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GTAP Events: GTAP Preferential Trade Agreements Mini-Course

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GTAP PTA is a three-week, fully-online mini-course that is designed to provide professionals and students with hands-on, applied training in the analysis of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) using the GTAP computable general equilibrium model. The objectives of the GTAP PTA course are to provide students with an underpinning in the economic theory of tariffs and customs unions and regulatory policy analysis, and to help them develop their applied skills in database development, design of PTA experiments and analysis of model results. The curriculum emphasizes an intuitive and graphical treatment of economic theory, provides structured experiences in manipulating and running the standard GTAP model within the RunGTAP software environment, and culminates in team-based research projects. At the end of the course, participants will have developed skills in the analysis of tariff and non-tariff liberalizations in a PTA. Pre-requisites are completion of GTAP 101 or the GTAP Short Course, or a working competency in the RunGTAP modeling software.

During the course, participants will:

What GTAP PTA "Graduates" Are Saying...
"It has been a superb learning experience. I read the textbook from start to end and, being a teacher for the last 27 years, I would like to express my high admiration for the teaching and writing skills and devotion to the students."

"An excellent course with a very dedicated instructor and staff."

"The course is very effective. Instructions and guidance are excellent as always."

"The research project is a very good idea - great to work in teams with the fellow participants"

"Thanks for a great course!"


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