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GTAP Events: 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Challenges to Global, Social, and Economic Growth"
UW
The Old Library
University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

Dates/Deadlines (Eastern Time Zone)

Abstracts Nov 5 - Jan 15
Organized Session Proposals Nov 5 - Jan 15
Scholars Program Nov 5 - Jan 15
Travel Funding Opportunities Nov 5 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 18 - Feb 10
Acceptance Notifications late Feb
Final Papers Apr 15
Early Registration Feb - Apr 15
Late Registration (Late fee incurred) Apr 16-30
Registration Payment May 7
General Information
Dates: June 19-21, 2019

Location: The Old Library, University of Warsaw, Central Campus
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

Organizers:

Registration: Details on registration will be posted in early 2019.

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Transportation and DirectionsTransportation

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.

A global network of individuals and institutions conducting economy-wide analysis of trade, resource, and environmental policy issues has emerged. Thousands of these researchers now use a common data base, supplied by the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). The project is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University with the support of a consortium of national and international agencies. The GTAP Data Base is a key input into most of the contemporary applied general equilibrium (AGE) analysis of global economic issues. Participants are given the opportunity to present their work, interact with other professionals in the field, and learn about the most recent developments in global economic analysis.

The overall theme of the conference is "Challenges to Global, Social, and Economic Growth" with subthemes on:
  • International trade and trade policy and slowing down globalization
  • Migrations, demographic change and the labor market
  • Environmental challenges and energy policy
Conference Format
The conference is structured with the intent of maximizing discussion and the exchange of ideas among researchers. Most sessions involve the presentation of invited and/or contributed papers. On the basis of submitted abstracts, the Center for Global Trade Analysis selects papers eligible for presentation at the conference. Speakers will be asked to discuss the highlights and implications of their work with a dedicated amount of time also being devoted to questions and discussion. All oral presentations, unless otherwise noted (plenaries excluded), are allotted 30 minutes, in which the first 20 is devoted to presentation and the remaining 10 to discussion.

The schedule below is subject to change and will be finalized in mid-May in the conference program.

Wednesday, June 19
8:00-5:00 Registration
8:30-9:00 Opening
9:00-10:00 Plenary Session
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Parallel Sessions
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Parallel Sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 Parallel Sessions
18:30 Reception
Thursday, June 20
8:00-4:00 Registration
9:00-11:00 Parallel Sessions
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:30 Parallel Sessions
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:30 Parallel Sessions
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-18:00 Plenary Session
19:00 Dinner
Friday, June 21
8:00-11:00 Registration
9:00-11:00 Parallel Sessions
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Plenary Session
12:30-13:00 Closing Ceremony
13:00-14:30 Lunch
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.

Wednesday, June 19
Ottmar Edenhofer Ottmar Edenhofer
Designated Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Director, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
Professor, Technische Universität Berlin

Ottmar Edenhofer is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of climate change. He is designated director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor for the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin. Moreover, he is founding director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) as well as adviser to the World Bank regarding issues of economic growth and climate protection. Furthermore, he is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Ottmar Edenhofer has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Science, PNAS, Nature Climate Change) and high-ranking disciplinary journals (e.g. Macroeconomic Dynamics, International Tax and Public Finance, Environmental Research Letters, Climatic Change) and authored various books. From 2008 to 2015 Ottmar Edenhofer served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), shaping the Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change Mitigation substantially.
Thursday, June 20
Sergei Guriev Sergei Guriev
Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Sergei Guriev joined EBRD in 2016 after running the New Economic School in Moscow in 2004-13 and serving as a tenured professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris in 2013-16. As the EBRD’s Chief Economist, Sergei Guriev is responsible for advising the President and other senior members of the Bank’s management team on economic issues of strategic or operational relevance pertaining to the EBRD region. Dr. Guriev’s research interests include political economics, labor mobility, corporate governance and contract theory. Dr. Guriev has published in international refereed journals including American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives and American Political Science Review. He has been a board member of Sberbank, E.ON Russia, Alfa-Strakhovanie Insurance Company, Russia Venture Company, Russian Home Mortgage Lending Agency, Russian Agricultural Bank, and the Dynasty Foundation. In 2006, he was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2009-11, he was included in the top 100 of the President of Russia’s Cadre Reserve. In 2016-17 he has served as the President of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.
Friday, June 21
Swati Dhingra Swati Dhingra
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, London School of Economics

