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24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Global Food System: Opportunities and Challenges"
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Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado USA

Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)

Abstract/Session Proposal Submission
Abstracts Nov 2 - Jan 15
Organized Session Proposals Nov 2 - Jan 15
Travel Funding Applications Nov 2 - Jan 15
Abstract Review & Status Notification
Abstract Review Jan 22 - Feb 14
Status Notification late Feb / early Mar
Accepted Paper Submission
Final Papers Apr 15
Registration
Onsite Attendee – Early Registration Feb 1 - Apr 15
Onsite Attendee – Late Registration Apr 16-30
Virtual Attendee – Registration May 3 - Jun 20
Onsite Attendee – Payments due May 7
Virtual Attendee – Payments due Jun 20
General Information
Dates: June 23-25, 2021
*If the Center for Global Trade Analysis deems the in-person conference cannot be held, the conference will move to virtual delivery.
Location: Colorado State University
Lory Student Center
1101 Center Avenue Mall
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Organizers:
Registration:
Onsite Attendees* Virtual Attendees
$690 $100 Professional (Developed Country)
$520 $75 Professional (Developing Country)
$345 $50 Student (Developed Country)
$175 $25 Student (Developing Country)

*Late fees apply to registrations received April 16-30 (Eastern Time, US).
Program Details: The program, including connection details for virtual attendees, will be posted in mid-May.
Logistical Details:
SubmissionsSubmissions
Travel FundingTravel Funding
RegistrationRegistration
Invitation LetterInvitation Letters
VisasVisas
LodgingLodging
Transportation and DirectionsTransportation
Conference Background
The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome.

A global network of individuals and institutions conducting economy-wide analysis of trade, resource, and environmental policy issues has emerged. Thousands of these researchers now use a common data base, supplied by the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). The project is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University with the support of a consortium of national and international agencies. The GTAP Data Base is a key input into most of the contemporary applied general equilibrium (AGE) analysis of global economic issues. Participants are given the opportunity to present their work, interact with other professionals in the field, and learn about the most recent developments in global economic analysis.

The overall theme of the conference is "Global Food System: Opportunities and Challenges" with subthemes on:
  • Agricultural innovation and resource constraints
  • International trade and supply chain linkages
  • Inclusive economic growth
    • Climate change and environmental sustainability
    • Food-energy linkages
  • Food and agricultural policies
  • Policy and regulatory harmonization
Conference Format

The conference is structured with the intent of maximizing discussion and the exchange of ideas among researchers.

Speakers will be asked to discuss the highlights and implications of their work with a dedicated amount of time devoted to discussion.

Plenary speakers are typically allotted 40 minutes for presentation, followed by 20 for discussion.

Breakout session presenters (unless otherwise noted) are allotted 20 minutes for presentation, followed by 10 for discussion. All presentations must be made in person. No virtual presentations will be allowed.

The schedule below is subject to change. The final program, including connection details for virtual attendees, will be posted in mid-May.

Day 1 (MDT, UTC/GMT-6) Day 2 (MDT, UTC/GMT-6) Day 3 (MDT, UTC/GMT-6)
8:30-5:00 Onsite Check-in 8:30-5:00 Onsite Check-in 8:30-11:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks 9:00-11:00 Breakout Sessions 9:00-11:00 Breakout Sessions
9:30-10:30 Plenary Session 11:00-11:30 Break 11:00-11:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Break 11:30-1:00 Breakout Sessions 11:30-12:30 Plenary Session
11:00-12:30 Breakout Sessions 1:00-2:30 Lunch 12:30-1:00 Closing Remarks
12:30-2:00 Lunch 2:30-4:30 Breakout Sessions 1:00-2:30 Lunch
2:00-4:00 Breakout Sessions 4:30-5:00 Break
4:00-4:30 Break 5:00-6:30 Plenary Session
4:30-6:30 Breakout Sessions 6:30-8:30 Dinner & Awards
6:30-8:30 Reception
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 23
Emily Blanchard Emily Blanchard
Associate Professor
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Emily Blanchard is an Associate Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Research Fellow with the Center for Economic Policy Research. In the 2019-20 academic year, she will be on sabbatical leave as a Visiting Fellow for the Kühne Center for Sustainable Globalization at the University of Zürich Department of Economics. Professor Blanchard's research lies at the intersection of international economics and public policy. She has written extensively on how foreign investment and global value chains are changing the role of trade agreements in the 21st century, and how globalization and education shape political and economic outcomes within and across countries. Her research is published in leading journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and World Trade Review. She serves on multiple editorial boards, and has worked in collaboration with the World Trade Organization, World Bank, UNIDO, Institute for Research on Public Policy, and others. An award-winning teacher, Professor Blanchard offers the core course Global Economics for Managers and a research to practice seminar on firms and international economic policy. She has co-led experiential courses on regional economic development in Mississippi and economic and political change in Vietnam. Prior to joining the Tuck faculty, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia. She graduated with honors in Economics from Wellesley College and earned MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Thursday, June 24 - Panel Discussion: “Food Systems Sustainability Post-COVID”
Ian Sheldon Ian Sheldon
Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy
Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University

