Organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
                   New Delhi : 16th and 17th Dec 2010
Second Research Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance 

In an era of globalization trade in goods and services and flow of capital across the countries are playing a key role in their economic growth. Countries have embarked upon a number of tracks (unilateral, regional, bilateral and multilateral) to liberalize their economies in alignment with world economy. As they substantially benefit from this effective participation, these economies are constantly engaged in negotiating market access for trade and investment. This growing interaction has resulted in a phenomenal rise in world trade and investment. This process of internationalization of economies has deeply motivated scholars, academicians, policy makers and others to pontificate on a number of interpretations, academic enquiries, cross examining etc. to find out whether the current growth models based on trade and investment are beneficial to developed as well as developing countries especially in the aftermath of this recent unparallel global financial crisis. Whether alternative models are available and what cost can be worked out for the economies to experiment?

Researchers across the world are analyzing these issues both theoretically and empirically at great length. Data availability, substantial improvements in statistical techniques, computing power and theoretical innovations are helping scholars to examine various dimensions of international trade and finance. Against this backdrop, the Conference aims to provide a platform to young and experienced scholars to debate on these issues through their research findings. | More |

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  Session Plan

    Policy Forum on “Addressing the Challenges of Trade Integration in South Asia”
 16th and 17th DEC 2010

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India

 Important Dates
 Abstract Submission  Apr 12, 2010
 Abstract Acceptance  Apr 15, 2010
 Full Paper Submission (Date Extended to)  Jul  26, 2010
 Full Paper Acceptance  Sep 15, 2010
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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.

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).