24th Annual Conference
14-16 September 2023
                                             University of Surrey


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

ETSG 2023 is being hosted by the University of Surrey in Guildford (UK). Detailed local information (e.g. location, transportation, hotels, visa requirements) are available here.

 Prize for young economists awarded by RoWE
We are very pleased to announce that the Review of World Economics (ROWE) will award the ninth annual prize for young economists at the ETSG Conference 2023 in Surrey. The selected paper will receive €1,000 and the possibility to be published in ROWE. Only papers presented at the ETSG 2023 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. Previous 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 fifteenth annual WTO Essay Award for Young Economists at the ETSG 2023 in Surrey. The deadline for submission is June 2nd and further details are available here. 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 just after lunchtime on Thursday 14 September and will end late in the afternoon of Saturday 16 September, 2023. 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 £90. Notice that this is only a fraction of the per capita cost, but will help in keeping ETSG conferences viable.

Local Organizers:
Holger Breinlich, Helen Dee, Eric GolsonEsteban Jaimovich and Maurizio Zanardi.


28 April 2023:
conference submissions due.

09 June 2023:
successful authors will be notified (list of accepted papers).

28 July 2023:
deadline for conference registration (CLOSED) and submission of full paper.


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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.