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


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


The information below refers to ETSG2022; details about the ETSG conference in 2023 will be posted in due course.

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

ETSG 2022 is being hosted by University of Groningen in Groningen (Netherlands). Detailed local information (e.g. location, transportation, hotels, visa requirements) is 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 eighth annual prize for young economists at the ETSG Conference 2022 in Groningen. The selected paper will receive €1,000 and the possibility to be published in ROWE. Only papers presented at the ETSG 2022 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 fourteenth annual WTO Essay Award for Young Economists at the ETSG 2022 in Groningen The deadline for submission 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 8 September and will end late in the afternoon of Saturday 10 September, 2022. 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 €100. Notice that this is only a fraction of the per capita cost, but will help in keeping ETSG conferences viable.

Local Organizers:
Steven Brakman and Tristan Kohl.


29 April 2022:
conference submissions due.

17 June 2022:
successful authors will be notified (list of accepted papers).

29 July 2022:
deadline for conference registration and submission of full paper.