College of Business, Law and Governance Australasian Trade Workshop 2023

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Australasian Trade Workshop 2023

The James Cook University College of Business, Law and Governance is happy to host the 16th Australasian Trade Workshop

18 - 19 March, 2023

JCU Cairns, Bada-jali campus, Cairns City

36 Shields Street, Cairns

The Australasian Trade Workshop (ATW) is an annual conference of trade economists in Australasia, coordinated by Martin Richardson, Frank Stähler, and Benedikt Heid. Each year, it is hosted by a different university in the region.

It has its origins in the Otago Workshop in International Trade, a trade conference Frank Stähler organised at the University of Otago in New Zealand from 2006 to 2009. It moved to Australia under its current name in 2010. It has since been held at the ANU, the University of Adelaide (twice), the University of New South Wales, the University of Melbourne, Curtin University-Perth, the University of Sydney, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Auckland, RMIT University, and University of Canterbury.

In 2023, it will take place at James Cook University. Further information about ATW can be found on ANU's Australasian Trade Workshop webpage.

Organising Committee

Professor Martin Richardson

College of Business& Economics

Australian National University


Professor Frank Stähler

School of Business and Economics

University of Tübingen


Dr Benedikt Heid

School of Economics and Public Policy

University of Adelaide


Local Organiser

Associate Professor Sizhong Sun

College of Business Law and Governance

James Cook University


ATW 2023 will host two keynote speakers.

David Weinstein

Carl S.Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy

Department of Economics

Columbia University


Arpita Chatterjee

Associate Professor of Economics

School of Economics

University of New South Wales


The workshop program for ATW 2023 will be released soon.

The registration for the workshop is free and can be done here.

In addition, there will be a workshop dinner. More details coming soon.

The ATW16 will be held in JCU’s Cairns CBD campus. Below are a few accommodation options that are close to the conference venue.


Tourism information:

Travelling from the Cairns International and Domestic Airport to the City:

The Cairns International and Domestic Airport is located within ten minutes’ drive from the Cairns CBD and is easily accessible by hiring car, taxi or airport shuttle bus. A taxi will only cost around $25 - $30 one way into the CBD and the airport shuttle will set you back around $16 per person.

Hire cars can be picked up and returned from/to the airport and you will find many hire car booths there on arrival in the lounge at both terminals, however it is much cheaper to prebook.

More information can be found at:

The conference venue is in Cairns CBD, and is generally within walking distance to various accommodations in the city.