Melbourne, Australia

July 3-5, 2009

Organized by
Sponsored by:
Russell Hillberry
The University of Melbourne
Jon Haveman
Beacon Economics
  • University of Melbourne Department of Economics
  • Asian Economics Centre, Centre for Microeconometrics
  • Faculty of Economics and Commerce

The Economics Department at the University of Melbourne will host the Empirical Investigations in Trade and Geography (EITG) conference. Economists specializing in empirical economic research on issues relating to international trade and geography from Australia, the United States, Europe, and Asia will present their latest research at this meeting.

The conference is open to other attendees whose papers are not on the program. There is no entry fee, but space is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for those not on the program. If you plan to attend but not to present a paper, please follow the registration link below.

Conference Format: The conference will begin in the morning on Friday and will continue through the following Sunday at noon. The program will include a total of 15 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.


(Links to papers are embedded in the Program.)
(If the link fails, we do not have the paper.)

Piggy-back on the Econometric Society Meetings:
  • The 2009 Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society will be hosted by the College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra, from 7 to 10 July, 2009.
    • Location: Canberrra, Australia
    • Dates: July 7-10, 2009.

Travel Funding:
  • Funds are available to reimburse some portion of travel expenses for those presenting papers and possibly for some discussants, though given the antics of exchange rates these days, we can not guarantee the latter.
  • Note: We will be reimbursing only discount economy class air fare and up to 3 nights of lodging at the conference hotel.

  • The submission deadline has passed. Registration is still open.
  • Selections will be made and authors notified by May 1.
  • A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by May 10.

Conference Registration:
  • Please notify us if you would like to attend and/or would be willing to serve as a discussant but are not submitting a paper.
  • If you have submitted a paper, you needn't also register. Your submission is your registration.
Register for the conference

Conference Facility:
Conference Hotel