ETSG conferences are open to any researcher with an interest in international trade issues. Everyone can submit a paper for presentation.


19th Annual Conference
14-16 September 2017
European University Institute
and University of Florence


This is the nineteenth conference in what is now the largest (and friendliest) annual conference on international trade in the world.

ETSG 2017 is being hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and the University of Florence (Italy). A website with details about location, hotels, and visa rules will available.

 Prize for young economists awarded by RoWE
We are very pleased to announce that the Review of World Economics (ROWE) will award the third annual prize for young economists at the ETSG Conference 2017 in Florence. The selected paper will receive €1,000 and the possibility to be published in ROWE. Only papers presented at the ETSG 2017 Conference (co-)authored by young economists (i.e. within 2 years of PhD completion) will be eligible. Authors of accepted papers will be informed of the procedure to submit their paper for consideration. Prevoius winners are listed in the Award Winners page.

Prize awarded by the WTO
We are very pleased to announce that the WTO will award the ninth annual WTO Essay Award for Young Economists at the ETSG 2017 in Florence. The deadline for submission (through the WTO website) is June 2, 2017; more details are available on the WTO website. Prevoius winners are listed in the Award Winners page.

Presentation facilities
All of the rooms being used for sessions are equipped with overhead projectors and data projectors connected to personal computers. Powerpoint and Acrobat software will be installed on all machines. If you wish to use a data projector, please bring your presentation on a USB memory stick. Files can be loaded onto the computers during the breaks. Due to time pressure within sessions, it will not be possible to connect your own laptop to the projectors.

Conference schedule
Please note that the conference will begin in the early afternoon of Thursday September 14 and will end late afternoon of Saturday September 16.

Please remember that all participants, regardless of whether they present papers, will be required to pay a fee for attending the conference. This has been set at €70. Notice that this is only a fraction of the per capita cost, but will help in keeping ETSG conferences viable.

Local Organizers:
Giorgia Giovannetti, Bernard Hoekman, and Mia Saugman.


28 April 2017:
conference submissions due.

09 June 2017:
successful authors will be notified.

28 July 2017:
deadline for submission of your conference registration.

28 July 2017:
deadline for submitting full paper in electronic form.


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