IT&FA is a multi-disciplinary association that welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, as well as all other areas of business, law, communications and other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy.  Our membership spans 30 countries and the list is continually expanding.  

We welcome you to join and gain the benefits of IT&FA membership, which also includes access to the Global Economy Journal and access to Mondo, the Data Science platform dedicated to international business (available through our partnership with CIRANO, Montreal, Canada)

Annual Conference 2021

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline February 28th, 2021

Theme: Globalization, Trade and the Future Ahead

May 28 –29, 2021 (Virtual)

We welcome papers on International Economic topics. We invite theoretical, conceptual and empirical proposals on all aspects of international trade and finance. We invite topics in trade, global value chains, growth, productivity, innovation, finance migration, cyber security economic warfare, digital free trade, e-commerce, intellectual property protections, trade in services, tourism, communications, transportation, governance, international law, management and Industry-specific studies. Our scope spans all topics that deal with multilateral, regional, and national issues but with a stronger focus on international trade and finance.

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There will be a panel with keynote speakers featuring Lucian Cernat (European Commission), Dominick Salvatore(Fordham University), Joseph Pelzman (George Washington University), Marta Bengoa (City University of New York) and Irene Finel-Honigman (Columbia University). The presidential address will be given by Thierry Warin (HEC Montreal and CIRANO).

The local organizing team is based in the U.S. and is composed by Marta Bengoa (City University of New York and University of Johannesburg), Matthew Kidder (Newberry College), Sarah Bryant (Newberry College), Joseph Pelzman (George Washington University), Maria De Boyre (New Mexico State University) and Maia Linask (University of Richmond).

Important deadlines

Abstract Submission deadline: February 28, 2021

Acceptance decisions announced by March 15, 2021

All Presenters must be registered by April 15, 2021.

The conference program will be available from April 30, 2021.

Past Seminars

Regional Migration in China: A Machine Learning Approach

Redefining Globalization: Post Pandemic Realignments

Revival of Target Zone Theory

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Global Economy Journal AND Mondo Cirano Access

Member Access to Global Economy Journal

Access to Global Economy Journal at World Scientific Publishing’s website

ITFA members have access to our Conference journal that is part of the annual dues. Please register an account with World Scientific Publishing to access the journal’s full text.

With this account, you can access the journal directly at

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When member clicks on the URL link, members who have registered with ITFA can then create and access an account with You will just need to create/sign in to your account.

Mondo Cirano is a data platform dedicated to Data Science for International Business. For researchers and educators in International Trade and Finance.