Fourth IIFT Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance

Country: India

City: New Delphi

Abstr. due: 20.09.2014

Dates: 18.12.14 — 19.12.14

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade


Being a catalyst for new ideas and concepts, IIFT undertook an academic initiative in 2008 to organise a Research Conference with an aim to provide a platform for academic debate, discourse and knowledge-sharing on different dimensions of Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance (EIITF). The bi-annual EIITF Conferences are conducted alternatively in Delhi and Kolkata. Since inception, three EIITF conferences have been held so far. The First Conference was held in IIFT Kolkata in December 2008. The Second one was held in IIFT Delhi in December 2010 and subsequently, the third conference in IIFT Kolkata during January 2013.

Academic discussions in the past three EIITF Conferences were greatly enriched by the presence of renowned academicians in differenced specializations of trade and finance like, Prof. Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute, Geneva), Prof. Jeffrey H. Bergstrand (University of Notre Dame), Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak ( London School of Economics), Prof. Geeta Gopinath (Harvard University), Dr. Bernard Hoekman (World Bank), Prof. Kala M. Krishna (Pennsylvania State University), Dr. Will Martin (World Bank), Dr. Mia Mikic (UNESCAP), Dr. C. Rangarajan (Former RBI Governor and the then Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council), Prof. Partha Sen ( Delhi School of Economics) and Dr. Ganeshen Wignaraja (Asian Development Bank Institute).

The fourth Conference will be held at IIFT Delhi Campus during 18th and 19th December, 2014 (Thursday and Friday).


The Conference aims to have intellectual discourse on issues related to international trade and finance and provide platform to the researchers for communicating their views on their intellectual standing of empirical research in international economics.

Thrust Areas

  1. Empirical Applications on Trade Theories
  2. Trade in Services
  3. Trade and Industrialization
  4. Trade Facilitation
  5. Trade and Environment
  6. Trade and Development
  7. Global Financial Crisis & Emerging Market Economies
  8. Recent Dynamics in Money, Interest and Exchange Rates

Any unpublished empirical paper on international economics and finance (Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification: E, F and G) is solicited. All submissions will be refereed for final selection.

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