Swati Dhingra is an Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, researching globalisation and industrial policy. She is co-author of the recent “Life after Brexit” report published by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, which looked at the UK’s options outside of the EU. She is also associate editor of the Journal of International Economics. Swati was awarded the FIW Young Economist Award and the Chair Jacquemin Award by the European Trade Study Group for her work on firms and globalization. Swati's work has informed bodies such as the Parliamentary International Trade Committee, CBI, Treasury, Social Enterprise UK, Credit Suisse and Sunderland City Council, and has featured in the media, including outlets such as the BBC, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, The Economist, The Times and Business Standard.

Preliminary Submissions
Please make note of the following requirements for each type of submission.

Abstracts
  • Abstract title
  • Presenter and author information
  • PDF of abstract (3 page maximum, author names omitted)

Organized Session Proposals
  • Organizer name(s) (organizers must be registered on the GTAP website to be linked to a proposal)
  • Session title
  • Session description
  • Session chair name (chair must be registered on the GTAP website to be linked to a submission)
  • 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
    • Presenter name (presenter must be registered on the GTAP website to be linked to a submission)
    • Abstract title
    • PDF of abstract (3 page maximum, author names omitted)
Final Submissions
Please make note of the following requirements if your preliminary submission is accepted for presentation.

Final Papers
  • Paper title
  • List of authors
  • Keyword selection
  • Abstract (2,000 character maximum)
  • PDF of paper (no style or length requirements; paper can be edited after the submission deadline)
GTAP Conference Scholars Program
The goal of the GTAP Conference Scholars Program is to facilitate the integration of first-time student presenters into the GTAP Conference and Network by providing them the opportunity to engage in a professional research environment at a formative stage in their studies and careers. To achieve this goal, an advisor/advisee relationship will be established by the Center for Global Trade Analysis in an effort to help the advisee deliver a successful conference presentation during one of the GTAP Scholars Program sessions, while also offering an avenue to develop and foster professional relationships during and after the conference.

In order to be eligible for the program, individuals must:
  • be a current student that has not presented at the GTAP Conference before
  • submit a letter of recommendation from an advising professor in support of their acceptance into the program
    • letter should be addressed to the "GTAP Conference Scholars Program Committee"
    • letter will be uploaded as a PDF document during the abstract submission process
  • submit an abstract, which will go through the standard review process
If the submitted abstract is accepted for presentation in one of the GTAP Scholars Program sessions, the student will be matched with an advisor, whose role is to review a draft of the advisee's PowerPoint presentation, engage the student in a dry-run of their delivery, and ultimately attend the student's presentation at the conference. The advisor will also help foster contacts between the student and professionals during the conference.

Roles
  • Advisee - Advisees, or first-time student presenters at the GTAP Conference, are given the option to participate in the scholars program at the time of their abstract submission. If they opt into the program and their abstract is accepted for presentation, they will be paired with an advisor based on common research interests and expertise, and present during one of the GTAP Scholars Program sessions.
  • Advisor - The role of an advisor is to provide feedback to help their assigned advisee, a first-time student presenter at the GTAP Conference presenting in one of the GTAP Scholars Program sessions, deliver a successful presentation. The advisor is not expected to serve as a co-author, but to simply offer guidance by reviewing a draft of the PowerPoint, participating in a pre-conference “dry-run” of the presentation, and ultimately attending the session in which the advisee is presenting. In addition to counseling the advisee on delivering a successful presentation, the advisor will also help the advisee further engage with the GTAP Network by fostering professional contacts during the conference. Anyone interested in serving as an advisor should contact Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu). Advisors are expected to attend the conference.

