Ecosystems For Futuristic Entrepreneurship
through Collaboration and Technology
EFFECT (Ecosystems For Futuristic Entrepreneurship
through Collaboration and Technology) is a project initiated as a part of the Call for Collaborative Research on the topic "The future of UK-Indian trade and cross border investment in a changing global environment" by UK's ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and ICSSR ( Indian Council of Social Science Research). The call invites researchers in India and the UK to analyse aspects of the trade relationship between the two countries, and identify the challenges and opportunities in the context of the changing international environment.
The project explores opportunities and challenges for furthering knowledge economies in India and the UK through ecosystems for entrepreneurship to enhance mutual economic prosperity, human capital development and welfare. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the study will focus particularly on ecosystems for technology-based entrepreneurship including in financial services and FinTech.
The project aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the FinTech sector growth development in India and the UK, the scope of harmonization, factors responsible for expansion, mutual interactions, enhancement of skills and innovations, business intelligence, and regulatory infrastructure design.
EFFECT is a collaboration between London School of Economics, and the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics in India.
EFFECT is sponsored by the UK's ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and ICSSR ( Indian Council of Social Science Research) from 2021-24. The research team is a collaboration between the London School of Economics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex and the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.
London School of Economics
Dr Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Chairr of the India Observatory and is responsible for developing multi-disciplinary research and programmes. With over two decades of experience in higher education in UK and India, Dr Kattumuri has pioneered several innovative knowledge development programmes
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Wasim Ahmad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His broad research areas are Financial Economics, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics, and is currently pursuing research in the areas of emerging markets finance, finance and investments in clean energy and risk spillover analysis.
Institute of Development Studies
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
Dr. K.S. Hari is faculty at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India and Subir Chowdhury Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE (2018-19). His general area of research interest is Labour and Employment in India, Skilling India, Human Development & Economic Growth and Financing of Human Development.