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GTAP Events: 23rd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

23rd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Global Economic Analysis Beyond 2020"
GRIPS photo
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Tokyo, Japan

Dates/Deadlines (Eastern Time Zone)

Abstracts Nov 4 - Jan 15
Organized Session Proposals Nov 4 - Jan 15
Scholars Program Nov 4 - Jan 15
Travel Funding Opportunities Nov 4 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 21 - Feb 16
Early Registration early Feb - Apr 15
Acceptance Notifications late Feb / early Mar
Invitation Letter Requests Mar 31
Final Papers Apr 15
Late Registration Apr 16-30
Lodging Reservations dates vary
Registration Payment May 7
General Information
Dates: June 17-19, 2020

Location: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

Organizers:

Registration:
$685 Professional (Developed Country)
$515 Professional (Developing Country)
$345 Student (Developed Country)
$175 Student (Developing Country)
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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.

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 "Global Economic Analysis Beyond 2020" with subthemes on:
  • Achievements in SDGs
  • Challenges of regional integration and globalization
  • Income distribution impact of economic policy
  • Globally coordinated common tools of economic analyses
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.

Day 1
8:30-17:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00-11:00 Plenary Session
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Parallel Sessions
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Parallel Sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Parallel Sessions
18:00-20:00 Reception
Day 2
9:00-17:30 Registration
9:30-11:00 Parallel Sessions
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Parallel Sessions
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Parallel Sessions
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Parallel Sessions
18:00-20:00 Reception
Day 3
9:00-15:00 Registration
9:30-11:00 Parallel Sessions
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Parallel Sessions
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Parallel Sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 Plenary Session
17:30-18:00 Closing Remarks
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 17
Narasimha Rao Narasimha Rao
Assistant Professor of Energy Systems, Yale University
Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Adjunct Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Ecology and Environment

Dr. Narasimha D. Rao's research examines the relationship between energy systems, human development and climate change. He is the recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2015-2019) for a project entitled Decent Living Energy -energy and emissions thresholds for providing decent living standards for all. His research interests also include investigating income inequality, infrastructure, and climate policy. His methods include household energy modeling, econometrics, input-output, and policy analysis. Dr. Rao is also a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and an Adjunct Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment in Bangalore, India.
Friday, June 19
Davin Chor Davin Chor
Associate Professor and Globalization Chair
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Davin Chor is an Associate Professor and Globalization Chair at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. His research interests are in international trade and political economy. As part of Dartmouth’s academic cluster on globalization, he studies the far-reaching repercussions of globalization on world markets, governments, trade, and society. Davin is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He presently serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of International Economics and at the Review of International Economics. Davin completed his A.B. in Economics summa cum laude from Harvard University in 2000. He also holds an A.M. in Statistics (2000) and a Ph.D. in Economics (2007) from Harvard.

Preliminary Submissions
Please make note of the following requirements for each type of submission. Each person is only allowed one abstract submission for the conference regardless of the type (e.g., standalone or part of an organized session proposal). January 15 Deadline

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)
  • Full abstract details for all three proposed presentations (Due to space and time constraints, all organized sessions for 2020 must contain exactly three presentations – no additional time will be provided for discussants.)
    • 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. April 15 Deadline

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
January 15 Deadline 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
January 15 Deadline

Individuals interested in being considered for one of the travel funding opportunities below must indicate so on the abstract submission form.

Selected recipients will be notified in late February/early March and will be required to make their own travel arrangements, pay 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 up to a pre-determined maximum; however, US taxes may be withheld from the final reimbursement.

  • Airfare (Economy class)
  • Accommodation (4 nights)
  • Standard visa fees (if applicable)
  • Ground transportation
Ken Pearson Travel Funds

Ken PearsonCoPS Following 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, Victoria University has graciously provided funding 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.

In order to be considered, applicants 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. Those seeking to extend existing tools available to CGE modelers will be given special consideration.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form
Alex Meeraus / Thomas Rutherford Travel Funds

Alex MeerausThomas Rutherford The GAMS Development Corporation has graciously provided funding 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 modeling in honor of Alex Meeraus and Thomas Rutherford’s contributions to the modeling community.

In order to be considered, applicants 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 GAMS. Those seeking to extend existing tools available to CGE modelers will be given special consideration.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form
Wally Tyner Travel Funds

Wally Tyner In recognition of the late Professor Wally Tyner, who served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Center for Global Trade Analysis, the GTAP Center at Purdue University has provided funding in his name to support the participation of a promising young researcher at the annual GTAP conference.

In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • be early career researchers undertaking policy-relevant, research at the interface of the economy, energy and the environment. Preference will be given to research that bridges disciplinary boundaries.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form
Registration
April 30 Deadline Registrations will be accepted from early February through April 30 (Eastern Time, US & Canada) with all payments due by May 7 (ET). Payments can be made by credit card or wire transfer. All registrations received April 16-30 (ET) will be charged a late fee.

Registration Rates
The professional and student registration fees include participation in all sessions, refreshments during the conference, three lunches, two receptions, and the conference materials. The accompanying person registration fee covers the receptions only. All rates are listed in USD.

