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GTAP Events: 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Accelerating Economic Transformation, Diversification and Job Creation"
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*Kigali Convention Centre
Kigali, Rwanda
*If the Center for Global Trade Analysis deems the in-person conference cannot be held, the event will be delivered virtually. Further details will be communicated as planning evolves. This decision is expected to be made by the end of February.

Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)

Preliminary Submissions
Abstracts Nov 1 - Jan 15
Organized Session Proposals Nov 1 - Jan 15
Travel Funding Applications Nov 1 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 21 - Feb 13
Status Notifications Feb 28
Accepted Paper and Presentation Submissions
Paper Submission Apr 15
Presentation Submission May 30
Registration
In-Person Attendee Registration Feb 28 - Apr 15
In-Person Attendee Payment Apr 24
Virtual Attendee Registration May 2 - Jun 3
Virtual Attendee Payment Jun 5
General Information
Dates: June 8-10, 2022
Location: Kigali Convention Centre
Kimihurura Roundabout
Kigali, Rwanda
*If the Center for Global Trade Analysis deems the in-person conference cannot be held, the event will be delivered virtually. Further details will be communicated as planning evolves. This decision is expected to be made by the end of February.
Organizers:
Registration:
Registration Details In-Person Attendees Virtual Attendees
Professional (Developed Country) $750 USD $100 USD
Professional (Developing Country) $565 USD $75 USD
Student (Developed Country) $375 USD $50 USD
Student (Developing Country) $0 USD $0 USD
Program Details: The program, including connection details for virtual attendees, will be made available to paid registrants in early-May.

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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.

The overall theme of the conference is "Accelerating Economic Transformation, Diversification and Job Creation" with subthemes on:

  • Accelerating economic transformation, diversification and job creation
  • Tackling the economics of regional integration and cooperation (including trade, investment/finance and regulatory issues)
  • Advancing value chains for competitiveness and economic development
  • Adjusting to global trade dynamics
  • Achieving sustainable development goals
  • Seizing the benefits of the digital economy for growth
  • Reducing poverty and inequality
  • Promoting gender in development
  • Tackling challenges related to climate change, environment and natural resources management
  • Filling data gaps

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 will be allotted 25 minutes for presentation, followed by 15 for discussion.

Breakout session presenters (unless otherwise noted) will be 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 program, including connection details for virtual attendees, will be made available to paid registrants in early-May.

Day 1 (CAT, UTC/GMT+2) Day 2 (CAT, UTC/GMT+2) Day 3 (CAT, UTC/GMT+2)
8:00-5:00 Onsite Check-in 8:00-5:00 Onsite Check-in 8:00-2:00 Onsite Check-in
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks 8:30-10:35 Breakout Sessions 8:30-10:35 Breakout Sessions
9:30-11:00 Plenary Session 10:35-11:05 Break 10:35-11:05 Break
11:00-11:30 Break 11:05-12:40 Breakout Sessions 11:05-12:40 Breakout Sessions
11:30-1:05 Breakout Sessions 12:40-2:00 Lunch 12:40-2:00 Lunch
1:05-2:30 Lunch 2:00-4:05 Breakout Sessions 2:00-3:35 Breakout Sessions
2:30-4:35 Breakout Sessions 4:05-4:35 Break 3:35-4:05 Break
4:35-5:05 Break 4:35-6:40 Breakout Sessions 4:05-5:35 Plenary Session
5:05-6:40 Breakout Sessions 6:40-8:40 Dinner & Awards 5:35-6:05 Closing Remarks
6:40-8:40 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.

Robert W. Staiger
Robert W. Staiger
Professor of Economics
Dartmouth College
Trudi Hartzenberg
Trudi Hartzenberg
Executive Director
tralac
Frannie Leautier
Frannie Leautier
Partner, CEO
SouthBridge Investment
Zainab Usman
Zainab Usman
Senior Fellow and Director, Africa Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Preliminary Submissions

January 15 Deadline

Please make note of the following before submitting an abstract or organized session proposal for consideration.

  • Those involved in sessions (chairs, presenters, discussants) must participate in person.
  • 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.


Abstract Submission 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 Proposal 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

Accepted Paper and Presentation Submission

If your abstract was accepted for presentation, follow the instructions below to submit your paper and presentation by the deadlines listed. We understand that by these dates your paper/presentation may not be 100% complete; however, we do require your current version be uploaded. If your work is still in progress, please feel free to watermark your documents with "DRAFT: NOT FOR PUBLICATION".

Reviewer Comments
Click the link above to view the comments provided during the review process. Please make note of these before submitting your paper.

April 15 Deadline Paper Submission
Click the link above to submit your paper. The following details are required during submission.

  • 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)
    • During the submission process, when asked for a "Friendly title", please name it "Paper" to distinguish it from the forthcoming presentation upload.

