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
10-12 September 2020
Ghent University



ETSG 2020 is being hosted by Ghent University, Department of Economics in Ghent (Belgium).

Participation in the conference is open to any contribution (theoretical and/or empirical) on any issue related to international trade theory and policy. The call for papers will be issued early in 2020; please visit the conferences' page for more information.

We are monitoring the situation regarding the Coronavirus emergency and we will decide about the prospect of the ETSG2020 conference in June/July subject to the easing of travel and assembly restrictions. For the moment, no-one should make non-refundable commitments with respect to travel and accommodation.

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

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


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

We gratefully acknowledge past support from the European Science Foundation.