Dr. Sheldon's primary research interests are in analyzing international trade and policy. Recent projects include examination of the interaction between trade and environmental policies; analysis of the effects of exchange rate volatility on international trade flows; examination of the effects of policy on trade in ethanol; and analysis of China’s exchange rate policies. He is currently working on issues related to carbon tariffs, and also the impact of intellectual property rights on US seed exports. Dr. Sheldon has recently completed a term as Chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, and also served as Featured Articles Editor of Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy from 2010 to 2013, and he was elected as a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2019. Dr. Sheldon serves as Ohio State's Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy. In this role, he oversees the Andersons program, which focuses on research and outreach in the area of international trade and public policy.
David Zilberman David Zilberman
Robinson Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California Berkeley

David Zilberman has been a professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department since 1979 where he holds the Robinson Chair. He is the cofounder and co-director of the BEAHRS Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), and is the director of the Master of Development Practice (MDP). David writes both for professional journals and the general public, and aims to integrate economic theory to real world problems in both developed and developing countries. He is also an extension specialist, and co-editor of ARE Update. David is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. He has published in various fields on the Economics of agriculture, environment, technology and risk, and is most proud of his students and collaborators. David completed his B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University in Israel and his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from U.C. Berkeley.
Johan Swinnen Johan Swinnen
Director General
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Johan Swinnen became director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in January 2020. He is a member of the Champions 12.3 Leadership Group to Reduce Food Loss and Waste (SDG Target 12.3) and also serves as the Commissioner of the Food Systems Economics Commission. Prior to joining IFPRI, Dr. Swinnen was professor of economics and director of the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven (Belgium) and senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Dr. Swinnen was a lead economist at the World Bank from 2003 to 2004 and economic adviser to the European Commission from 1998 to 2001. Over the course of his career, Dr. Swinnen has been a visiting professor at various universities, including at Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, and a frequent adviser to institutions such as the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Dr. Swinnen earned his PhD from Cornell University (USA) and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Göttingen (Germany) and the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia). He is a fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and the European Association of Agricultural Economists, and he served as president of the International Association of Agricultural Economists from 2012 to 2015.Dr. Swinnen has published extensively on agricultural and food policies, international development, political economy, institutional reforms, trade, and global value chains, and his body of work has been widely cited. His recent book, The Political Economy of Agricultural and Food Policies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), has received the 2019 Book Award from the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE). His other books include Quality Standards, Value Chains and International Development (Cambridge University Press, 2015); Political Power and Economic Policy: Theory and Empirical Applications (Cambridge University Press, 2011); and From Marx and Mao to the Market: The Economics and Politics of Agricultural Transition (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Friday, June 25
Morgan D. Bazilian Morgan D. Bazilian
Director, Payne Institute
Professor of Public Policy, Division of Economics and Business
Colorado School of Mines

Morgan D. Bazilian is the Director of the Payne Institute and a Professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he was lead energy specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in the energy sector and is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, policy and investment. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Bazilian holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in areas related to energy systems and markets, and has been a Fulbright fellow. He holds, or has held, several academic affiliations including at Columbia University, Cambridge University, the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He is on the editorial boards of Environmental Research Letters, Energy strategy Reviews, and Energy Research and Social Science. He has published more than 120 articles in learned journals. His book, Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is considered a seminal piece in the area of energy finance and security. His work has been published in inter alia, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Dr. Bazilian is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Energy, as well as the Global Advisory Council of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University. Previously, he was a Deputy Director at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a senior diplomat at the United Nations. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Irish Government as Principal Advisor to the Energy Minister, and was the Deputy CEO of the Irish National Energy Agency. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on low-carbon technology at the United Nations climate negotiations.
Preliminary Submissions
January 15 Deadline Please make note of the following before submitting an abstract or organized session proposal for consideration.
  • All presentations must be made in person. No virtual presentations will be allowed.
  • Each person is only allowed one abstract submission for the conference.
  • All presenters, organizers, chairs, and discussants must have an account set up on the GTAP website before they can be linked to a submission.