Developed Country Developing Country1
Professionals $685 $515
Students2 $345 $175
Accompanying Person3 $130
Post-Conference Event4 $110
Late Registration Fee5 $100


Rate Details and Eligibility Requirements
  1. Developing Country Rates - In order to be eligible for a developing country rate, registrants must currently be residing in a country listed on the "GTAP Developing Countries List".
  2. Student Rates - In order to be eligible for a student rate, registrants may be asked to provide proof of current academic status. The student rate is only available to current, full-time students. Post-docs are not eligible for this rate.
  3. Accompanying Person Rate - Those interested in registering an accompanying person, such as a spouse or partner, to attend the conference receptions and/or post-conference event must contact Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu) directly and provide the following information. Colleagues/co-authors who will attend conference sessions are NOT eligible for this rate.
    • Name of accompanying person
    • Accompanying person's dietary restrictions (if applicable)
    • Does the accompanying person plan to go on the post-conference event?
  4. Post-Conference Event - On Saturday, June 20, participants can enjoy a guided tour of the historic city of Kamakura, known for its Great Buddha statue, historical shrines, temples and beautiful gardens. Participation in this trip is limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis of payment.
    Registration Capacity Spots Available
    45 42
  5. Late Registration Fee - All registrations received April 16-30 (ET) will be charged a late fee.
Updates/Cancellations
All changes and/or cancellations to registrations should be emailed directly to Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu). Registered participants who are unable to attend will receive an 100% refund until May 3, 2020. No refunds will be offered after this date.
Travel Requirements
March 31 Deadline Invitation Letters
Instructions for requesting invitation letters are only accessible to those that have registered and paid to attend the conference. After a receipt of payment has been received, participants must be logged in to view instructions below for requesting an invitation letter.

Visas
Participants requiring a visa to enter Japan should follow the application procedures detailed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Vaccination Requirements
All travelers should be up-to-date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. For requirements specific to Japan, 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.

Forthcoming
Transportation
Airport
Tokyo is serviced by the Narita and Haneda International Airports, which are approximately 75 and 18km from GRIPS, respectively.

Getting to GRIPS
The GRIPS building is located right in the center of Tokyo with convenient access by public transport. Both Nogizaka station on the Chiyoda line and Roppongi station on the Oedo and Hibiya line are within 10 minutes walking distance.
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Access by Public Transport
  • From Narita Airport to Roppongi via Tokyo by Narita Express: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • From Narita Airport to Roppongi via Nippori by Skyliner: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • From Haneda Airport to Roppongi by Tokyo Monorail: 40 minutes
  • From Tokyo to Roppongi: 17 minutes
Map For Grips public transport locations
  • From exit no. 7 at Roppongi station on the Toei Oedo Line: 5 minute walk
  • From exit no. 4a at Roppongi station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line: 10 minute walk
  • From exit no. 5 at Nogizaka station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: 6 minute walk
Travel Tips
Please be aware of the following when traveling to Tokyo.

  • Currency - The official currency is the Japanese Yen (¥ or JPY). Bills come in 1,000, 2,000 (rare), 5,000, and 10,000-yen denominations. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500-yen denominations. Japan is largely a cash-based society, so it is recommended to have cash on hand on not rely solely on credit/debit cards.
  • Credit Cards - There is an increased acceptance of credit and debit cards, especially in big cities. Most hotels accept payment by credit cards nowadays, as do most department stores, mid to high end restaurants, outlet malls and large retail shops. In addition, many train stations, convenience stores, supermarkets, chain restaurants and boutiques also accept them.
  • Electricity - The voltage used throughout Japan is uniformly 100 volts, A.C. There are two kinds of frequencies in use—50 Hertz in eastern Japan and 60 Hertz in western Japan (including Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka). Certain types of electrical appliances such as dual-voltage hair dryers, travel irons and shavers should work wherever you are in Japan. However, in other cases, a step-down transformer is required to convert the voltage.
  • Health and Safety - In addition to the emergency number of 110, the Metropolitan Police in Tokyo has an English helpline (03-3501-0110) available Monday-Friday (except on national holidays) from 8:30am–5:15pm.
Conference Program Committee
Co-Chairs
  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Kenichi Kawasaki - National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Program Committee
  • Shenjie Chen - Office of the Chief Economist, Global Affairs Canada
  • Amanda Countryman - Colorado State University
  • Carmen Estrades - Department of Economics, Universidad de la Republica
  • Angelo Gurgel - Fundacao Getulio Vargas - FGV
  • Meriem Hamdi-Cherif – CIRED
  • Thomas Hertel - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Nobuhiro Hosoe - National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
  • Bob Koopman - World Trade Organization
  • María C. Latorre - Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departmento de Economia Aplicada
  • Maryla Maliszewska - The World Bank
  • William Powers - U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Anna Strutt - University of Waikato
  • Masahiko Tsutsumi - Government of Japan
  • Jan van Heerden - University of Pretoria
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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