About the Conference

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a Deemed to be University, invited researchers to submit unpublished research papers for 7th International Conference on “Empirical Issuesin International Trade & Finance (EIITF)” on 16th and 17th December, 2021 on hybrid mode at its Kolkata Campus, India.

Depending upon the pandemic situation, the conference will encourage physical and virtual presence of the participants as per their preferences and/or government guidelines. The Conference provides a forum for dissemination of modern research and facilitates exchange of ideas among renowned scholars from India and abroad.

The theme for this year's EIITF Conference is “Trade, Finance, and Development: Contemporary Issues”. We especially welcome original research articles with international perspective. Also, research papers addressing indicative consequences of COVID-19 on the post-pandemic economy will be encouraged.


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; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. Today it is one of India's most prestigious business schools.

No registration fee. But, it's mandatory to register by giving all your relevant details to submit a paper.

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.

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 ( or recently submitted their thesis but degree is awaited).