About the Conference

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a Deemed to be University, invites researchers to submit unpublished research papers for 7th International Conference on “Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance (EIITF)” on 14th and 15th December, 2020 at its Kolkata Campus, India. 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 an international perspective around the conference theme.

Submission of complete paper is desirable. Alternatively, researchers may submit an extended abstract of 5000 words, clearly incorporating among others the theoretical framework, methodology applied, data sources and description, empirical results and policy implications.

Submission is open now and the deadline for submission has been extended from 31 May 2020 to 15 July 2020. All papers will go through a blind-review process. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 August 2020.

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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).