Program Timeline
Pre-Conference Timeframe
  • Center for Global Trade Analysis assigns and notifies advisors and advisees of their pairings and responsibilities
Mid-April
  • Advisee initiates contact with advisor to introduce themselves and their conference research/presentation providing their paper as background material (Advisor is not responsible for evaluating the paper, just the presentation)
Post-pairing
  • Advisee provides Advisor with draft conference presentation
April 30
  • Advisor provides Advisee with comments on the presentation
May 15
  • Advisee incorporates suggested changes (as needed) to the presentation and schedules a meeting (virtually, recorded, or in person) to deliver a practice run of the presentation to the Advisor
May 22
  • Advisee delivers a practice run of the presentation to the Advisor and arranges to meet in person on the first day of the conference (or day prior if schedules permit)
by end of May
During the Conference
  • Advisee/Advisor meet in person at the conference
June 18/19
  • Advisor attends and/or chairs (as designated by GTAP) the Advisee’s presentation/session
As scheduled
  • Advisor follows up with Advisee on the outcome of their presentation (e.g., what did/did not go well, areas for improvement, where to go from here, etc.)
Post-presentation
  • Advisor helps Advisee network and engage with conference attendees
Post-Conference
  • Center for Global Trade Analysis solicits feedback from Advisors and Advisees to evaluate the program for further improvement
June-July
  • Advisor/Advisee continue professional relationship (as is fitting)
Travel Funding Opportunities
Individuals interested in being considered for the travel funding reimbursement opportunities detailed below must indicate so on the abstract submission form. In order to be considered, individuals 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, GAMS, and/or related software. Those seeking to extend existing tools available to CGE modellers will be given special consideration.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form
Selection of those receiving travel reimbursement funds will be determined by an assessment panel consisting of a designee from the donor (CoPS or GAMS), a GTAP Center designee, and a senior individual from the Conference Program Committee.

Travel reimbursement will cover the basic costs associated with attending the GTAP Conference. Funding is independently provided by the Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University (Pearson funds) and the GAMS Development Corporation (Meeraus/Rutherford funds), up to a pre-determined maximum. The Center for Global Trade Analysis will fund the cost of each recipient's registration. Those receiving travel reimbursement funds will be required to make their own arrangements, paying all expenses up front, and then submit receipts to the Center for Global Trade Analysis for reimbursement following the conference. The following items will be reimbursable; however, U.S. taxes may be withheld from the final reimbursement. CoPS
  • Airfare (Economy class)
  • Accommodation (4 nights)
  • Standard visa fees (if applicable)
  • Ground transportation
Ken Pearson Travel Funds

Ken PearsonFollowing 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 (CoPS), Victoria University has graciously funded travel reimbursement, 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.



Alex Meeraus / Thomas Rutherford Travel Funds

Alex MeerausThomas RutherfordFunding for this travel reimbursement opportunity has been graciously provided by the GAMS Development Corporation, 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.
Registration
Details on registration will be posted in early 2019.
Travel Requirements
Invitation Letters
Those requiring an invitation letter to include in visa and/or financial assistance applications should click here to have an electronic copy emailed to them. Please note that physical copies will not be provided and individuals must be registered for the conference before requesting an invitation letter.

Visas
Participants requiring a visa to enter Poland should follow the application procedures detailed at http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/.

Vaccination Requirements
All travelers should be up-to-date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. For requirements specific to the Poland, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Lodging
Participants are responsible for securing and paying for their own lodging. Reservation blocks have been secured at the following hotels. Participants should check with each hotel for specifics on taxes, breakfast, internet, cancellation policies, and check-in/out times.

