GTAP Events: 25th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
25th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Introduction to Applied General Equilibrium Analysis in a Multi-Region Framework"
West Lafayette, IN, USA
July 15-20, 2017
Krannert Building, Room 250
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
*A limited number of fellowships are available for this course.
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 onsite 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.
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Individuals interested in taking this course must apply on the GTAP website. All applications will be reviewed following the deadline. Those individuals accepted into the course will receive an email detailing how to register and arrange for payment. Please note that application does not guarantee acceptance.
All participants are expected to have a strong foundation in micro-economics. This should be at the level of a calculus-based graduate course in micro-economic theory. Since the course software is designed around a PC environment, it is essential that each participant have access to such a machine. No prior programming or modeling experience is required. Due to the web-based nature of the course, participants will need access to a high-speed internet connection with Internet Explorer installed on their machine. The computer assignments and the course project will all be implemented in the context of the RunGTAP software interface to GEMPACK. This is a Windows environment for conducting applied general equilibrium analysis. RunGTAP is designed to allow users to focus on economics with the programming details being largely taken care of behind the scenes where it runs GEMPACK programs. GEMPACK is an algebraic modeling language which permits the user to write out the model in a transparent fashion. It is specifically designed for application to large-scale, applied general equilibrium models in a policy-oriented environment.
The registration fee for this course is $4,000 USD. This fee includes six days of onsite, individualized instruction in the form of lectures and labs as well as distance-learning prior to the onsite course. The course registration fee also includes daily coffee breaks, six lunches, one reception, 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.
A limited number of fellowships may be available to students working on, or who are interested in, learning and applying CGE modeling to inform policy debates regarding the most pressing questions related to global economic analysis. The fellowships will cover $2,500 towards the registration fees, reducing the amount owed by the recipient to $1,500. Those interested in being considered for a fellowship should submit a two-page narrative (maximum, as a PDF) on the application form that describes their area of interest, accomplishments, and current/future research directions. To the extent possible, identify why the application of an economy-wide analytical framework will enhance the impact of your research as well as beneficiaries of your research. Please address how your previous training and professional/academic experience have prepared you for formal policy analysis. Two references, professional or academic, should also be included at the end of the document. Demand for this course, as well as fellowships, are very high; therefore, we encourage early application.
All cancellations must be emailed to Ginger Batta. Registered participants who are unable to attend will receive an 85% refund until April 23, 2017. No refunds will be offered 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 download this document, you must have already applied, been accepted into, registered, and paid for this course. If you have not received a receipt of payment, you may not yet download this document.
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