International Trade and Finance Association

Silver Jubilee Conference Call-for-Papers

The Global Economy in the Next 25 Years:  Divergence from or Continuity with the Past Quarter Century?

May 17-20, 2015

Sarasota, Florida 

 

Call for Papers

International Trade and Finance Association (IT&FA)

The Silver Jubilee International Conference of the IT&FA will be held in Sarasota, Florida, May 17-20 (Sunday to Wednesday), 2015.

The general theme of the Conference will be the "Global Economy in the Next 25 Years: Divergence from or Continuity with the Past Quarter Century?”  and the conference will consist of regular competitive sessions as well as special sessions dealing with specific issues. 

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

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 trade policy, exchange rates, investments and capital flows, migration, communications and transportation, governance and law, management and marketing. Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as textiles and steel), as are proposals dealing with multilateral, regional, and national issues impacting international trade and finance. Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers are also 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 NAFTA, the WTO, the European Union, and other international institutions and agreements.

 

REGISTRATION

To celebrate IT&FA’s 25th international conference, the association is offering a special, discounted registration fee of $250 to all participants who submit registrations and abstracts by January 31, 2015. The late registration fee is $300. This fee will cover registration and an opening reception, two lunches, four coffee breaks, one banquet, and one-year’s membership   in IT&FA. The conference will open with a reception on Sunday, May 17, hold sessions on Monday and Tuesday including a banquet on Tuesday evening, and conclude with final sessions on Wednesday, May 20. Those planning to depart on Thursday, May 21, will have time to investigate the unique circumstances that connect Sarasota to the evolving global economy, attracting thousands of international visitors each year. These include award-winning beaches, world-class cultural and sports facilities, beautiful parks, and superior shopping.

IT&FA seeks both proposals for individual papers and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have 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.

Those wishing to participate should review the attached list of topics and tracks, before submitting registration information and an abstract by January 31, 2015.  

How to Register for the Sarasota Conference

For the 2015 conference IT&FA will use the electronic Conference Maker software for submitting registration materials and abstracts, reviewing submissions, and communicating with prospective attendees.   Payments can also be made through Conference Maker’s PayPal system, or submitted directly to the IT&FA office as in past years.   Registration begins November 1, 2014. 

  1. Go to Conference Maker http://editorialexpress.com/conference/ITFA2015/

  2. Scroll down to the May 17-20, 2015, Silver Jubilee Conference of IT&FA
  3. To register, submit requested information as well as a 1-to-3 page abstract of one or two papers by January 31.    IT&FA will consider panel proposals and proposals for sessions involving three to four papers.  
  4. The Program Committee will review submissions promptly, and if accepted send an email of conditional acceptance by February 15.   The Program Committee will seek to process any submissions received after the January 31 deadline in a timely manner.
  5. Hotel Registration and the Conference Registration Fee are due by April 17.   All presenters are required to stay at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, unless they have a Sarasota-area residence.   Because April 17 is the deadline for hotel rooms at the discounted conference price ($139), attendees are advised to make hotel reservations early.     

Registration Fee: 

The Registration Fee for the IT&FA Conference in Sarasota is:

  $250.00 US (for those registering and submitting abstracts by January 31, 2015)  

  $300.00 US (after February 1, 2015)

  Payment is due by April 17, 2015

This registration fee covers the opening reception, two lunches, one banquet, coffee breaks, and 2015 membership dues in IT&FA.  Additional tickets for spouses or guests will be available on a limited basis for the opening reception ($30 each), lunches ($30 each) and banquet ($75).   

 

How to Pay:

Participants are encouraged to make payments using PayPal, accessible through the conference registration site.  

