During the past 20 years, trade economists have made important contributions to our understanding of international trade. However, the key insights of this research have not yet sufficiently reached the policy level. 

The purpose of the conference is to link contemporary research to modern policymaking. Researchers will present the state of knowledge in trade research. Decision-makers will comment and discuss how trade policy could be more evidence-based.

The conference is organised by the National Board of Trade Sweden and the Center for Asian Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics. It is part of our support to the 2023 Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union.