Company Affairs - Expert Group on Transfer Pricing Guidelines
Report of the Expert Group on Transfer Pricing Guidelines, August 2002 [HTML File]

Abolition of Badla and Other Deferral Products under Rolling Settlement, April 2001
SEBI Group on Deferral Products under Rolling Settlement
Report of the Group on Deferral Products under Rolling Settlement, April 2001 [PDF File]

Daily/Weekly Badla under Rolling Settlement, January 2000
SEBI Committee on Carry Forward under Rolling Settlement
Report of the Committee on Carry Forward under Rolling Settlement, January 2000 [PDF File]

Employee Stock Options, January 1999
SEBI Committee on Employee Stock Options
Report of the Committee on Employee Stock Options, January 1999 [PDF File – Main Report] [PDF File – Draft Guidelines (Attachment to Main Report)]

Index Futures Margins, November 1998
SEBI Committee on Risk Containment in the Derivatives Market
Report of the Committee on Risk Containment in the Derivatives Market, November 1998 [PDF File] [HTML File]

Review of the Badla System, July 1997
SEBI Committee to Review the Revised Carry Forward System
Report of the Committee to Review the Revised Carry Forward System, July 1997 [PDF File]