IT&FA’s History

IT&FA’S Objectives

  • 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.

Tax Status

The International Trade and Finance Association (IT&FA) is a tax-exempt [Section 501 (c)(3)]non-profit, charitable organization devoted to the promotion of research in, and the study of, international trade, finance and global business issues. It is incorporated in the state of Ohio.

History and Background

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.

International Conferences

1st - Marseille, France - May 31 - June 2, 1991
Co-sponsor: Groupe Ecole Internationales des Affaires
Local Host: Dr. Gilles Duteil

2nd - Laredo, Texas - April 22-25, 1992
Co-sponsor: Texas A&M International University (Laredo State University)

3rd - Miami, Florida - May 20-22, 1993
Co-sponsor: Florida International University
Local Host: Dr. Raul Moncarz

4th - Reading, England - July 13-16, 1994
Co-sponsor: University of Reading
Local Host: Dr. John H. Dunning

5th - San José, Costa Rica - May 17-20, 1995
Co-sponsor: Universidad Internacional de las Americas
Local Host: Manuel Polini

6th - San Diego, California - May 22-25, 1996
Co-sponsor: University of San Diego
Local Host: Dr. Denise Dimon

7th - Porto, Portugal - May 21-24, 1997
Co-sponsor: Universidade do Porto
Local Host: Dr. Ana Paula Africano S. Silva

8th - Atlantic City, NJ - May 27-30, 1998
Co-sponsor: Rowan University
Local Host: Dr. Gulser Meric

9th - Casablanca, Morocco - May 26-29, 1999
Co-sponsor: CNCD
Local Host: Dr. M’hamed Seqat

10th - Montpellier, France - June 7-10, 2000
Co-sponsor: Groupe SUP de CO Montpellier
Local Host: Dr. Yvon Desportes

11th - Washington, DC - May 26-29, 2001
Co-Sponsors: George Washington University, and The European Union Research Center of George Washington University
Local Host: Dr. Scheherazade Rehman

12th - Bangkok, Thailand - May 29 - June 2, 2002
Co-sponsor: Ramkhamhaeng University
Local Host: Dr. Rangsan Saengsook

13th - Vaasa, Finland - May 28-31, 2003
Co-Sponsor: Vaasa Polytechnic
Local Host: Mr. Pentti Ruotsala

14th - San Antonio, Texas - May 19-22, 2004
Co-Sponsor: Trinity University
Local Host: Dr. Jorge Gonzalez

15th - Istanbul, Turkey, May 18-21, 2005
Co-Sponsor: Istanbul Technical University
Local Host: Dr. Ozgur Kayalica

16th - Lodz, Poland, May 10-13, 2006
Co-Sponsor: University of Lodz
Local Host: Dr. Zofia Wysokinska

17th - Miami, Florida, May 16-20, 2007
Co-Sponsor: Florida International University
Local Host: Dr. Raul Moncarz

18th - Lisbon, Portugal, May 21-24, 2008
Co-Sponsor: Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Local Host: Dr. Cristina Corado

19th - Beijing, China, May 27-30, 2009
Cancelled due to Swine Flu Outbreak

20th - Las Vegas, NV, May 23 – 26, 2010
Co-Sponsor: IT&FA
Local Host: None

21st - Eilat, Israel – May 29 – June 1, 2010
Co-Sponsor: Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Local Host: Dr. Amir Shoham

22nd - Pisa, Italy – May 23 – 26, 2012
Co-Sponsor: University of Pisa
Local Host: Dr. Pompeo Della Posta

23rd - Montreal, Canada – May 29 – June 1, 2013
Co-Sponsor: Polytechnique Montreal and CIRANO
Local Host: Dr. Thierry Warin and Dr. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin

24th - Kayseri, Turkey – May 21 – 24, 2014
Co-Sponsor: Erciyes University
Local Host: Dr. Ekrem Erdem