About the Conference

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a Deemed to be University, invited researchers to submit unpublished research papers for 7th International Conference on “Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance (EIITF)” on 14th and 15th December, 2020 at its Kolkata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. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it has been decided that EIITF conference would be deferred by a year. The new dates for the conference are 16-17 December 2021.

The Conference provides a forum for dissemination of modern research and facilitates exchange of ideas among renowned scholars from India and abroad and we feel an online conference cannot be the perfect alternative of a physical conference. Therefore, we have decided to host the conference after a year, hoping the world would heal by then.

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 under the broad theme. 

Submission details and other related information will be shared soonPlease keep following the conference webpage:http://eiitf.iift.ac.in/eiitf7N/index.asp for updates.


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).