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


20th Annual Conference
13-15 September 2018
SGH Warsaw School of Economics


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

ETSG 2018 is being hosted by the SGH Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw (Poland). Information about location (i.e. SGH Warsaw School of Economics is located by the Pole Mokotowskie metro station), hotels and visa rules can be found here.

 Prize for young economists awarded by RoWE
We are very pleased to announce that the Review of World Economics (ROWE) will award the fourth annual prize for young economists at the ETSG Conference 2018 in Warsaw. The selected paper will receive €1,000 and the possibility to be published in ROWE. Only papers presented at the ETSG 2018 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 tenth annual WTO Essay Award for Young Economists at the ETSG 2018 in Warsaw. The deadline for submission (through the WTO website) is June 1, 2018; 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 this year’s conference will begin at lunchtime on Thursday 13 September with a presentation by the EU Commissioner (lunch will be provided) As always, the conference will end late in the afternoon of Saturday 15 September. Please plan on attending the entire conference.

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:
Andżelika Kuźnar, Eliza Przeździecka, and Paweł Folfas.


27 April 2018:
conference submissions due.

16 June 2018:
successful authors will be notified (accepted papers).

29 July 2018:
deadline for conference registration and submission of full paper.


10 years of ETSG