9-11 September 2021: 22nd European Trade Study Group Conference


Welcome to the 22nd ETSG conference in Ghent

This year, the annual conference of the ETSG is hosted by the Department of Economics of Ghent University.  It will take place from the 9th to the 11th September at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. 

Ghent University was founded in 1817.  The past 200 years, it employed many eminent scientists such as Leo Baekeland, Joseph Guislain, Walter Fiers, Marc Van Montagu, Marleen Temmerman and Nobel Prize winners Corneille Heymans and Maurice Maeterlinck. Among the university’s alumni are Robert Cailliau (co-inventor of the Internet), Dirk Frimout (astronaut), Peter Piot (United Nations), Jacques Rogge (former Chairman IOC). Today, Ghent University is a top 100 university (following the. Academic Ranking of World Universities) and one of the major Belgian universities counting over 44,000 students and 15,000 employees. 

The Department of Economics consists of around 30 full-time faculty members, 8 post-doctoral researchers and 60 Ph.D. students. Its research covers a broad span in micro, macro, econometrics, labour, banking, finance, international and environmental economics as well as a number of interdisciplinary topics.  

You can find more practical information here.

We wish you an inspiring and pleasant stay in Ghent. Don’t hesitate to contact us or our staff for any query you might have. We will do our best to help you out.

Paper submission and Registration

Register for the conference and submit your accepted abstract and paper here .

Conference program

For the latest version of the conference program and the latest news, please consult the ETSG website


The Department of Economics is grateful to the Belgian National Bank for the generous gift that contributed to the realization of this conference.

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