Being a catalyst for new ideas and
concepts, IIFT undertook an academic initiative in 2008 to organise
a Research Conference with an aim to provide a platform for academic
debate, discourse and knowledge-sharing on different dimensions of
Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance (EIITF).
The bi-annual EIITF Conferences are conducted alternatively in Delhi
and Kolkata. Since inception, three EIITF conferences have
been held so far. The First Conference was held in IIFT Kolkata in
December 2008. The Second one was held in IIFT Delhi in December
2010 and subsequently, the third conference in IIFT Kolkata during
Academic discussions in the past three EIITF Conferences were
greatly enriched by the presence of renowned academicians in
differenced specializations of trade and finance like,
Prof. Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute, Geneva), Prof.
Jeffrey H. Bergstrand (University of Notre Dame),
Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak ( London School of Economics),
Prof. Geeta Gopinath (Harvard University), Dr. Bernard Hoekman
(World Bank), Prof. Kala M. Krishna (Pennsylvania State
University), Dr. Will Martin (World Bank), Dr. Mia Mikic
(UNESCAP), Dr. C. Rangarajan (Former RBI Governor and the then
Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council),
Prof. Partha Sen ( Delhi School of Economics) and Dr. Ganeshen
Wignaraja (Asian Development Bank Institute).
The fourth Conference will be held at IIFT Delhi Campus during
18th and 19th December, 2014 (Thursday and Friday).
For submission of papers or any conference related queries,
Moments from the Fourth EIITF Conference>>