This conference is funded in part by CEPR, the Central Office and Department of Economics of the Erasmus School of
Economics, Ecorys, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, De Nederlandsche Bank, the Netherlands Competition Authority and
the Tinbergen Institute. We wish to express our gratitude to our sponsors for making the conference financially possible.
ERWIT is an annual workshop that brings together international economists from across Europe and key researchers from
outside the region. The workshop disseminates the findings of recent research on international trade, and presentations
often involve exploratory rather than finished papers. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss trade-related research
in a relaxed atmosphere. Another important aim of ERWIT is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and
discuss their work with senior economists.
The workshop will run for 3 days (from the morning of Thursday 6 until the afternoon of Saturday 8 June, with arrival on
Wednesday 5 June). Rotterdam city center can be reached in 20 minutes from the Rotterdam-The Hague International Airport,
or in 30 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport via a direct, high speed train link.