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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. 

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Special Lecture 1
Brexit, Trump: What is happening to rules-based trade
 

13th December 2018, 10.15 AM - 11.15 AM
Venue: IIFT Auditorium


Session Chair:
Prof. Sugata Marjit,
Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata
Speaker: Prof. L Alan Winters
Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Sussex
  

 

Policy Forum 1:

Trade and Employment Challenges in South Asia (in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO))

13th December 2018, 11.30 AM - 1.15 PM
Old Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Block I


Chair: Dagmar Walter (Director, ILO Delhi Office)

Panelists

1. TCA Anant

(Former, Chief Statistician of India and Professor at Delhi School of Economics)
2. Farzana Munshi
(Professor, BRAC University, Dhaka)
3. Christian Viegelahn
(Labour Economist, ILO, Bangkok)
4. Hildegunn Kyvik Nordas
(Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD, France)
5. Louise Johannsesson
(Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD, France)



Policy Forum 3:

Emerging Issues in International Trade Negotiations (E-commerce) (in collaboration with the Centre for WTO Studies)

13th December 2018, 4.30 PM - 5.45 PM
Old Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Block I


Chair: Anup Wadhawan (Secretary, Department of Commerce, GoI)

Panelists

1. Ansgar Koene
(Senior Research Fellow, Horizontal Digital Economy Research Institute
University of Nottingham)

2. Renata Avila
(Executive Director, Smart Citizenship Foundation)

3. VS Krishnan
(National Leader, Tax and Economic Policy Group, EY India )


       

Programme Details & Conference Agenda

 

Release of Books


       


 

 

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

 

 

Inaugural Function


  • Inaugural Address by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon. Minister of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India


    IIFT Auditorium, 13th December 2018, 9.30AM -10.15AM


    9.30 am: Lighting of Lamp
    9.32 am: Welcome Address: Prof. Manoj Pant, Director, IIFT

    9.40 am: Release of Books

    9.45am: Inaugural Address
    Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon. Minister of Commerce and Industry, GoI

    10.10 am: Vote of Thanks
    Prof. Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Chairperson (Research), IIFT


    • Special Lecture 2
      Global Financial and Macro Fragility & Emerging Markets Precautionary Strategies

      14th December 2018, 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM
      Old Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Block I


      Session Chair:
      Prof Partha Sen, ECGC Chair Professor, IIFT
      Speaker:
      Prof. Joshua Aizenman
      Distinguished Professor of International Relations and Economics, University of Southern California

              

      Policy Forum 2:

      Bilateral Investment Treaty (in collaboration with the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL))

      13th December 2018, 4.30 PM - 5.45 PM
      Nalanda, 1st Floor, Block I


      Chair: K. Rajaraman
      , Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India

      Panelists

      1. Martins Paparinskis
      (Reader in Public International Law, Faculty of Laws,UCL, UK)
      2. Gregory Shaffer
      (Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law) [Recorded Session]
      3. Jarrod Hepburn
      Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Law School
      4. Rishab Gupta
      Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai
      5 James J. Nedumpara
      Head and Professor, Centre for Trade and Investment Law

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       


      Policy Forum 4:


      Trade, Technology and Global Value Chain: Issues and Challenges (in collaboration with UNESCAP)

      14th December 2018, 12.00 PM - 1.30 PM
      Old Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Block I


      Chair: Rajan Sudesh Ratna (UNESCAP)

      Panelists

      1. Dev Nathan
      (Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi and Research Fellow at Duke University, USA)
      2. Nicola D. Coniglio   
      (Associate Professor, University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
      3. Hildegunn Kyvik Nordas
      (Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD, France)
      4. Stephane Heim
      (Associate Professor, University of Kyoto, Japan)


      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