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7th IIFT Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance

7th IIFT Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance

 

 

About The Institute

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) as an autonomous organization to help professionalize the country’s foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources, analyzing and disseminating data and conducting research. IIFT started out as a center to provide foreign trade advice to government bodies and has since played an instrumental role in conducting research in trade policy formulation. In recognition of its rich contributions, IIFT was conferred the status of Deemed to be University in 2002.

Over the years, IIFT has emerged as the national university which focus on International Business and Development, and such focus is reflected in all three major activities of the Institute: Research, Training and Education.

About the Conference

The year 2020 marks the seventh anniversary of IIFT’s biannual conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance (EIITF). The first conference was held in the year 2008 at Kolkata campus while the successive conferences were held in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 between Delhi and Kolkata alternatively. The EIITF conference has emerged as a platform for bringing together young minds and keen researchers to discuss, reflect and examine new ideas and understand different dimensions on current and emerging trends in the area of International Trade and Finance.

This aims to have intellectual discourse on the issues related to international trade, finance and its development which provide platform to the researchers for communicating their views on their intellectual standing of empirical research in international economics.

The theme for this year’s EIITF Conference is “Trade, Finance, and Development: Contemporary Issues”. We especially welcome original research articles with international perspective.

About The Conference

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a Deemed to be University, invites researchers to submit unpublished research papers for 7th International Conference on “Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance (EIITF)” on 14th and 15th December, 2020 at its Kolkata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. The Conference provides a forum for dissemination of modern research and facilitates exchange of ideas among renowned scholars from India and abroad.

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 around the conference theme.

Submission of complete paper is desirable. Alternatively, researchers may submit an extended abstract of 5000 words, clearly incorporating among others the theoretical framework, methodology applied, data sources and description, empirical results and policy implications.

Submission is open now and the deadline for submission has been extended from 31 May 2020 to 15 July 2020. All papers will go through a blind-review process. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 August 2020.

Click here to download the call for papers

Call for Papers

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a Deemed to be University, invites researchers to submit unpublished research papers for the 7 th International Conference on “Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance (EIITF)” on 14th and 15th December, 2020 at its Kolkata Campus, India. The Conference provides a forum for dissemination of modern research and facilitates exchange of ideas among renowned scholars from India and abroad.  The earlier EIITF conferences hosted eminent keynote speakers like L. Alan Winters, Distinguished Professor of Economics at University of Sussex; Joshua Aizenman, Distinguished Professor of International Relations and Economics at University of Southern California; Jeffrey Bergstrand, Professor at University of Notre Dame; Gita Gopinath, Professor of International Studies and  Economics, Harvard University and Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund; Kala Krishna, Professor of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University; Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, among others.
The 7 th International Conference on EIITF will host the following esteemed academicians as invited speakers

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 in the thrust areas mentioned below. 

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. Submission of completed papers are desirable. Alternatively, researchers may submit an extended abstract of 5000 words, clearly incorporating the theoretical framework, methodology applied, data sources and description, empirical results and policy implications. To encourage young researchers who are currently pursuing PhD in the area of international trade and finance a separate track is accommodated in the Conference programme. The best paper from the Doctoral students will be awarded a cash prize and a certificate. Participants will also have the opportunity to publish their research papers in peer-reviewed ABDC/Scopus listed journals. Submission starts on 10th February 2020 and the deadline for submission is extended to 15th July 2020 (due to the outbreak of COVID-19). All papers will go through a blind review process. Authors of accepted papers may be notified by 15th August 2020. A registration fee of Indian Rupees 2,500 (+18% GST) for participants based in India and US$50 (+18% GST) for all other participants will be charged. There are no registration fees for PhD students and research scholars. Limited accommodation facility on a first-cum-first serve basis will be provided to young research scholars at a subsidized rate.
The conference webpage is: http://eiitf.iift.ac.in/eiitf7/index.asp Please submit your paper at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eiitf2020 (This link can also be accessed by going to the conference webpage) For any conference related queries, please feel free to write to eiitf2020@iift.edu

 Submission

Extension of Deadline for Submission 

7th Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade & Finance (EIITF)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade( IIFT), Kolkata Campus

14-15 December 2020

In this dystopian time, it must be difficult to manage with limited resources and mobility at this point.  So the deadline for submission has been extended from 31 May 2020 to 15 July 2020. All papers will go through a blind review process. Authors of accepted papers may be notified by 15 August 2020.

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 around the conference theme.

Submission of complete paper is desirable. Alternatively, researchers may submit an extended abstract of 5000 words, clearly incorporating among others the theoretical framework, methodology applied, data sources and description, empirical results and policy implications.

Registration

A registration fee of Indian Rupees 2,500 (+18% GST) for participants based in India and US$50 (+18% GST) for all other participants will be charged. There is no registration fees for PhD students and research scholars.

Limited accommodation facility on first-cum-first serve basis will be provided to young research scholars at a subsidized rate.

Reaching IIFT, Kolkata Campus

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata Campus is 19.7 KMS away from the nearest airport, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. There are two railway stations viz. Sealdah(11.4 kms from campus) and Howrah(18.1 Kms from campus) connecting the city with other parts of the country. While the distance from Airport or from Howrah Railway Station to campus can be covered comfortably in an hour’s time by road (depending as per the traffic congestion), travel time from Sealdah Railway Station should not take more than 45minutes. In case you plan to reach Kolkata by train, beware of touts, who you may face outside the railway stations offering for help.
  • Prepaid taxis or yellow ‘No refusal’ cabs may be availed (located just outside the exit gate) to reach the address mentioned below:
    o   INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE
         1583, Madurdaha, Ward – 108, Borough – XII
         Chowbaga, Kolkata – 700107
         (Landmark: Opposite Heritage School and behind Ruby General Hospital)
     
  • Smart phone users may opt for App cabs like ‘Uber’ or ‘Ola’ to reach the campus. There is a designated Ola/ Uber parking area outside the airport and railway stations. Radio taxis may also be availed at the arrival. You may choose to call one of the following service providers: Meru Cabs (+91 33 44224422), Mega Cabs (+91 9090909090). The fares may vary roughly between INR 300-400 from the airport and Howrah railway station. The fare from Sealdah railway station should be lower, around INR250-350. The charges may however vary depending on surcharges applicable, traffic congestion and odd hour travel charges.
     
  • IIFT is located 2kms off the EM Bypass road (which is the main road connecting the airport and south Kolkata). Buses may not be a convenient mode to travel to the campus, especially with your luggage. In case someone wants to travel by bus, he/ she can avail the bus routes listed below.
    o   From Airport: AC 37A, AC 37B (located just outside the exit gate)
    o   From Howrah Station: AC 24 (located outside the station area)
    o   From Sealdah Station: There is no specific bus stand outside the station. So it won’t be convenient.
     
  • Nearest bus- stop: Ruby More. From the bus stop, auto-rickshaw shuttles and cycle rickshaws are available, which can bring you to the campus. However, taking a cab would be the most convenient way while travelling to IIFT, Kolkata Campus.

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