Welcome to the ETSG

The European Trade Study Group (ETSG) is a forum for academic discussion and research on international trade among universities and research institutes. Participation in ETSG activities is open to all academic and research economists.


22nd Annual Conference
9-11 September 2021
Ghent University



ETSG conferences have always been about informal, as well as formal, interactions amongst participants. It was unfortunate that we had to cancel the conference in 2020 due to the pandemic. We hope to be able to organise it in 2021, ideally in person or in hybrid form. If not, we will consider a fully online version, as we do not want to let two years go by without an ETSG conference. 

Participation in the conference is open to any contribution (theoretical and/or empirical) on any issue related to international trade theory and policy.

Local Organizers:
Glenn Rayp, Bruno Merlevede, Ilse Ruyssen, and Samuel Standaert.

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ETSG is jointly organized through
the University of Bern, University of Strathclyde, and the University of Surrey.


a non-profit foundation supporting education and research in international and development economics

We gratefully acknowledge past support from the European Science Foundation.