Others wishing to pay IT&FA directly may contact the IT&FA office at itfaconf@ymail.com for alternative instructions.   IT&FA accepts personal checks drawn on a U.S. bank or Visa and MasterCard (with at least a May 31, 2015, expiration date)   

After April 17, 2015, there will be no refunds.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT&FA office at itfaconf@ymail.com  or Professor Alfred E. Eckes, the Executive Vice President, at eckes@ohio.edu

 

Deadlines are as follows


November 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015 – Registration and Abstracts submitted via Conference Maker.   https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/listconfs.cgi

February 15, 2015 - Notification of Acceptance by this date

April 17, 2015 – Last day for Hotel Registrations at Discounted Conference Rate.   Deadline for submitting conference Registration Fee.  No refunds after this date

May 1, 2015 - session/conference schedule listed online 

 

 

PROCEEDINGS

The association plans to edit and publish the proceedings of this special Silver Jubilee conference. This publication will provide a record of the conference and include an edited and revised version of each paper submitted for publication.

 

LODGING AND ATTRACTIONS IN SARASOTA

The conference and sessions will be at the four-star Hyatt Regency Sarasota on beautiful Sarasota Bay. All presenters and participants are expected to stay at the Hyatt. Rooms will be $139 per room (daily, covering as many as four persons) plus taxes (currently 12%) and an activity fee of $8 daily per room. The latter fee covers certain amenities, such as internet, bicycles and certain water sports-equipment (kayaks, fishing equipment, snorkels, etc.) plus shuttle service to beaches.

All rooms have waterfront views of Sarasota Bay or the marina. The hotel is a short walking distance from downtown Sarasota with its many excellent restaurants and boutiques. Among  the  many  attractions  are  some  of  America’s  finest  beaches,  the  world-class Ringling Art Museum, and the only major shopping mall to open in the United States in 2014. At Myakka River State Park visitors can see alligators, bald eagles, sand-hill cranes, and other tropical wildlife in their natural habitat. Family members of all ages may be interested in nearby theme parks such as Busch Gardens in Tampa and Disney near Orlando. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is another destination popular with visitors. 

TRANSPORTATION

Sarasota International Airport has non-stop links to these major hubs: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Tampa International (56 miles away) offers daily non-stop flights to/from Toronto (Westjet) and London Gatwick (British Airways) as well as extensive service to major destinations in the U.S. Edelweiss Air provides twice-weekly non-stop flights to/from Zurich. Also, Air Berlin flies three times per week non-stop from Dusseldorf to Fort Myers (South West Florida International Airport), 92 miles from Sarasota. Several international airlines offer regular flights to and from Orlando International Airport, 135 miles from Sarasota. They include Air Canada, British Airways, Lufthansa, Norwegian, and Virgin Atlantic.

Shuttle service is available between Sarasota and Tampa International. Many rental car companies permit customers to pick up a vehicle at one airport and drop at another in Florida without paying drop charges. If you use Fort Myers or Orlando airports, we recommend renting a car. 

SELECTED TOPICS AND TRACKS

For the purpose of reviewing papers and organizing sessions, IT&FA suggests that those proposing papers or sessions indicate one or more of the following topics/tracks appropriate to each paper or session.

  1. REGIONAL ISSUES: THE PACIFIC RIM 
  2. INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 
  3. INTERNATIONAL BANKING 
  4. EXCHANGE RATES 
  5. COMMERCIAL POLICY 
  6. INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 
  7. THEORETICAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE 
  8. THEORETICAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
  9. ECONOMIC INTEGRATION 
  10. GLOBAL EQUITY MARKETS 
  11. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION 
  12. INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES 
  13. CENTRAL BANKING ISSUES 
  14. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 
  15. MACROECONOMIC ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE 
  16. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 
  17. GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
  18. POLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS 
  19. REGIONAL ISSUES: LATIN AMERICA 
  20. CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES 
  21. PROTECTIONISM 
  22. INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS 
  23. INTERNATIONAL JOINT VENTURES 
  24. INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING 
  25. EMERGING MARKETS 
  26. FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS 
  27. BALANCE OF PAYMENTS ISSUES 
  28. COMPARATIVE STUDIES
  29. FISCAL POLICY 
  30. MONETARY POLICY 
  31. INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC ISSUES 
  32. MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS 
  33. REGULATORY ISSUES 
  34. GLOBALIZATION ISSUES 
  35. DISPUTE SETTLEMENT ISSUES 
  36. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES 

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