Presentation Submission
To upload your presentation file:

May 30 Deadline

  1. Log into your profile
  2. Click "plus" button to expand the "GTAP-Related Resources" section and click the link to the paper you are presenting.
  3. Click the "Go to member access" link in the top right corner of your resource page.
  4. In the "Attachments" section, click the "Add Attachments" link.
  5. For question 1, answer "No" and press "Submit".
  6. In the friendly title box, name the file "Presentation", select the file to upload, and press the "Upload File" button.

Updating Submissions
Submissions can be updated at any time.

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. In the "Attachments" section, click the radio button next to the old file you wish to replace to delete it.
  3. Click the "Add Attachments" link.
  4. For question 1, answer "No" and press "Submit".
  5. In the friendly title box, name the file "Paper" or "Presentation", select the file to upload, and press the "Upload File" button.

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

In-Person Attendee Registration Virtual Attendee Registration
In-person attendee registration includes participation in all sessions, refreshments during the conference, three lunches, one reception, one dinner, and the conference materials. Credit card and wire transfer payments are accepted for in-person attendee registrations.

Note: Those involved in sessions (chairs, presenters, discussants) must participate in person.

Virtual attendee registration includes access to watch streamed sessions during the conference. Streamed sessions will be specified in the conference program (available in early May). Only credit card is accepted for virtual attendee registrations. Session connection details will be made available in the conference program.
Registration Dates/Deadlines (Eastern Time, US)

Registration deadline: February 28 – April 15

Payment deadline: April 24

Registration deadline: May 2 – June 3

Payment deadline: June 5

Registration Details In-Person Attendees Virtual Attendees
Professional (Developed Country) $750 USD $100 USD
Professional (Developing Country) $565 USD $75 USD
Student (Developed Country) $375 USD $50 USD
Student (Developing Country) $0 USD $0 USD
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. Post-Conference Event - In-person attendees can register to participate in a half-day Kigali city tour on Saturday, June 11. Highlights of the tour include beautiful views of the city, learning about the history of Kigali, driving across Nyamirambo, visiting the Camp Kigali museum, and the Kigali genocide museum. The registration fee for this event includes transportation, bottled water, and an English-speaking guide.
    Tentative schedule (subject to change)
    7:45am Meet for departure (location tba)
    8:00am Tour begins
    12:30-1:00pm Tour ends, participants dropped at tba location
Registration Updates/Cancellations
Changes and/or cancellations should be emailed directly to Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu). Changes from in-person to virtual registrations (and vice versa) will not be allowed. In-person attendees who are unable to attend will receive a 100% refund until April 24, 2022. After this date, no refunds will be offered. Virtual attendee registration fees are non-refundable.

Travel and Transportation

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COVID Requirements
In-person attendees are advised to check with airlines, transiting countries, and requirements of both Rwanda, as well as their final return destination country, for specifics on COVID requirements. While in Rwanda, attendees must abide by all measures established by the Republic of Rwanda. As COVID guidelines change, final requirements for masks, distancing, etc., will be communicated closer to event time.

Vaccination Requirements
All travelers should be up-to-date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. For requirements specific to Rwanda, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Invitation Letters
In-person 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. Virtual attendees will not receive an invitation letter. Note that hard copies will not be provided and in-person attendees must be fully registered before requesting an invitation letter.
Visas
Travelers requiring a visa to enter Rwanda should review the Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration's website for details on obtaining the appropriate visa.
Airport
The Kigali International Airport is located approximately 5 kilometers from the Kigali Convention Centre.
Ground Transportation
Ground transportation options from the airport are detailed on the airport's website.

Lodging

Participants are responsible for securing and paying for their own lodging. Two options near the Kigali Convention Centre are listed below, but participants are free to select their own establishment. Attendees should check with each hotel for specifics on taxes, breakfast, internet, cancellation policies, check-in/out times, etc.

Hotel Reservations Rate/Night (USD) Deadline Distance
Radisson Blu Hotel
KG 2 Roundabout
Kigali, Rwanda
Book Online $230/night + tax *While rooms remain available Adjacent
Lemigo Hotel
Kimirura KG 624 St
Kigali Rwanda
Email Request
$180/night + tax May 15 (reservation)
May 25 (payment)
750m

Special Recognition

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Stephen Karingi - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Program Committee

  • Ousmane Badiane
  • Antoine Bouët
  • Lurong Chen
  • Shenjie Chen
  • Rob Davies
  • Lionel Fontagné
  • Rafael Garaffa
  • Jonas Helth Lønborg
  • Xaver Keller
  • Bob Koopman
  • Debadrita (Rimi) Kundu
  • Maryla Maliszewska
  • Mondher Mimouni
  • Andrew Mold
  • Brian Mureverwi

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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