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GTAP Events: 27th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

27th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Enhancing Global Food System Sustainability"
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Colorado State University
Lory Student Center
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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General Information
Dates: June 5-7, 2024
Location: Colorado State University
Lory Student Center
1101 Center Avenue Mall
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 USA
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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 "Enhancing Global Food System Sustainability" with subthemes on:

  • Agriculture, resource constraints and planetary boundaries
  • International trade and supply chains
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Agricultural innovation

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.

Fran Moore Fran Moore
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California Davis

Fran Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, working at the intersection of environmental economics and climate science. Her research seeks to improve our understanding of the economic and social impacts of climate change and to better understand our ability to adapt to those impacts. To do this, she combines econometric analysis, experimental approaches, climate model output, and economic modeling. She currently also serves as the Hurlstone Presidential Chair in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy.

Samuel Kortum Samuel Kortum
Director of the Cowles Foundation
James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics and Professor of Management
Yale University

Samuel Kortum is the James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics at Yale University, Fellow of the Econometric Society, and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves as Director of the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics and on the Board of the NBER. Before joining Yale, he was a professor at Boston University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Chicago where he was an editor of the Journal of Political Economy from 2008-2012. Kortum received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale. He and long-time collaborator Jonathan Eaton were awarded the Frisch Medal in 2004 for their paper "Technology, Geography, and Trade" published in Econometrica. In 2018 they received the Onassis Prize in International Trade. In addition to international economics, Kortum has published research on economic growth, innovation, and firm dynamics.

Presentation Title: "Optimal Unilateral Carbon Policy"

Special Recognition

Conference 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
  • Carmen Estrades
  • Thomas Hertel
  • Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Maryla Maliszewska
  • Simon Mevel
  • William Powers
  • Anna Strutt

Early Career Researcher Travel Funding Recipients

GTAP Conference Scholars Program Participants

  • Chandni Dawani, PhD Scholar, International College for Girls, The IIS University (India)
  • Sionegael Ikeme, Ph.D Student, Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (United States)
  • Mustajab Khatir, Ph.D Student, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences - Hyderabad Campus (India)
  • Jessica Osanya, Ph.D Student, Oregon State University (United States)
  • Ming Wang, Ph.D Student, Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (United States)
  • Alex Watkins, Ph.D Student, University of Queensland (Australia)
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