Abstracts Submission Requirements
  • Abstract title
  • Presenter and author information
  • PDF of abstract
    • Written in English
    • 3-page maximum
    • No formatting requirements
    • Author names omitted (for double-blind review)
    • PDF cannot be password protected

Organized Session Proposals Submission Requirements

The session organizer is expected to collect and submit all items below. Presenters do not need to submit abstracts separately.

  • Organizer name(s)
  • Session chair name
  • Session title
  • Session description
  • Number of presentations (3 or 4; If a discussant is included, the maximum number of presentations is 3.)
  • Full abstract details for all proposed presentations
    • Note: Abstracts should be submitted in the order in which the presentations will be delivered, if accepted into the conference.
    • Presenter name
    • Abstract title
    • PDF of abstract
      • Written in English
      • 3-page maximum
      • No formatting requirements
      • Author names omitted (for double-blind review)
      • PDF cannot be password protected
Final Submissions
April 15 Deadline Please make note of the following requirements if your preliminary submission is accepted for presentation.
  • All presentations must be made in person. No virtual presentations will be allowed.

Final Papers Submission Requirements
  • Paper title
  • List of authors
  • Keyword selection
  • Abstract (2,000 character maximum)
  • PDF of paper (no style or length requirements; uploaded paper can be edited after submission)
Travel Funding Opportunities
January 15 Deadline

Individuals interested in being considered for one of the travel funding opportunities below must indicate so on the abstract submission form.

Selected recipients will be notified in late February/early March and will be required to make their own travel arrangements, pay all expenses up front, and then submit receipts to the Center for Global Trade Analysis for reimbursement following the conference. The Center for Global Trade Analysis will fund each recipient's registration. The following items will be reimbursable up to a pre-determined maximum; however, US taxes may be withheld from the final reimbursement.

  • Airfare (Economy class)
  • Accommodation (4 nights)
  • Standard visa fees (if applicable)
  • Ground transportation
CoPSKen Pearson Ken Pearson Travel Funds

Following 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, Victoria University has graciously provided funding 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.
In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • be early career researchers within five years of the start of their research careers. This normally means that they have been awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in the past five years.
  • be active in undertaking applied model-based analyses of real-world problems using GEMPACK. Those seeking to extend existing tools available to CGE modelers will be given special consideration.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form
Thomas Rutherford Alex Meeraus Alex Meeraus / Thomas Rutherford Travel Funds

The GAMS Development Corporation has graciously provided funding 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 modeling in honor of Alex Meeraus and Thomas Rutherford’s contributions to the modeling community.
In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • be early career researchers within five years of the start of their research careers. This normally means that they have been awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in the past five years.
  • be active in undertaking applied model-based analyses of real-world problems using GAMS. Those seeking to extend existing tools available to CGE modelers will be given special consideration.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form.
Wally Tyner Wally Tyner Travel Funds

In recognition of the late Professor Wally Tyner, who served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Center for Global Trade Analysis, the GTAP Center at Purdue University has provided funding in his name to support the participation of a promising young researcher at the annual GTAP conference.
In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • be early career researchers (graduate students or professionals with less than five years since their graduate degree)
  • be undertaking policy-relevant, research at the interface of the economy, energy and the environment. Preference will be given to research that bridges disciplinary boundaries.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form
Registration
April 30 Deadline Onsite Attendees

Onsite attendee registration includes participation in all sessions, refreshments during the conference, three lunches, one reception, one dinner, and the conference materials. The onsite accompanying person registration fee covers the reception and dinner only. Credit card and wire transfer payments are accepted for onsite attendee registrations.

Registration Dates (Eastern Time, US)

Early registration February 1 – April 15
Late registration April 16-30 (late fee incurred)
Payments due May 7


June 20 Deadline Virtual Attendees

Virtual attendee registration includes access to participate in all plenary sessions as well as breakout sessions scheduled in one designated room, to be specified in the conference program (available in mid-May). Virtual attendees will be able to watch presentations and participate in discussion via the online platform chat, but will not be allowed to broadcast their audio. No presentations will be delivered virtually. Only credit card is accepted for virtual attendee registrations. Session connection details will be made available in the conference program (available in mid-May).

