Submission of papers is now closed. We would like to thank each one of you for considering EIITF Conference as an important platform to showcase your research work. Due to submission of large number of papers, the Conference Committe will take longer time to review them. Hence, the decision of the committee will be informed to candidates towards the end of September, 2018. 
                                     
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  • About the Conference

    Technology Disruptions, Global Capital Flows and
    International Trade-Drivers for Economic Development

 



The year 2018 marks the sixth anniversary of IIFT’s biannual conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance (EIITF). The first conference was held in the year 2008 at Kolkata campus while the successive conferences were held in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 between Delhi and Kolkata alternatively.  The EIITF conference has emerged as a platform for bringing together young minds and keen researchers to discuss, reflect and examine new ideas and understand different dimensions on current and emerging trends in the area of International Trade and Finance.

Policy Forum: Foreign Direct Investment and India's BITs

BITs come at significant costs to signatory countries. First, there are costs involved in negotiating and signing BITs. Second, BITs limit the signatory country’s freedom to regulate its economy. Finally, BITs open the doors for foreign investors to sue the host State directly in international arbitration. Indeed, developing countries have been the most targeted in investor-State arbitrations.

This session seeks to examine the role of BITs in attracting foreign investment based on past experience. In particular, the session examines the unique experiences of developing countries in investor-State dispute settlement. The session would also like to explore the flexibilities which developing countries may need in negotiating BITs

   

Martins
Paparinskis
 


 


 
 
 

Policy Forum: Emerging Issues in International Trade Negotiations (E-commerce)

E-commerce and big data are integral parts of today’s economy with an eye into the future. They are so well connected that all aspects of life could be impacted. It is in this context that the CWS policy forum on E-commerce is being organised. This will bring to the fore the challenges facing developing economies’ integration into the digital space.
 

   

Renata Avila
 


 
 

Policy Forum on Trade and Employment Challenges in South Asia

There exist deep linkages between employment, trade, and structural transformation. In the next few years, global rebalancing maybe accompanied by inevitable changes in trade patterns between Asia and the rest of the world. Asian economies rely heavily on exports as a driver of their impressive growth which has eventually led to specialization and evolving demands on various types of labor. This policy forum being sponsored by International Labour Organisation is a step to understand the links between openness to trade and historical trends in employment and its quality, ie wage rate, job security, working conditions, and other non-wage benefits in the Asian economies which have been reliant on manufacturing as well as those turning towards the service sector to drive employment growth.

 

 

Eminent Speakers in the Past Conferences

Gita Gopinath
 
Ganeshan Wignaraja
 
Richard Baldwin

Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås

Jim Rollo

Graciela Chichilnisky

Bernard Hoekman

Urata Shujiro

Jeffrey Bergstrand

 

Alan V. Deardorff

Kala Krishnan

 

 

     

At a Glance

  • About IIFT
    The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources, analysing and disseminating data and conducting research. {more}

  • Invited Speakers

    Prof. Alan L. Winters is a distinguished  Professor of Economics at University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He is a leading specialist from the Empirical and Policy Analysis of International Trade especially for developing countries.  Click here for details »

    Prof. Joshua Aizenman is a Professor of International Relations and Economics at University of Southern California. He also serves as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Click here for details »

  • Call for Papers

    Any unpublished empirical paper on the thrust areas is solicited. Submission of complete paper is desirable. Alternatively, researchers may submit an extended abstract clearly incorporating among others the theoretical framework, methodology applied, data sources and description, empirical results and policy implications.  More»

    Important Dates

    Submission Deadline

    31st August 2018
    Submission of papers is now closed. We would like to thank each one of you for considering EIITF Conference as an important platform to showcase your research work. Due to submission of large number of papers, the Conference Committe will take longer time to review them. Hence, the decision of the committee will be informed to candidates towards the end of September, 2018.

    Acceptance
    10th September 2018

    Conference Dates
    13th & 14th December 2018

  • Track for PhD Students

    To encourage young researchers who are currently pursuing PhD in the area of international trade and finance a separate track is added in the Conference. The session is open for all doctoral students pursuing PhD in Indian universities, fellows in Institutes like IIMs.  {more}

  • Conference Archives

    2008: Kolkata :    23-24, December 2008
    2010: New Delhi: 16-17 December 2010
    2013: Kolkata:     10-11, January 2013
    2014: New Delhi: 18-19 December 2014
    2016: Kolkata:     16-17 December 2016


For any Queries

For any conference related queries, write to eiitf2018@iift.edu