Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CfPs: International Conference on Empirical Research on Trade in Services, 21-22 August 2014, IIFT New Delhi

International Conference on Empirical Research on Trade in Services

21-22 August 2014, New Delhi

Organized by Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, India

About the Centre for WTO Studies: The Centre for WTO Studies was set up in the year 1999 to be a permanent repository of WTO negotiations-related knowledge and documentation. Over the years, the Centre has conducted a robust research programme with a series of papers in all spheres of interest at the WTO. The Centre has also created a specialised e-repository of important WTO documents, especially related to India, in its Trade Resource Centre. The Centre has been regularly called upon by the Government of India to undertake research and provide independent analytical inputs to help develop positions in its various trade negotiations, both at the WTO and other forums such as Free and Preferential Trade Agreements and Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements.


Call for Papers

About the Conference:  The conference is aimed at discussing empirical research on services trade, preferably with special reference to India. It intends to invite research papers investigating new opportunities, issues and challenges related to the growing services trade in India and globally. The paper may examine specific issues related to the growth and trade in services sector in India, such as, outsourcing, foreign direct investment, migration, employment etc. or may also analyze sector specific issues in various services. Papers on any other issue pertaining to the theme of the conference are also welcome. All papers will be peer reviewed. Selected papers will be published as an edited book or as working papers.

Important Dates:

1. Full Paper Submission July 01, 2014

2. Paper acceptance decision July 15, 2014

3. Conference Dates August 21-22, 2014

Submission Guidelines: The full paper should be about 8000 words including references. The first page should contain the title of the paper, name and contact details of the author(s) and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Please make all your submission to cwsconference@iift.ac.in

For any assistance or query, please contact: Dr. Pralok Gupta, Assistant Professor, (Services and Investment) Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Phone: 011-26965124011-26965124, 26564409, Ext. 704; Email:pralok@iift.ac.in


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