Call for Papers @Centre for WTO Studies

The conference is aimed at discussing theoretical and empirical research on services trade, investment and global value chains and intends to invite research papers investigating new opportunities, issues and challenges on these subjects. The paper may examine growth and trade in services sector in India and globally, such as, outsourcing, migration, employment, sector specific issues in various services, e-commerce; issues pertaining to inward and outward foreign direct investment; and role of services and investment in global value chains and challenges thereof. 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. There is no registration fee. Full/partial grant for travel and accommodation will be available for the authors selected for presenting papers during the conference.

Important Dates:

1. Full Paper Submission                       June 15, 2016

2. Paper acceptance decision                June 30, 2016

3. Conference Dates                               July 28-29, 2016

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


For any assistance or query, please contact:

Dr. Pralok Gupta

Assistant Professor (Services and Investment)

Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

Phone: 011- 26965124, 26564409, Ext. 704; Email:

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