13 Sep 2019

Prizes presented to young economists at international trade conference in Bern

Three young economists have received awards for papers they presented the annual conference of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG) being held in Bern.

The 20th anniversary event is being hosted by the World Trade Institute (WTI) at the University of Bern.

The WTO awarded its 11th annual Essay Award for Young Economists on the opening day of the conference on 12 September.

Two winners shared the prize: Jan David Bakker for an essay on ‘International trade and regional inequality’ and Federico Huneeus for a paper on ‘Production network dynamics and the propagation of shocks’.

On the second day of the conference the Review of World Economics (ROWE) awarded its prize to Lu Han of the University of Liverpool for a paper on ‘The Mutable Geography of Firms’ International Trade: Evidence and Macroeconomic Implications’.

The ETSG, a network of European researchers working on issues in international trade theory and policy, held its first conference in 1999.

It was set up to help promote young academics in Europe.