Hotel Reservations Rate/Night Deadline Distance
Hotel Bristol
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 42/44
Warsaw, 00-325 Poland
Phone: 48 22 5511000

Book online 690 PLN (Sng Occ) May 14 500m
Novotel Warszawa Centrum
ul Marszalkowska 94/98
Warsaw, 00-510 Poland
Phone: 48 22 5960000

Reservation form 377 PLN (Sng Occ)
410 PLN (Dbl Occ)
April 30 1.7km


The hotels listed below do not offer lodging blocks, but are near the conference venue as well. Participants may also wish to search for lodging options in the University of Warsaw area through www.hotels.com.

Hotel Reservations Rate/Night Deadline Distance
Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
Krolewska 11
Warsaw, 00-065 Poland
Phone: 48 22 6578011

Reservation form 659 PLN (Sng Occ)
713 PLN (Sng Occ)
N/A 500m
ibis Stare Miasto (Old Town)
ul. Muranowska 2
Warsaw, 00-209 Poland
Phone: 48 22 3101000

Book online 200+ PLN (Sng Occ) N/A 3.5km
Transportation
Airport
Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA), is an international airport located in the Wlochy district of Warsaw, 10 kilometers south-west of Warsaw City Center. Chopin Airport is served by five public bus routes, all with stops at Warsaw’s key transport nodes and the biggest hotels. Travelers should use licensed taxi services offered at the airport and rates should be clearly displayed in the car window.

Public Transportation
Warsaw has an intensive internal transportation system. Ranging from tram systems, to its two metro lines (M1 and M2), buses and local trains. With over 1,500 transportation units in the public transportation system as of 2015 running east to west and north to south. Most transport lines run from between 05:00 and 23:00. After those hours, buses run each route twice an hour.


Travel Tips
Please be aware of the following when traveling to Warsaw.

  • Currency - The official currency is the Polish Zloty (zl or PLN). A zloty is divided into one hundred smaller units called grosz (gr) and is available in the following denominations: 1-grosz, 2-grosz, 5-grosz, 10-grosz, 20-grosz, and 50-grosz coins; 1-zloty, 2-zloty, and 5-zloty coins and 10-zloty, 20-zloty, 50-zloty, 100-zloty, 200-zloty, and 500-zloty bank notes. Currency can be exchanged at airports, hotels, banks, and anywhere with a sign proclaiming 'Kantor.'
  • Credit Cards - Credit cards can be used almost everywhere except obwarzanki vendors and outdoor markets.
  • Electricity - Electricity in Poland is 230V, 50Hz AC. Plug sockets are round with two round-pin sockets.
  • Health and Safety - In the case of an emergency, mobile phone users should dial 112 to be forwarded to the police, fire department or ER. From a landline or public phone dial the following: Ambulance: 999; Fire: 998; Police: 997. English, German, and Russian speakers have separate lines specifically designed for foreigners in distress: +48 608 599 999 or +48 22 278 77 77. Both numbers can be reached from a mobile phone or a land-line and are hotlines in case you run into any troubles during your stay. The lines are active year round with later hours during the high-tourist season.
Conference Program Committee
Co-Chairs
  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Jan Michalek - Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Program Committee
  • Shenjie Chen - Globl Affairs Canada
  • Maksym Chepeliev - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Amanda Countryman - Colorado State University
  • Andres Escobar - Universidad de Cartagena, Campus Piedra de Bolívar
  • Lionel Fontagné - Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1 / CEPII
  • Alla Golub - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Angelo Gurgel - Fundacao Getulio Vargas - FGV
  • Jan Hagemejer - University of Warsaw and National Bank of Poland
  • Thomas Hertel - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Russell Hillberry - Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • Juha Honkatukia - National Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Ken Itakura - Nagoya City University
  • Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova - European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade
  • María C. Latorre - Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Departmento de Economia Aplicada
  • Maryla Maliszewska - The World Bank
  • Janine Pelikan - Thünen Institute of Market Analysis
  • Bartlomiej Rokicki - University of Warsaw
  • Glyn Wittwer - Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University
  • Wusheng Yu - Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Katarzyna Zawalinska - Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development, Polish Academy of Sciences
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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