Call for Papers


The 28th International Conference of the IT&FA will be held in Beijing, China, May 23- 26 (Wednesday to Saturday), 2018.  The University of International Business and Economics is hosting the conference.

The general theme of the Conference will be the “Leading Issues in International Trade and Finance,” and the conference will consist of regular competitive sessions, as well as plenary sessions dealing with high-profile issues.

Registration begins November 1, 2017.  Papers and abstracts must be submitted by January 31, 2017. For the 2018 conference, IT&FA will be using a different software for submitting registration materials and abstracts, reviewing submissions, and communicating with prospective attendees. Please continue to check the website for new information regarding the process.


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.

IT&FA invites proposals on all aspects of international trade and finance, including such emerging issues as cyber security and economic warfare, digital free trade and e-commerce, intellectual property protections, and trade in various services.   As in the past, IT&FA welcomes papers on trade policy, exchange rates, investments and capital flows, banking, migration, tourism, communications and transportation, governance and law, management and marketing.  Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as agriculture, textiles, and entertainment), as well as proposals dealing with multilateral, regional, and national issues impacting international trade and finance.  Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers are invited.  In light of the overall conference theme, participants are encouraged to propose papers examining the past and considering the future prospects of issues involving the Trans Pacific Partnership, the WTO, the European Union, and other international institutions and agreements.

IT&FA seeks both proposals for individual papers and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have three to four papers. In the case of multiple authors for a paper, at least one author must register for the conference. No participant will be permitted to present more than two papers.