GTAP Events: 22nd Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
22nd Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Introduction to Applied General Equilibrium Analysis in a Multi-Region Framework"
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Dates/Deadlines (Eastern Standard Time)
The Center of Global Trade Analysis is pleased to offer a limited number of competitive fellowships for bright students working on/or interested in learning and applying CGE modeling to inform policy debates regarding the most pressing questions related to global economic analysis. (See Instructions for Applicants below.)
The GTAP Short course introduces participants to a standardized framework for conducting global trade analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting and provide hands-on training with software tailored to global trade analysis. This year’s course will highlight recent developments in trade theory (including the Melitz model in GTAP) as well as land and water issues. Participants interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues and become part of a growing international network of +10,000 members.
Application Submission expired.
- To be eligible for the fellowship, please submit a maximum two-page narrative (as a pdf) that describes the applicant’s area of interest, accomplishments and current and future research directions. To the extent possibly, identify why the application of an economy-wide analytical framework can enhance the impact of your research as well as beneficiaries of the research. Please address how your previous training and professional/academic experience have prepared you for formal policy analysis.
- Attach to your narrative a sheet with two references (professional or academic.)
Applications will be accepted until March 20, but we encourage to apply early as we anticipate large demand for the fellowships.
Online Course: May 19 - July 20, 2014
Onsite Course: August 2 - 8, 2014
Krannert Building, Room 250
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
|Offered by:||Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University|
The short course consists of two parts. The online phase is an eight-week sequence where students get in-depth training about the microeconomic underpinnings of applied general equilibrium models. Although the online course allows for self-paced learning, students are expected to submit weekly homework assignments which are individually graded. The on-site course mixes daily lectures with lab sessions designed to develop the economic intuition required to perform high-level policy analysis using the GTAP Model and data base. These activities culminate in a major application undertaken by small groups and presented on the final day of the course. Each group is assigned two instructors who are intimately familiar with their project to act as resource persons. Participants leave with the capability of designing, conducting, and analyzing their own policy simulations.
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Application (Due February 16) Extended until March 20th
Individuals interested in taking this course must apply on the GTAP website. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Demand for this course is very high; therefore, we strongly encourage early application. Please note that application does not guarantee acceptance.
The registration fee for this course is $4,000 USD. This fee includes seven days of lectures, labs, individualized instruction as well as distance-learning instruction prior to the onsite course. The course registration fee also includes daily coffee breaks, six lunches, two receptions and one dinner. Participants will be responsible for all other meals. Please note that the registration fee for the course does not include the GTAP Data Base. Participants wishing to purchase this must do so separately.
All cancellations must be emailed to Ginger Batta. Registered participants who are unable to attend will receive an 85% refund until May 4, 2014. No refunds will be made after this date.
|Registered and paid participants requiring an invitation letter to include in visa and/or financial assistance applications may download this document. Before you may create this document, you must have already applied, been accepted into, registered and paid for this event. If you have not yet received a receipt of payment, you may not yet download this document.|
Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging. Reservation blocks have been secured at the following establishments. To reserve, please call the hotel and reference the specific block code listed below.
Holiday Inn Select City Centre
Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana which is approximately 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis, Indiana and 120 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois.
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