Academic Conference

Call For Papers

The CITP Inaugural Academic Conference

20-21 April 2023

University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

The Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP), the first centre dedicated to trade policy to be funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is built on the precept that trade policy should be inclusive in both policy formulation and outcome and focuses on four dimensions of inclusiveness: geography, political domains, society and generations. The Centre comprises scholars from economics, law, business management, politics and international relations and at all stages of their careers, and is committed to listening to the voices of all parts of UK society.

Formulating an effective trade policy that delivers something for all parts of society in such circumstances requires an evidence-based interdisciplinary approach, which the Centre aims to provide.

Our annual Academic Conference aims to provide a platform for all trade policy researchers, from a variety of different disciplines and areas of interest to come together to present, discuss and learn about the latest thinking on trade and trade policy.

Keynote Speakers

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Paola Conconi

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Petros Mavroidis

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Submissions are now closed

Authors are invited to submit full papers, but extended abstracts will be considered. Please also include an abstract of the paper of around 100 words.

Papers should be submitted by Email to:

Authors of accepted papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference programme as long as at least one author has registered by 10th March 2023.
There is no attendance fee. Participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Key Dates

Thursday 1st December 2022 Submissions open
Monday 16th January 2023 Submissions close
Monday 13th February 2023 Notification of decision
Monday 13th February 2023 Registration opens
Friday 10th March 2023 Deadline for presenters to register
Friday 31st March 2023 Registration closes
Thursday 20th April 2023, 09.00 – Friday 21st April, 13.30 Conference

Location and Venue

Fulton Building, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, BN1

Brighton is located on England's south coast in the county of East Sussex. Falmer Station is directly opposite the campus. You can get from Brighton to Falmer in nine minutes by train. Four trains an hour go to Falmer during the day. You can also change at Lewes for Falmer, if you are coming from the east. The journey time from London to Brighton is just under an hour

The University of Sussex boasts a most beautiful campus, situated in the rolling parkland and countryside of the South Downs National Park. The campus comprises a collection of historic listed buildings, green spaces and modern teaching facilities and accommodation.

The city of Brighton and Hove - a (sunny) seaside city is famous for its beach, shops and nightlife. Dynamic and cosmopolitan, it’s the city’s sense of inclusivity that we hope to share with conference attendees. VisitBrighton offers an accommodation booking service at discounted rates for a range of accommodation choices which we will share with conference participants to self-book when registration opens.

Conference Organisers

Chair - Giovanni Facchini
L. Alan Winters
Michael Gasiorek

Scientific Committee

Ingo Borchert, Reader in Economics, University of Sussex
Giovanni Facchini, Professor of Economics, University of Nottingham
Michael Gasiorek, Professor of Economics, University of Sussex
Viviane Gravey, Lecturer in European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast
Richard Kneller, Professor of Economics, University of Nottingham
Emily Lydgate, Reader in Environmental Law, University of Sussex
Mairi Spowage, Professor of Practice and Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
L. Alan Winters, Professor of Economics, University of Sussex


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