Thrust Areas

Thrust Areas

1. Firm heterogeneity and trade
2. International trade and organization of firms and business.
3. Product mix, quality and International trade
4. International trade, economic growth and productivity
5. Trade and welfare, unilateralism vs. multilateralism and role of WTO
6. Modern approaches to the gravity model
7. Exchange rate dynamics
8. Stabilization policies in an open economy
9. Developmental issues in an open economy
10. Corporate finance and governance
11. Asset pricing, investment and portfolio management
12. Risk management and quantitative finance
13. Financial markets and institutions
14. Banking and financial regulations
15. Financial Technology
16. Corporate financial reporting (including Sustainability reporting)

Important Note: The list is indicative only. Research papers in other allied areas, international business and management are also welcome.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).