IT&FA is a multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, marketing and management, law, communications and other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy.
To promote the study of international trade and finance by encouraging research in the field through the publication of scholarly works and the sponsorship of regular conferences.
To encourage the internationalization of economics and business curricula.
To create a general awareness of the significance of the field among professional economists as well as the public at large.
In this regard, IT&FA holds two conferences each year — one an International Conference, and the other in conjunction with the Allied Social Sciences Association.
IT&FA was founded in 1988 by a prestigious group of academics and professionals who believed that the study of “international” issues had not received the emphasis and attention that it should. The Association has professional members in over 30 countries. These include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.