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GTAP Events: 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Challenges to Global, Social, and Economic Growth"
The Old Library
University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

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General Information
Dates: June 19-21, 2019

Location: The Old Library, University of Warsaw, Central Campus
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland


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Webpage 2019 Conference Papers   ISSN 2160-2115 (online)

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Distinguished Plenary Speakers
The following plenary sessions will be held during the conference and feature distinguished intellectual leaders in their respective fields whose presentations are designed to introduce participants to new topics as well as provide fresh insights into familiar ones.

Wednesday, June 19
Brian O'Neill Brian O'Neill
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Presentation Title: "The continuing evolution of the “Key Risks” of climate change"

Brian O’Neill is a Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He also serves as Director of Research at the Korbel School’s Pardee Center for International Futures. Brian holds a Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science and an M.S. in Applied Science, both from New York University. His research interests are in human-environment interactions, in particular the relationship between future societal development, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change impacts. He has led research groups on Integrated Assessment Modeling and on Climate and Human Systems at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and on Population and Climate Change at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Brian is a Convening Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s ongoing Sixth Assessment Report. He is also the lead author of Population and Climate Change, published by Cambridge University Press.
Thursday, June 20
Sergei Guriev Sergei Guriev
Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Presentation Title: "Work in Transition: How demographics, automation and migration transform work in Emerging Europe"

Sergei Guriev joined EBRD in 2016 after running the New Economic School in Moscow in 2004-13 and serving as a tenured professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris in 2013-16. As the EBRD’s Chief Economist, Sergei Guriev is responsible for advising the President and other senior members of the Bank’s management team on economic issues of strategic or operational relevance pertaining to the EBRD region. Dr. Guriev’s research interests include political economics, labor mobility, corporate governance and contract theory. Dr. Guriev has published in international refereed journals including American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives and American Political Science Review. He has been a board member of Sberbank, E.ON Russia, Alfa-Strakhovanie Insurance Company, Russia Venture Company, Russian Home Mortgage Lending Agency, Russian Agricultural Bank, and the Dynasty Foundation. In 2006, he was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2009-11, he was included in the top 100 of the President of Russia’s Cadre Reserve. In 2016-17 he has served as the President of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.
Friday, June 21
Swati Dhingra Swati Dhingra
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, London School of Economics

Presentation Title: "Trade and Worker Deskilling"

Swati Dhingra is an Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, researching globalisation and industrial policy. She is co-author of the recent “Life after Brexit” report published by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, which looked at the UK’s options outside of the EU. She is also associate editor of the Journal of International Economics. Swati was awarded the FIW Young Economist Award and the Chair Jacquemin Award by the European Trade Study Group for her work on firms and globalization. Swati's work has informed bodies such as the Parliamentary International Trade Committee, CBI, Treasury, Social Enterprise UK, Credit Suisse and Sunderland City Council, and has featured in the media, including outlets such as the BBC, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, The Economist, The Times and Business Standard.

Travel Funding Opportunities

The following funding opportunities were available to those with a paper accepted into the conference.

Ken Pearson Travel Funds

Ken PearsonFollowing in his tradition, and in recognition of the many contributions made by the late Professor Ken Pearson, developer of GEMPACK, to the GTAP Network, the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University has graciously funded travel reimbursement, in his name, to support the participation of a promising young researcher at the annual GTAP conference and encourage their contribution to the use and further development of analytical software for CGE modelling.

Alex Meeraus / Thomas Rutherford Travel Funds

Alex MeerausThomas RutherfordFunding for this travel reimbursement opportunity has been graciously provided by the GAMS Development Corporation, to support the participation of a promising young researcher at the annual GTAP Conference and encourage their contribution to the use and further development of analytical software for CGE modelling.

Congratulations to the following that received travel funding to attend and present at the conference.

Ken Pearson Travel Funds Alex Meeraus / Thomas Rutherford Travel Funds
Turner Cotterman
PhD Student
Carnegie Mellon University
Y.-H. Henry Chen
Research Scientist
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Gessica Souza
Doctoral student, Member of NEMEA group
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