Registration Dates (Eastern Time, US)

Registration May 3 – June 20
Payments due June 20


Registration Rates All rates are listed in USD
Onsite Attendees Virtual Attendees
Early Registration
(before April 16)
Late5 Registration
(April 16-30)
Professional (Developed Country) $690 $790 $100
Professional (Developing Country)1 $520 $620 $75
Student2 (Developed Country) $345 $445 $50
Student2 (Developing Country)1 $175 $275 $25
Accompanying Person3 $140 n/a
Post-Conference Event4 $50 n/a


Rate Details and Eligibility Requirements
  1. Developing Country Rates - In order to be eligible for a developing country rate, registrants must currently be residing in a country listed on the "GTAP Developing Countries List".
  2. Student Rates - In order to be eligible for a student rate, registrants may be asked to provide proof of current academic status. The student rate is only available to current, full-time students. Post-docs and part-time students concurrently working in a professional capacity are not eligible for this rate.
  3. Accompanying Person Rate - Those interested in registering an accompanying person, such as a spouse or partner, to attend the conference reception and dinner, and/or post-conference event must contact Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu) directly and provide the following information. Colleagues/co-authors who will attend conference sessions are NOT eligible for this rate.
    • Name of accompanying person
    • Accompanying person's dietary restrictions (if applicable)
    • Does the accompanying person plan to go on the post-conference event?
  4. Estes Park sign Post-Conference Event - On Saturday, June 26, participants can enjoy a day trip to Estes Park, Colorado, located at the Eastern entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. The registration fee for this event covers round trip transportation from Colorado State University. While in Estes Park, participants will be on their own to explore and enjoy the beautiful mountain town.


    Tentative schedule (subject to change)
    7:00am Meet for departure
    7:15am Depart for Estes Park
    8:20am Arrive in Estes Park
    8:20am-4:45pm Participants on own to explore
    4:45pm Meet for departure
    5:00pm Depart for Fort Collins
    6:05pm Arrive in Fort Collins

    Those planning to attend should check out www.visitestespark.com in advance of the trip to get an idea of how to spend the day. We’ve listed a few highlights below, but there are many more!

    Estes Park Highlights
  5. Late Registration Fee - All registrations received April 16-30 (Eastern Time, US) will automatically be charged a late fee.
Registration Updates/Cancellations
Changes and/or cancellations should be emailed directly to Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu). Onsite attendees who are unable to attend will receive a 100% refund until May 2, 2021. After this date, no refunds will be offered. Virtual attendee registration fees are non-refundable.
Travel Requirements
Invitation Letters
Onsite attendees requiring an invitation letter to include in visa and/or financial assistance applications should click the link above to have an electronic copy emailed to them. Note that hard copies will not be provided and individuals must be registered before requesting an invitation letter.

Visas
Travelers requiring a visa to enter the United States should review the U.S. Department of State's website for details on applying for and obtaining the appropriate visa.

Vaccination Requirements
All travelers should be up-to-date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. For requirements specific to the United States, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Lodging
Participants are responsible for securing and paying for their own lodging. Reservation blocks have been secured at the following hotels. Participants should check with each hotel for specifics on taxes, breakfast, internet, cancellation policies, and check-in/out times.

Hotel Reservations Rate/Night (USD) Deadline Distance
Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Book Online
$179/night + tax May 22 0.6 mile
1.0 km
Best Western University Inn
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Book Online
Group ID: #9U6TA6K2
$99/night + tax May 22 0.5 mile
800 meters

The Visit Fort Collins website also provides information on different accommodation options in Fort Collins.
Transportation
Airport
The Denver International Airport is located approximately 68 miles (109km) from Fort Collins.

Getting to Fort Collins
The following ground transportation options are available between the Denver International Airport and Fort Collins.
Travel Tips
Please be aware of the following when traveling to the US.

  • Currency - The official currency of the United States is the US Dollar (USD).
  • Banks and Foreign Exchange - Normal banking hours in the US are Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm. There are a number of banks near Colorado State University, some of which offer foreign currency exchange. Exchange bureaus are also available at international airports. ATMs are available throughout the campus and the city of Fort Collins.
  • Credit Cards - Visa and MasterCard are accepted at nearly all establishments. American Express and Discover are also accepted, but not as widespread.
  • Tipping - While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary for service in the US, specifically for dining, transportation, and lodging.
  • Sales Tax - Sales tax will be applied to many purchases in the USA.
  • Health and Safety - In the event of a health or safety emergency in the USA, dial 911.
Conference Program Committee
Co-Chairs
  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Amanda M. Countryman - Colorado State University

Program Committee
  • Channing Arndt
  • Edward Balistreri
  • Eddy Bekkers
  • Antoine Bouët
  • Mary Burfisher
  • Rob Davies
  • Carmen Estrades
  • Angelo Gurgel
  • Thomas Hertel
  • Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Maryla Maliszewska
  • Simon Mevel
  • Brian O'Neill
  • William Powers
  • Natalie Soroka
  • Anna Strutt
  • Terrie Walmsley
Contact Information
Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu)
Senior Program Manager
Center for Global Trade Analysis
Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
403 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056 USA

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