Director's Message


It is my pleasure to note that IIFT is organizing the International Conference, EIITF, in the Delhi Campus during 18-19 December, 2014.

After witnessing two decades of deepening globalization, the year 2008-09 witnessed one of the most wide spread and intense financial meltdown, which led to prolonged economic downturn, credit crunch and drying up of financial resources. After a brief recover, growth momentum was derailed again due to the debt crisis in the Euro zone and fiscal instabilities which dampened the consumer demand and investment prospects worldwide.

With the world economy showing signs of steady but slow recovery, the major challenge today is to address the imbalances caused by the financial crisis, deepen trade integrations with the world and translate the enhanced trade flows into growth as well as sustaining development.

The EIITF conference, which is being held at a crucial juncture, intends to generate academic discussions on past lessons and future policy dimensions. The conference aims to bring together the scholars and policymakers working in the relevant fields so as to exchange knowledge and gain from each other’s experience.

Dr. Surajit Mitra, Director


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).